TipTop Audio have cooked up a special edition of their ONE sample player Eurorack module. Working with Mute Records, Chris Carter and the rest of Throbbing Gristle they have released the TG ONE and it’s packed with Gristly goodness.
The TipTop R&D team have tweaked the firmware to create two new modes. The first is a random file selector so rather than moving to the next file in the playlist, like regular sequencer mode, it chooses a random sample file to play. The second mode loops playback and randomly seeks within a file. This gives a glitchy, skipping sort of effect. Both very appropriate to the Throbbing Gristle flavour of noise making.
The TG ONE comes with two new cards of samples curated by Chris Carter and from his original archive of recording sessions. One card contains 128 percussive samples, the other one longer sounds, loops and pads. These samples are central to creating that Throbbing Gristle sonic signature and are only available with the TG ONE.
To top it off the TG ONE is in the striking red and black livery of the band with the distinctive white flash. The band even appear on the box.
Listening to the demo it sounds like a suitably fierce little module. It’s going to give you some interesting directions to go it. This quote from Chris sums it up nicely:
“When Tiptop suggested this idea I was a little sceptical that it would be something people might want but once I started compiling the sounds I got excited about the potential and the possibilities – now I’m eager to hear how people will use this ‘TG DNA’ in their own music. I can’t wait…”
Apparently, it will be available in about a week. The original ONE goes for around £149, hopefully the TG ONE will be around the same. I also hope they release the firmware for existing users as the two new modes sound like a lot of fun.
- TipTop Audio TG ONE webpage.