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Name/Version: Vela 1.0
Author: tu  
Description: Vela is a granular sampler based on the Pulsar Synthesis program developed and used by Curtis Roads in many of his works. Taking inspiration from Roads’ work, its key features are the masking capabilities and the envelope modulation that allows the user to create movement and direction in the grain streams without having to draw automation or to manually turn dials. Masking is a typical feature of pulsar synthesis and it refers to the ability of muting certain grains inside the streams, either stochastically or with precise ratios and sequences. This technique results in a much larger palate of timbres when used at higher speeds (shorter grains) or in interesting and unique rhythmic impulses at slower ones (longer grains).The modulation section of Vela is built with the intent of providing the user with a direct control on how the modulations inside the device evolve over time. It has an easy to use interface that allows to modulate different parameters through two different envelopes simultaneously and guiding their movement into one singular stream of events.


Device Details

Tags sampler, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Mar 28 2022 12:27:14
Date Last Updated: Apr 01 2022 18:10:14
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


The description seems interesting, but sonically I cannot hear in the Youtube video anything special or unique here that a simple free granulator such as Robert Henke's Granulator 2 can't do. Could you post a more in depth video with more sound design examples and demonstration of the parameters? Especially for 15 Euros, I'll need more that that to convince me to buy it.

Hey! Yes of course, you can find some more demo's over on our instagram page (, and we'll soon post them on youtube as well!

The synth uses a Max popup window, which are always very small on my monitor. Popup windows unfortunately don't scale according to Live's zoom level. Does this device offer its own setting to scale the popup window by, for example a factor 1.5 or 2?

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