Sampleslicer MK2 by Ginko Synthese is a further development of the best-known real-time sampler for the Eurorack format with new features and major quality improvements.
Ginko Synthese is a manufacturer of interesting Eurorack modules from the Netherlands. He recently presented the latest development, the Sampleslicer MK2. It’s a further development and features some new features as well as a better audio quality. The Sampleslicer MK2 is not a sample player but a real-time monophonic sampler module, including a 16 step voltage-controlled sequencer for the Eurorack format.
In order for the developer to publish the second version of the Sampleslicer, he needs the help of the community. Interested musicians can now pre-order the module via Kickstarter. With this crowdfunding campaign, the developer can finance the production of the Sampleslicer MK2.
In Short: What Does It Do?
The Sampleslicer is a real-time monophonic sampler, including a 16 step voltage-controlled sequencer.The incoming sound is chopped up automatically into 16 parts by the incoming clock signal and spread out over the 16 steps in the internal sequencer. The length of the recorded sample is set by a clock-divider which also functions a a “speed” control after recording, so the recording time is always linked to the incoming clock signal. You can choose between time divisions of 1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4 and 1/8. If the divider is set to 1 the sample time is equal to 16 incoming clock-pulses. If set to ½ the sample length is equal to 8 incoming clock-pulses, spread over 16 slices (so half the time).
It will produce even more glitchy fun when set to 1/3, as it will spread 6 clock pulses over 16 slices. The maximum sample time is about 16 seconds and the minimum sample time is a fraction of a second for granular noises. How does the sequencer work? Inside the Sampleslicer there is a 16-step voltage controlled sequencer to play back the sound. Every step is dedicated to a 16th part of the recorded sound inside the memory. When the 16 steps are full the sequencer starts playing from the chosen start point till the chosen amount of steps are played. This can be in one-shot mode or in loop mode for infinite looping. The start point and play length is determined by potentiometers or CV input. Last but not least the individual slices can be played back as notes via CV from a sequencer or keyboard, by setting the start point in V/oct mode and play length to 1.
- no audible noisefloor
- auto calibrating which prevents clicks
- tighter timing
- higher input gain for external audio
- an input gain potentiometer
- a button to change pitchmode on the fly
- an extra cv input for modulating the clock divider/multiplier
- better caps in the audio path
- all through hole (except of the atmel chip)
Sampleslicer MK1 Feature Video
Here is an in depth video from DivKid of the MK1 version of the Sampleslicer.
The Ginko Synthese Sampleslicer MK2 is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter starting at 155€ for the DIY kit and 265€ for the built version.
More information here: Sampleslicer MK2