[sdiy] Real-world Eurorack signal chain advice...

Thomas Strathmann thomas at pdp7.org
Wed Sep 15 18:50:54 CEST 2010

On 9/15/10 18:46 , David G. Dixon wrote:
>> David... keep the spring out of your modular. You may play hell trying to
>> keep it quiet unless
>> you shield it in a mu-metal box...  otoh it can be satisfying to whack
>> your fist on top of the
>> cabinet and make the traditional 'thunder' sound :^)
> Harry... Is this a problem when the reverb is being used, or when it is not
> being used, or both.  In other words, are you warning me about the reverb
> springs vibrating all the time and creating ambient noise?

What he probably wants to say is that the springs are also coils which 
generate a magnetic field when current passes through them. Hence the 
advice of shielding the springs with mu-metal. You would not place a 
reverb tank where you would not place a transformer.


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