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Malekko Spring Chicken!

Post by RetBody » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:18 am

i wants one!

http://bigcitymusicblog.blogspot.com/20 ... odule.html

Now, the question is, when I bang the side of my case, does it make a big squergily noise?

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Post by wetterberg » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:52 am

hehe, unfortunately not :) Would be a cool idea though; have an accelerometer on it send out pulses to twang the virtual spring :D

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Post by cut with flourish » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:51 am

Looks nice - anyone have experience with the spring chicken pedal? Wondering how this would stack up next to a real spring like the Doepfer.

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Post by Exuviae » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:10 am

I'm intrigued by this as well, though I wonder if there will be CV over any cool parameters...

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Post by Aesoteric » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:21 am

Looks intriguing, especially for my live case, where the reverb tank is very sensitive to vibrations on stage.

By the look of the panel, there's CV control of Mix and Dwell.

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Post by wayne greenhaw » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:46 am

hell yea !!! cant wait for this one i have the pedal and it rocks :hail:

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Post by Peake » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:40 pm

Isn't Dwell the Modcan spring reverb term? Is this a licensed product or simply similar terminology?

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Post by REwire » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:44 pm

So what is this thing? Does it attach to a tank like the Doepfer or is it a BBD reverb, digital or some new design?

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Post by BugBrand » Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:50 pm

REwire wrote:So what is this thing? Does it attach to a tank like the Doepfer or is it a BBD reverb, digital or some new design?

Dan
It apparently uses one of these
Peake wrote:Isn't Dwell the Modcan spring reverb term? Is this a licensed product or simply similar terminology?

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I'm sure Dwell has been used in other designs since ages.. but I can't think of any examples at the moment!

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Post by wetterberg » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:01 pm

I've always wanted to hear that Belton thing - I'd certainly love to have one in my rig! (Although I would like that bbd even more!!!)
Re dwell, that's normal nomenclature, apparently;
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Post by fluxmonkey » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:55 pm

BugBrand wrote:
REwire wrote:So what is this thing? Does it attach to a tank like the Doepfer or is it a BBD reverb, digital or some new design?

Dan
It apparently uses one of these
that'd be cool if it used one of the belton modules, you can get those from smallbear... but i don't see anything in the data sheets for a "dwell"... are you sure that's what these use?

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Post by aetherpulse » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:22 pm

The pedal kit from BYOC uses the Belton brick and it has Dwell. I think it is seperate circuit added on since the data sheet only shows an in and an out on the chip itself.

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Post by Malekko » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:26 pm

Then SC module is our design, and not a Belton Brick.
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Post by aetherpulse » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:10 pm

Malekko wrote:Then SC module is our design, and not a Belton Brick.
That explains it then. Will it run on +/- 15?

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Post by REwire » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:24 pm

Excuse my sceptisism, but what about a digital reverb in a module or anything, something to get excited about? I've never heard a good digital spring tank emulation, is this something unique and diferent? If it's a better nail of a spring it ought to be damn expensive and used in Eventides, TC's and Lexicons. :hmm:

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Post by Malekko » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:47 pm

aetherpulse wrote:
Malekko wrote:Then SC module is our design, and not a Belton Brick.
That explains it then. Will it run on +/- 15?
Yes, there is a regulator involved so 15V wont hurt it.
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Post by Malekko » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:49 pm

REwire wrote:Excuse my sceptisism, but what about a digital reverb in a module or anything, something to get excited about? I've never heard a good digital spring tank emulation, is this something unique and diferent? If it's a better nail of a spring it ought to be damn expensive and used in Eventides, TC's and Lexicons. :hmm:
I'm not sure what you're saying here...but :party: :guinness:
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Post by suboptimal » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:09 am

REwire wrote:is this something unique and diferent?
It's a Malekko! Uuuraah!! Urrrrhbbbbrrhrahaa!

Makenoise is rad as hell, but I absolutely worship the Malekko modules I have. Granted, I have absolutely zero interest in this module, and I kind of agree with your sentiment, but . . . it's a Malekko! Uuurraaahh! Buururabbbblttlttlllah!

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Post by REwire » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:31 am

suboptimal wrote:
REwire wrote:is this something unique and diferent?
It's a Malekko! Uuuraah!! Urrrrhbbbbrrhrahaa!
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That I can agree with. Josh wouldn't release anything unless it was tops. But I've wasted some dough on digital emulations before getting an RE-501 and upgrading my Doepfer Spring Reverb to a 16" Accutronics.

IMO, he should have just finished that RM600 before some digital thing. BBD Delay without whining is still not done....maybe it can't be :despair:

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Post by anselmi » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:45 am

REwire wrote:I've never heard a good digital spring tank emulation
really? for me the EHX holy grail is a good example of one, even the most simple of the three (holy, holiest and holier grail reverb)

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Post by daverj » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:36 am

Peake wrote:Isn't Dwell the Modcan spring reverb term? Is this a licensed product or simply similar terminology?
Dwell controls have been part of spring reverbs pretty much as long as they've been around. Fender reverb units in the early 60's had Dwell controls. It was a level control driving the spring. The harder you drive the spring, the longer the sound "dwells" (or lingers).

The original Hammond spring reverb patent from the 40s has the same control, but I don't know if they ever called it dwell. But I know Fender was using the term 46 years ago, so it certainly pre-dates Modcan.

A bit of trivia: The early spring tanks stood about 3 feet tall, had 5 springs, some in oil filled tubes. (maybe that's where the term "tank" came from?) It took Hammond about 20 years to come up with the small "portable" version that they licensed to Fender and others in the early 60s. Today's tanks are virtually identical to the Hammond portable tank from back then (except smaller).

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Post by Luka » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:56 am

why in oil?

that would be a fun thing to try make

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Post by Exuviae » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:01 am

So "Dwell" is kind of like a decay of sorts?

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Post by MrTea » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:34 am

Please excuse my ignorance here but why would one by a digital spring reverb when you could get the real thing? or possibly buy a pedal that does the same job and save space in your case..... :hmm:

Maybe i'm missing something ? :despair:

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Post by Synesthesia » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:39 am

Hey Tea - a spring reveb can be a pain on stage - bass and vibration can make unwanted noises :razz:

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