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Crudlabs Crudman V2

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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.

Technical Specifications
Type: Analog
Synthesis: Tape Loops
Oscillators: 1
Envelopes: 1
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 1
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono
Storage: Tape
Case: Desktop
Controls: Buttons, Switches, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Pedal - Filter
Display Type: LED
Audio Output Connections: 1/8" Phone Jack, Mono Headphone
Audio Output Count: 1
CV Ports: CV IN
Power: 9V DC
Year Released: 2018

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

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