Behringer Intros 72 HP Eurorack Spring Reverb Effect

Behringer today introduced the Spring Reverberation 636, an unofficial copy of the Grampian 636 spring reverb, in Eurorack format.

The original was used in genres from rock to spaghetti western soundtracks to dub. Here’s what Behringer has to say about it:

“Emulating our heroes is one of the many things we can have fun with as musicians which is why we wanted the SPRING REVERBERATION 636 to be as faithful as possible to the original Grampian Type 636 used by Pete Townshend and legendary reggae dub master Lee “Scratch” Perry.

Now you can have their legendary secret ingredient added to your setup so you can create your very own masterpiece, or to just have fun with.”

Behringer appears to have translated the original design into Eurorack form factor fairly literally, resulting in a large hardware effect that takes up a lot of rack space – 72HP – while only offering three controls. The design also doesn’t add any modular CV control over the effect.

The 72 HP width may also strike some synthesists as awkward, since it’s wider than Behringer’s 70HP Euro synths, like the D, and narrower than the 80 HP width of the Neutron and Pro-1.

Unusually for the company’s products, the Behringer Spring Reverberation 636 is more expensive and takes up more rack space than some readily available options. Other solutions generally mount the spring reverb in the case, so the panel is only as big as needed for the controls. For example, the Doepfer A-199 Spring Reverb Module offers more control in 8 HP, for about $50 less.

Because of these design decisions, the Spring Reverberation 636 may appeal more to people interested in an inexpensive copy of the Grampian 636 than to synthesists interested in a hardware reverb unit.

What do you think? Check out the video, and then share your thoughts on the Behringer Spring Reverberation 636 in the comments!

Pricing and Availability

The Behringer Spring Reverberation 636 is expected to be available within 1-2 months, priced at $199 USD.

19 thoughts on “Behringer Intros 72 HP Eurorack Spring Reverb Effect

  1. “the Spring Reverberation 636 may appeal more to people interested in an inexpensive copy of the Grampian”….or just musicians and people who make music.

    This looks great, also it is not a eurorack module, the video shows it to have its own case

    1. Behringer puts it in the Eurorack Effects section of their site, describes it as a “Legendary Spring Reverb with Overload Circuit in Eurorack Format”, and notes that it is 72 hp.

  2. Interesting new path Behringer is taking here. There are indeed lots of cool effect units, which could be re-made, when the synth or drum market is dryed out for options 🙂

    1. Behringer has been copying effects units forever.

      They knocked off of the entire BOSS pedal line about 20 years ago and got sued. So they made changes to make it less blatant.

      Tonestart put together a list of all their pedal knockoffs:

      AB100 Guitar/Amp Selector Nobels AB1 Active A/B Selector
      ADI21 V-Tone Acoustic Driver DI Tech 21 SansAmp Acoustic DI
      AM300 Acoustic Modeler Boss AC-2 Acoustic Simulator
      AM400 Ultra Acoustic Modeler Boss AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
      BUC400 Ultra Bass Chorus Boss CEB-3 Bass Chorus
      BDI21 V-Tone Bass Driver Tech 21 SansAmp Bass Driver DI
      BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Boss GEB-7 Bass Equalizer
      BLE400 Bass Limiter Enhancer Boss LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer
      BO300 Blues Overdrive Boss BD-2 Blues Driver
      BOD400 Bass Overdrive Boss ODB-3 Bass OverDrive
      BSY600 Bass Synthesizer Boss SYB-5 Bass Synthesizer
      BUF300 Ultra Bass Flanger Boss BF-2B Bass Flanger
      CC300 Chorus Space-C Boss DC-2 Dimension C
      CD400 Chorus Space-D Boss DC-3 Digital Space D / Digital Dimension
      CL9 Compressor/Limiter Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter
      CO600 Chorus Orchestra Boss CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
      CS400 Compressor Sustainer Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
      DC9 Dynamic Compressor MXR M-102 Dyna Comp
      DD400 Digital Delay Boss DD-3 Digital Delay
      DD600 Digital Delay Boss DD-5 Digital Delay
      DM100 Distortion Modeler Boss DS-1 Distortion
      DR600 Digital Reverb Boss RV-5 Digital Reverb
      DR400 Digital Reverb/Delay Boss RV-3 Digital Reverb/Delay
      DW400 Dynamic Wah/Human Voice Boss AW-3 Dynamic Wah
      EM600 Echo Machine Line 6 Echo Park
      EQ700 Guitar Graphic Equalizer Boss GE-7 Guitar Equalizer
      FD300 Ultra Feedback/Distortion Boss DF-2 Super Feedbacker & Distortion
      FL600 Flanger Machine Line 6 ToneCore Liqua-Flange
      FM600 Filter Machine Line 6 ToneCore Otto Filter
      FX600 Digital Multi-FX –
      GDI21 V-Tone Guitar Driver Tech 21 SansAmp GT2
      HB01 Hellbabe Dunlop DB-01 Dimebag Cry Baby From Hell
      HD300 Heavy Distortion Boss MD-2 Mega Distortion
      HF300 Hi Band Flanger Boss HF-2 Hi Band Flanger
      HM300 Heavy Metal Boss HM-2 Heavy Metal
      IG9 Intelligate MXR M-135 Smart Gate
      NR300 Noise Reducer Boss NS-2 Noise Suppressor
      OD300 Overdrive Distortion Boss OS-2 OverDrive/Distortion
      OD400 Overdrive Boss OD-3 OverDrive
      PB100 Preamp Booster Nobels PRE-1 Preamp/Booster
      PH9 Phaser MXR EVH90 Phase 90
      PO300 Power Overdrive Boss PW-2 Power Driver
      RM600 Rotary Machine Line 6 Roto Machine
      RV600 Reverb Machine Line 6 Verbzilla
      SE200 Spectrum Enhancer Boss SP-1 Spectrum
      SF300 Super Fuzz Boss FZ-2 Hyper Fuzz
      SF400 Super Flanger Boss BF-3 Flanger
      SM200 Slow Motion Boss SG-1 Slow Gear
      SM400 Super Metal Boss HM-3 Hyper Metal
      SO400 Super Octaver Boss OC-3 Super Octave
      SP400 Super Phase Shifter Boss PH-3 Phase Shifter
      TM300 Tube Amp Modeler Tech 21 SansAmp GT2
      TO100 Tube Overdrive Ibanez TS9 Tube Screamer
      TO800 Vintage Tube Overdrive Ibanez TS808 Vintage Tube Screamer
      TP300 Ultra Tremolo/Pan Boss PN-2 Tremolo/Pan
      TU300 Chromatic Tuner Boss TU-2 Chromatic Tuner
      UC200 Ultra Chorus Boss CH-1 Super Chorus
      UD300 Ultra Distortion Boss DS-2 Turbo Distortion
      UF300 Ultra Flanger Boss BF-2 Flanger
      UM300 Ultra Metal Boss MT-2 Metal Zone
      UO300 Ultra Octaver Boss OC-2 Octave
      UP300 Ultra Phase Shifter Boss PH-2 Super Phaser
      US600 Ultra Shifter/Harmonist Boss PS-5 Super Shifter
      UT300 Ultra Tremolo Boss TR-2 Tremolo
      UV300 Ultra Vibrato Boss VB-2 Vibrato
      UW300 Ultra Wah Boss AW-2 Auto Wah
      UZ400 Ultra Fuzz Boss FZ-3 Fuzz
      VB1 Vintage Bass EHX Bassballs
      VD1 Vintage Distortion EHX Big Muff
      VD400 Vintage Delay Boss DM-3 Delay
      VM1 Vintage Time Machine EHX Deluxe Memory Man
      VP1 Vintage Phaser EHX Small Stone
      VT911 Vintage Tube Overdrive Chandler Tube Driver
      VT999 Vintage Tube Monster Ibanez TK999 Tube King
      WD300 Warp Distortion Hughes & Kettner Warp Factor
      XD300 Distortion-X Boss XT-2 Xtortion

      If they really wanted to copy something interesting, they’d make a modern Lexicon 224 clone!

        1. The Lexicon 224 is the Vangelis Blade Runner reverb, kind of a holy grail for synthesists.

          This spring reverb is a more of a big deal if you want do retro guitar.

        2. I guess when we talk about high-end effect devices, then we are in another league [Lexicon, Eventide & AMS…etc..] where it is more about coding and algo?

    2. If you know anything about effect pedals then you know every famous circuit has variations by different builders. These already come in a wide range of prices. And Behringer isn’t able to compete with Chinese budget brands like Mooer. They got their own range with TC Electronics and TC Helicon, which are usually decent, with great construction. Unlike Behringer’s electronic instrument range.

      The most coveted effects will never be made again due to the rarity of the components. They were made by limited leftover stock, and when stock runs out, there’s no means of getting that exact tone. It’s why fuzzes from different batches can sound quite different.

  3. If Behringer if capable of producing a reasonable spring reverb, why is the spring reverb in the 2600 such absolute crap?

    One problem is since Accutronics moved overseas their pans don’t sound as tight as the classic pans.

    Best current production spring reverbs are coming from Surfy Industries, but even those aren’t a match to a vintage unit.

    1. The OG Behringer 2600 knockoff used an emulated sprint reverb.

      With the later 2600s, they cheaped out on the spring reverb, so it doesn’t sound right. I’m guessing that it’s a lot smaller than the original to fit in Behringer’s smaller case, but I have not personally compared this.

  4. I can’t imagine that my eurorack enthusiasts are going to be interested in this one. No CV control and huge HP. It might as well just be a pedal.

  5. It’s pretty stupid to be honest. All of the other Eurorack spring reverb units only take up like 6hp. They are just the preamp. It’s up to you to mount the spring tank in your case, or lay it awkwardly across the top so you can drop pennies on the springs etc.
    This 72HP behemoth isn’t even stereo. I’m not sure why any person into modular would give up half a row just for one reverb sound that isn’t under any kind of CV control. On the plus side, at least they didn’t rip off the Doepfer or Intellijel spring modules.

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