Torso Electronics introduces S-4 Sampler

Torso Electronics has introduced the S-4 ‘sculpting sampler ‘, described as “a futuristic platform for crafting unique soundscapes and compositions, using samples and real-time audio processing.”

The S-4 has four parallel stereo tracks, each with an audio engine featuring a chain of audio devices including samplers, live granular processing, morphing resonators, and a range of audio effects. You can capture sounds on the fly with the onboard microphone and stereo line input, or load samples from the four gigabyte internal flash storage.


  • Audio engine:
    • 4 parallel stereo audio tracks
    • Tape player with live looping capabilities
    • Polyphonic sample player
    • Live granular processing with time-warping and pitch-shifting algorithms
    • Morphing resonator (48-band filter bank)
    • Bit crushing, drive, and compression
    • Combined reverb and delay with pitch-shifting and shimmer
  • Modulation features
    • 4 modulators per track
    • Modulate any parameter of the audio engine
    • Modulator types:
    • Complex LFOs
    • Generative sequencing tools
    • Envelopes
  • Hardware
    • Quad-core 1.5 GHz processor
    • 4 GB flash memory (sample pool)
    • 24-bit / 48 kHz stereo audio in and out
  • I/O
    • 2 line-inputs
    • 2 line-outputs
    • Built-in microphone
    • Stereo headphone output
    • MIDI in/out
    • Analog sync in/out
    • USB-C
  • Miscellaneous
    • WiFi – Ableton Link
    • Class-compliant USB audio interface
    • Expandable number of inputs/outputs with class-compliant USB interfaces
  • User Interface
    • High-resolution LCD color display, 3.5 inch
    • 21 tactile RGB buttons
    • 9 high-quality endless encoders

The Torso Electronics S-4 is available to pre-order for $899, with shipping planned for March 2024.

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