GR-1 Granular Synthesizer


#1

This just landed on Kickstarter:

What do you think?


#2

It has CV… I’m in trouble.


#3

I’m intrigued by it, but those discounted tiers sure went fast.

Now that it has hit its goal and only available at its higher price, I’m not sure I feel any incentive to preorder one rather than just wait to see how the first batch of users get on with it.


#4

Yep, same here. I’m going to follow it with interest… although by the time it’s ready there might be more granular features on the ER-301, and for this price I could just buy a second one of those and save some money :slight_smile:


#5

Hmm, that would have been very interesting to round out my intended computer-less live setup, especially for the first batch price and with the included stretch goal of recording capability in the device itself. But I guess I’ll stick to one of the iPad granulators for now, e.g. Borderlands.


#6

That’s what I thought. If I wasn’t an Eurorack enthusiast (I have an ER-301 on order) and If I wasn’t a heavy iPad user, I’d be very interested in it. At the moment it doesn’t seem to offer any large advantage on the other options I have.

Volca GR, that would be fun, but I have a MicroGranny. :smiley:


#7

As far as I ses it doesn’t have audio-in, so no live-sampling/recording.
At that price: No thanks!


#8

I’m very intrigued by it… but it’s not a time for gear acquisitions. Fortunately there will be enough people buying it and then selling it after a couple of months as usual :slight_smile:


#9

This pretty much curbs my enthusiasm.


#10

Yeah. I didn’t notice that either, but it’s a major downer.


#11

no audio input seems like an insane thing to leave out… what would the reason for that be?


#12

yeah, the lack of a live input is a serious nonstarter for me. especially when you could buy an iPad mini and borderlands for half the cost.


#13

I had not noticed the lack of an audio in. I had assumed it had one. Even my MicroGranny has one.
They say that when the €50,000 is reached they will add “Sampling via USB interface/dongle. Record and save samples on the GR-1.” So you’ll attach an USB soundcard (even a 30 eur behringer uca-202) and you’ll be able to sample directly in the machine.

Strange choice though, especially for the price.


#14

Is this comparable to bastls grandpa?

Edit: of course it’s comparable, I meant to say similar!


#15

no audio in are you kidding me? nope.