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Scatter by Soundghost - A Simple grain cloud VST Plug-in

Tutorial | Feb 02, 2023

I recently bought the Scatter VST plug-in, which is a granular cloud generator. It's simple to use with only one page and lots of features. You can adjust the mix, reverb, feedback, number of grains, size, pitch, and other parameters. I love that you can add it to a chain with other effects to get bigger results. It's also on sale at the moment, so I recommend giving it a try!

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You can visit the website here: https://bit.ly/3YhIg5n

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With the plug-in, you can generate granular cloud sounds, adjust the amount of FX, add reverb and feedback, change the number of grains, adjust the grain size, pitch, and volume shape, play in reverse, and freeze the sound. You can also modulate the pitch in octave quantization steps and change the mode direction.


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[00:00.000] Hey folks, welcome back. Today it's about Scatter, which is a VST plug-in. It's a
[00:04.560] granular loud generator and it's your usual grain FX buffer plug-in, whatever
[00:11.440] you want to call it. So it basically records your audio input and then takes
[00:16.880] small little bits, small little grains and place them back. And yeah, it's also on
[00:23.240] sale at the moment, 20% off. So I just bought this here and I want to show you
[00:29.280] how it sounds, because it's a really simple plug-in. It's not, you know,
[00:34.380] convoluted, not a lot of pages. It's just this page and you dial everything in
[00:39.520] on this page, which is what I like. As an input here, I'm just using my piano
[00:45.680] stage, piano tech. Okay, so on this one here we just use the Scatter.
[00:55.760] So there's obviously a mix knob here. We can dial in the FX amount. We have a
[01:03.760] reverb in there. Also feedback for the reverb. I think that's the feedback for
[01:11.360] the reverb here. And that also dials down here. And then we have here at the top we
[01:19.200] have all these grains. You can see we have 64 grains. We can change the number
[01:23.720] of grains we want to play. It's basically smaller chunks that take, that
[01:30.360] this plug-in takes out of the audio signal and place them back. And you can
[01:34.600] then change how big these bits are by changing at the size. You can also pitch
[01:43.360] these grains up. You can change the size or the shape of these or the volume
[01:53.480] shape. Basically it's an envelope here for all these smaller grains. You can also
[02:01.600] choose to play in reverse. You can also freeze everything so it plays back
[02:15.120] continuously, which is nice for drones probably. Then you have the pitch knob. You
[02:27.440] can pitch up in octaves. You can also change your chromatic if you want to a
[02:31.280] fifth. Right, so it locks into certain steps. And you can modulate this here by
[02:42.360] just turning up here the outer ring. And it modulates basically the pitch in
[02:49.000] octave quantization steps. You can also change the mode direction of course by
[02:55.880] polar. So what I really like about this plug-in is that it's really easy to use.
[03:14.520] There's not a lot of stuff to it. Not many pages, not like fragments from
[03:21.280] Arturia or Portal or whatever where you have multiple pages. What you
[03:28.120] see is what you get basically. So it's easy to use and easy to combine with
[03:33.080] different other effects. And that's what I like to do also in Bitwig to combine
[03:37.400] multiple effects to get much bigger results. So we have here multiple shapes
[03:52.320] which is nice. It also sounds very nice. The space here, the reverb is pretty
[04:09.880] handy to have. But you can also put here in Bitwig after the effect. Maybe it's
[04:17.200] super massive. If you don't like the internal reverb, just use that. And when
[04:31.440] you put here the VST, when you put the Valhalla into this small little box here
[04:36.760] with this small arrow icon, it's only on the wet signal as far as I can see.
[04:45.240] When I pull down here, the mix you can see. No, it's not on the
[04:53.640] wet effects. Okay. Yeah, it would be nice to have, right? Let's use your bigger reverb.
[05:18.200] Use a chain and put this here into the chain. So now we can mix it to get our
[05:27.480] end of Valhalla. Let's freeze this.
[05:57.480] Yeah, it's really nice to use. I probably also gonna check out fragments soon on
[06:08.760] this channel here. But this one I just bought today and I want to show you this
[06:13.720] because it's also on sale. Maybe you try it out. There's also a demo version. I used
[06:19.600] the demo version before. There's a button here. There's no demo down here.
[06:26.480] You can try it out for yourself. I think the only limitation is that you that it
[06:31.400] mutes the sound every few minutes or so. It's a bit annoying. But you know, that's
[06:36.240] that's how it is. Yeah, I think I used this probably a lot. So I want to show you
[06:45.880] this here. The link is in the description below and you can try it out for
[06:50.400] yourself. Thanks for watching and see you in the next video. Bye.