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A Natural Reverb
February 24, 2005 2:56 PM   Subscribe

Tank-FX Back in the day reverbs were created using speakers set up in a chamber to make a studio recording sound like it was in a bigger space. Then springs and plates were used to record the reverberations from electricity bouncing around metal. Eventually these were modelled in electronics with varying degrees of success.

But now, as we see, the more things change the more they stay the same and you can participate in the world's first truly global reverb.
posted by klik99 (14 comments total)

 
Some background - this is echos from a huge metal unused water resivour in Germany (I think - any german speakers can translate the webpage if they want) that is protected as a historical building. Since it was unused they let some guy set up a set of speakers at the bottom and a mic at the top.
Sounds like fun? Oh it is.
posted by klik99 at 2:59 PM on February 24, 2005


How insanely excellent.
posted by armoured-ant at 3:10 PM on February 24, 2005


This is GOOD! Good good good
posted by Fuzzy Monster at 3:16 PM on February 24, 2005


Wow, an analogue RT deconvolution reverb. They should put the mic and speakers on robotic arms, so that there can be "parameters" to modify.
posted by AlexReynolds at 3:18 PM on February 24, 2005


I don't understand how I didn't have to wait for my turn each time I processed a sound. Since each uploaded sound has to be played in realtime through the pipes, shouldn't there be a backlog of sounds they have to process and return to the webserver? I didn't see any queue system or anything. What happens if more than one person uploads a sound at once?

Would be great to hear a mp3 stream of all the sounds going through the pipe though...
posted by neustile at 3:22 PM on February 24, 2005


It took some trial and error, but I finally got it to work (with an MP3 of Nelson saying "haha" that I had on my hard drive). I'm not sure exactly why, but I love this. I high tech way to access low tech effects.

ON PREVIEW: I'm with neustile, I'd actually be really interested in hearing what other people put in.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 3:25 PM on February 24, 2005


I don't think this page is very well known at this point - but soon after I posted it I tried sending something through and I got somebody else's file.

It was an unruly mob yelling - well I thought it was somebody else's file it could have been the neighbors complaining.
posted by klik99 at 3:25 PM on February 24, 2005


Sounds remarkably similar to the silophone in Canada.
posted by O9scar at 3:31 PM on February 24, 2005


I agree with neustile, I want to hear what others are sending through the pipe. How about an internet radio station devoted to it? I wish they would raise the file size you can send through it. Would like to here some of my bands songs. Of course I can press a button and do this in the studio, but its much more fun to send it to a big tank in the ground in Germany!
posted by Yer-Ol-Pal at 3:32 PM on February 24, 2005


love it.

great post.
posted by Substrata at 3:33 PM on February 24, 2005


Momentan findet bereits eine Aufnahme statt.

Bitte in einer Minute nochmal probieren ...


Hmm, I think we mighta broke it.
posted by GeekAnimator at 4:16 PM on February 24, 2005


Nope, nevermind. I guess it puts up that message when it's busy.
posted by GeekAnimator at 4:26 PM on February 24, 2005


Roughly, "at the moment, a recording is taking place -- please try again in a minute".
posted by uosuaq at 4:36 PM on February 24, 2005


Der Klang des Tanks ist einzigartig!

Those Germans; it's always about "der klang" with them, isn't it?
posted by ZenMasterThis at 4:52 PM on February 24, 2005


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