The Stereo Triggered Sampler (STS) is a top-class tool for recording, processing and playing back audio material. The module can not only handle short sound snippets and loops, but recordings with a length of several hours as well. Data is stored on a micro-SD card. The circuit’s sample management is remarkably intuitive. For reproducing audio files, there are two well-equipped stereo players. CV inputs allow users to modulate lots of parameters. In short: A very flexible, great sounding sampler for modular setups.
The Stereo Triggered Sampler features two audio players and a simultaneously usable recording section. Data is stored on a micro-SD card. The module can manage up to 600 samples. They are organized in banks with ten storage slots each. Renaming existing files isn’t necessary. One sample can have a size of up to 4 GB, which equals a playback time of more than six hours. (Stereo format, 16 Bit and 44.1 kHz) The STS can read WAV files with a resolution of up to 32 Bit and 96 kHz. Micro-SD cards are hot-swappable.
The audio players of the STS come equipped with the following connectors and control elements:
Bank button: Selects a sample bank.
Sample potentiometer and CV input: Selects which sample within the chosen bank is played back.
1V/Oct input: CV connector for determining the playback pitch via a keyboard or sequencer.
Play button and trigger input: These elements start the audio playback.
End Out connector: Emits a trigger signal after the playback is finished.
Pitch potentiometer: Allows users to manually alter the pitch. (Range: -4 to +5 octaves)
Start Pos. Potentiometer and CV input: Determines the start position within the selected sample.
Reverse button and trigger input: Switches between two playback modes. (Forward / backwards)
Length potentiometer and CV input: Sets the playback time respectively the loop end point. Depending on knob position and incoming CV values, the STS behaves in one or another way:
Length < 1 %: Tiny grains are played.
Length < 50 %: A percussive decay envelope is applied to sculpt the sound. Length > 50 %: 200 milliseconds to five seconds of the selected sample is played.
Length at max: The entire file is played back.
Furthermore, each player section features an audio output. The connectors can be used in two ways:
Mono mode: Each audio player mixes left and right channel. Results can be tapped at the corresponding output.
Stereo Mode: The audio material of both players is mixed. The resulting stereo signal is emitted at the outputs. (Player 1 = Left channel / Player 2 = Right channel)
The record section of the Stereo Triggered Sampler comes equipped with two audio inputs (left / right). Users can choose between a resolution of 16 Bit and 24 Bit. The sample rate is fixed at 44.1 kHz. – At least for the moment. A 96 kHz mode might be added in the future. Bank and sample control elements allow users to select a storage slot. Recordings can be started via the Rec button or a trigger input. A LED visualizes the level of incoming audio material.
The Firmware can be updated via micro-SD card.
The Stereo Triggered Sampler comes with a 32 GB micro-SD card, filled with more than 200 audio files.
1V per octave input
Two trigger inputs (Play, Reverse)
Trigger output (End Out)
Three CV outputs (Length, Start Pos, Sample)
Two audio inputs (left / right)
Record trigger input
3U Eurorack module, 20 HP wide, 25 mm in depth