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G4 Mockup

Here is what the ISHIZENO G4 grid could look like.

Grid

This grid is made of 324 keys and 10 knobs. Keys are illuminated by RGB leds and are sensitive to pressure, tilt, and velocity. Knobs use rotary encoders with 24 detents and 24 PPR resolution, as well as SPST momentary switching.

The controller can be used for both playing and sequencing. In playing mode, 8 rows of keys are used for playing, while the top row is used for sequencing. In sequencing mode, 8 rows of keys are used for sequencing, while the top row is used for note selection. The grid supports playing across 4 octaves and 8 channels, as well as 36-step sequencing. When a note is added to a sequence, the 4 potentiometer settings related to the note’s channel can be set from the knobs located on the left side of the grid, while the 6 analog levels of the note’s channel can be set from the knobs located on the right side. In other words, it brings everything together nicely.

With it, a typical setup would consist of:

  • An i8 submodular synthesizer
  • A g4 grid
  • An iPad
  • A good pair of headphones
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