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Timetosser is the first of its kind. An innovative hybrid between an audio effect and electronic musical instrument, enabling you to playfully reorder any audio signal in real-time.

Real-time sound mangling is the name of the game. Timetosser automatically detects the tempo of the incoming audio, samples it and chops it to length ready for re‑triggering. Create new rhythms on the fly by actively playing the instrument, or let Timetosser serve you loops and slices of your live audio. By combining Timetosser with a classic DJ set-up, much value can be added to any stage act. Furthermore, Timetosser can be hooked up to any device, giving you much artistic freedom. From drum machines to modular synthesizers, from a single layer on your mixer (e.g. basslines, vocals, drums..) to the master output. By adding Timetosser, you instantly gain a unique live effect by adding variety to your tracks and loops.

How does it work?

Standalone - Use the tap-tempo key to tap in sync with the music. From this, Timetosser learns the length of 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 notes, as well as their triplets.

 

MIDI IN - Another option is to sync to midi-clock. By connecting the supplied mini-jack to DIN-5 adapter cable to the sync input, Timetosser is able to synchronise to an incoming midi-clock signal. 

 

Analog Gate - The sync input also supports analog gate voltages. To use analog gate sync, just connect a standard mono mini-jack cable to the sync input directly.

MIDI OUT - Having both a MIDI-input and output means these will be usable from within your DAW software when Timetosser is connected to your computer. But the true advantage comes when Timetosser is used in standalone-mode. Since Timetosser detects the tempo of the incoming audio, the MIDI-output can be used to send out that tempo. This means you can synchronise your MIDI-gear and have them play in time with anything you feed into Timetosser. We’re very excited about the possibilities this brings: blur the lines between deejaying and live performing by having synths and drum machines play alongside your tracks.

 

By pressing any of the keys of the upper row, you basically select a delay that is a multiple of the selected note length. By playing patterns using the upper keys, we can keep changing the delay time (in real-time!) in a way that we can repeat a note, or change the order of the music entirely.

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Audio Plugin / usb connectivity

Besides being a standalone device, Timetosser can also be connected to your computer. This way, it becomes a USB MIDI interface and controller for the Timetosser audio plugin (VST & AU).

Timetosser's firmware can be upgraded through USB with the application that is downloadable from the support page.

 

The audio plugin is a virtual Timetosser that can be dropped as an effect on an audio track in your DAW. One of up to eight plugin instances can be selected and controlled from the hardware unit.

"The interaction between plug-in and hardware gives it a drama that Ableton Live’s own excellent beat repeat plug-in can’t quite match."

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