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Padshop Pro — Advanced VST Granular Synthesizer

Padshop Pro is an enhanced version of Steinberg’s state-of-the-art VST granular synthesizer and comes with several new effects and opportunities to fit the requirements of professional sound designers and skilled creatives. The Pro version offers the import and manipulation of custom samples in a way that will alter your perception of sound forever.

Exclusive Padshop Pro features

  • Sample import via drag-and-drop for advanced sound design projects and custom presets
  • 3-band parametric EQ per layer for clarity and smoothness in the mix
  • Algorithmic reverb to enrich your sound with fullness and athmosphere
  • 50 new presets with athmospheric pads and evolving sounds

An awesome addition to the existing sonic palette. Will definitely be using these in forthcoming productions!
— Sharooz, UK

Padshop Pro is a joy to work with, so robust and responsive. The interface is smooth and instinctive, allowing a really clear view of the grain modulation. Producing rich and unique sounds is made so effortless, it’s impossible to resist.
— Mira Calix, UK

Sample import

With Padshop Pro, sound designers and creatives can use their own samples and recordings to fuel Padshop’s granular synthesis engine. Record new sounds in Cubase and drag-and-drop the file directly to Padshop Pro to create your individual sound presets. Own samples can also be imported from the MediaBay or via the convenient import browser into Padshop Pro. WAV and AIF formats with a length of up to ten minutes are supported.

The FXpert

With two additional effects, Padshop Pro covers all you need to create your own spectacular granular synthesis presets.
The Pro version comes with a 3-band parametric EQ for each layer. With a frequency range from 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz and a variable Q for the mids, the equalizer lets you increase the clarity and smoothness of your custom presets and gives you the chance to edit the sounds precisely from the first step.

Boasting an algorithmic reverb with EQ, Padshop Pro features authentic reverberation that can individually be mixed to each layer — adding fullness and depth without exceeding the CPU load.

Zero Gravity Expansion Pack

With 250 new presets and a fully loaded new SoftGrain Wave ROM, Zero Gravity is the first expansion pack for Steinberg’s Padshop VST granular synthesizer.

The Padshop Pro full retail version includes the Zero Gravity expansion pack.

Designed by several international sound programmers as well as Steinberg’s own sound department, Zero Gravity demonstrates once again the fascinating opportunities of the Padshop audio engine. The new SoftGrain Wave ROM is equipped with spectacular sample material to fuel Padshop’s granular synthesis engine. With sound sources ranging from synthetic and drones to natural FX and voices, there are more than enough samples to get deep into the world of grains.

Find out more and listen to demos

Padshop Pro utterly transforms samples: vocals are subjectes to creepy deconstructions, and even clichés like pan pipes are mutated into ghostly locomotive engines
— Computer Music

The sounds it creates range from fascinating to gorgeos; if Enya had Padshop Pro, she prabably have sold twice as many CDs
— Electronic Musician

What Sounddesigners say about Padshop Pro

How to upgrade to Padshop Pro

Upgrade options

To upgrade your Padshop version (also included in Cubase and Cubase Artist version 6.5 and higher as well as Cubase Pro 8) you have two options:

1. Padshop Pro Basic Upgrade
This option will upgrade the feature set only and brings all Padshop Pro functions to your Padshop version, including the sample import and the effects as well as 50 new presets for only EUR/USD 9.99.*

2. Padshop Pro Upgrade Bundle
The second alternative is to purchase the Padshop Pro Upgrade Bundle that includes the Zero Gravity expansion pack with 250 new presets and a SoftGrain Wave ROM with 150 new samples for EUR/USD 34.99.

* Including 19% German VAT. Prices may vary regionally.




Padshop Pro is based on Padshop's state-of-the-art granular synthesis engine.

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