MacPOD is FREE for non-commercial use.

To register (no Internet required), enter the word FREE in place of your email and use the registration code ZQ482000. See the README file for instructions on installation.

Mac OS: MacPOD (El Capitan).dmg

System Requirements:

Mac OS X (10.4-10.11; 32-bit PPC or Intel);


MacPOD reprises the original MacPOD, first released in 1998 (and recipient of a Bourges Festival  award).


Ultra-long time-stretching and freezing;

Pitch-shifting, independent of tempo;

32 voice real-time granulation of sampled sound creates expansive textures from speech sounds, sound objects or other recordings;

Auto-stretch preserves transients;

Equalizer and resonator section;

MacPOD is named after the original POD GSAMX system system developed by Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University.

© 2020 C. Rolfe.

Granular synthesis

MacPOD uses granular synthesis of audio files to generate a wide range of effects from time compression/expansion to richly varied spectral transformations. 

Version History

2018.09.17  - Version 2.0.4 (Free; no registration required)

2009.11.10  - Version 2.0.4

                   Windows stable release.

                   Added pitch shifting and pitch range.

                   Added pause function.

                   Added support for granulation of stereo files.

2009.09.26 - Version 2.0.3

   Fixed registration on PPC.

                  Windows BETA release.

2009.09.22  - Version 2.0.2

                  Fixed bug loading 24-bit/96kHz files.

2009.06.15 - Version 2.0 (Intel) release .

2009.09.14 - Version 2.0.1 (Universal) release.

                  Extended MIDI Implementation.

                  Added support for recording to different word-sizes (16-bit, 24-bit, etc.)