The Mangle grew from years of experiments with granular synthesis. The goal was to ‘play’ with the stream of grains in a musical and expressive way. This led to some unique features: a large XY area with real-time grain display. Pitch and tempo locking. True stereo grains and multi-timbral layering. Stretch out rich harmonics from acoustic sounds. Turn field recordings into ambient soundscapes. Or bring in synth sounds to be shredded, exploded and recombined with intricate patterns and cloud effects.