The Grand Canyon, a concert hall, and two reverb plates… are just a push button away.
Yes – welcome the world of the Ursa Major Digital Reverberator. The manual is below but you can download the pdf version here. Love the cover, and it’s a great example of early digital reverb tech. The four presets are great on this box (and all can then be tweaked). The final one , “Space”, is the Grand Canyon referred to on the cover of the manual. No, they didn’t actually get an impulse response from the real Grand Canyon though – it just maxes out most of the settings, and (to quote the manual which says it so well):
“pulls out all the stops to create a surprisingly large, echoing, long-decaying acoustic environment. Space is superb with legato sounds, such as lush string sections, organs, synthesizers, or even vocals set against a shimmering background of sound. With the Space program, early reflections can be made to echo and richochet (sic!) with great clarity, and a maximum decay setting of 20 seconds lets sounds linger in the air almost indefinitely.”
Of course we love all the Ursa Major racks, especially the mighty Space Station (we have one of those, plus a Stargate 323 in our Studio). We’ll be adding more info about them all when we have the time, but you can see some of the Ursa Majors we’ve had through here.
We’re adding to the site all the – head to the main Resources section to see all manuals, schematics and other gear-related ephemera.
Scan of the manual for the Bandive-made Accessit spring reverb, plus a picture of the circuit diagram.
Scan of the manual for the rare Biamp Model SR/240 Stereo Reverberation System.
Schematic and some info about this crazy-rare Italian vocoder / string synth.
Directory of original Grampian documentation we have, including tech specs, schematics and articles, to view and download.
Complete text from the original Mu-tron Bi-Phase manual. While the Bi-Phase isn't necessarily our absolute "favourite" phaser, there's no escaping the fact that it's one that gets...
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