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Warpman cassette tape motor controller.

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Warpman cassette tape motor controller.

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Warpman is a cassette tape player motor controller. Warpman can be configured to run the tape speed back at 8 different speeds. The base pitch of the player can also be altered using the 'base speed' rotary control on warpman. The motor speed can also be accessed using a flat head screwdriver via a hole at the back of the modified cassette player.
Warpman changes the playback pitch of the cassette turning the cassette player into an instrument. A 45 minute cassette tape of 'factory sounds' is included with a collection of recorded sounds to use with warpman.

https://youtu.be/G5CMcszyXCs A quick demo of Warpman.

Download the Warpman manual here:-

https://www.decadebridge.com/Downloads/Manuals/Warpman%20Manual.pdf



Different options are available for the potentiometer resistance. Select the resistances you want for the top row and bottom of potentiometers below:-

100k potentiometers - Little change in pitch when all the way to the right to just over an octave drop in pitch when to the left. All the way to the left stops tape playback.

50k potentiometers - A little less than a semitone drop in pitch when all the way to the right (perfect for tuning to semitones) to just over an octave drop in pitch when to the left. All the way to the left stops tape playback.

10k potentiometers - A little less than a two semitone drop in pitch when all the way to the right (perfect for tuning scales when used alongside 100k or 50k pots) to just over an octave drop in pitch when to the left. All the way to the left stops tape playback.


For tuning to specific notes the 50k and 10k pots have a finer range e.g. you could have the top row of pots 50k and the bottom row 10k giving you a wider range of control over the notes.

The 100k pots can be tuned also but the drop off in pitch is quicker the further left the pot is turned. I find the 100k pots good for fine tuning when turned to the right and can create nice detuning effects for over the top 'wow and flutter'.

Select which resistance values you would like for the top row and bottom row.

This item comprises of the following items:
Warpman keyboard
Modified cassette player
Factory sounds cassette tape

***If you would like the cassette player lid removing so that the tape is exposed let me know. I will not remove the lid unless instructed. Removing the lid will also mean the built in speaker will also be removed***


Use Warpman to re-pitch and sample old cassette tapes, slow down drum beats or create classic slow down FX.
The cassette player also has a loft microphone for recording field recordings or instruments, warpman can be used to slow the speed at which the tape records. It also has a FM radio that can also be recorded to tape.

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Ryan Boyd 10 Feb, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Very cool cassette mod! Showed up quickly for being overseas

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Arthur Song 28 Jan, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Great little instrument, Steven has also been really pleasant to deal with, and extremely helpful. 10/10 would recommend

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Krikl 30 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

this person created a very unique instrument. I would describe it as an "art" piece. it's really clever, fun, and inspirational piece to work with. it was well thought out, and included a cassette with recorded notes/chords to play with. shipping was done quickly and packaged very nicely. i am thrilled with this unique device.

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Tim Drage 09 Dec, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Great 1-bit music artifact, can't wait to have a play when I can get the ZX Spectrum set up again. Great seller, highly recommended

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