It was almost 10 years ago when I entered Luis Ruvina’s Booth on Musicália (the Portuguese parallel to the Namm Show). Luís was at the time the Portuguese re-seller for Suzuki-Hammond, but above all a great organ player. I remember the distinguishing sounds of a Hammond B3 accompanied by the languishing chords of Tuniko Goulart’s jazz guitar urging me to enter his booth. Luís was playing a B3 through a HUGE Leslie (about the size of a medium fridge). I’ve never heard such a beast in person – you will never “feel” its true grit until you are at least 2 meters from one! The presentation lasted about 30 minutes but I remember it as if it was yesterday. 30 minutes of pure musical magic!
If bringing a bit of that magic to the Reason rack was Sononics objective with Revival… They’ve succeeded! Read on for the full review of this new-generation organ Rack Extension.