One Sample Player - 4HP

Tiptop Audio

Regular price $188.00 Sale

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 our analog knowhow. This unique core makes ONE truly integral within 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 the modular right out of the package. We have 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 and 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 24bit 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 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: 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 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. 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 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 it’s analog cousins – our vision for bringing samples into the modular world.

Size: 4HP – Depth: 43mm – Power: +12V 80ma / -12V 8ma

VCTRS: Lets Get Started
KERNL: Binary Manipulated Percussive Impacts
BENT: Circuit Bent Percussive Elements
HYBRD: Binary Manipulated Natural Percussive Elements
SBSTRT - Natural Percussive Elements
PERC: Percussive Attacks


ANGLE – Drops: playing Tiptop Audio ONE and piano samples

IED for Tiptop Audio: Video Mapping on a PopUp book

Edited and directed by IED students (Specialization course – Video Design and Mapping)
Ciabatti Caterina, Zihao Liu, Barrientos Samuel, Carlani Fabio, Catalani Andrea, Casini Francesca, Cortesi Sara, Assante Marco, Centanni Ettore.

Music by Tiptop Audio
In this patch two ONE modules were used, they were set like a VCO before a filter in a synth patch playing chords recorded from a vintage Roland MKS80. The signal flow was ONE -> Z2040 -> Z-DSP -> OUT. ONE’s audio out goes into the Z2040 LPF to give this lush character to the sound, and the Z4000 Envelope is used to control the Z2040 cut off frequency for a snappy rounded sound. A touch of Z-DSP running ROOM from the Halls of Valhalla card added wight to the sound with an exponential decaying tail.

Audio demo ONE