Synthtopia

New Portable Instrument, The Fingersonic EXP-1

Fingersonic has introduced the EXP-1, a pocket instrument that offers a drum section, bassline and polyphonic virtual analogue synthesizer.

EXP1, aka EXPerimental unit 1, features a 14-part pattern sequencer and 3 arpeggiators. A digital mixer is present to set instrument levels, and a mute function is also available for live usage.

An LED matrix allows you to quickly select the voice/instrument to play or edit. Two rotary controls are provided to tune the synths and drums sounds.

A 16-keys keyboard allows to program the patterns or even play live with various modes (Sequencer, Live or Arpeggios). When edited, it is possible to save the complete pattern context on 16 pattern memories. A song mode is also available to assemble your patterns and make a complete song.

EXP-1 has a dedicated external track allowing to simply control another instrument.

An FX section is also present providing distortion for the bassline and reverb for each instruments.

Audio Demo:

 

 

Technical Specifications:

CPU:

120 mhz ARM CORTEX M4
1 MB Flash
196 Kb Ram
32 Kb Eeprom for user data

Power supply

6 X 1.5V AA batteries or through USB port.

I/O:

USB 2.0 High speed
3.5mm Line out / headphones
8 ohm 1 Watt internal mini speaker
3.5mm MIDI input & output port (Only for Gold version or with Xpansion2 optional)

Display

128 X 64 graphical FSTN display

Firmware

FingerSonic FaderOS EXP-1 V 1.0

Audio

Sample rate 44,1Khz
Bit depth 16 bit
Channels: 1 stereo
Virtual analog synthesis
Multitimbral
15 voices total

Dimensions

173 X 161 X 44 Gold edition/Xpansion 1 mounted
173 X 161 X 39 Base edition

Pricing and Availability

The Fingersonic EXP-1 will be formally introduced at Soundmit in Turin (3-5 November 2017) and be priced at 299€ V.A.T. included. See the Fingersonic site for more info.