Electrix Pro Warp Factory

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Designed for both DJs and Musicians, the Warp Factory is possibly the ultimate stand-alone Vocoder. With those great big knobs, the Warp Factory is designed for straight-forward hands-on use. It has an XLR Mic input (conveniently located on the front) and a quarter-inch line input for use as the Formant or carrier signals. Then there are two quarter-inch line-inputs and two RCA phono inputs for your stereo source sounds, either drum loops, mixes, songs, synth pads, etc...

The way it works is whatever Formant signal you have, say your voice, will be warped into taking on the characteristic of the Source signal you have, say a buzzy synth sound. This would in effect give you that Robot voice effect.

The Warp section is where you'll find most of the knobs and cool features of the Warp. There is a low- and high-pass filtering switch. A 'Gender' knob adjusts the pitch of the Formant. 'Q' adjusts the width of the filtering. An 'Order' adjusts the filter resolution for clear to abstract vocoding effects. There is also Noise and a built-in oscillator Source signal whose pitch is adjusted by 'Robot Pitch'. Various Bypass and Freeze switches and complete MIDI implementation make this the ultimate Vocoder for DJs, musicians and producers. It has been used by U2, John Digweed, United State of Electronica and the Chemical Brothers.

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18 Visitor comments
January 4, 2009 @ 11:34 am
I was disappointed with the Warp Factory when I first installed it in the studio. It took several sessions with different vocalists to determine what kind of voice and style would work with it. And if you are keen on a whispery robot voice this synth would be great. Otherwise, I'll keep using my ms2000, jp8080, or something else. Seriously, this would be the last on my list. It lacks any real control and is not something I can use in every mix. On the other hand, when I do use it, I am glad I bought it because of its unique sound and specialized voice. It is great for electro, house, hip hop, and maybe some others. I think it is a good vocoder and will have a permanent home in my studio.
December 8, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
not really to into this vocoder. i bought it for dirt cheep i still wonder if i wasted my money on it..
i'm always expecting it to do more, but it doesn't.
granted i do have have some buddies who swear that its one of the best vocoders ever.
if you want that whispery robot voice this is mosdef for you...
August 15, 2008 @ 1:00 pm
This is probably my favorite vocoder. I love putting it in 'warp' mode and routing a submix thru it for lots of strange harmonics. It's built like a black box recorder, and also just looks cool in a rack. I luckily managed to pick this and the Electrix MoFx up for $99 each when Electrix were going thru their business struggles several years ago! (although I don't know that they ever recovered fully...)
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  • Specifications
  • Inputs - Formant: XLR Mic in, quarter-inch line in;
    Source: 2 quarter-inch line in, 2 RCA phono in
  • Outputs - Quarter-inch line out
  • LFO - None
  • Filter - High- and Low-pass
  • Effects - Robot Pitch (built-in oscillator), Noise Mix (built-in noise gen)
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - None (you can save your settings to MIDI)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1999
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