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Quanta is a full-featured ten-voice true stereo granular synthesizer, with up to a hundred 1000ms grains per voice, and full control over the grain state, with direct randomization and modulation of most parameters. Drag-and-drop a sample (WAV, AIFF, Ogg, or FLAC) on to the window and go to work. With two multi-mode filters (with LP, HP, BP and notch in 2-pole and 4-pole topologies), and a "sidecar" virtual-analog oscillator and noise generator that can be used in addition to, or injected into, the grain engine, Quanta is a fully capable subtractive synth in its own right, and will work as a granular or subtractive (or both) synth without any sample at all. Quanta has mod coming out its ears. First up are four of our new FEGs (Flexible Envelope Generator), a 99-point looping function generator with optional host tempo sync. Then add two arbitrary-waveshape LFOs, a multi-source sample-and-hold module, and fully user-controllable MIDI assignments, with nearly every control on the panel as a destination. Quanta is customizable to your taste and playing style. With full MPE support, it can take advantage of the extended control set of your Linnstrument, Seaboard, Soundplane, Continuum, or other MPE controller, and support for TUN files lets you use tuning tables. The resizable Hi-DPI GUI lets you adjust the size to match your visual needs, and the cross-platform preset mechanism lets you share your creations with your friends and collaborators, no matter what system they are using.

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Returned 4 flawed MacBook Pros, Apple quality dying?

...news to many Apple users, Apple does not design and manufacture their own laptops. Macbooks and MBPs are built by Quanta, the company that builds more laptops than any other company in the world. All of Apple's laptops combined account for about 15% of Quanta's laptop business. They also build laptops for ACER, Alienware,...

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Anyone else thinking of leaving OSX/Apple?

... It doesn't have "Higher throughput than any other laptop in existence" Computers are like pork bellies, Apple designs the case, Quanta designs the circuit boards and builds them and they install chips that other people produce. Outside of the exterior case, some custom firmware and some very good exclusive contracts for LCD panels...

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Quantum - Should I Buy? - Advice Needed

This. Nothing online can convey the sheer enjoyment of programming custom patches on the Qu. Of all the synths I've ever used or owned, something about this one takes the process to a new level of creativity, ingenuity, responsiveness and just plain fun. Just my $.02

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