Tasty Chips GR-1 : Hardware Poly Granular Synth


#21

Prototype images on their Facebook account. https://www.facebook.com/tastychipselectronics/


#22

Tasty Chips mentions in the comment section of the photo that USB audio interface support is a stretch goal. That would mean sampling audio in.


#23

I’m pretty hot for this box, just hope the kickstarter lands at a convenient time.
Want more demos too!

That demo 6 st around 45sec is like slipping out of consciousness…


#24

FYI Kickstarter is live now. Decided I’m not getting one.


#25

I was all set but stuck at work, missed the first batch.
I’m out.


#26

Right- it looks cool, but after moving ITB- I can’t justify it for that price


#27

Same. I was mesmerized by its beautiful design for sure. It wouldn’t be an integral part of my setup if I bought it. Too much of a luxury for me.


#28

FFS… first batch all gone before I even knew the kickstarter page was live. Want one bad


#29

There’s a lot of people out there that have approx. $900 just sitting around for such a thing–which makes me feel poor :smiley:


#30

Don’t be fooled. In many cases they don’t and spend the money anyway.


#31

Thanks! Still poor, but more responsible with money

#SoTheresHope <3


#32

They got my attention now.


#33

Yeah, I have no doubt it’ll be crazy fun to play with. The mess that Granular Synthesis can be makes it pretty difficult to sport that price tag for me.

I feel they missed an opportunity to put audio-in though. I don’t know if- with sampling over USB you can plug in a little portable interface and live record sounds in that way. (Which I am fully aware of the contradiction of- can’t pay that much for Granular synthesis, but I need more features before I’ll continue to not pay current price tag for device. I’m just saying…)

If you get one, though- be sure to post a lot of videos so I can experience it vicariously :smiley:


#35

Looks amazing! It says Raspberry Pi 3 inside - I wonder how they are getting usable latency running linux on a raspi?


#36

I think latency is not so relevant on a granular pad machine like this. It’s not like you are fingerdrumming on this or syncing up beats.

I kind of miss the macro / performance parameters on this. They are kind of the whole point in granular synthesis and they make it playable.


#37

its possible to get rPI3 latency down to acceptable levels, once you use an external audio interface… which this must be using (if not, its going to be terrible, so I assume they are)
I’m confused why the audio interface they went with didn’t included an audio input, seems like an obvious omission.
hopefully they will also be using a buildroot distro to ensure it boots up ‘instantly’.

I think this is a nice project, a good example of combining available technologies to form something really nice.

you could build this with a rPI3 + 7" lcd + PiSound + Arduino/stm (for analog io) + sliders/knobs, but it would take a faIr amount of effort to then build the associated software, and make it work nicely together.

perhaps this says something about the state of rPI software, with a plethora of touchscreens available for it, it would be possible to build something similar to the various ipad options, but I don’t think ive seen anything approaching the quality of the gr-1 or ipad on the rPI.


#38

Good to know. Funnily enough I was googling around and I found some posts from you on the Axoloti forum regarding Raspi, bela and latency :slight_smile:

Yeah, that is a bit odd!


#39

This looks lovely.


#40

Sounds really nice…


#41

The M4L Granulator will take up less space on my desk