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Magneto

  • Rs. 55,600.00
  • Rs. 61,600.00
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Four Head dTape Echo & Looper
Interstellar Space Machine - Infinite Possibilities To Design Your Sounds
Features: • Stereo Tape Delay Effects Module for Eurorack Modular Synthesizers. Capable of Multiple Effects, inclu. Tape Saturation, Self-Oscillation, Spring Reverb, Looping, Phrase Sampling, Reverse Delay, and more...
• Processor-Intense dTape algorithm
• Three Operational Modes: Echo, Sound On Sound Looper, Phrase Sampler
• Varispeed algorithm with dynamic machine mechanics
• Clock Multiplier/Divider allows more creative potential when clocked to an external source
• Extensive CV I/O for Deep Modular Exploration

Description

Magneto
Four Head dTape Echo & Looper
  • Stereo Tape Delay Effects Module for Eurorack Modular Synthesizers
  • Capable of Multiple Effects, inclu. Tape Saturation, Self-Oscillation, Spring Reverb, Looping, Phrase Sampling, Reverse Delay, and more...
  • Processor-Intense dTape algorithm
  • Three Operational Modes: Echo, Sound On Sound Looper, Phrase Sampler
  • Varispeed Algorithm with Dynamic Machine Mechanics
  • Clock Multiplier/Divider allows more creative potential when clocked to an external source
  • Extensive CV I/O for Deep Modular Exploration

Interstellar Space Machine

Create expansive soundscapes and evolving, otherworldly tones. Add layers upon layers of harmonic and rhythmic complexity within an enveloping stereo field. Infuse your rack with vintage warmth and retrofuturistic soul.

Tape Delay, Looper, And More

Packed with powerful features while maintaining intuitive playability, Magneto is a stereo multi-head tape delay that also functions as a looper, phrase sampler, vintage spring reverb unit, phase-aligned clock multiplier, chaotic oscillator, zero latency sub-oscillator and more, with extensive CV I/O.

Transform Your Modular

Turn simple monophonic signals into complex orchestrations. Create new oscillator tones using self-oscillation. Add rich stereo dimension to your sound, and enjoy the inherent warmth and sweet, subtle distortion characteristics of magnetic tape. Magneto transforms even the smallest rack into a fully expressive, immersive instrument.

Vintage Vibe

To capture the full experience and complexity of a vintage tape echo machine, every last tape system attribute was relentlessly studied and faithfully recreated. From the sought-after natural saturation and soft clipping of magnetic tape when driven hard, to hands-on real-time controls for tape age, tape crinkle, and mechanical wow and flutter, Magneto delivers a rich multi-head delay experience that adds life and vibe to your sound.

Play It Like An Instrument

Every function, control, gain stage, and signal path component in Magneto works together to respond musically and smoothly, even during the wildest live modular improvisations. All this is combined with a luxurious spring reverb to take the sound of your modular setup to a new level, and your sonic explorations into far-out territories.

Completely Analog Dry Path

In a typical digital effect the dry signal gets converted to digital, causing conversion noise and latency. Signals are often attenuated before combining digital dry and wet, with makeup gain amplifying the conversion noise. To avoid this terrifying scenario, we’ve equipped Magneto with a completely analog dry path. Why go to all this trouble? Because the improvements in dynamic range and reduction in noise are so dramatic.

Insanely Powerful DSP

We’ve outfitted Magneto with the incredibly powerful Analog Devices SHARC ADSP-21369 processor, which provides a 366 MHz core instruction rate, and an incredible 2.4 Gigaflops of peak performance. Thanks to this high-powered technology platform within Magneto, we had the freedom to craft our processor-intense tape echo algorithms without compromise.

 

Infinite Possibilities To Design Your Sounds

 

Features:
>Tape Saturation - Warm Up Your Rack
  • Not only does Magneto deliver the warm, luscious delay signals that tape delays are known for, it is also capable of a high degree of saturation.
  • Turn up the Record Level knob to send a hot signal to the record head for any amount of tape saturation you desire.
  • Turn up the Tape Age control for warmer repeats.
  • Add some truly beautiful Spring Reverb.
  • Magneto adds organic heart and soul to the sound of your modular.
>Otherworldly Self-Oscillator
  • Tap in a fast delay time, crank up the REPEATS knob, and Magneto launches into beautifully singing self-oscillation.
  • Magneto will find evolving tonalities determined by the SPEED/PITCH setting (knob or 1V/octave CV), and the LOW CUT and TAPE AGE knobs.
  • Press the INFINITE transport button to capture a particular tonality.
  • Switch to Pitch Quantize mode and as you turn the SPEED knob, Magneto will play within any of 15 selectable scales.
>Pitch Shifted Delays
  • In SHIFT mode, Magneto creates rhythmically pitched delays by changing the playback speed of each of the playback heads.
  • Head 1 plays back up one octave and a fifth at 3x speed, Head 2 plays up one octave at 2x speed, Head 3 plays down one octave at half speed (creating deep bass sounds), and Head 4 plays quarter note repeats with no pitch shift.
  • Use SHIFT mode to make things bigger and deeper, and to add melodic and rhythmic content.
  • In SHIFT mode, Magneto is also easily configured as a powerful zero-latency sub oscillator: Just run your gate signal to the Restart CV input and blend in only Head 3 with the DRY signal.
>Spring Reverb
  • Some of the classic tape echo machines included small integrated spring reverb tanks tuned to limited bandwidth.
  • For Magneto, we captured this vintage vibe while creating a flexible, beautiful spring reverb that stands on its own, in addition to enhancing delayed signals.
  • The reverb circuit’s gain structure is designed so that when pushed hard, it will trash up nicely to hold its own with the funkiest lo-fi units, but when the input level is backed off, the reverb has a gorgeous, gentle character that enhances even subtle passages in a sophisticated and spacious way.
>Looper - Sound On Sound
  • Just like one of our favorite moving head tape echo machines, Magneto gives you a Sound on Sound mode (LOOP Mode).
  • When you enter LOOP Mode, the machine is already recording, just like a traditional tape echo machine.
  • Tape head 4 is the looper playback head while tape heads 1-3 provide delay repeats for the incoming signal.
  • To set the length of your tape, press Tap once to set your splice “in” point, and press Tap again to set your splice “out” point.
  • All of the tone shaping knobs are active and affect your loop as it plays back and re-records.
  • Press Tap a third time to completely erase the tape. The REPEATS knob controls regeneration strength.
  • Set lower REPEATS level for loops that evolve over time.
  • The maximum loop length is 15 seconds at max SPEED, or two minutes at minimum SPEED.
>Phrase Sampler
  • Magneto includes a Phrase Sampler for recording a loop that is the length between two taps of the TAP button.
  • Just press the TAP button once to start sample recording, again to stop recording, and a third time to clear the sample memory.
  • You can trigger sample playback with the RESTART transport button or via the RESTART CV input.
  • The Speed knob or Speed CV determines the pitch and speed of the sample playback.
>Infinite Echo - Infinity and Beyond
  • Want to just let Magneto continue to generate a soundscape while you play with some other modules?
  • In ECHO mode or LOOP mode, just press the INFINITE transport button at any time to disable the Record head and allow Magneto to continuously play the most recent delay cycle or loop length audio.
  • You can also engage INFINITE and use Magneto as an oscillator.
>Reverse - Flip It And Reverse It
  • In ECHO mode, the entire tape contents (not just the current delay time) are played backwards when you press Reverse.
  • This allows for some very trippy effects when playing back sections that included SPEED manipulations or PAUSE events.
  • In LOOP or SAMPLE modes, the loop or sample length will play in reverse. You can continue recording new audio to layer with the reversed audio from the tape
>Phase Aligned Clock Multiplier/Divider
  • Each of Magneto’s four tape heads has its own Clock CV output, phase aligned with incoming Clock or Tap CV signals.
  • In ECHO mode with EVEN head spacing, Head 1 outputs 4/1 (16th notes), Head 2 outputs 2/1 (8th notes), Head 3 outputs 3/4 (dotted 8th notes), while Head 4 is 1/1.
  • Different values are available in TRIPLET and SHIFT head spacings.
>Mechanical Tape Stop/Start Effect
  • The PAUSE transport control is part of Magneto’s faithful recreation of a varispeed tape delay, with mechanical slowdown when pausing and mechanical speedup when coming out of pause.
  • The speed of this mechanical slowdown/startup effect is user-definable.
>Audio Scrubber - Scrub Your Audio Clean
  • When the transport has come to rest after Pause is engaged, the Speed knob acts as an audio scrub tool.
  • The length of audio in the scrub buffer is determined by the position of the Speed knob when Pause is engaged, from 750ms at maximum speed, to 6 seconds at minimum speed.
>Stereo Operation - Stereoize Your Modular
  • Double your dimension. Even if everything else in your rack is mono, plug into Magneto’s left input and enjoy instant stereo gratification.
  • Each of Magneto’s four playheads can have their outputs panned hard left or right (or center).
  • There are three pan modes: LRLR, LRRL, and (customizable) Center.
  • With all heads centered, a psycho-acoustic stereo image is produced.
  • Adding Wow and Flutter or the built-in Spring Reverb enhances the stereo field even further.
Feature Specs:
Sound Design:
    • Tape-voiced delay machine with four playback heads and one record head
    • Processor-intense dTape algorithm delivers meticulously nuanced recreations of vintage tape echo systems
    • Three operational modes: Echo, Sound On Sound Looper, Phrase Sampler
    • Varispeed algorithm with dynamic machine mechanics, 8:1 speed range
    • Input record level for clean reproduction to warm, fat saturation
    • Self-oscillating for tone generation
    • Independent Spring Reverb
Control:
    • Dedicated control over tape mechanics, machine health, and tone: Low Cut, Tape Age, Crinkle, Wow & Flutter
    • Transport controls (buttons and CV inputs) for real-time performance options
    • Individual Playback Head Level controls
    • Individual head Feedback assignment independent of playback level
    • Three stereo head panning options, including user-defined custom panning
    • Phase aligned clock out (CLK OUT) CVs synched with clock in (CLK IN) CV
Ranges:
    • Maximum Delay/Loop Time: 15 seconds at maximum Speed, two minutes at minimum Speed
    • Minimum Delay Time: 200µS at maximum speed
    • Clock In CV Range: 50ms – 15s
    • TAP Button Range: 50ms – 15s
    • TAP CV Range: 10ms – 15s
Technical Specs
  • Power:
    • +12V rail: 210mA
    • -12V rail: 210mA
    • +5V rail: 0mA
  • Rack Width: 28HP
  • Rack Depth: 41mm, 1.61”
  • Sampling Rate: 96kHz
  • Audio Input Impedance: 22 kOhm
  • Maximum Audio Input Level: 20 Vpp
  • Audio Output Impedance: 1 kOhm
  • Maximum Audio Output Level: 20 Vpp
  • Signal To Noise Ratio: 114dB typical
****Latest Page Update Published on 10th April 2022****

Most of the Brands, that Transistory directly imports into India are Boutique Eurorack / Modular Brands/Manufacturers, that manufacture units in small batches and are usually built upon order confirmation from us, while constantly maintaining consistent quality and robustness & very importantly, prices that they (the Brands), through Transistory deliver to the end user (YOU).

Covid-19 Related Bottlenecks and now Russia's Occupation by War Campaign have resulted in Heavy Supply Chain Delays and Various Chip + Parts Shortages that have affected all Manufacturing Industries including but not limited to Eurorack / Modular Manufacturing Brands available through Transistory, which ultimately results in slower overall production time for products/units and in some rare cases minor variations in prices of products.

In fact, few Eurorack / Modular brands/manufacturers, especially ones with highly complex module(s) or product(s) have actually paused production and sales indefinitely until further notice.

Don't Worry, products of such Brands are NOT displayed or made available for sale through Transistory until the time these Brands cannot fulfill product orders within Transistory's Pre-Order System time frame.

***Any Brand Manufacturers Reading This Policy, Please Note:
Transistory's Pre-Order System & Policy Is Simply For Our Convenience.
To Collect & Consolidate Individual Customers Orders Before We Place Orders With You. 

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TRANSISTORY has thus adopted a Pre-Order System with carefully chosen Eurorack / Modular Brands, specifically to curb big purchase orders which ultimately take longer to fulfill and and once fulfilled, can also result in sleeping stock with Transistory of products/units incase they do not sell/tickle the fancy of the new and growing community of Indian Eurorack / Modular Music Making Enthusiasts.

All Pre-Orders & pre-order product(s) have a 15-45 working days lead time from Order Confirmation to Final Delivery. Please read on for more details below.

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BONUS: Transistory's Pre-Order System also greatly helps to suppress your impulsive G.A.S. {G.ear A.cquisition S.yndrome} an extremely common affliction amongst music enthusiasts in the fast moving world of Music Technology.

G.A.S. Definition
"Gear Acquisition Syndrome, also known as G.A.S., is commonly understood as the musicians’ unrelenting urge to buy and own instruments and equipment as an anticipated catalyst of creative energy and bringer of happiness."

Please Google, Gear Acquisition Syndrome for more information or to identify if you have ever been a victim of this common disorder.
We at Transistory are most definitely guilty of regular re-lapses into this chaos, as we are sure a lot of you are as well.
Fortunately / Unfortunately, depending on subjective viewpoints there is no actual cure for G.A.S.
The only solution is Healthy Management of G.A.S.

Let's face it, Starting off / Growing your Eurorack Music System can very quickly become a highly exorbitant endeavor, so it is extremely helpful and considerably safer on the pocket to have a buffered time option to thoroughly research the gear you are interested in buying before placing your order, rather than impulsively purchasing music gear on a G.A.S.y whim.

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For All Products Marked In Our Store As PRE-ORDER.

TRANSISTORY Pre-Order Guidelines and Policy is as follows:

You are very welcome, in fact we encourage you to Contact Us 
for any further information or clarifications of doubts,
if you should have any.
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Friendly Reminder: Effective Communication is the Key to any Successful Relationship.
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  • If there is a combination of Instantly / Readily Available Products and Pre-Order Products in your Total Order. This order will instantly be Split into 2 Separate Orders (regardless of any auto-generated Shopify Invoice that is emailed to you immediately after placing your online order). Hence we STRONGLY URGE you to Contact Us before placing your orders online so we can assist you in splitting the product orders into 2 separate orders and transactions from the beginning, to avoid any and all confusion that may possibly arise. Shipping for the Split Orders will also be re-calculated if one of the above orders total value falls below our minimum Free Shipping order value brackets. (Please read our Shipping & Delivery Policy for any doubts or clarifications on this matter.)

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  • Any products in your Total Order that are readily available, as are quite a few products on our website, said products will be dispatched to you immediately along with a Final Invoice for those specific products only (which will also activate the warranty period for these specific products) and not be counted as Pre-Orders. (These readily available products are considered instantly confirmed orders upon payment realization, and are subject to separate cancellation policy terms, please read our refund and cancellation policy here.)

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  • Please go through the product(s)/brand offerings on our website, and take some time to research via YouTube/Brand websites the various functions and uses of the products to see if they suit your need or have piqued your interest to deeply experiment + explore with. There is a handy Product Resource section under each product(s) with links which will direct you to the product(s) page on the Brand website.

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  • You have until the 30th of Every Month to decide which product(s) you would like to purchase and Place and Confirm Your Pre-Orders.
**Confirmed Pre-Orders are then placed with the Brands on the 1st of the subsequent month. (which technically counts as the actual start time of the 15-45 working days lead time for final delivery of pre-order product(s), regardless of  the actual day your pre-order is placed and confirmed within the previous month 30th deadline.)

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  • Pre-Orders are only considered Confirmed when one of the above mentioned pre-order placement & payment options is actually realized, and said transaction amount is fully processed. Until such time, all pre-order placements are only on Received status.

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  • All Pre-Orders once Confirmed are put into a First Come - First Serve Priority List. And you will receive a Proforma Payment Invoice for your records and proof of order/purchase. (this is not a Final Invoice. Your Pre-Order product(s) Warranty Period begins ONLY at the time of generation and dispatch of Final Invoice along with Pre-Order product(s) from Transistory warehouse.) (for more info, please review our Warranty Information page.)

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  • We Place Our Confirmed Pre-Orders with the Brands on the 1st of Every Month. (which not only helps us consolidate multiple pre-orders to ultimately reduce total shipping + clearance costs etc. which will ultimately benefit Transistory but also the End Consumer (You) but also allows ample time within our 15-45 working days lead time for the brands to build, test and quality certify the product(s) before shipping to Transistory for final dispatch to the End Consumer (You).)

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  • If for any reason, due to Chip / Parts Shortages or Supply Chain Issues, any or all of your pre-ordered product(s) are not in supply / deliverable within the 15-45 working days period (At the time of Transistory placing a consolidated order with the Brand(s)) will result in an immediate cancellation of pre-order for those specific product(s) and a full 100% refund of the realized payment amount for those specific product(s) will be issued to you. You will then have an option to place a fresh pre-order when those product(s) become available again.

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  • Transistory DOES NOT Offer / Encourage / Entertain any Cancellation Requests of Confirmed Pre-Orders (realized payments).  Any & All cancellation requests made towards confirmed pre-orders/pre-order product(s) will be subjected to a Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) value) before a refund is issued. Solely at the discretion of Transistory. Unless there is an unavailability of specific product(s) due to any reason when we place our consolidated order with the Brand(s) as mentioned in the point above.

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  •  Once the Pre-Order is successfully sent to the relevant Brand. You simply have to relax and continue with your life and music making for the rest of your 15-45 working day lead time until Final Delivery of your Pre-Order to your doorstep. Transistory will keep you apprised/updated via email or WhatsApp about your Pre-Order status as it progresses. But please feel free to Contact Us if your have any further questions or require any status updates regarding your active / pending / unfulfilled Pre-Order. 

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  • In case of a highly rare/unlikely but not altogether impossible event of any unexpected/unforeseen situation/set of circumstances that may arise which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the maximum lead time of 45 working days, Transistory will intimate you via email/Whatsapp, about any such event/situation/set of circumstances, as soon as we made aware of them, with immediate effect.

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  • Upon intimation by Transistory of any such special cases of rare events/situation/set of circumstances mentioned in the above point which will ultimately result in a delay of Final Delivery of your Pre-Order beyond the stipulated maximum 45 working days lead time. You will be presented with the following 2 options (which are only applicable after the last 45th working day from the actual start time of your pre-order explained clearly above):
    1. You would be kind enough to bear with Transistory thru the arisen unexpected/unforeseen delay time, and allow us the time to ensure your Final Delivery of Pre-Order is fulfilled to you as early as is possible with the maximum efforts of Transistory.
    2. You would have the option of Cancelling your Pre-Order with the same Flat 20% Cancellation & Processing Fee (of the total pre-order/pre-order product(s) valuebefore a refund is issued. Which will then result in you foregoing your place in the First Come - First Serve Priority List and as a result foregoing Final Delivery of whichever pre-order product(s) you had placed the order for. (The Pre-Order Product(s) will then be made available/offered to the next person in line on the First Come - First Serve Priority List for the particular Pre-Order Product(s). solely at Transistory's discretion.)

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