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Introducing The Reflex LiveLoop Sampler!
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Author Introducing The Reflex LiveLoop Sampler!
Introducing The Reflex LiveLoop Sampler!

A real-time, 16 bit @ 48KHz stereo sampler with live recording, editing, slicing, looping, reversing, over-dubbing, and massive +/- 5 octave sample rate range. Only uses 16HP too

A few months back, a fellow Wiggler noticed I'd designed a tiny sampler machine for a live performance mini box, and asked if this could become a euro-rack module. The rest is history.

If you have been following the Reflex thread in the MW DIY forum, you'll know that it's been quite an undertaking, but finally the Reflex is ready to show the world!

Features at a glance:

•174 seconds of 16 bit recording @ 48KHz sample rate in Stereo, up to 90 minutes @ 1.5KHz
•Playback +/- 5 octaves
•Delays from milliseconds to minutes, with pristine clarity
•PlayFX Windowing over samples/slices in forward, reverse, granular tracking
•Slicing of samples up to 400 slices manually, by trigger, automatically, or by audio peaks
•Slice modifier and overdubbing, CV controlled selection/triggering
200 note real time Slice Sequencer built in
•Clock sync I/O
•Built in 3 band EQ for tailoring Karplus Strong FX, decays, and delays
•Guitar Looper style mode for controlled Layering/peeling of SOS
•Easy to use single button and hands off foot switch control of sampling
•Firmware Updateable / expandable

Dimensions: width 16HP, height 128.5mm, depth 4.6cm
Price $400
Status: In production, availability by end of April

PM me with any questions or visit to pre-order

Here's some videos and demos of the Reflex during development nanners

Using a guitar and slicing it up

The Slice Groove Sequencer

Karplus Strong microdelays

Great Granulizer Batman!!


Long Features List:

Record Sample Rate: 174 seconds in stereo at 48Ks/s.
This isn't an "up to" spec., it's better than CD quality for almost 3 minutes!
- Maximum Record times / quality per channel:
174 seconds @ 48Ks/s 16 bit >CD Quality
248 seconds @ 24Ks/s 16 bit >FM Radio Quality
11.6 minutes @ 12Ks/s 16 bit >AM Radio Quality
23.2 minutes @ 6Ks/s 16 bit Retro Sampler Quality
46.4 minutes @ 3Ks/s 16 bit Min Voice Quality
92.8 minutes @ 1.5Ks/s 16 bit LFO, Wave making Quality )
- 10 octave Sample Rate Playback range via CV + Rate Knob offset
- Knob Take-over Sample Rate recall for each Mode transition:
- LED circle direction indication (four flashes) and present Rate position indication
- "Smart Take-over" eliminates "hard" jumps by becoming active once Knob returns to previous position
- "Slide-To" for moving away from previous sample rate position

- Trigger inputs for Record/SOS/Delay/Play/Clock, Creating Slices, Playing Slices, PlayFX start/sync
- Gate input for PlayFX
- Footswitch (S-Trig/Gate) for Record/SOS/Delay/Play, PlayFX start/sync/stop
- Bipolar CV inputs for Sample Rate Control/offset, EQ bands, with attenuvertors
- Unipolar CV inputs for Slice Selection, PlayFX start and End Control offsets

- Stereo Inputs 10V p-p L&R all samples rec/play in stereo
- Feedback Return input isolated mix to sampler, Feedback insert return
- Stereo Outputs 10V p-p L&R
- Blend Control to mix incoming audio with outgoing audio
- Feedback Level control for send, or third output channel of sample output only (for multiple amps)
- intelligent auto fade-out for echo and layer stops independent of input mix setting (1/2 cross fade)
- Spectrum Analyzer for RGB "Color Organ" audio indication/analysis.
- Zero Crossing Point Loop Lock and Soft-Mute technology for click free speed looping.
- Low latency triggering <1mS for fast triggers, click free soft shoulder for slower. 7uS trigger pulse.
- Zero latency pass through EQ filters and near zero latency (20uS) sampler input (great for accurate slicing)

RP (record/play) Sampler Modes:
- 3 Main RP (Record/Play) Modes: Layer, Echo (delay), R/P Sampler (simple record/punch-in/append)
- Foot Switch compatibility Mode (S-Trig) for foot controlled sync'ed echo/looping/layering
- Record (Continuous) PlayFX simultaneously into delay/sample/layer for Looping afterwards
- Auto-Slices R/P, Echo (delay), Layer action points for instant recall using Slice Select/CV
- No "Memory Full" stop of recording, loops forever! Good to recall recent sequences via Play Slices
- Clock Trigger Synchronization of Layer and Echo by "Arming" Steps with /1 - /16 setting for Arm Record/Delay/Play sync and following sync of Slices looping
- R/P Mode allows over-dubbing, punching-in, and appending a sample while playing

Sample Slicing:
- Sample Slicing during any mode (Record/Play/Echo etc), up to 400 slices
- Slicing via T/G input &, Audio Peaks & Slice button simultaneously, or Auto-Slicing with every event (default)
- Peak Auto-Slicing by audio levels and intelligent noise floor, amplitude angle/delta algorithm.
- Slicing format controlled intuitively by Mode:
. Record: Sequential Slicing (Slice End = Next Slice Start)
. Echo (delay) / Layer (SOS) : Loop size slices starting at slice creation
. Infinite echo/Layer play: Loop size slices starting at slice creation
. R/P Record/Play loop: Variable "Record exit" Auto Slicing
. Play FX Start/End, Position/Size miniLoops: Loop sized slices starting at slice creation
. PlayFX G-Move: Present G-Move position
- Sequence Slices via CV voltage ratio / # of Slices and Slice Play trigger
- 1-16 Manual Slice Play selector/ CV offset with LED Slice# indication
- Slice Sample Rate recall + Rate knob offset + Rate CV offset
- Variable Rate Slicing to increase record time drastically when HIFI not req'd with "as created" playback
- "Slice Groove" 200 note sequencer feature: Record a tap sequence using selected slices, then loop playback!
- Slice Record Over-dubbing / replace inside defined slice.

- 3 PlayFX Modes to play sections of RP Sample at any time, slice-able
- PlayFX (all modes) inside of slices (global) and button controlled permanent Slice modification
- Simultaneous Record and PlayFX/Slice to loop/echo out applied FX.
- PlayFX Trigger input for Start/re-start miniLoop Play
- PlayFX Gate input for active on high reset on low: live freezing!
- Clock-on-loop output on bidirectional Rec trigger

PlayFX Modes:
- Loop Start/End controls & CV's for Sample/MiniLoop/Slice/G-Move Playing
- Reverse PlayFX when in Start/End Play mode (by reversing Start and End controls)
- Loop Position/Sizes & CV's for constant Loop size while panning through Sample/MiniLoop/Slice
- G-Move Flowing Granulizer Direction/Speed and Grain Size knob and CV controllable. Sizes: < 1 mS to 250 mS.
- G-Move Granulizer "roll space" can be defined by presently playing MiniLoop, Echo/delay, Layer or Slice boundries.
- Layered PlayFX priority: MiniLoop/Granulize inside a Slice, Granulize inside of a MiniLoop, Slice over a MiniLoop.
- Play FX or a Slice while still Recording / Layering / Echoing via Buttons or T/G.
- Built in CV band controllable EQ for fine tuning feedback and FX output. Flat band mode for CV VCA FX.
- FX (Left) channel feedback insert for external send return filter insertion. Adjustable Send 10V P-P standard, matched for headphones/cueing

- 32 LED Indicators, 9 for LED Circle to indicate Rate, settings, Slice Select and Clock input division 1-16. RGB Spectrum indicator
- Power down user Settings memory
- USART, audio and data bus Interface for possible Future Expansion
- Firmware Upgrade-able, ships with V2.00 as of April 2017
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outstanding work applause
Thanks! And thankyou enj_music for doing that modular grid change!
G-Move freeze mode sounds like a NIN remix in the making
Holy smokes. That's a pretty awesome module.
psyched to hear its finally been officially announced (been following the diy thread)

i'll just ask this here, since i'm guessing others will want to know too...where did the power consumption end up at?
Congrats for getting this out the door! It's gotta feel good smile

This thing looks/sounds amazing, nice work, great documentation/demos!
Any European dealers getting this ? Looks sick we're not worthy

Yes, just I noticed I forgot the power. It's at 190mA +12V and 60mA on the -12V side running full out.
Was tracking the progress of this in the DIY forum, looks really fun, congrats!
Was lookng for a module like that!! A sort of Electrix repeater for euro right?

Will it be DIY only or assembled also?

Thanx for the great work!!
updated the power reqs on modulargrid thumbs up
Great jwm, someone else posted it there and I have never had the chance to update it.

jenz the Reflex LiveLoop is completely assembled & tested

Cheers cheliosheart!
Gotta say.... This looks fantastic! Congrats Sandrine. Pretty much blows every other modular sampler to date out of the water (of course Rossum is doing a sampler, but I don't see them as directly competing products really). And honestly, the price isn't bad either. The sheer amount of features, coupled with the audio quality is amazing. Raising the bar for sure w00t
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This is extremely powerful eek!
My Phonogene suddenly got nervous.
You clearly waited until i bought a Tyme Sefari to punish me.
When will they be available IN STORES. :-)
This is awesome!!
So the sample rate input would be like the varispeed in Phonogene?
With negative voltage the sample goes backwards?
Does it track 1/v per octave?
I have been LOVING the video demos in the DIY thread as new features were added and explained! REALLY excited for this and hope more vids follow (until I can afford one!) - congrats Sandrine!
woah thumbs up
freaking gorgeous! we're not worthy we're not worthy
thumbs up McKenic!

Juanjocov wrote:
This is awesome!!
So the sample rate input would be like the varispeed in Phonogene?
With negative voltage the sample goes backwards?
Does it track 1/v per octave?

No that's not right, the Rate control goes +/- 5 octaves in forward or reverse so center is standard 48Khz rate. With a CV present, the attenuvertor is inserted and the Rate knob becomes a +/- offset.

The PlayFX (green button) uses the Start/End knobs to do a reverse. Start knob bigger than End, so you can take just a window of the sample or the whole thing, then vary the rate.

This video covers that sort of. It was in answer to a question on recording a reverse sample then SOS new audio on to it.

A G-Move also can reverse play by moving through a sample backwards when the "Start" knob is left of center, kind of the way you're describing, but without changing the pitch.
This video shows that at about 3:00

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Very impressive!
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