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Crudlabs Crudman V2

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    Description
    The Crudman v2 is a unique electronic musical instrument based around a cassette Walkman hacked so its speed can be accurately controlled in musical intervals with Midi and unquantized 1v/octave CV. It also has Midi CC controllable ADSR and portamento, easy Midi polyphony with multiple units, and more.

    The Crudman is often referred to as a Walkman Mellotron™ but it does not sound like a Mellotron™. It's sound is all the result of the nuances of Walkman mechanics and cassette tape, combined with design and engineering overkill for a surprising degree of stability and tonal/musical accuracy. It's an actual musical instrument in the traditional sense of the word, which also happens to give a unique character to any sound you put through it.

    The Crudman v2 has surprisingly good tuning accuracy using a 16 bit DAC with each unit individually tuned by ear and mapped to both Midi notes and unquantized 1v/octave CV. It has a simple, easy to use onboard +/-100 cent tuning control. It has a custom NAB preamp with a dramatically better bass response and overall sound than the Sony TCM series Walkman's onboard preamp. It has a Midi CC controllable "auto warble". Multiple units can be daisy chained together over Midi for instant polyphony.

    It has three surprisingly stable octaves which you can hear in the video demos above, and also one super warbly and out of control low octave at the bottom. CV is unquantized 1v/octave from 0.1v to about 4.2v, with the ability to abruptly pull the motor to a halt at 0v.
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Tape Loops
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Storage: Tape
    Case
    Case: Desktop
    Controls: Buttons, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 1
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    CV Ports: CV IN
    Power: 9V DC
    Production
    Year Released: 2018
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.crudlabs.org
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $595 - convert
    Shopping
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