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Thursday, October 12, 2023

Klavis GRAINITY / Multimode and 'Granular' VCF for eurorack / extensive playthrough

video upload by BRiES

"In this video about the so called granular filter GRAINITY (by Klavis) I run through the basic filtersweeps for the multimode section and then I spend a lot (a lot a lot) of time trying to explain and demonstrate what the different granular patterns (called structures) are and what they sound like.

To be clear about what 'granular' is and isn't when we're looking at Grainity I'll try to explain in a few words. Grainity does not sample incoming audio so it's not like any other gear or software with the word granular attached to it. In Grainity incoming audio is routed through the filter, there's no buffer or recording, there's no grains or scattering. What Grainity in granular mode does is send the audio sequentially through different types of filters with different settings (these sequences are all presets). The speed at which it cycles through these is determined by either the phase/frequency (zero crossings) or by another signal of your choosing that you can send in seperately and by the setting of the division. The length and type of the sequence is determined by the 'structure'.
In a very simplified way you could think of a sound going through a filter that gets modulated by a stepped LFO at audio rates.

PS: If you think you're hearing a delay and a reverb, it's probably because I added those. Grainity does not provide delay or reverb effects, it's just a multimode/'granular' filter. The effects used here are a Quadraverb (reverb) and an MPX500 (delay) rack effect.

For the bulk of the video I'm using the TWIN WAVES Mk2 dual oscillator as a sound source.

Thanks to Klavis for sending over these units for me to test and demonstrate.


Keep in mind that this module is degraded from being a production unit to being a pre-production unit. Unfortunately I didn't learn about this until after I made the video.

I'll copy and paste Eric's quote about this from Modwiggler: 'After receiving our first production batch of the Grainity, we noticed operating inconsistencies due to the variability of certain parts.
In order to maintain the highest level of quality and to avoid jeopardizing the reputation of the brand, we have decided not to put these modules on sale. A redesign is required, which postpones the availability of the Grainity to a later date.

Thank you for your patience while waiting for a Grainity that meets your expectations. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.'"

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Klavis Grainity, the new granular filter - patches & audio demos

video upload by Monotrail Tech Talk

You can find additional Klavis Grainity demos in previous posts here.

"Today we take a deep dive with Grainity, the first ever granular filter. It runs a multimode and granular filter in parallel, and proves to be a fun sound design tool. It offers a lot of sounds from subtle textures and metallic sounds, to detuned unison, phaser and of course, broken up granular sounds."

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Klavis GRAINITY (and TWIN WAVES) / granular filter for eurorack / first patch

video upload by BRiES

"This is a genuine first patch with the new Grainity filter by Klavis, it's also my first patch with the Twin Waves.

I still haven't read the manual for neither Twin Waves nor Grainity. It's both to challenge myself and to figure out what the things are that I need to spend some time on when doing an extensive playthrough. If it looks like I don't know what I'm doing, it's because at this point for the most part I simply don't.

I'll do some more exploring before diving deep into the inner workings of Grainity."

Additional posts featuring Grainity

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Superbooth 2023: Klavis - Grainity

video upload by sonicstate

"We spoke to Eric from Klavis about their Grainity granular VCF, which has just completed production and is set to ship soon. This unique module offers a concept that is unusual in the world of modular synthesis, allowing for granular synthesis of filters. The Grainity cuts slices of sounds into different filtering modes and phases, reassembling and rebuilding the audio while remaining entirely in the analog domain. Grainity digitally manipulates the audio circuitry, but there is no digital audio anywhere in or out of the product.

The Grainity's steps can cycle not only in step with incoming cycles, but they can also be imposed at a different frequencies, which makes it capable of creating harmonics and sounds that seem like hidden oscillators. The filter has two outputs, the granular VCF, and the multi-mode VCF, which are independent allowing users to blend both filters using the mix knob, which is also CV controlled. The Grainity features a detect input that is connected to the main audio in, which allows users to choose the cycle based on the order that is coming in or on something else, such as another oscillator or a step sequencer.

Price: 309 USD / 309 Euros"

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Superbooth 22: Klavis - Grainity, Tweakers And Two Bits

video upload by sonicstate

"Eric at Klavis gave us a brief look at Tweakers, a modulation module, and Two Bits a dual logic module, but saved the new unit until last.

Grainity is a granular VCF, which is completely analogue, but slices and reassembles filtered elements according to the incoming audio. There are 13 filter modes which can track and repeatedly divide down the cycle of the incoming signal down until it sounds more like a sequence than grains of audio. It produces unusual, harmonic and non-harmonic effects and is a pretty unique concept.

Grainity is available soon. Price TBC, around 300 euros"

See the Klavis label below for more.

[SUPERBOOTH22] KLAVIS GRAINITY - Filtre multimode et granulaire

video upload by Les Sondiers

"Eric nous présente son nouveau module le Grainity (le nom n'est pas nécessairement définitif), un filtre granulaire au son étonnant."


"Eric presents his new module the Grainity (the name is not necessarily definitive), a granular filter with an amazing sound."

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