EXP1 Gold edition

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Not an evolution, a revolution!

Powerful portable instrument with drum section, vintage bassline and polyphonic virtual analogue synth

EXP1, formerly EXPerimental unit 1 is an innovative product from FingerSonic. An amazing portable musical instrument containing a very powerful drums section (10 instruments), a vintage bassline, an electronic music oriented piano and a polyphonic virtual analog synthesizer engine.

14 parts pattern sequencer and 3 arpeggiators

The EXP1 is designed to be very intuitive and provides everything you need for easy and quick music creation. You will be able to program great patterns and build a complete track without the need of a computer or other instruments. All this is controlled by a user friendly 16-step sequencer. A digital mixer is present to set every instrument level and a special mute function is featured for easy and quick live stage usage. A led matrix allows to quickly select the voice/instrument to play or edit. Two rotary controls are provided to tune the synths and drums sounds. A 16 keys keyboard allows to program the patterns or even play live with various modes availables (Sequencer, Live or Arpeggios). When edited, it is possible to save the complete pattern context on 16 availables pattern memories. A song mode is also available to assemble your patterns and make a complete song.

Control your existing gear

EXP-1 has a dedicated external track allowing to simply control another instrument through USB, MIDI or CV/Gate interfaces.

FX section

An FX section is also present providing distortion for the bassline and reverb for each instruments.

Everything you need at an incredible price tag

This is a completely standalone unit. It is possible to run it on batteries and also have an internal speaker. But it is obviously possible to hook it to an amplifier or a pair of headphones. The presence of USB, MIDI and CV/Gate allows the instrument to be interfaced with the widest range of instruments and devices. The MIDI implementation is very complete and allows to controls all synth and sound parameters.

Expandable

You can further expand your EXP1 workstation thanks to 2 Xpansion interfaces.
This Gold edition comes already fully loaded with Xpansion 1 MIDI CV/Gate module and Xpansion 2 factory mounted.

Open source protocol

The EXP-1 features an open source System EXclusive protocol. By doing so FingerSonic strongly encourages the hobbyst and the enthusiast to program their own software to edit the internal parameters with no limits!

Technical specifications

CPU:
120 mhz ARM CORTEX M4
1 MB Flash
196 Kb Ram
32 Kb Eeprom for user data

Power supply
6 X 1.5V AA batteries or through USB port.

I/O:
USB 2.0 High speed
3.5mm Line out / headphones
8 ohm 1 Watt internal mini speaker
3.5mm MIDI input & output port
3.5mm CV/Gate interface 1V/Octave

Display
128 X 64 graphical FSTN display

Firmware
FingerSonic FaderOS EXP-1 V 1.0

Audio
Sample rate 44,1Khz
Bit depth 16 bit
Channels: 1 stereo
Virtual analog synthesis
Multitimbral
15 voices total

Dimensions
173 X 161 X 44 Gold edition/Xpansion 1 mounted
173 X 161 X 39 Base edition