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100 m spring reverb





fuzzkaizer
here's a nice installation for those interested in strange sounds:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=oXItDwgf6hM[/youtube]
as you maybe know, some sorts of reverb are achieved by leading the audio-signal through springs - usually they have the size up to about 40 centimeters. so this one is a little bit oversized, but due to that makes some amazing sounds...
coolclay
Wow that's incredible! It almost sounds like the cracking in a frozen lake. Has anyone else experienced cracking lake ice?

That guys has some very interesting other videos, and plenty of useless robots.
fuzzkaizer
woohoo! still gives me some adrenaline, thinking of the cracking of a frozen lake... i guess it was the first time i went skating on a quite a big lake - then suddenly that strange sound, and i could even se the crack extending across the lake, it passed right before my feet, an i jumped right over it - as if that would have helped anything... fortunately it was just a crack and the ice was that thick that it wouldn't move apart. but the sound i somehow still keep deep down in my mind!
Ankhanu
Pretty interesting... I love spring reverb, I chose my guitar amp based on the quality of its reverb Razz
The scale of this is pretty neat, and is really the only thing that makes it "interesting", imo. There are no sounds here that can't come out of a standard tank... the only real difference is the length of the decay, that thing sustains forever, and the ability to easily touch/tap/rasp an individual coil. That said, it is pretty cool Smile


Yeah, I've experienced lakes cracking... part of being Canadian, I'm sure Wink It's always impressive, but if you are in the right basin, the shape of the hills surrounding the lake can really influence the sound of the booms, how they echo, how overtones are accentuated or attenuated... it's natural reverb Smile
fuzzkaizer
the topic came to me while looking for guitar-related spring reverb, i confess... it is quite essential for instrumental surf, so i don't care too much about the on-board reverbs of amps, it had to be no less than an outboard spring-reverb tank, of course...
although i absolutely love the spring reverb for my electric guitar, it's not as impressing as cracking lakes, no matter what's the landscape, and especially if it's me playing...
Ankhanu
fuzzkaizer wrote:
the topic came to me while looking for guitar-related spring reverb, i confess... it is quite essential for instrumental surf, so i don't care too much about the on-board reverbs of amps, it had to be no less than an outboard spring-reverb tank, of course...

Fender Reverb tank into a Fender Twin Reverb with the on-board reverb cranked... swampy as hell Wink
fuzzkaizer
Nah! you wouldn't use the onboard reverb AND the tank... you wouldn't even turn the tank all the way up to get that "drip"-reverb Cool
certainly there is a thing like 'too much reverb'...

actually i found a little reverb-machine that seems more for sounds like cracking ice lakes, it's called "Ekdahl Moisturizer" and comes from baltimore: http://tmblr.co/ZQtoIw1UW-u_v

it's sort of a small version of the giant spring reverb, for you can mess around with that springs to get some noises
http://vimeo.com/64020729
Ankhanu
fuzzkaizer wrote:
Nah! you wouldn't use the onboard reverb AND the tank... you wouldn't even turn the tank all the way up to get that "drip"-reverb Cool
Dick Dale would disagree Wink

fuzzkaizer wrote:
actually i found a little reverb-machine that seems more for sounds like cracking ice lakes, it's called "Ekdahl Moisturizer" and comes from baltimore: http://tmblr.co/ZQtoIw1UW-u_v

it's sort of a small version of the giant spring reverb, for you can mess around with that springs to get some noises
http://vimeo.com/64020729

Pretty neat.
Ankhanu
You might enjoy this, fuzzkaiser. It incorporates acoustic giant spring reverb with plucked/bowed strings for greater musicality.
http://digg.com/video/new-acoustic-instruments-are-still-being-invented-and-this-one-is-hauntingly-beautiful
fuzzkaizer
quite impressing! also the setting in that room with bellavista is not bad... until he starts to fiddle its sounds and position reminds me of an old funicular cable we used to bounce with stones, for the funny sounds - i still would like to a a guitar pickup to that giant string...
fuzzkaizer
here's some to the cracking frozen lakes, it's not that off topic if you try to imagine how that crackings might have sounded, or still sound if the world moves a tiny little bit... it's really nice pictures of the frozen lake baikal in southern sibiria:
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the story is called "Here's what happens when a Super-Clear Lake Freezes Over", with more pics to be found on that site: http://www.core77.com/blog/photography/heres_what_happens_when_a_super-clear_lake_freezes_over_28152.asp
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