Output Portal is a new Granular FX plugin capable of wild results
Output Portal is an effects plugin aimed at creating everything from subtle ambient sounds to wild glitchy breaks.
Output Portal is a new granular effects plugin with a variety of interesting features, it’s designed to be easy-to-use and offer good results quickly.
Output Portal is capable of turning almost any sound source into ambient textures or glitchy breaks using the presets or creating your own from scratch. There is an intuitive Main page that has an X/Y control for quickly tweaking your sound alongside two macro controls, quick preset navigation and a dry/wet parameter.
For those who want to dig a bit deeper or create their own granular effects from scratch, there is an Advanced page that offers three sections. The Grain controls section has various parameters for stretching, grain size, grain count, offset and density.
There are even controls for re-pitching the source or for selecting a particular chromatic scale to lock the grains to, and an internal grain delay effect. Output Portal also has a modulation section with two customizable LFOs each with rate and humanize parameters. Furthermore there are seven internal effects ranging from bit reduction and distortion to chorus, traditional delay and reverb.
A huge bank of presets to get you started…
The Presets page features an intuitive browser which categorizes the over 250 factory presets into thoughtful categories for vocals, drums or more experimental categories like “stretch & smear” and “glitchy”.
The advanced page has tooltips which is pretty cool because granular processing can sometimes be a bit confusing to wrap your head around at first.
Output Portal goes for USD $149 (Around R2200) which may seem a bit pricey at first, however keep in mind that this has a huge variety of internal effects and modulation capabilities under-the-hood.
For more information check out the Output website here.