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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 1v/octave CV. It also has Midi CC controllable ADSR, portamento, and some other fun things.

The Crudman v2 has improved tuning accuracy using a 16 bit DAC neurotically individually tuned by ear for each individual unit and mapped to both MIDI notes and unquantized 1v/octave CV, a simple, easy to use onboard +/-100 cent tuning control, an adjustable onboard Auto Gain Control, a custom NAB preamp with a dramatically better bass response and overall sound than the Sony TCM series Walkman's onboard preamp, a MIDI CC controllable "auto warble", and some other new 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, and uses a 16 bit ADC for the CV in.

Crudmans are currently made to order. 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 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.

This project is being kept a bit below the radar so only the right artists, producers, composers, sound designers, etc will find it. If you have any questions or comments email lab@crudlabs.org any time.

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