Granular Sampler plugin

@Baggypants Yeah you’re right, that’s not what i’m after.
@sm7x7 that looks interesting.

Am i correct in thinking we cant just install found plugins like that, as the UI controllers wont be mapped?

Nope, if it’s an LV2 plugin it’s usually pretty easy.

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I copied it to the plugins folder, refreshed and it showed up fine.
But the Zynth crashed after the MIDI channel selection screen.

No worries. I thought there would probably be more to it.

Ah, ok. That’s just a source repository. You’d need to compile it.

git clone
cd syncrose/
make INSTALL_DIR=/zynthian/zynthian-my-plugins/lv2/ install

edit: I had a go, it doesn’t seem to work very well at all.

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thanks for looking, much appreciated. I’ll have a further search online and see if anything else is about

There’s a list of granular synths for linux here but they’re all going to be pretty difficult to port over. Maybe someone could port Argotlunar to lv2 as that looks to be the easiest to start with.




You’re an lv2 research machine dude!


Tnx! Looks like it… :laughing:


Nice find,
I’m not completely sure how I would get that on my Zyth though.
Does the LUA script do it?
It also mentions renaming binaries.

Sorry, i’m pretty new to Linux in this way. Happy to learn if anyone has the time to help.

That’s just a source code repository, it needs to be compiled to a binary. I had a quick go but it’s pretty involved. It’s not going to happen soon.


Thanks again for looking at it. I’ve plenty of other engines to be playing with for now :smiley:

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Right. That was difficult. This needs to be scp’d to the zynth and then extracted, best place is /zynthian/zynthain-my-plugins/lv2. Then enable in the web interface.

atgotlunar2-lv2-arm.tgz (981.1 KB)

It’s an effect plugin, so you’re granulizing a constant stream, here I’m using an arp from Noisemak3r.

@wyleu Don’t say I don’t do anything for you


wowsers top stuff!

It’s working. I was not expecting it to be an effect, but I guess I can just load my own sound into one of the samplers.

Thanks for doing this

This is a different granular sampler again to the one in the granny. Granny records a sample and then stores it like a sampler and applies granular synthesis to it. argotlunar applies to a constant stream of music.

I just had it running on the Fluid Synth, which was interesting on various instruments. So i was thinking I could just load my own soundfont if I wanted a particular base sound.

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Hi @Baggypants!

Where the hell did you get the LV2 version of ArgotLunar? I’ve searched in the past and i could only find the VST … although it’s free software and someone could port it, i didn’t find the port.

I will include it in the zynthian image ASAP … finally we have a decent granulator in zynthian!! :smiley:

Thanks a lot!


I found it here


If anyone else wants to build on their pi from source the bit I had the most difficulty with is noted here

OK! Argotlunar will be included on next nightly builds …

Thanks a lot, @Baggypants!

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