The Biamp MR/140 reverb used by Joy Division, as IRs and Ableton Live rack

“Known Pleasures”: the Biamp MR/140 spring reverb, best known for its use by Joy Division’s Martin Hannett on Unknown Pleasures, is now available as a series of impulse responses for any reverb and a recreation as Ableton Live device. And that’s a great excuse to talk about the production techniques behind this record.

New from Intellijel: Sealegs dubby stereo FX, Stomp for pedal integration

Intellijel has still more surprises for Eurorack users. This time, it’s all about effects. For guitar/bass pedal integration, there’s Stomp. And then Sealegs is a sprawling dubby stereo multi-effects that incorporates a bunch of vintage delay sounds in one fader-covered unit.

Peter Kirn - August 21, 2023

SynthieCat gives Ableton Live the deep matrix and effects of the 1971 EMS Synthi A

Max for Cats is here with SynthieCat. It’s like using Ableton Live in an alternate universe where it was developed at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Peter Kirn - February 8, 2023

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