Bastl started working on the machine more than 3 years ago and they are proud to say it is their most ambitious project yet and sets new standards of quality and craziness (yay for craziness!).
If the description above may sound a bit too crazy, this video could help make sense of it all:
With loads of parameters to tweak it invites users to explore a wide range of time based audio effects as well as the vast space in between their classical multi-effects categories (delay, phaser, reverb, chorus, pitch shifter, multi-tap delay, tape delay, tremolo, vibrato, compressor) and it’s all in stereo!
Each of the 9 different parameters (Tape Speed, Delay Coarse & Fine, Feedback, Filter, extra heads Spacing and Levels, Dry/Wet Mix and Volume) has a dedicated modulation source – called the Robot – which can be adjusted separately for left and right channels to create exciting new sound effects.
The Robot can function as a multi shaped LFO, an external CV source or an envelope follower which uses the external audio signal as a control source. On top of all that there are 8 buttons for selecting presets which can then be sequenced by a built in meta sequencer.
The Robots, the sequencer and the Delay can be synchronised to external or internal clock.
Thyme interfaces with MIDI, analog clock and CV, it has a switchable stereo/mono input, stereo output, adjustable headphone output and a footswitch jack.
Pricing & Availability:
Available for pre-order now for 439 EUR (excl. tax) at select dealers and Bastl’s own store noise.kitchen.
The first batch is expected to ship in January 2018!