RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2011
SUBJECT: Radial Engineering releases the TankDriver™ for the Workhorse and other 500 series racks
CONTACT: Tatiana Kostiak, (604) 942.1001 Ext. 244
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Vancouver BC, Canada – Radial Engineering Ltd. is pleased to announce the Radial TankDriver™, a 500 series module that enables the user to use the spring reverb in a guitar amplifier and bring this unique effect into a recording system.

According to Radial Senior Design Engineer Dan Fraser: “We originally discussed building a 19” rack unit that would house a reverb tank and pro audio interface, but it seemed crazy not to take advantage of all of the reverbs that are already sitting in old Fender Twins which may otherwise be gathering dust. The TankDriver just made a lot of sense. Not only could we keep the design compact, but because the power supply is shared when inside a Workhorse or other 500 series rack, this also reduces the end cost.”

Designed to fit both the Radial Workhorse and older API type racks, the TankDriver features a wet dry mix to balance the signal and shimmer and boom controls to add top-end or extra boom to the tone. (We could not resist!). For older reverbs that may be less sensitive, a drive switch increases the output to compensate. For those who are equipped with Workhorse, the Omniport adds a TRS insert point for easy interfacing to a patchbay.

Using the TankDriver is easy: You simply patch a set of ¼” to RCA cables from the TankDriver's front panel to the reverb unit, adjust the levels and you are set to enjoy the unique ‘twang' that is only possible from a real spring reverb. Changing the length (size) of the reverb further alters the tone. Add some shimmer for extra brightness or boom to add bottom end. Set the wet dry mix and have fun!

The TankDriver will begin shipping at the end of the month. (US List price: $300.)

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Tatiana Kostiak
Radial Engineering Ltd.
1588 Kebet Way
Port Coquitlam, BC
Tel: 604-942-1001 Ext. 244