ATTENUA - organ attenuator
ATTENUA: Attenuators for all Hammonds
The ATTENUA is a full featured attenuator for Hammond organs. It can be used with many vintage Hammonds whether they be M3-M100-L100 Spinet series or the very popular A100, B3, or C3 full-on Console Organs. The ATTENUA may be used with organs that already have a line-out setup going on, OR may be outfitted with an optional Farndurk "LOA" line out adaptor accessory if you need that setup installed. Either way. If you have a Spinet in the M3-M100-L100 series the ML1 output adaptor has the DIRECT OUT jack that you would use to connect to the ATTENUA Stand Alone Attenuator. If you have a console in the A100 series, or B3/C3 line I can provide you with an LOA line out adaptor (they are super simple, just two wires and a 1/4" female jack in an L-bracket) or the ATTENUA will also work with any of the aftermarket "line out adaptors" such as those from TREK-II.
Switchable Signal Routing Options
The ATTENUA features several routing options that allow you to easily incoporate your ideas about how you want the signal sent, as well as allowing you to easily put any type of signal FX units in the setup as well. You can even route the signal to several destinations.
- The "straight through" routing is where the signal is recieved from the organ's preamp, is then attenuated to whatever level you set the knob to, and shoots straight out of the attenuator to an output jack which may then be connected directly to a guitar amplifier, FX pedals, mixer board input, or audio-interface for direct digital recording.
- There are also two FX loops. Both totally hardware-bypassable (aka "True Bypass"). So with a toggle switch, you can route the signal to LOOP A, send it to whatever you want then return it to the ATTENUA to be sent to your amp/mixer/DAW .. OR .. with the use of a second hardware bypass toggle you may route the signal through a second loop (LOOP B). Both loops have their own LEVEL knobs so you may set the signal level to suit whatever is in that loop separately. You can use one loop for stuff like phaser, flangers, delays and such ... and the next loop can be routed to distortion/overdrive units. The separate level knobs for each loop allows you to set higher gain levels to the distortion FX if you want, or even allow you realtime adjustment of the signal level sent to the distortion units without affecting the signal levels in the first loop at all.
- These routing features provide a lot of control over how you want your gain structure set up. This sets my ATTENUA far apart from the simple "knob in a box" attenutators offered elsewhere.
Two Formats to suit your requirements:
I offer the ATTENUA in either a DESKTOP format that uses toggle switches, or a STOMPBOX format that uses footswitches. So no matter whether you prefer to place the ATTENUA on top of the organ or on a desktop or tabletop, or if you prefer to place it at your feet, I offer both DESKTOP format and STOMPBOX format.
- DESKTOP FORMAT: All switches are easy to operate minitoggles. These are very quiet when operated as well so if you are mic'ing your Leslie you won't produce a ~CLACK~ sound as you use the minitoggles.
- STOMPBOX FORMAT: This setup uses footswitches to operate a few functions on the ATTENUA. This is great for operating the ATTENUA with your feet. It may still be used on top of the organ, it's just not nearly as convenient and per normal footswitch operation they do produce a ~CLACK~ sound when used. STOMPBOX format also includes indicator LEDs.
The ATTENUA is a very flexible design. I can work with you in this area. If you do not want any LOOPS, no sweat ... I can simply make you a simpler unit without the LOOPS involved. Other ideas may also be entertained, simply run it past me and we'll go from there!
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