What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
It is the BeniDub Springamp, connected to an Accutronics spring tank.
How did you come across this particular item?
I came across this item whilst looking for hi-pass filter clones. I checked out the demo on YouTube and was hooked instantly. It’s made by a lovely guy called Sandro from Spain, who also makes some wicked tunes under the name Benidub.
What is that you like so much about it?
The fact that it gives a lovely old school spring reverb sound with the option of using a hi-pass filter ranging from 100Hz to 4KHz. It sounds great on drums, guitars, keys – just about anything.
How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?
It’s used on aux channels for extreme dub mixing. It’s my go-to spring reverb now, and you can change the kind of tank to change the flavour of the spring. You can change the combination of where it sits in the chain with other effects to get different outcomes. Pretty much I have it on now for the get-go when writing a rhythm. It just sounds so legit for dub producing.
Any other interesting points/stories about it?
Never leave it looped up into your DAW once you shut down, the spring will reverberate and make the most shocking howl to rival the most horrific Regan-from-The-Exorcist impression from your speakers.
Tell us a little about what you have coming up.
Kingfisha will be finishing the year with a string of dates in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.