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Mannequins W/

£229.00

HISTORY NAVIGATOR, CONNECTING PATCHSHAPES IN TEMPORAL ARRANGEMENT

W/ takes a nowness and returns it in a futurenow. Eight hours of audio sculpture to be recorded in and over and around. In fugues conversations fold, a fresh context for renewed identity.

Considered as a traditional tape system, W/'s sounds can be played forward and back / at fixed speeds / with continuous through-zero momentum. These playings-back are of voices recorded with IN, layered sound upon sounds. Passing moments are joined into repeating loops with a rhythmic switch.

Beyond the loop these timestamped cues become compositional signposts. Edit and audition; trigger and pitch- a sampler is revealed. THIS and THAT respond to the scene, controlling speed and cue-selection, recording states & tapehead manipulations.

A celebration of muscle-memory & cheat-code combos, W/ rewards persistence with persistence. Held up to an instrument, a hall-of-mirrors, multiplying in and on reflection.

W/ (pronounced with) contains over 8​ ​hours of sound history–a medium awaiting performers’ input as sound recordings, and sculptural manipulations thereof. Considered as a traditional tape system​, ​sounds can be played forward and back, at fixed speeds, or with continuous through-zero momentum.

Audio loops can be freely joined while in motion, along with voltage-controlled sound-on-sound recording capacity. Beyond simple looppoints, these locations are stored in the history, providing ‘cues’ for navigation through time. These cues become the editable locations for volt-per-octave sampler behaviour. VC-cue navigation allows structured sample-selection.

Think endless sketchbook, not archival tool; the interface focuses on muscle-memory & cheat-code combos. Rich lighting feedback and menu-less operation keep the learning curve shallow, enabling any performer to multiply their system with W/.

Specifications
2hp
39mm deep
59 mA +12V/ 13 mA -12V