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Well keep on doing what you are great at doing Ted !
Thats a shame those opto’s aren’t made any more
. Nothing’s ever simple is it !
I love the way all your units look. The C2 is perfect size to me as doesn’t take much space, but i understand what you’re saying.
I wish you all the best success with your new BRICK2. It looks fabulous and I bet it sounds awesome
Many years ago when i starting recording digitally i tried VCA compressors ( digital and analogue ) and was never happy with the sound compared to the pro tape recordings i’d had done for me previously. Then i discovered your magic VC-1 and thought, man if i could get that sort of sound in stereo… I put the C2 on the mix bus and found that i got the same sort of smooth vintage opto compression AND the tape sound, plus amazing effects on drums and mixes at more extreme settings. It was a revelation to me for DAW non tape recording. Sadly i took ill just after this so had to retire very early.
I don’t understand why this form of effect compression didn’t become the standard for DAW use. Maybe some judged it by its modest price instead of using their ears !. Many people don’t have the opportunity to do pro tape recordings now, and get used to the flat, spiky sound of digital interfaces. The C2 is a classic small, efficient design, easy to use and works great with other gear due to high headroom and proper input and output dials ( fully adjustable to off ). i think it would be a real shame if it isn’t available for the next generation in TFpro form. It was amazing value and put professional results into working musicians hands.
Thanks for explaining the history of the VC3 series there. I’ve got a pair of old Tweed pre-eq’s that were made in kelso, so maybe it was the same factory ( ? )
Thanks very much for the answers, and advice – it is really much appreciated.
I really love my little C2 . I new as soon as i got it that it was doing something very similar to the vc1 only in perfect stereo so i immediately fell in love. I think sometimes people dont take things seriously enough just because they dont have a hefty price tag or look expensive. It is a shame it didnt sell well as i think it is a brilliant compressor and looks great too, and you should be applauded for an ingenius design concept and executing that concept very very well. I was initially wondering if the lack of a ratio would affect usability but it does not in the slightest and is just an amazing compressor at that price or any other – unique. Gear snobs may wrongly dismiss affordable gear but i know ive got a little gem that will outdo expensive equipment especially on certain applications.
Your new compressor is a great concept and looks beautiful by the way.
Thanks again for making wonderful outboard.
All the best