The GR-1 Granular Synthesizer is a hardware musical instrument, offering hands-on controls to create characteristic textures and pads.
The GR-1 is a hardware polyphonic granular synthesizer in a class of its own. The GR-1 is capable of creating textures, characteristic sounds, drones, soundscapes, pads etc. with the help of your creativity! A sample and a few knob tweaks is enough to create something beautiful!
The GR-1 is massively polyphonic: 128 grains per voice, up to a total of 1000 grains in parallel. It employs 32-bit mixing and a HIFI stereo DAC for rendition. A 7″ full color display that is typically only found in top-class synthesizers. It can use (USB or DIN) MIDI keyboards, USB sticks/disks, USB audio interfaces, and even PC keyboards. Yet it also features CV interfaces for integration with Modular (Eurorack) systems.