The Apprehension Engine - DIY Horror Machine



The Apprehension Engine - DIY Horror Machine

Postby The_Unknown_Man » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:20 pm

I'm planning a build along these lines :omg:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjGXvpSdvOU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzk-l8Gm0MY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lTYPvArbGo&t=156s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB2ee0M6nvo

I don't really know much about reverb thanks though. Anyone with experience or tips on building that part of the instrument?

Would something like this do the trick?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-MOD-Reverb-Tank-4AB3C1C-Long-2-Spring-Long-Decay/391937355628?epid=1513377084&hash=item5b41496f6c:g:leIAAOSw0exaIKjW

Or would I need a lot more components to get that kind of sound out of it?

Any help is appreciated ;)
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Re: The Apprehension Engine - DIY Horror Machine

Postby Finskjaere » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am

Wow, this sounds creepy as f*ck!

Unfortunately I can't help you answer your question, but I'm curious about your project ;). Don't hesitate to put on this topic some pictures of your work.

Good luck and have fun!
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Re: The Apprehension Engine - DIY Horror Machine

Postby conky » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:49 am

Finskjaere wrote:Wow, this sounds creepy as f*ck!

Unfortunately I can't help you answer your question, but I'm curious about your project ;). Don't hesitate to put on this topic some pictures of your work.

Good luck and have fun!


^ This. Sounds like an excellent idea.
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Re: The Apprehension Engine - DIY Horror Machine

Postby crochambeau » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:46 pm

That instrument is delightful.

The_Unknown_Man wrote:I don't really know much about reverb thanks though. Anyone with experience or tips on building that part of the instrument?

Would something like this do the trick?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-MOD-Reverb-Tank-4AB3C1C-Long-2-Spring-Long-Decay/391937355628?epid=1513377084&hash=item5b41496f6c:g:leIAAOSw0exaIKjW

Or would I need a lot more components to get that kind of sound out of it?

Any help is appreciated ;)


Seemed like the tank was just being used as a source in the video I watched (sporadically while listening), you can treat the output of a reverb tank like a guitar signal, might be a touch lower, but you can simply grab an RCA to 1/4" cable and plug a tank right into an amp to get results. So yeah, that tank should work fine (be warned, they don't like a lot of abuse..). If you need to drive the pan with signal, you can think of the input of the pan as a roughly headphones level transducer - though the inputs vary quite a bit in configuration, the outputs are more or less uniform. When used as pure mechanical source, the input jack can be used as an additional output too.

Good to see a hurdy gurdy built in too, that is the single creepiest thing I have ever played around with.
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