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The effect of the Low Cut and Tape Age knobs are explored, followed by the mechanical ‘deterioration’ of the machine with the Crinkle and Wow and Flutter controls. The Speed knob is put to use for sonic enhancement.
The Shift Heads mode creates a synchronous, rhythmic musical production that results from the playback heads running at different speeds.
The tape drips with saturation when the Record Level is turned up. This example shows how things can get good when you push the limits. The Low Cut and Tape Age get in on the action for good measure.
A slow sequence is transformed with the Shift Heads while the Infinite transport CV is toggled using one of Magneto’s own clock outputs.
Using Magneto as a zero-latency sub-oscillator is as easy as sending a Gate signal to the Restart CV. Adding feedback creates sub-octaves of the sub-octave.
Minor Pentatonics ruled the day in the arcades. Here the Phrase Sample mode is used to fire some lasers and score some points.
Magneto provides the clock to a lively sequence and fills out the rhythm with delays and gated Reverb using the Spring CV input. The transport controls let you manipulate the machine in a variety of ways. When the deck is stopped, the Speed knob becomes an audio scrubber.
Magneto gracefully re-syncs to the Clock CV input after Speed knob manipulations temporarily change the delay time and pitch of the audio that has already been recorded. An LFO connected to the Speed CV provides a gentle vibrato.
Magneto self-oscillates in ever-evolving ways as the Speed knob is manipulated to change the pitch of oscillation. Combining this with Magneto’s Pitch Quantize mode, or controlling the Pitch with an external 1V/oct CV results in a unique sound generator in its own right.
A monotonic static input tone is morphed into a chordal tone generator by varying the SPEED knob while recording the incoming tone. The 1v/oct SPEED CV adds more possibilities.
Sounds are recorded at varying tape speeds in looper mode to create a full spectrum of slowly evolving sound-on-sound textures.
A little free-form improvisation with Magneto providing a multitude of ambience.
Magneto becomes a classic keyboard vari-speed sample playback machine by utilizing the 1v/oct Speed CV and the Restart CV inputs.
Why should synth players have all the fun? Here Magneto processes a guitar signal to create a new world of sonic possibilities.
Travel back in time when the sound of the future was ominous and unforgettable. Magneto completes the journey with vintage spring reverb and oscillating lo-fi delay tones.
Magneto’s Pause speed can be varied from snappy quick to super slow. The transport controls invite spontaneous creativity, and smoothly transition back to reality when you decide it’s time.