Elsa is a retro style sampling keyboard with tempo based looping. Record, save, load, reverse samples with a multi octave on screen keyboard or plug in your core midi device of choice, soft- or hardware. Elsa comes with three built in effects, a reverb, a resonant low pass filter and a frequency/bit crush. Samples are looped in three different modes, one off, forward and/or forward-reverse. The start and end of playback also comes in three modes, one set of start and stop for all, one set per note and/or one set per octave, allowing for many different types of samples. Additionally at playback time, sample length can also be controlled by a set of sample dividers, 1-8.
Developer Erik Sigth said "I love samplers, but I wasn't completely happy with how most of my samplers work, mostly in terms of looping. So, I thought I would attempt to make my own and try to make it more playable.. Anyway, this is the result. The way it works is that it looks at the note being played and makes the sample length shorter or longer depending on this. There are also some effects, bit crush, reverb and a resonant low pass filter."
Pricing and Availability:
Affordable workstation type keyboard
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