Tank-FX is back online so if you didnt check it out first time round now is your chance.
Billed as a ‘non-virtual’ plugin, basically Tank FX is a large echo chamber that you can upload sounds to & then wait as they are played into the reverbant space, re-recorded & then converted for you to download. How large scale? Well the chambers are two concrete water tanks 11m high and 7m in diameter.
The system is run on a unix server & makes use of two JBL Control one speakers and a pair of Rode NT-5 mics. I thought I’d give it a try & as per the title of this post I used the first sentence from Alvin Luciers work; ‘I am sitting in a room’ (TankFx has a 60 second limit) A wikipedia explanation of Luciers work is here and via ubuweb here is a 1961 recording of the work:
And here are the TankFX versions
(not sure why the processed versions are left heavy)