Electrix Warp Factory Vocoder #8


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Rated as one of the best hardware vocoders, the Electrix Warp Factory packs all the basic vocoder ingredients into a neat 2U box that can be rack-mounted or used standalone. Part of a range of neat effects from the now-defunct Electrix company it’s quite a rare device nowadays

The Warp Factory has a front-panel microphone input, volume pot and a switch to scroll through through the input options (mic, line, line ess on, auto). Plug in your favourite dynamic mic, patch in a carrier signal (pad, etc) and start vocoding! Effect mix allows you to balance the carrier signal and the vocoded effect and source kill shuts off the carrier completely. The rest of the controls set the character of the vocoded signal. There’s a setup guide in the manual but its best just to experiment

“The sound quality of this thing is excellent. I use this vocoder in a fairly low noise studio set up, so if this thing was at all noisy, I would hear it. It sounds very crisp and clean and can create anything from very intelligible vocal samples to whacked-out special effects sounds. I also have a classic Roland SVC-350 vocoder in my studio that I’m sure some of you would kill for, but don’t kill anyone yet! IMHO the warp factory sounds much cleaner, and allows for a greater variety of tonal possibilities than the SVC-350 ever did, and it costs about half as much too”

“This thing kicks ass! It’s very sturdy, it sounds clean, it has realtime and MIDI control over all its parameters, and the sounds that you can get out of it are limitless”

“I’ve recorded three noise albums with this thing so far. It’s wicked. We’ll run it through a guitar amp and turn on the distortion and fiddle with the robot knob and all the warp controls while giggling like little girls into the microphone. It has a great interface, just knobs, which is perfect for use as a noise instrument. It’s even a white noise generator with built in effects! All this in addition to being the greatest vocoder ever made. You can put anything into this thing and it’ll sound great”

“it seems really unique in the sense that it can produce trippy vocal parts rather than robotic stuff. It seems really expressive and lofi in a good way”

In very good, used condition, with minimal marks. No rack ears. Tested & working 100%. Photos show the vocoder for sale

Hardware vocoder with mic & line formant inputs plus stereo source input on jack sockets.  Stereo output on jacks & phono connectors. Foot switch jack on back panel. Midi-capable
Standard 2U rack device. Can also be used free-standing

Owners manual


Youtube demos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mbTy6k-9h0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3TseFlsxvc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN-ohqBdzVs

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In very good, used condition. No rack ears

Tested & working 100%. Photos show the Warp Factory for sale