Kiviak Instruments to launch granular synthesis sampler keyboard, WoFi

The WoFI is the first instrument of the French instrument company

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French manufacturer Kiviak Instruments has shared details of a new keyboard sampler with granular synthesis, named WoFi.

In a post to Instagram, the company shared the new sampler in all its glory. As Kiviak’s social media profiles show,  it’s been developing this sampler for quite a while. It’s no surprise the team is excited to share progress updates– the WoFi will be their first product.

According to the manufacturer, WoFi is a sampler keyboard with a creative feature set. It has all of the classic sampler features you’d expect, such as a filter, an envelope, and LFO, but there’s a unique feature, called a Texturer, which we presume is the granular synth element mentioned in the teaser post.

Kiviak also says that you can sample straight into the WoFi via the line input or microphones. Since the developers are also active in cloud management, we suspect that a wifi module is built in so that you can pull samples directly from a sample folder in cloud storage. This is also indicated by the central section that mentions sharing your patches via the cloud platform or onto a cartridge.

From these initial images, it looks like the connections will include a USB port, MIDI, CV/gate inputs, line inputs and outputs. It will also host a built-in speaker on the right side.

SequencerTalk got an exclusive first look at the new WoFI synthesizer, and they got to chat with founder Romain Gianetti. You can watch the video in full below:

The final version of the WoFi is set to be presented at Insane Festival in August – we look forward to seeing it’s final release and the industry’s reaction.

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