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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Anthony a hobbyist user writes:
I got this thing a few months ago, because I was curious how the voice effector sounded. And I loved the presets. The Metal Guitar patch is the best. I use the Rapman in all my tunes nowadays. Sometimes I use the sounds as rave stabs (I sample them), sometimes I'll put a string in the Roland S330 sampler and alternate loop it, filtered attack with resonance whatever... Brilliant machine. Even though I'm 17, I won't get rid of this, it's brilliant. Mic input can take a pretty hot signal by the way, it's also lovely as an FX box. Hehe.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-09-2011 at 05:26 a hobbyist user from California {USA} writes:
I stumbled upon the Rapman this weekend! $3 ! I love my local goodwill I always find music equipment, GOOD music equipment not just toys! I love the voice "selecta" I'm gonna circuit bend this sucka FO SHO!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-22-2007 at 00:08
DCW a professional user from United States writes:
Yo-ain't nuthin' mo' stupid-dope than rollin' wit da Rapman. It blows-up big; It's like blow-it's like BLOW-It's like BLIZZ-OW!!

This thing was marketed when the first wave of old skool rap jumped the proverbial shark-and it shows. The dated sound of the Orchestra Hit and percussion pads, the goofy technology of the "Voice Effector," and the bogus preset "Funky Cold Medina" and "Super Freak" rap patterns make the Rapman one of the most amazing period-specific cultural artifacts of its time.

On the other hand, like the Casio "SK" series of mini keyboards, a lot of us into the avant garde have explored this instrument, found its unique attributes, and have exploited them to make new and hypnotic crazy sounds. I'm here to tell you that, even though I have much lizzove for the circuit benders, you don't need to bend the Rapman or the SK's to get bizarre new tones and textures; they're already there.

Casio's sampling and rap synthesizers are some of the most underrated musical instruments ever made, as well as being inexpensive and almost unbreakable. The Rapman is built Casio-tough!!

So, in between working on the avant synthpunk masterpiece that I'm presently trying to write, I put on a cheeze rap pattern, plug my "Fry Cook" headset microphone into the "Voice Effector," and get stoopid wit' the prurient ill rhymes.

Rapman makes the hatas hate and the ladies participate.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Apr-10-2007 at 15:11
a hobbyist user writes:
the voice selector is to cool...

i run a modded tr-505 through it and wow! flipping switchs like there is no tommorrow can't wait to throw the rapman tr-505 and sk-1 in my backpack and rawk it!

both are battery powered so i can freak people out at the park!

the best 6 dollars i've ever spent at a goodwill..

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-26-2004 at 11:36
Keith a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Great fun, nice sounds (I think it uses a form of wave sequencing [think Korg Wavestation!] making it sound quite different from many other Casios. I got a brand new one sealed in its box for $30.00, that's a really good deal - but you can get a well used one for cheaper. Just get one for fun or to sample.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-23-2003 at 06:51
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