CHOMPI: New Tape Music Instrument

US Sampling engine, multi-FX and tape-style looper      15/03/23

CHOMPI is a brand new Tape Music instrument, which looks brilliant and appears to have some excellent tape-inspired features. See below for the full features, which include 7 note polyphony,14 preset slots, and sound-on-sound recording. It's not yet launched on Kickstarter, but it will retail for $499 according to their website. Here's what they have to say about it:

CHOMPI is a quirky, Chromatic Sampler and Tape Music Instrument, made for Self-Expression Through Sound Design.

• With its one of a kind sampling engine, unique multi-effects and tape style looper, CHOMPI is ready for immediate FUN.

• CHOMPI is also aesthetically customizable! The instrument is encased in our Black & Gold modular panel enclosure which allows you to upgrade your CHOMPI at any time with our color-way packs to match your unique personal aesthetic (additional color-ways sold separately). 

• We've put special care into sourcing quality materials, but we also love customizing our devices and thought you might too. The *Hot-Swap enabled mechanical keyboard is built on MX-Cherry switches (Silent Reds) and the Keycaps can be swapped and customized till you get the vibes just right (if you're into that sort of thing ;)

• CHOMPI is both portable & durable... making it the perfect musical companion to accompany you on your next adventure

*Hot-swap keyboard is compatible with all MX Style (3 or 5 pin) Panel-Mount switches

Flexible HARDWARE Platform

• CHOMPI is built on the powerful Daisy platform (by Electro-Smith) unlocking easy firmware updates, and flexible programmability options. 

• Unique SCREENLESS WORKFLOW w/ RGB LED indicators & endless switching encoders for multi-page parameter controls

• Utilizes the widely popular MX Cherryswitches for its Hot-Swap enabled, two octave keyboard(switches & keycaps are infinitely customizable)

• Custom Panel Enclosure allows for limited edition colorways (artist series already in the works)

• Unique SCREENLESS WORKFLOW w/ RGB LED indicators & endless switching encoders for multi-page parameter controls

• Utilizes the widely popular MX Cherry switches for its two octave keyboard(keycaps are infinitely customizable)

• Custom made BOBO Keycaps

Quirky SAMPLING Engine

• Unique Sampling Workflow Encourges User Exploration

• 7 Voice Polyphony

• 14 Slots to Save/Recall Presets

• SAMPLE Playback Speed & Direction Controls

• SAMPLE Start & End Point Controls (w/ Additional Attack + Decay Envelope)

• Single Knob Multi-FX Section (Multi-Mode Filter, Lo-Fi Saturation, Granular Delay-Reverb, & More!)

Sophisticated Tape-Style LOOPER

• One of a kind SOUND-ON-SOUND stereo looping engine

• Iconic transport knob provides control over: Manual Tape Scrubbing, Loop Playback Speed / Direction, as well as other additional easter eggs to be found by advanced users

Head over to Kickstarter to register interest

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About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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