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TipTop Audio ONE


High Quality Sample Playback Module with Integrated SD Card, Low Latency, Optional Sound Libraries & Multi-function CV Input

ONE brings organic sound and super low latency sample playback to the modular. It differs from other sample players in that it handles the digital audio bits as a continuously manipulated electrical flow, a feature inspired by Tiptop Audio’s analog knowhow.

ONE comes with a SD card loaded with a free set of 60 sounds -“VCTRS” – designed by Glitchmachines. More cards are available to purchase separately each containing carefully selected material with up to 256 sound files. Using your own sample libraries or recordings is easy too, just copy 16 or 24bit mono WAV files onto an SD card, pop the card into ONE and go.

ONE offers several modes of operation, with the primary being the super low latency Trigger mode that retrieves audio data off the SD card adding no artificial processing such as click removal, crossfading, eq or gain normalization. In this mode, it’s a highly transparent player up to 24 bit 96kHz with no interpolation of the audio data.

External CV processed through a user selectable multifunction jack – the three options being:

  • Free pitch  – allows for fine tuning of the playback rate, great for adding subtle vibrato or wild tape speed effects
  • Quantized pitch – maps CV to the standard 12 tone system over 3.5 octaves and is ideal for melodic content.
  • CV can also be used to sequence through files off the SD card allowing far more varied sounds from a single source; almost like an entire percussion section behind the slim panel.

Although originally designed to play tightly with our analog drums and envelopes, ONE’s rich sound quality encouraged us to make it work in a variety of other applications that are less demanding of sub millisecond timing response. These features include: Gated playback, Looping, and Triggering with fades in & out

ONE offers another useful dimension since it can play CV signals too. Drop in a card with LFO signals, random CV, slopes and envelopes for a whole set of new control and modulation possibilities.

Width: 4hp

Depth: 43mm
Power: 80mA @ +12v / 8mA @ -12v