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The Lo-fi Sampler

Real lo-fi sounds powered by analog voice recorder chips.

Sampling has never been easier.

The simplicity stimulates your creativity.


Easy sampling

Connect SnapBeat with any music sources with 3.5mm analog stereo cable. You can sample sound just by pressing record key.


Easy truncating

You can extract the only certain part of sampled sound such as single drum shot just by specifying start and end address.

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Live play

Play sampled sounds in real-time by using eight keys. Eight sounds can be played at the same time.

SnapBeat HW1-1 with MIDI keyboard

Connect with MIDI instruments

SnapBeat has MIDI IN interface. By connecting other MIDI instruments such as MIDI keyboard or sequencer, you can play the sampled sounds in SnapBeat from those external MIDI devices.

User Reviews

D on Tindie
wonderful instrument feels great in the hands
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I really like unique music playing devices. This is just too much fun to use! The keys are immediately familiar to anyone who has ever typed on a keyboard before, and the whole unit feels solid and well-made in the hands. I've already had several sessions of just clicking away the stock samples and I know without doubt this will remain a fun and inviting tool for my shelf. Please keep up the excellent work! Your documentation is precise and easy to follow.
Noah on Tindie
Noah on Tindie
Such a cool and EASY way to get into sampling!
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Sampling on the SnapBeat seriously couldn't be any easier. The lo-fi sample rate makes it perfect for almost instantly creating hip hop beats and other analogue sounding goodness! Can't recommend the SnapBeat enough! And the service both shipping and dealing with any issues was a perfect customer experience. 5 stars to Hiro and his sampling magic device.


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$ 189
  • SnapBeat product
  • Extra Arduino Nano for replacement
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No. It’s neither a complicated beat maker nor groove box. It doesn’t have built-in sequencer and rhythm edit function. You have to use other external MIDI instruments to play sequential pattern with the sampled sounds.

It supports only MIDI IN. By connecting it with external MIDI device via MIDI cable, you can play its sampled sounds from the external device such as a MIDI sequencer. There are some variants of TRS MIDI cable, but SnapBeat is compatible with following standard (Specification for use of TRS Connectors with MIDI Devices [RP-054]). Please use 3.5mm TRS type MIDI cable such as BOSS brand one

SnapBeat is using analog voice recorder chips for sampling sounds. Although it is Lofi sound in terms of frequency range, the sound is warm and live because of it’s analog recording.  

19.5 x 12.5 x 3 cm, 330g

SnapBeat has USB type C connector on the board for power supply. USB power supply and cable are not include in this product. You can use USB charger for smartphone to power it.