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GR-1 Granular Synthesizer

A project in Utrecht, Netherlands by Tasty Chips Electronics

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The GR-1 Granular Synthesizer is a hardware musical instrument, offering hands-on controls to create characteristic textures and pads.
Backers: 117
Average Pledge Per Backer: €773

Funded: €90,404 of €30,000
Dates: Sep 12th -> Oct 3rd (21 days)
Project By: Tasty Chips Electronics
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Latest News

2 Days Left / Live Performance Video

September 30th - via:
Dear backers, synthesizer musicians, There are just 2 days left until the campaign ends. We're still aiming for the 100k stretch goal : keyboard mapping -> sample position, to allow a special form of multitimbrality.  As an extra: Erwin Tuijl (of... (Read More)

Stretch goal tease!!

September 28th - via:
 The keyboard is split in 2 octaves. The higher octave plays within the area of a drumloop sample. The other one is playing in the area of a synth sample. Within the drumloop sample, the sample position is mapped to MIDI notes, so you can map a note... (Read More)

Live sampling (!) and 3rd stretch goal reached.

September 25th - via:
Dear backers, We already implemented a version of the USB sampling :) You can see it in action here : Just a quick rough grab from the ipad mic.. But it should give you an idea of what is possible and that the GR-1 can also be as an effect unit.... (Read More)

FX time!

September 19th - via:
Dear backers, As you may have noticed, the second stretch goal was reached. The effects and their controls (FX1, FX2 knobs) will be as follows:  GR-1 Proposed effects and knob assignment Note that the sub oscillator is marked grey. This is the next... (Read More)

User Manual is now available!

September 18th - via:
Dear followers,The first version of the user manual is available on the campaign page now! This version covers the basic functionalities, but not the stretch goals. Also we are very close to reach the 2nd stretch goal.Thanks for the amazing support!... (Read More)

1st Stretch goal reached!

September 14th - via:
First stretch goal reached within 2 days! "Sampling via USB interface/dongle. Record and save samples on the GR-1". Thank you so much for the support!  (Read More)

The GR-1 is a thing now! Many thanks!

September 13th - via:
Within just 2 hours the goal was reached. The GR-1 will now be completed, and shipped in November (December in case of delays). THANK YOU THANK YOU! To those of you new to our Kickstarter campaigns:  - Rewards will be shipped out... (Read More)

Granular Synth Debuts On Kickstarter

September 13th - via:
The GR-1 is a hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer in a class of its own. (Read More)

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