The Hadron Particle Synthesizer is your ultimate granular synthesis tool. It can be used as a synthesizer or an audio effect. It can also seamlessly morph between different sound processing methods, so you can take the plugin gradually from being a synthesizer to an audio effect for live input.
This self-modifying morph behavior might give you an idea of exactly how different this plugin is. Its synthesis and processing engine is extremely versatile. In fact Hadron is such a complete implementation of granular synthesis we’ve renamed the technique to particle synthesis. Once you come to terms with the operating concepts of Hadron, vast new territories of sound transformation opens up.
Break free of the creative barriers posed by traditional plugin design and travel to the multidimensional sound space of realtime particle synthesis.
This extremely flexible device could have been a monster to control. At PartikkelAudio we know that your main focus is making great music and inventive sounds, so we have made Hadron a breeze to play with. It has 4 expression sliders to let you fine tune and adjust its internal parameters, and a big 2D joystick controller to allow morphing between different operational states. A state in Hadron represents a sound processing method, a synthesis technique or an audio effect. Morphing between states is what makes Hadron truly unique. As simple as that, it will take you into sonic landscapes you’ve never visited before.
The plugin is of course free and open source.
Once you’ve familiarized yourself with the generous number of free states that we provide with Hadron, you can expand your new sonic universe by buying new Hadron states at www.partikkelaudio.com.
The first expansion pack for Hadron is available
Time Dilation Effects
The Time Dilation Effects consist of reverbs, time freezing effects, pitched delays and more.
This expansion pack contains a number of hadron state and preset files. The focus of this pack is on using Hadron as an effects processor for live audio input, expanding the number of effects available. The states in the expansion may easily be combined with previously installed Hadron states. Even though the states have been specifically designed for use as audio effects, the user is encouraged to experiment combining them with states designed for other purposes (e.g. synth states), as this kind of combinatorial abuse may reveal unexpected and unheard sounds.
Go to our products page to hear sound examples of this pack.