Tiptop Audio ONE Sample Player Module
Tiptop Audio ONE brings organic sound and super low-latency sample playback to the eurorack modular synthesizers. 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's extensive analog know-how. This unique core makes ONE truly integral to the Tiptop percussive modular ecosystem, thanks to a lightweight and responsive digital circuit with a very analog feel.
ONE brings a world of colors to your modular right out of the box. Tiptop Audio invited some of the best sound designers in the Industry to create professional sound libraries with content tailored to the unique sonic framework of the modular synthesizer that fully takes advantage of ONE's unique qualities. To start with, ONE comes with a SD card loaded with a free set of 60 sounds 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 24-bit mono WAV files onto the 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 with 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: what you put in is what you get out. With a delay as low as 0.25ms from the moment the trigger hits, ONE offers harmonically dense, clear and detailed audio with a great rhythmic feel.
ONE handles external CV through a user selectable multifunction jack. Pitch is the main control, with two modes available: Free Pitch mode allows fine tuning of the playback rate, great for adding subtle vibrato or wild tape speed effects, while Quantized Pitch mode maps CV to the standard 12-tone system over 3.5 octaves and is ideal for melodic content. CV can also be used to select different 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 Tiptop's analog drums and envelopes, ONE's rich sound quality encouraged them to make it work in a variety of other applications that are less demanding of sub-millisecond timing response. The extra headroom at the core level allows features such as gated playback, looping and triggering, with fades in and out to accommodate different types of sound sources, from drum loops to polysynth chords to noise sources and other yet unimagined uses.
ONE offers another useful dimension since it can play back 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!
ONE is as simple to use as it is affordable and plays extremely well with its analog cousins. This is Tiptop Audio's vision for bringing samples into the modular world.
- Sample playback engine
- Works with SDHC microSD card up to 32GB
- FAT32 file system
- WAV file format
- 16- or 24-bit depth
- Minimum sample rate 8kHz
- Maximum sample rate 96kHz
- Module controls
- LEVEL knob: sets output level
- PLAY button: triggers selected sample
- FILE knob: selects sound file from SD card
- PITCH knob: changes pitch of selected sample
- Patch points
- CV input: multipurpose jack can use control voltages to set sample pitch in free or 12TET quantized modes, or can use control voltages to select and scrub through sample files from SD card
- GATE IN input: triggers playback of selected sample
- OUT output: sample playback audio output
- Physical specifications
- Size: 4hp
- Module depth: 43mm
- Power usage: 80mA @ +12V, 8mA @ -12V. Does not require +5V.
|Included from Manufacturer||SD card with 60 free sounds|
|Module Power Usage||80mA @ +12V
8mA @ -12V
|Unique Features||In addition to audio sample files, ONE can also play back sampled CV signals|
Tiptop Audio Limited Warranty
Tiptop Audio offers the most extensive product warranty on the analog synthesizer market.
The warranty fully covers any defects or malfunction of their modules for one full year.