Accutronics Reverb. Make today spring reverb!!

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Post by KoCha » Thu Aug 08, 2002 6:47 am

Hi, <BR>I have found a website of a manufacturer of Spring Reverb : http://www.accutronicsreverb.com/ <BR> <BR>A lot of choice... <BR> <BR>Jah Bless, <BR><A HREF="http://www.kocha.fr.st" TARGET="_top">KoCha</A>
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Post by Mike Zee » Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:34 am

Click-Link: <BR><A HREF="http://www.accutronicsreverb.com" TARGET="_blank">Sound Enhancements Inc.</A> <BR> <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>thnx, KoCha, <BR>there's also good tech-info there, <BR>like: <A HREF="http://www.accutronicsreverb.com/schemat.htm" TARGET="_blank">SCHEMATICS</A>, etc... <BR> <BR>the only thing I kind of don't get, do they sell like one unit to one person???. not sure about it. <BR> <BR>later, <BR>respects <BR> <BR>/Mike Zee <BR><A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/music2/mikezee/zdl.html" TARGET="_blank">ZDL</A>

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Post by KoCha » Fri Aug 09, 2002 7:10 am

I have found a reteiler &#40;there is a list if you click on "Ordering Information" "One part". <BR>http://www.tubesandmore.com/ <--- Only Antique electronic!!! <BR> <BR>They sell around the World! <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.kocha.fr.st" TARGET="_top">KoCha</A>
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Post by Mike Zee » Fri Aug 09, 2002 9:46 am

geeeee, man, thanx bunch again, KoCha, you're da man!!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR>This looks like a really nice place , llots of stuff, and prices are pretty good, I was expecting hiegher prices. <BR>here, let me try to make direct link to springs page there: <BR><A HREF="http://www.tubesandmore.com/new/scripts ... CCUTRONICS" TARGET="_blank">Accutronics items</A> <BR> <BR>there are more interesting stuff there - all sorts of stuff <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">, <BR> <BR>clickable link to the site: <BR><A HREF="http://www.tubesandmore.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tubesandmore.com</A> <BR> <BR>best, <BR>respects, <BR> <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by KoCha » Sat Aug 10, 2002 11:00 am

Oh the price of the Accutronics Item !!!! <BR> <BR>2 Question : <BR>1.The delay is not paramatrable, so what is the most short/middle/long for this spring reverb ?? <BR> <BR>2. The connector is already usable ?? i can't see, it is jack ? there is problem with the Ohm impedance ? <BR> <BR>I don't understand the shematics... so pls help <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>I can't belive... a spring reverb for 20Eu &#40;&#43;10Eu for making a beautiful box ;&#41; &#41;... <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.kocha.fr.st" TARGET="_top">KoCha</A>
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Post by KoCha » Sat Aug 10, 2002 11:16 am

Oh they sell too <A HREF="http://www.accuverb.com/" TARGET="_top">this</A>... but where ? <BR> <BR><A HREF="http://www.kocha.fr.st" TARGET="_top">KoCha</A>
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Post by Mike Zee » Sun Aug 11, 2002 1:04 am

KoCha, if you are planning to buitd your own 'stuff', then learn something &#40;as much as you can&#41; about shematics etc... takes time, you know. <BR> <BR>For connection with spring usually RCA-connectors are used, they sell them as related items as well: <A HREF="http://www.tubesandmore.com/new/scripts ... P-R4AB3C1B" TARGET="_blank">cables</A> <BR> <BR>Springs's parameters are predetermined by its size and what it made of ... so that's what you have - it IS fixed. <BR> <BR>Check this page again for some ideas about connection and wiring, when building your own reverb: <BR><A HREF="http://www.angelfire.com/electronic/epe ... rings.html" TARGET="_blank">spring thing</A> <BR> <BR>here's another rack-spring built based on accutronics tanks: <A HREF="http://www.barryrudolph.com/ingear/bott ... everb.html" TARGET="_blank">RV-1 Real Reverb</A> <BR><A HREF="http://www.demeteramps.com/proaudio/rv1.html" TARGET="_blank">RV1 at Demeter Pro Audio Site</A> <BR> <BR>respects, <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by Mike Zee » Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:28 am

&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>&#40;by decay time&#41; <BR><FONT COLOR="119911">1 = short &#40;1.2 to 2 sec&#41; <BR>2 = medium &#40;1.75 to 3.0 sec&#41; <BR>3 = long &#40;2.75 to 4 sec&#41;</FONT> <BR>&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42;&#42; <BR>here's the page to check out for some extra info on spring reverb and some specifics about accutronics reverb tanks: <BR><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~roymal/" TARGET="_blank">Spring Reverb Info Page</A> <BR><A HREF="http://members.tripod.com/~roymal/accutron.htm" TARGET="_blank">Accutronics Reverb Tanks 7-character-Part-Number explained here</A> <BR> <BR>respects, <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by interruptor » Mon Aug 12, 2002 9:53 am

did you see <A HREF="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... html">this thread</A> already? Dubcreator successfully connected the spring box directly to the aux send of his mackie mixer, without preamp. so some mixers seem to have enough output gain to drive a spring directly. If your mixer is not one of those you could also try to drive the spring with a normal audio amp, just make sure you only do this if the imput impedance of your spring box is in the usual range of 4 - 8 Ohm for speakers or higher. otherwise the resulting current will be too high for the amplifier. <BR> <BR>i have now tried out 5 different spring reverbs &#40;commercial units including pre and post amp&#41; and in summary i can say that the spring sound really differs a lot between them. so if you just take any spring and any amplifier circuit don't expect to get a particularly dubby sound out of it! <BR> <BR>i started experimenting with spring reverbs since i like the reverb sound on the dubs from king tubby's a lot. i got best results with a fisher spacexpander &#40;a tube driven reverb from the sixties&#41;. it is likely that tubby used one of these since king jammy has <A HREF="http://niceup.com/writers/steve_barrow/ ... tf">stated in an interview</A> that they used a modified fisher reverb at tubby's: "... The reverb unit that we used to use there, it was a Fisher reverb, an' we change it up to become a King Tubby and Fisher! &#40;laughs&#41;. ..." <BR>for me the most characteristic reverb sound from tubby's is what happened when they sent the bass drum and the rim click &#40;i.e. from a one drop beat&#41; together to the spring. this resulted in a echo-like wobbly reverb sound starting with a "blip" that sounds almost like a water drop falling into a tub and gives the reverb a somehow liquid/watery feel. <BR>so far i was only able to create this effect with the fisher spacexpander. i had to drive the input very hard, in fact i used an additional preamp between my auxiliary send and the input of the spacexpander. i recently recorded some samples of this.. stay tuned, i will post some wav-files here to illustrate what i mean..

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Post by interruptor » Mon Aug 12, 2002 10:58 pm

ok. here are the samples: <BR> <BR>1. a low frequency "pop" going through king tubby's spring reverb sampled from the very start of scientist's album "scientific dub" &#40;an excellent album by the way, available on clocktower records&#41; <BR><A HREF="http://www.interruptor.ch/audio/scienti ... wav">click here &#40;44khz/16 bit, 155kbyte&#41;</A> <BR> <BR>2. here i sent a bass drum sample through a fisher spacexpander, the high spring is muted with a piece of lace, sampled directly from the spacexpander output, no eq, no compression <BR><A HREF="http://www.interruptor.ch/audio/spacexp ... wav">click here &#40;44khz/16 bit, 121kbyte&#41;</A>

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Post by Mike Zee » Tue Aug 13, 2002 1:46 am

hehh, Daniel, that's classic magic-drop <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>gotta have a spring. <BR> <BR>btw, Daniel makes important point here, also what DC mentioned many times, keep in mind that GOOD spring reverb unit does not really mean it's good for dub. Like this RV-1 rack, it's expansive, and you may find allots of great reviews about it, but will it do any good in your dub-lab...hmmm? <BR>Well, I'm speculating here, it's just my guess, but new "improved" spring reverbs are maybe too 'clean' for creating dub-spring sound, and you may be better off with some old tank, but you'll need to do some handy-man work on it and experiment around. <BR>JUST CHECK EVERYTHING TWICE, before connecting your 'creation' directly to your mixer or any other valuable gear <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;"> <BR> <BR>Well, you always have option experimenting with what ever digital effect-processors you've got - SAFELY, but to get the 'magic sound'... hmmm, I don't know. It's like very very hard or 'impossible', you can get some similar effect, but not like real spring. <BR>I've got something sort of interesting with digital effect processors-chain and eq/comp combination, I think the one of the best/dirty sounding verb I've got on "Crippled" track. <BR>Here link to check it: <A HREF="http://artists.mp3s.com/artist_song/2002/2002685.html" TARGET="_blank">CRIPPLED mp3</A> <BR>I was slide-sending trough effect-chain snare/kik hits group, some guitar chops here and there, also tweaking some eq in send and/or return portion in real time &#40;well as much as could manage it with two hands <IMG SRC="http://www.interruptor.ch/cgi-bin/discu ... /happy.gif" ALT=":&#41;">&#41; etc... <BR>But again it's more or less just a similar vibrating sound but something is missing there... <BR> <BR>later, <BR>respects <BR>/Mike Zee

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Post by Karamel » Fri Jan 10, 2003 6:07 pm

check out these people <A HREF="http://www.gargantuansound.com" TARGET="_top">http://www.gargantuansound.com</A> they sell rack mount tube sapring reverb plus many other ananlog gear.

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Post by dharma one » Sat Aug 30, 2003 12:13 pm

the pop happens because the low frequencies move the springs enough so that they touch.. that is where the pop comes from

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Post by Derek » Tue Jan 06, 2004 7:18 pm

I have a NEI &#40;Neptune Electronics Inc&#41; Spring Reverb and it works great. It also has a 4-band eq built which really helps. Before that I used just the spring tray out of Hammond, with the aux send on my Soundcraft M8 and back into the mixer. Also, I just pretty much kept the springs exposed, so I could disturb them when needed. &#40;Just a finger flick and you'll get that classic Tubby crash&#41;. Another thing you could try is to gently brush up on the springs with something, like an small paintbrush - it can produce some interesting sounds for dub. <BR> <BR>-D

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