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.
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 hardware MIDI (optional) 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.
You can further expand your EXP1 workstation thanks to 2 Xpansion interfaces. In alternative you can also purchase the Gold edition which comes already fully loaded with all Xpansions and accessories available 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!
120 mhz ARM CORTEX M4
1 MB Flash
196 Kb Ram
32 Kb Eeprom for user data
6 X 1.5V AA batteries or through USB port.
USB 2.0 High speed
3.5mm Line out / headphones
8 ohm 1 Watt internal mini speaker
3.5mm MIDI input & output port (Only for Gold version or with Xpansion2 optional)
128 X 64 graphical FSTN display
FingerSonic FaderOS EXP-1 V 1.0
Sample rate 44,1Khz
Bit depth 16 bit
Channels: 1 stereo
Virtual analog synthesis
15 voices total
173 X 161 X 44 Gold edition/Xpansion 1 mounted
173 X 161 X 39 Base edition