VIDEO: BookerLAB debuts at NAMM Show 2018 with its ‘Revolution’ advanced motor controller

BookerLAB, the newest member of the vintage music market, has debuted at the 2018 NAMM Show with its first product – the Revolution advanced motor controller.

Spearheaded by Tom O’Hanlan, BookerLAB says it is “committed to preserving vintage legacies by providing relevant upgrades that maintain the quality of vintage musical instruments and supporting audio gear”.

O’Hanlan experimented with versatile, maintenance-free motor concepts for rotating speaker systems. He then partnered with Sealevel Systems to produce Revolution. Unlike simple speed controller updates, Revolution provides a complete motor replacement to extend the life of Leslie Rotating Speaker Cabinets.

“BookerLAB demands precise engineering, thoughtful design and arduous testing for all products. This adherence to excellence and technical advancement makes Revolution stand out compared to existing solutions,” said the audio firm.

Using speed measurement software, the BookerLAB team studied various Leslie speaker models and analysed motor response time to ensure that Revolution emulates the original conditions. As a final test, engineers and musicians spent hours in a recording studio, scrutinising the sound of the updated Leslie. The revered sound remained unchanged: Revolution passed.

Revolution will be on display at the NAMM Show on booth #7905, and is available for demonstration.

Check out the video below to see Tom O’Hanlan talk more in-depth about the product and to hear the Revolution in action:


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