Also from the mad genius of Error Instruments – Loopman is a Walkman-style tape record player-looper, modded for speed manipulation, recording, and CV input.

As flea market shoppers know, the portable cassette player, a la Sony’s iconic Walkman, is already a versatile instrument of sorts. Apart from that unique saturated sound of the tape medium itself, you get terrestrial radio tuning, recording (sometimes), analog control of speed, and with some work, looping.

Loopman riffs on that idea, giving you full-fledged musical control over the electro-mechanical goodness. And it comes in pretty colors, with a big vintage knob and stylish markings.


  • It’s a tape recorder player (colloquially known by the Sony brand-name, “Walkman”)
  • Built-in microphone
  • AM/FM radio
  • Voltage control input
  • Recording line input
  • Controllable motor speed – continuously all the way down to stop
  • Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) for wobbly light-triggered control
  • 5-second tape loop
  • USB power or double AA battery power
  • Built-in speaker

Check it out – self-contained, € 275,00 including VAT: