Most reverbs and delays are digital,they just have analog inputs. So make room in your rack for a plate, you'll need a large rack, a good spring reverb and a good tape delay(Echoplex,or Space Echo), good luck. Not trying to be a smart ass, just having some fun.heh
Originally posted by Unbound Hi there,
Anyone know of some good analog reverbs, delays, etc..? I'm trying to put together a rack of all analog gear...seems like most effects processors have gone digital.
Thanks for all the ideas guys (and girls, maybe...)! Actually the tracking room should be fairly big, it's a bedroom in an old farmhouse. It has nice tiny bathroom attached to it that might be perfect for vox, as well as a walk in closet. Anyone used any HIGH quality spring reverbs? I'm not really familiar with them, so I don't exactly know what to look for. Thanks for all the info threm! Thanks
Originally posted by lucey Then you're not into electric guitar music of the 20th century?
I've been playing guitar since I was 8 and anytime I play through an amp with spring reverb, I turn it off, unless I want to do a Link Ray cover... which has never happened. In my opinion spring reverb muddies the natural resonance of the guitar... not to mention the very inclusion of a spring reverb in an amp compromises the signal path.
But you knew that right Lucey?
And for mixing, I like spring reverbs even less. If I want a thick, colored, reflection, I'll just reamp and mic the signal in a hallway, stairway, bathroom etc... this gives me a much more natural resonance that doesn't go ! on transients... and if I'm in a rush its convolution: http://www.knufinke.de/sir/index_en.html
DSP is a distant 3rd I use only for background instrumentation.
Originally posted by Ruudman Trouble is, the best guitar sound, with analog-fx and all,
is the one who doesn't fit in the mix. Or, the other way around:
Remove drums,bass and keys, and it will fit in the mix.
Some analog devices can be used in the mix. I remember the subtle chorussing of the Dimension D. Shimmering
Or the reverb tank inside my old Twin full of tuby tone...
I'd like to get an all analog rack going so that if someone wants to throw down on the ol' studer two inch, there won't be so many conversions in the path. The entire path stays analog. You could do this with digital too. I'm kind of a believer in conversions killing your signal after a while...there is going to be some loss...think about how many conversions you're really making...it's scary...