Time Machine (ver. 3)

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Time Machine (ver. 3) by Arius Blaze.

Release date: 05-13-2007

The box for this work is old and full of character - not perfect. It has purple velvet interior! Everything on the panel (including the panel) is custom and meant to somewhat reflect the character of the box.

The Time Machine is an "on the fly" remix machine. 27 point patchbay to determine timing change ups and odd granular effects of either a sampled sound (from extremely tight to up to about 5 seconds) or a direct incoming signal altered with either minimal delay or phenomenol analog style. 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 can be made directly point to point. The excess feedback potential allows for the possibility of using this work as a standalone piece. The time machine has all standard controls - mix, feedback, level controls, sample on, delay on, 1/4" input, 1/4" output, trigger jack (to allow for sampling with a foot pedal), and a 9v battery plug.

All of the following Future upgrade options breathe entirely new life into this piece, making it more playable and allowing for thousands more possibilities. Each will be housed in a custom hardwood box. Since these upgrades are optional, the buyer will have to let me know if he/she would like the ports added on the side to fascilitate these upgrades. The additional ports are free but I was reluctant to add them, not knowing whether the buyer would want any future upgrades - Lest I be wasting my time and energy. ::::::::::::::::: = The all touch-based playable keyboard - polyphonic and feeding through the circuitry of the time machine to turn this piece into a samplable synthesizer. = The 8 part sequencer (like that on the time scape sequencer) allows the the effects to be played in time - each part is patchable to the main patchbay generating some of the instant craziest hardware shit you've ever heard. There is no other piece of hardware that does anything like this when the sequencer is added. an amazing thing. = twenty part custom keyboard with all handmade keys and two patchable mains - allows thousands of effects to be played as and when you like. __________

There are four MP3 sound samples below. These were taken from a 38 minute recording of me playing the Inverter. You can find the inverter on the main Delay page. While these two pieces are based on similar circuitry, the two are still quite different. This particular piece in designed in a much different way - with the intention of increasing the playability and immediate processing - for example, the patchable keys. Also this piece has up to 8 minutes of sample time, whereas the Inverter had only two or three. The original recording being altered is a cassette recording of a friend and I playing piano at the pub - so there is a bit of noise in the original recording - nothing that I thought was too much to be of use for these recordings. On one of the tracks I simply laid a beat over top - you'll know when you hear it. Some of the samples sound overloaded but this was completely a result of converting a stereo recording (2 tracks) into mono (1 track). The MP3's are medium quality to save space - each is around 4 minutes: Wave Front Inverter 1 Wave Front Inverter 2 Wave Front Inverter 3 Wave Front Inverter 4 ____ This piece included patch cables and accessories and a manual with patch sheet.