Time Machine (ver. 2)

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Time Machine (ver. 2) by Arius Blaze, Ben Houston.

Release date: 01-13-2007

This is a collaborative piece by Ben Houston and Arius Blaze. It's an expanded on version of earlier works by Arius also entitled "time machines". The Time Machine is an "on the fly" remix machine. 12 patchable keys determine timing change ups and odd granular effects of either a sampled sound (from extremely tight to up to about 14 seconds - closer to the later the grimier the signal gets) or a direct incoming signal. Time is selectable between 3 ranges to allow for more range on the timing knob.

This is a digital piece with a very warm sound and very analog characteristics. A sample can be slowed to grumbles or sped up a great deal. Patches are magnetic - a thing we at folktek came up with so there is no need for plugging - you simply set your patch plug on whatever point you like. Patches can be made directly point to point or each of the keys can have an assigned effect. The result is high and simple playability. We've added a center patch section for point to point patches using alligator clips.

The time machine has all standard controls - mix, feedback, time one and two, level controls, sample on, delay on, 1/4" input, 1/4" output, and a 9v battery plug.




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