Yeah related, but not the same. Wavetables are tuned, som they work the same way as an oscillator, you can play it like any oscillator, with the tonal benefits of an oscillator. Most granular stuff is a bit more diffuse. Maybe some granular effects you can sync the grainsizes to clock, but that is not the same as using it as a tunable oscillator. That is one of the main differences between wavetables and granular.
Not that hard to do. Use a window function when recording, so you get the fade in and out. As mentioned above, this is really important when trying to use for example audio from a movie, which has got complicated audio signal. In that case it can be hard to find a zero crossing, epsecially one that fits into the grid of the wavetable indexing.... So you have to make them yourself. I would suggest a custom window function for this, where you can control the fade in /out. The ones from fac.lib. have too much fade in/out for wavetable, IMO. If I remember correct, this is also how Serum does it.
End match; what do you mean by that? Length? If length, check my wavetable creator patch. It sets the length of how long of a wavetable you like to record. By default it is set to 262144 samples.
Yes, it can, check my patch in com lib. I have all ready made a recording wavetable thingy. But didnt work on it for a long time. Its all about doing calcuation before hand You use the oscillator tuned to fit in a table, using my example for 262144 wavetable(128X2048), the waves have to be 2048 samples long. The only way I got to do that was making a subpatch for it... Took a bit of timeto get it tuned... Actually I think i spend a WHOLE freakign weekend getting that right!!!!!
You can find that in my wavetable creator patch. It is called "Math tune" or something like that. It can be used to tune an oscillator to fir PERFECTLY into a table. Check with scopes, that the waveform doesnt move...Again this took LONG time go get right.... When this is set up, you add the windows function, which has to be controlled by the "table tuned" osc, so it makes fade in/out for each wave in the wavetable.