Time Machine

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Time Machine by Arius Blaze.

Release date: 06-07-2013

Price: $1993 and up

Waiting period: 2 to 3 weeks

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This time machine created by Arius Blaze is a small series of identical works featuring patchable keys via magnetic patchbay (folktek original).

Capable of everything the other time machines are but quite a bit more refined and with added connection possibilities so for the time being, sounds and videos will reference older models. More will be added when possible. For more reference, read up on the other models on the time portion of the site

The Time Machine is an "on the fly" remix machine. 8 patchable keys determine timing change ups and odd granular effects/ring modulation of either a sampled sound (from extremely tight to up to about 5-8 seconds (becoming more lofi after a few seconds) or a direct incoming signal. Time is selectable between 3 ranges to allow for more range on the timing knob. 

After a sample is captured, bits and pieces of the incoming signal can be added to or replace parts of the original. With the "add" jack, external CV can add/replace sound to/from the loop. 

As a delay it's exceptionally Dub heavy with feedback ranging from singular to swelling, infinite repeat.

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. The 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 are assigned to each key and pressing more than one key at a time creates a matrix affect allowing for more complicated effects and resampling. With the use of a magnet, a key can be depressed to act as a switch. The result is high and simple playability with thousands of possibilities.

Connections on the back allow the time machine to act as a master clock - with three 1/8" clock outputs and a tap tempo out. Using the tap tempo out and connection to a midi footswitch controller makes for an easy and inexpensive method of using the time machine as the master clock over midi as well.

CV input controls global pitch so among other possibilities, you can capture tight samples as synthesis from any source and play them with a sequencer or keyboard. 

Custom Oak box, custom switches and keys and custom patchbays with cloth covered cables. The time machine has controls for mix, feedback, time one and two, level controls, sample on, delay on, 1/4" input, 1/4" output, and runs on a standard 9v-12v power supply.

I can only provide US and EU power supplies (EU only provided upon request), but if that doesn't suit you, one will be very easy to find. 9v +tip, 2.1mm, 1000ma. A simple voltage converter will work as well.

The time machine nearly complete but is finished to order and ships in 2-3 weeks