CHOMPI Club launches Kickstarter pre-order campaign for its quirky sampler
The CHOMPI allows for six hours of sample time & comes in a limited edition pink colourway
US-based CHOMPI Club has just launched a pre-order campaign on Kickstarter for its screenless “magical, Tape-Music instrument” named CHOMPI.
Developed by electronic music enthusiast duo, Tobias and Chelsea, each portable CHOMPI unit is built on a Daisy platform from audio hardware company, Electro-Smith, which allows for sampling, tape-style looping and multi-effects.
“Our CHOMPI sampler and this entire brand ecosystem is designed to be playful, exploratory, customizable, with a low barrier to entry... So that everyone can enjoy the magical language of sound design,” say the creators.
At a glance, the instrument’s most striking features are its customisable blocky controls, big knobs, and 2-octave with clacky MX Cherry switches which visually strengthen one of the company’s core values — “playful”.
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With four modes of operation, the instrument is able to play up to seven sounds at once, with 14 slots for saving and recalling samples for up to six hours. It also allows single-knob effects with filters, lo-fi effects and granular reverb and delay effects.
The noticeable, cartoon-faced CHOMPI Key on its upper-left side works as a Sample Record Button and Shift/Function Key.
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According to its official website, CHOMPI units will start to be assembled from June to October, with the team aiming to ship out their samplers by November this year.
CHOMPI Club’s online shop is also set to launch in November for regular purchases and will also feature upcoming accessories for sale.
The Kickstarter pre-order campaign for CHOMPI was launched on March 28 with an early bird price of US$499. A limited edition PINK CHOMPI is also up for grabs for an additional US$100.
Watch CHOMPI's introductory video below and to pre-order the quirky sampler, head over to the Kickstarter page here.
Amira Waworuntu is Mixmag Asia’s Managing Editor, follow her on Instagram.