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- Order number: 160097
OTO BAM is a stereo reverb processor influenced by early reverb innovations and their gritty, yet musical sound.
OTO mastermind Denis Cazajeux studied all the digital reverbs of the late 70s and early 80s (including EMT and Lexicon units, AMS RMX 16 and Ursa Major Space Station) before developing BAM, and additionally delved into scientific writings of early digital reverb generation
This resulted in the "Space Generator" BAM, a stereo reverb that emulates the special, musical sound of the devices of that time while meeting the requirements of modern effects units.
BAM combines 16-bit conversion with 20-bit fixed-point processing, analog filters and an input-side diode clipper for sound coloring. A total of seven algorithms are available, inspired by legendary algorithms of reverb pioneers Lexicon (Hall, Room), EMT (Plate), AMS/TC Electronic (Nonlinear) Eventide (Ambient), but also offering own creations (Primitive, Chorus). The Thru mode makes BAM's input gain, filter and AD/DA conversion usable for coloring signals without reverb. A chorus function breathes additional texture and life into the reverb tail, while the Freeze mode is ideal for creating endless ambient drones. Six generously spaced knobs make for uncomplicated "knobbing," which, in conjunction with the eight function buttons, allows you to quickly switch between the various parameters.
BAM features 12 factory presets and has a total of 36 preset memory locations. Equipped with MIDI-In, the handy unit (<1KG) allows MIDI control (CC/Program Change) for all parameters and is housed in a road-ready steel case. Among others, Ewan Pearson and Hannes Bieger have expanded their setup with BAM.
- Stereo reverb processor ("Space Generator").
- 7 algorithms: Room, Hall, Plate, Ambient, Chorus, Non-Linear and Primitive
- Input gain up to +15 dB with analog diode clipping
- pre-delay up to 500 ms (via pre-delay control) or 1500 ms (via TAP switch)
- Stepless control of reverb size for fine tuning
- Low cut filters: 20 Hz, 80 Hz, 150 Hz, 250 Hz, 450 Hz
- High cut filters: 1.8 kHz, 4.5 kHz, 7 kHz, 9 kHz, 15 kHz
- Chorus parameter can add modulation to the reverb signal
- Tap Tempo can be assigned to Pre Delay or Reverb Time Freeze switch
- Freeze switch for drones
- 3 bypass modes: Relay, Spillover and Aux
- 12 presets and 36 preset memory locations
- MIDI input (controllable via CC and program change)
- Robust steel case
- Dimensions: 145 x 145 x 65 mm
- Power supply included (+15V DC, positive inside)
OTO Machines' Biscuit has become already an unobtainable modern classic. Despite that, the currently available BIM, BAM, BOUM desktop boxes are some of the most beloved effect units of our catalog. OTO Machines design, assemble and test all units from their workshop in central Paris, using quality parts sourced from local companies,