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‘The possibilities of sound design are simply mind-blowing’: Steinberg releases Padshop 2 granular synthesiser

Padshop 2 has one-upped its predecessor with two sound engines and a spectral oscillator next to its granular oscillator

Steinberg has announced the immediate availability of Padshop 2, an updated, redesigned version of the original Padshop granular synthesiser.

Padshop is renowned for its granular synthesis and crafted user interface, and Padshop 2
has one-upped this by featuring two sound engines and a spectral oscillator next to its granular
oscillator. This allows users to import and redesign samples.

Padshop 2 now also includes an arpeggiator to create melodic sequences, an EQ with four bands, an ensemble effect and phaser, plus further additions to its global reverb. With more than 100 new presets and samples, version 2 counts more than 570 presets, ideal for quick results.

The new product is available as a VST, AU, and AAX compatible plugin and standalone instrument, but it is also included in Cubase Pro 10.5, Cubase Artist 10.5 as well as the Absolute 4 VST collection.

Senior marketing manager Florian Haack commented: “We’ve really put a lot of effort into this iteration to take Padshop to the next level. With more sounds, new effects and the included arp, Padshop 2 is already a major update. Now factor in the spectral oscillator alongside the already included granular oscillator and the possibilities of sound creation are simply mind-blowing.”

Padshop 2 is available as a download through the Steinberg Online Shop for 129 euros. The update from Padshop Pro is 29.99 euros, and the update from Padshop is 39.99 euros. All prices include German VAT.

Padshop Pro will be discontinued to streamline the product range of Steinberg instruments.