The video is not a formal review, but instead captures his exploration and first impressions of the new instrument.
- 128 grains per voice
- 16 voice polyphony
- Standalone or MIDI controllable
- MIDI IN & MIDI THRU connection with DIN and USB MIDI
- High quality stereo audio: internally: 32 bit float, DAC: 44.1KHz
- High quality headphone amplifier with volume control
- 800 x 480 pixel, 7” TFT true color display
- Firmware updates via USB
- Sample file uploads in multiple formats via USB
- The GR-1 can handle 32 sample files of 10 MB (about 2 min)
- Presets and performances can be saved to
internal (4GB) or external (USB) memory
- 2 control voltage assignable inputs 0-5V with voltage protection
- 1 gate output
- 12dB/oct digital lowpass filter with direct and MIDI controls
- 2 assignable LFO’s with waveforms (sine, random, saw, square) and direct controls
- 4 banks of 8 presets all hands-on accessible and overwritable
- ADSR amplitude envelope and Grain window envelope with direct controls
- Rotary encoder for configuration, file/sample selection. Config menus provide extended possibilities beyond what the pots and sliders offer.
- Access to configuration screen providing many more options
- 32 x 21 x 7 cm aluminum casing.
- Full MIDI control: All on-board sliders and knobs, and internal controls are represented as MIDI CC. Full support for program change, pitch bend.
- Ability to read and write any USB stick or drive: FAT, ExFat, NTFS (Windows), HFS+ (Mac), Ext4 (Linux).
- Much more to be added by firmware updates: fully exposed mod matrix, another mode of granular synthesis (very small sample loops), MIDI clock sync, LFO cross mod, sampling via USB, extra FX types, and sub-sine (tuning )oscillator.
Pricing and Availability
Tasty Chips Electronics is available now for pre-order for €849.