Torso Electronics’ S-4 Sculpting Sampler is a tape machine from the future – and so much more
The versatile device also acts as an effects processor, sound designer, live looper and textural synth.
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Danish brand Torso Electronics has launched the S-4 Sculpting Sampler, a versatile device that acts as an effects processor, sound designer, tape machine, live looper, and more.
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It can be an effects processor, live looper, sample player, or synthesizer, featuring four parallel stereo tracks, each equipped with a suite of five tailored audio devices. These devices include Stereo tape and sample players, live granular processing, morphing resonators, destructive effects, and a combined reverb and delay.
The S-4’s unique modulation system, with four modulators per track, offers precise control over parameters, providing limitless creative avenues. The tactile RGB buttons and 3.5-inch LCD ensure a seamless workflow, coupled with USB-C connectivity that simplifies integration into loads of setups.
The S-4 Sculpting Sampler has been built with the ethos of “Music in the Now”, says says Lars Buchholtz, CEO of Torso Electronics: “Sound is not just an auditory experience; it’s a tactile, living entity that evolves in real-time. The S-4 Sculpting Sampler is designed to be an extension of the artist’s imagination, offering an infinite canvas to mould, carve, and transform sound in the most intuitive way possible.”
There’s a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, 4 GB flash memory, MIDI in/out, analogue sync in/out, and a high-resolution LCD colour display. It’s wrapped up in sleek-looking matte black aluminium casing, with the unit measuring 242 x 156 x 39 mm and weighing 820g.
The release of the Torso Electronics S-4 Sculpting Sampler follows the release of a new sampler by Korg. The Korg Kaoss Replay is a standalone effects processor and sampler that combines the distinctive Kaoss XY touchpad with a 4×4 pad matrix, offering Kaoss Pad effects, immersive sample playback, and sampling capabilities.
The S-4 Sculpting Sampler is available to pre-order for $899 with shipping starting early next year.
Find out more at Torso Electronics.
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