Tempera Granular Synthesizer In-Depth Review

Host Ziv Eliraz – In his latest loopop video, takes an in-depth look at the BeetleCrab Tempera synthesizer, a new granular instrument by the makers of the Vector Synth.

Tempera is a tactile, cross-sample granular synthesizer and resampler with a unique interface and approach to sound manipulation. The developers describe it as “a novel instrument”, designed for live performance, sound design, sound recording and manipulation, soundscapes, looping, sample triggering and more.

As always, Eliraz offers a deep introduction to the instrument, shares a wide range of audio demos, and shares his throughts on the pros and cons of the instrument.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
1:55 Why it’s special
3:05 Emitter basics
4:15 Rhythmic trigs
4:50 Playing the grid
6:50 Track types
7:35 2-lane mode
8:10 Wavetables?
9:20 Multitimbrality
10:05 Hardware
12:35 I/O
13:20 Some specs
15:00 Track menu
16:00 Sampling
16:55 Editing samples
18:20 Emitter params
25:45 Overlay “keys”
26:55 Modulators
29:05 Effects
30:55 Settings
31:30 Load/save
32:30 Macros
34:00 Gallery & misc
34:30 Pros & cons
38:50 Factory sounds
51:35 More sounds!

Watch the video and share your thoughts on the Tempera in the comments!


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