Originally Posted by waldie wave
What is it that makes the 1580 the stand out piece for vocals? What does it do differently from the others (and in particular newer units)? What makes it so great? What recordings (recent and past) can it be heard on?
Well. I researched this a lot. I use it as a stereo spreader and for vocals mostly.
Settings are 10 cents down in left / 10 cents up in right.
10 to 20 ms delay. No feedback.
My unit has been a bit shaky and I've been trying to find a replacement plug in for the box. Even though pitchblender by soundtoys is close, it's still not THE sound. I guess it's the converters. It jumps out and make it super wide and symphonic.
Sometimes it's fine to just take whatever pitch and delay plug. But, once in a while, I wanna have more of a featured effect. More personality. Those times the AMS is like a 78 year old drunken sailor. Lot's of personality, it's like a finished record.
I don't sit on the facts but 99% of stereo sounds thru the 70s or 80s came 2 x 910 or a 1580. I think I heard that Dr Dre used it a lot also, I could remember it wrong. He has awesome stereo vocals though.