Real-time granular effect with multiple grain streams.


Emergence occurs when an entity is observed to have properties its parts do not have on their own, properties or behaviors which emerge only when the parts interact in a wider whole.

This plugin is a real-time granulator. It continuously records the input signal into a buffer. The content of the buffer is played back as many short pieces of sound called grains. Up to 600 grains can be generated in 4 streams, each having it's own set of parameters that control grain generation.

A single grain is not that interesting. The most exciting things happen when hundreds of overlapping grains play together, creating anything from complex delay patterns to strange noises to beautiful layered soundscapes.

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System Requirements


Buy the plugin on itch



Copy the Emergence1.vst3 directory to your VST3 directory. The system default on windows is: c:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3.


Run the Emergence1.pkg installer.

This will install both the VST3 and AU formats in the following location:


I'm sending midi into the plugin but cannot get it to produce audio
Emergence is not a synth but an audio effect (like regular delay or reverb). It does not process midi in any way and needs audio input to produce sound.

Other questions
If you need help getting the plugin up and running please see the Troubleshooting page.

If this does not answer your question feel free to send me an email!


The user manual can be found here: manual


Some of these were recorded with an older version of the plugin. It might look different, but it can still make the same sounds (and much more)

Also check out my youtube channel for more demos!

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