Hello.  Crudman v2 is here. Crudman 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, portamento, easy Midi polyphony, and some other fun things described below. It's easy to use, just plug in a Midi cable or 1/8" CV in and it's ready to go.

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. And it has some other fun things.

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.

Crudmans are made to order and will be available for sale until probably around mid Summer 2018. Price per unit is $595 with NYC sales tax (if applicable), free worldwide shipping, and warranty included. If you'd like to buy one or more check in with lab@crudlabs.org. No pre-orders, no email blasts, just email if you want one, you'll typically get a response in 24 hours.

Crudlabs is located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Local and NYC-visiting customers are always welcome to come pick up in person.

If you have any questions or comments email lab@crudlabs.org any time.

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Multiple units can be daisy chained for Midi polyphony as seen in the video above.

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