Black Rooster Audio released RO-SPR, an authentically modeled vintage spring reverb that adds character and just the right amount of psychedelic flair to your productions. Experience the iconic sound of Hendrix & co. with its 6 spring types, a three-band EQ, as well as spring length and mode control.
A Sonic Revolution
The RO-SPR is a vintage spring reverb with six different spring types, bass cut, a three-band EQ, as well as spring length and mode control, for the ultimate customizable reverb unit.
It was the year 1939, when Laurens Hammond applied for the first patent of an innovative, synthetic reverberation unit, that was about to revolutionize the sound of recorded music. With a simple transducer at one end of a metal spring, and a pickup at the other.
Mr. Hammond further implemented his idea of a mechanical, spring-based hall processor, that found its way into the legendary Hammond organs (from 1960), as well as into standalone hardware units like the Accusonics Type 4 SR. Leo Fender made the concept famous, with his introduction of the 1963 Fender Vibroverb.
The Spring Reverb is one of the most used hardware reverbs in studio history, but unlike bulky plate reverbs that could easily cost thousands of dollars, and weighed around 600 pounds each, most spring reverbs are more space- and cost-efficient.
Soundwise, spring reverbs are often described as being ‘bouncy’ or ‘ringy’, due to their mechanical layout, which tends to be low-end heavy. The spectrum used to be corrected by an EQ to maintain a natural room feel – yet many mix engineers used that exact low-end boost to add to their guitar, vocal, or synth tone. This sound design trick, combined with the renowned characteristics of a spring can be heard across many hit records – from The Doors to Queens Of The Stone Age.
The RO-SPR will throw you back in time with its very unique collection of classic spring types, while adding modern-day features to tailor each section precisely to your needs.
Add that vintage spring sound to your guitar, bass, vocal, drum, brass or synth tracks, or try it on any bus or mix channel. The result is a familiar, yet mysteriously mechanical roomy reverb that you’ll love!
Intro: 55,00 €
Regular: 119,00 €
More info here: Black Rooster Audio | RO-SPR