The SPIN ACHER handmade leslie sim
from JACQUES STOMPBOXES

 

Walking the fine line between trem and Leslie, the Spin Acher is my ultimate tribute to this fabulous sound of rotating speakers. It is a high-gain light-activated device, with of course true by-pass switch, that can simulate this trem/leslie sound in monophony, which makes it very easy to use for home recording or low-budget gigs.


The French paperback cover of K.Dick masterpiece.

1- THE THREE STIGMATAS

I have learnt music in a Yamaha organ school. It is far from the fuzz-guitar-rock-scene but at this time I was an organ fanatic and a Jon Lord crazy fan. Yamaha fitted all their organs with a true rotary speaker. And Yamaha scene organ, used for town-to-town demo, played through huge Yamaha leslie-type cabinets. While not tubes, these cabinets were much more powerful than Leslie, and their sound still send shivers down my spine today. I had time to listen to them, and I have noticed 3 points that give these rotating devices their personalities:

-Doppler effect

-travel of sound

-sensation of power

The Doppler effect is impossible to mime without ugly digital processing AND stereophony. So we will have to do without.

But the Spin Acher achieves the 2 other attributes of the Leslie cabinet like no other trem device. You will really feel the powerful sound throwing at your ears and all this in mono which means easy to record or to perform. A nice stereo sound at home often ends small and flat on tape or on stage. The Spin Acher is engineered for optimal results in the worse conditions.


Inside actor's studio. 

2- THE SPIN AND ROTOR POTS

With these two pots you can choose the speed of the rotating speaker and the time it stays in front of you. This is not possible with a real rotary speaker which revolving speed is constant. Here you can control the speed in different points of the circle, like long and away, long and near, short and away, short and near all selectable at different speeds.


Lord and Glover backing huge egos.

 3- HIGH GAIN

The Spin Acher can lightly distort the front of your amp for this tube-like strong tone. It works perfectly for organs or synths, giving their Hammond preset the serious they badly need.

 
Lesley Ann Warren does her killer looks. I surrender.

4- AUDIO DEMO

5- INFO & ORDER

please contact me jacques@ts808.com for any info or to order a SPIN ACHER.

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