Tasty Chips GR-1 Review & Hands-On Demo

The latest loopop video is an in-depth look at the Tasty Chips GR-1, a unique hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer.

The GR-1 offers 16-voice polyphony, with 128 grains per voice. It features a 7″ full-color display and supports USB or DIN MIDI keyboards, USB sticks/disks, USB audio interfaces, CV for modular connectivity and more.

Topics covered:

0:00 Intro
0:45 Granular basics
4:45 Panel overview
5:55 Play mode
8:25 Connectivity
9:15 Multi-timbrality
11:45 Sampling
14:00 Loop recording
14:50 Effects
17:40 LFOs
18:45 Custom LFO
19:40 Mod matrix
20:15 CV control
21:15 Tape mode
22:05 Scan loops
22:40 Misc features
24:30 Pros & cons
27:20 Sound demos

For information on the GR-1 synthesizer, see the Tasty Chips site.

3 thoughts on “Tasty Chips GR-1 Review & Hands-On Demo

  1. Wow – I use the granular patches on my organelle a lot, and they’re a ton of fun. This goes so far beyond. I love everything about it ‘cept the price. But it’s going on my wish list for sure.

  2. Absolutely love my GR-1. It makes a huge difference to be able to physically play with the controls compared with adjusting screen controls with a software granular synth. You can get some decent drone sounds out of it as well for those atmospheric compositions. I like to record “tings” from my “Delia Derbyshire” lampshade and play them. Quality feel to the build too.

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