The Tensor™ gives you live reverse and tape stop effects, pitch shifting, time stretching and hold functions that you can combine in creative ways. Slow down, speed up and rewind in real time. Play in reverse with pitch shifting. Stretch or compress time with no pitch change. Loop, overdub, and randomly slice phrases up to 9.4 seconds (4.7 seconds in stereo). The Tensor is always listening, so you can instantly rewind what you just played and seamlessly shift between forward and reverse. It constantly analyzes what you play at three levels – phrase, note, and waveform – to choose the best splice points, so you can focus on your playing.
Intelligent, multi-layer randomization adapts to the knob settings. The results range from occasional CD skips, stutters, and rhythmic repeats to random slicing and erratic pitch shifts. Both foot switches have momentary and latching modes to inject pitch jumps, glitches, or instantly rewind what you just played.
The Tensor™ is in a pedalboard-friendly enclosure with all jacks on top. All controls are immediately accessible with well-spaced knobs for live tweaking, and USB MIDI for recording and sequencing.
Tape speed from reverse to stop to forward
Realtime time stretch up to 4:1
Loop time compression and stretch from 1:4 to 4:1
Pitch shift from -2 to +2 octaves in fixed intervals
Overdub, replace, and dual buffer (next) loop modes
Forward/alternate/reverse loop direction
Additional looping functions via remote switch or MIDI
Momentary or latching foot switches
Always listening – instantly jump from bypass to reverse
Assignable expression pedal, remote switch, remote tap, or MIDI port
+5.5 dBu maximum input level (adjustable to +8 dBu)
Stereo input/output (TRS)
MIDI (USB and TRS)
Web-based editor for editing presets and accessing hidden parameters
New in firmware version 1.1:
Loop sampler functions (retrigger / stop / one shot) via MIDI or remote switch
31 presets via MIDI or remote switch
Expression pedal assignable to any knobs
Improved MIDI scaling for speed, time, and pitch
Kill dry mode (always mutes dry signal)
Designed and assembled in Detroit, USA. Requires a 9V DC 250 mA power supply (not included).