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Motor Synth by Gamechanger Audio May Ship in May 2020

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Motor Synth by Gamechanger Audio May Ship in May 2020

If all goes well, Gamechanger Audio hopes that the Motor Synth will start rolling out in in the first weeks of May 2020.

Gamechanger Audio’s First MOTOR Synths are already fully assembled and are currently going through the testing stages. The MOTOR Synths will be still in testing mode throughout the next 3 weeks. Gamechanger Audio will do everything they can to speed up the process, but unfortunately, their normal workflow has been interrupted, so things are taking a bit longer.

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LIGHT Pedal by Gamechanger Audio -Prototyping and Development Completed

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LIGHT Pedal Prototyping and Development

Gamechanger Audio’s LIGHT Pedal (Affiliate Link) has finally entered the manufacturing stage. Over six months since our LIGHT Pedal pre-order campaign was closed.

The LIGHT Pedal (Affiliate Link) is not only a compact and high-quality Analog Spring reverb (with excellent tone capabilities and duck/gate envelopes), but it also offers a multitude of unique reverb voicings produced by our proprietary Optical Sensor pick-up system. The Optical Sensors can create reverbs ranging from haunting, glassy shimmers to warm and harmonically rich pads.  The additional effects (Tremolo, Sweep, Reflect) as well as Harmonic and Feedback modes offer a massive amount of creative uses of Reverb sounds, for all sorts of instrumental and sound design applications.

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The manufacturing process of the LIGHT Pedal (Affiliate Link) has started for the Pedal’s circuit boards, and most other parts are already in places, such as the metal enclosures, the reverb tanks, and additional plastic components, so it is now only a matter of completing and testing the PCBs, pedal assembly, packing and shipping. The shipping will start in about 5-6 weeks, and all pre-orders will be shipped by Gamechanger Audio by the end of November.

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Pricing and Availability

Gamechanger Audio expects to have all LIGHT Pedal (Affiliate Link) shipped out by the end of November. The  Pre-Order Affiliate Link) was limited to 1000 units.

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Light Pedal Is The World’s First Analog Optical Spring Reverb System

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The LIGHT Pedal Pre-Order Campaign is LIVE

The Pre-Orders are exclusively through Reverb.com with Shipping by June,1st 2020! The pre-order campaign will be limited to 1000 units – all units signed and personalized, delivered by June 1st this year.

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The LIGHT Pedal is based on a traditional Spring Reverb tank, enhanced with additional IR Optical sensors that act as Photoelectric Pickups.

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LIGHT Pedal is expected to be in stores and in stock at www.gamechangeraudio.com by Fall 2020. The LIGHT Pedal pre-order campaign went live on Reverb.com on February 10th, 11 AM, Central Standard Time (5 PM GMT). Pre-Orders are limited to 1000 units.

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Gamechanger | Audio launches Crowdfunding Campaign for Electro-Mechanical MOTOR Synth

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Motor Synth is an analog, electro-mechanical synthesizer that uses a system of electromotors as its main sound source. Motor Synth is a new method of analog audio signal generation since controlled electromotors have never been used as the principal sound source for a commercial musical instrument, nothing like this has ever been built before!

Motor Synth produces sounds by accelerating and decelerating eight electromotors to precise rpm (revolutions per minute) that correspond with specific musical notes. The instrument’s eight-electromotor configuration makes it a four-note true polyphonic synth with two voices per key played.

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Firstly, magnetic pickups are placed on each of its eight electromotors; the spinning coils result in a very industrial-sounding, over-the-top analogue tone. Think eight harmonious revving engines pumping out an intimidating noise!

Secondly, specially designed reflective optical disks have been attached to the shafts of each electromotor. Each disk contains a graphical representation of three standard audio wave-shapes. As the electromotors spin, the disks are set into a circular motion, and each wave-shape is read by a dedicated set of infrared sensors, then converted into an audio signal. Thus, the wave-shapes on the reflective optical disks become precise musical notes, corresponding to the speed of the electromotors.

Gamechanger | Audio IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign

Gamechanger | Audio announced that its IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign (starts on Tuesday, May 28th, 2019). MOTOR Synth will be available to pre-order — prices starting at $749.00 USD — for 30 days. After the crowdfunding campaign closes, MOTOR Synth will only be available for online and in-store purchase at an MSRP (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price) of $1,299.00 USD when shipping starts, scheduled for around November/December 2019.

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Motor Synth Campaign

The Motor IndieGoGo campaign starts May, 28th 2019 at 12 PM noon New York time. That is 9 AM in Los Angeles, 5 PM in London and 18:00 in Berlin and Paris. 1 AM in Tokyo and 2 AM in Sydney (29th).

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As the world’s first electro-mechanical desktop synthesizer, MOTOR Synth really represents a new method of analog audio signal synthesis since digitally-controlled electromotors (used to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy) have never before been used as the principal sound source for a commercial musical instrument. In a nutshell, MOTOR Synth produces sounds by accelerating and decelerating eight electromotors to precise RPMs (revolutions per minute) that correspond with specific musical notes. Each electromotor is fitted with a magnetic pickup/inductor and an
infrared photosensor that reads a spinning optical disc with printed sine, sawtooth, and square wave-shapes. Besides using motors as oscillators, the rest of the synth’s features are designed in the best tradition of analog gear.

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First Impression

Extraordinarily employing electromotors alone are enough to make MOTOR Synth sound like nothing else out there — think eight harmonious revving engines pumping out an intimidating noise! “Nowadays we can find so many synthesizers on the market more or less based on the same system,” says Jean-Michel Jarre, before continuing, clearly impressed with what he first saw and heard at SUPERBOOTH19: “I’ve been really blown away by MOTOR Synth by Gamechanger | Audio. It’s an analog, electro-mechanical synthesizer. The little discs all turn. It’s very cool — very nice and very different from a visual point of view. And, of course, the sound is quite extraordinary.

MOTOR Synth features familiar analog audio processing circuits — filters, envelopes, et al — alongside arpeggiation, cross-modulation, sequencing, and multiple polyphonic mode facilities, as well as an innovative looping system that allows adventurous users to layer rhythm and melodies, just like when using a loop station.

On a not so musical — though no less extraordinary — note, MOTOR Synth’s see-through protective glass cover above its core sound system of eight electromotors enables users to receive visual feedback from the instrument itself by being able to see those spinning electromotors in action. But better still, the visual experience is enhanced still further by the also-visible set of reflective optical discs attached to the electromotors’ shafts being coupled to a set of eight mini strobe lights, so those spinning discs themselves turn into a hypnotic light show! Showman Jean-Michel Jarre should surely be blown away again. After all, he is also known for staging large-scale outdoor spectacles.

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