Partikkel Audio has released Hadron particle synthesizer plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X. The Hadron particle synthesizer is a creative tool for granular synthesis, available in different plug-in formats (VST, AU and Max For Live).
Hadron can be used for many purposes in sound design. It can be used as a synthesizer or an audio effect, and it can seamlessly morph between different sound processing methods. Some of the typical uses of the device provide fat analog monosynths, granular delay effects, time stretching, formant shifting, transient manipulation, vocal synthesis, FM synthesis, sonic clouds, live sampling and sound morphing. The synthesis engine is controlled by parameter states, and you can morph between states using the 2-dimensional X-Y pad. Specific timbral manipulation within each state can be controlled by the four expression sliders.
Hadron is available for free as a VST/AU/M4L plug-in for Windows and Mac OS X at Partikkel Audio.