Gleetchlab 2021: Digital Audio Glitch Station
Gleetchlab 2021 is like something out of a fever dream. Design for glitch-based live performance by Giorgio Sancristoforo this is a DAW of madness.
This new version looks like it’s come a long way since we looked at version 4 back in 2017. Gleetchlab is a modular performance-orientated platform of experimental and exploratory music. You’ll find no timeline here or sense of order, this is chaos in the best possible way.
Gleetchlab generates sound from a bunch of loop players that are threaded together through processing, probability and modulation via a matrix router. Sources and destinations are manipulated and pushed around to interesting places. There are many new effects with familiar interfaces and on the whole, it looks a lot less alarming than it did.
Exactly how it works is there to be discovered and Giorgio isn’t going into a great deal of detail and instead recommends downloading the demo and having a play. The big news is that a Windows version is also on the way for the first time. You can also loop the software back into your regular DAW via virtual audio drivers which opens it up to more normal possibilities.
If you’re looking for opportunities to approach your music differently and find new pathways to sound design and creativity then Gleetchlab 2021 could what you’re looking for.