Walrus Audio Fable


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In the high woodlands of the north, undiscovered by most inhabitants, there ruled a clan of old, mystic Treefolk. On the first new moon of spring, these Treefolk could be heard grafting limbs to grow their young – splicing bits of branches from each generation to produce the next line of Treefolk. These new beings keep the lifeblood of all who came before in their new skin. These sounds are in part very old, but in part very new. They are referred to as… Fable.

Let your storybook adventure grows with the Fable Granular Soundscape Generator. The Fable gives you five all-new programs centered around sample and chop delay algorithms to create bizarrely beautiful networks of sampled and resampled sounds. The Fable uses a powerful dual DSP architecture to combine delay programs in series with granular sampling algorithms, each with its own analog feedback path. Find unique soundscapes ranging from smooth, flowing ambience; to bizarre, organic reverberance; to chaotic, glitchy swarms.

So, what exactly is this granular effect and why is it a magical experience when combined with delay? Granular is a digital processing technique of micro-sampling, wherein short samples called grains are read from a delay buffer. In the Fable, players can adjust these grains by manipulating their sampling length, position, and buffer size from which they’re read. They can be played at double or half speed for pitch shift and time stretching effects, play them in reverse, read from multiple positions, and more, in order to achieve different effects.

It’s a powerful but complex technique and we’ve created five streamlined programs in the Fable that explore different aspects of its sonic range.

I. Reverse Delay into Reverse Granular
II. Forward Delay into Octave Up Granular
III. Analog Delay into Octave Down Granular
IV. Multi-Tap Granular into Multi-Tap Granular (Grain-Verb)
V. Forward Delay into Randomized Pitch Granular


Highlights Topmounted jacks, soft-touch switches
Made in USA
Bypass Buffered bypass
Power consumption 9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
300 mA
Dimensions H: 5,7 cm (incl. knobs)
W: 9,1 cm
D: 12,1 cm
Weight 395 g.