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Once built, the CRAFTrhythm is an 8-track drum sampler, with the ability to store up to 64 16-bit samples for playing and sequencing. Each of the tracks on the sampler kit boasts a mixer, tube control, filter, sample select and more. You can also store up to 16 preset patterns, as well as 16-part pattern chaining. The CRAFTrhythm sampler can also be controlled via a MIDI input and can be synced with the Modal CRAFTsynth for live performances.
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The CRAFTrhythm Drum Sampler comes disassembled, and can be built within 10 minutes (without the need for solder). This is the ideal introduction to the synth-building world, giving you a taste of setting up your own piece of kit. Building it requires no previous knowledge or special tools, the parts will slot into one another for a quick and easy build.
Once built, the CRAFTrhythm offers eight tracks of drum/percussion sampling, it also features a dedicated 16-step sequencer. The drum sampler provides the ability to store up to 64 16-bit mono samples, with sample rates ranging up to 44.1 kHz. You can also incorporate your own samples using the CraftApp for added versatility.
The built-in 16-step sequencer allows you to create patterns, rhythms and percussive sequences on the fly. The sequencer is ideal for creating drum loops and experimenting with sequenced sounds - also making it ideal for live performances. Every track of the drum sampler also features a low-pass resonant filter, as well as a dedicated Attack-Hold-Decay envelope.
The filter per track design allows you to get in-depth when it comes to manipulating your sounds. There are also amplitude envelopes on every track, allowing you to differentiate the volume levels between differing sounds such as hi-hats and snares. Each track also features tune control with three varying pitch modes including: Speed, Stretch and Shift.
As well as being able to store your own mono samples, the CRAFTrhythm gives you the ability you to save and recall up to eight kits, with per-track parameters allowing you to store sonic changes. The kit comes with a range of pre-installed sounds and kits, taken from previous Modal units. The premium-grade sounds are ideal for creating a range of styles and sounds of percussion. The sampler also features global tempo and tap tempo functionality, with step division ranging from semi-quavers to quarter notes. One of the most unique features is the pattern groove control, which can be used to add swing/shuffle, providing you with eight preset grooves.
The ultra-lightweight design and compact size, makes the Modal CRAFTrhythm ideal for live performances thanks to its portable design. It will fit easily into most backpacks and laptop bags and it can be used anywhere you go, thanks to the versatile power options. You can power the unit with a AAA battery pack (optional) or via USB Mini-B connectivity. It features a headphone and line output, meaning you can listen and play while using headphones, or take it to a bigger stage with the line output. The sampler provides class-compliant MIDI via the USB connection, allowing you to host a computer, tablet or smartphone.