A compressor with a pedigree
- Ted Fletcher’s historic opto compression design.
- Perfect ‘Hard-Wired’ by-pass for instant comparisons.
- Wide range ratios from gentle to brutal.
- Accurate UV compression metering on a real meter,
- Extreme stereo width control.
The ‘538’ is designed for creative compression effects that are difficult to achieve with plug-ins. It’s capable of extreme compression just as Ted’s original Joe Meek SC2 V5; amazing drum sounds! It’s also super-quality ‘Levelling Amplifier’ with the sparkle of a well-designed opto compressor.
The ‘538’ occupies two spaces in a standard API 500 series rack using ‘normal’ and ‘aux’ ins and outs for L and R.
Inputs and Outputs
Left and Right balanced or unbalanced.
Optical compression using historic opto cells from Ted Fletcher’s personal stock. Switchable hard-wired (relay) by-pass.
Variable width control from full ‘mono’ via true L/R stereo up to 150% stereo width.
Easy-to-read analogue meter reading audio (UV) or compression depth (comp).
Note; TFPRO538 is designed to interface with the extended 500 series protocol. Recommended 500 series racks are Bento 6S and Midas L6 and L10.
TFPRO538 stereo compressor. Comps switches in after 6 seconds, then off at 19 secs. Then on at 30 then off at 40 secs. After a gap, width control moves to ‘mono’, then sweeps up to 150%.