Puremagnetik Releases Sophisticated Microsound Collage Tool Called Ember

Puremagnetik Releases Sophisticated Microsound Collage Tool Called Ember

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Fri, 01/21/2022 - 07:16


Naomi Bolton

Puremagnetik describes its mission as developing novel sound production tools and recordings that explore new electronic and instrumental expression directions. They have a service called "Lore," where they publish new, experimental sound tools, plugins, and more every month. Subscribers can join Lore for $9 per month to get their hands on these or splash out on a year subscription for $89.

Their most recent Lore is Ember, which according to Puremagnetik, is a sophisticated microsound collage tool. They also stated that Ember employs granular resynthesis to configure complex sound composites. As a result, Ember is able to create dense and evolving soundscapes by harnessing modern digital algorithms with classic splicing techniques. Users can point Ember to a folder of sounds, and it will then use these to generate a composite of granular textures for use with electronic compositions.

As long as the folder contains more than one sound, Ember will select a playback slice from each one. Then, using various time-stretching, density, and spatial algorithms, it can create granular composites of all the sounds together. Users can control the composite time and the minimum and maximum lengths to slice a sound. Ember can also create a spatial audio mix if desired. Users must have OSX 10.8 or Windows 10 x64 and Audio Units or a VST compatible audio host to use Ember.

Anyone interested in trying out Ember without joining Lore can find the source code on Github (https://github.com/micah-frank-studio/Lore). Generally, the software featured in Lore can also be purchased individually from the Puremagnetik website a month afterward. Check out the video below to see and hear Ember in action or visit the Puremagnetik website for more information (https://puremagnetik.com/products/ember-microsound-collage-console).