The Chandler Limited TG1 is a recreation of the classic EMI TG12413 Limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late '60s. The TG Limiter was originally designed to be like the Fairchild 660/670 which was loved by many EMI engineers, including Geoff Emerick, but ended up with a very special sound all its own. These rare pieces were never commercially available and only EMI owned studios had access to them. Our version has been remade from the original design information and circuit board drawings as provided by Abbey Road and EMI to ensure extreme authenticity!
TG equipment was used on many classic records and this Limiter was featured on every channel of TG consoles used to record The Beatles "Abbey Road", several Pink Floyd records including "Dark Side of the Moon", Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones.
The Limiter/Compressor features an all discrete circuit with transformer balanced input and output. The limiting element is a rarely seen diode network that produces smooth, pleasing distortion. The warm open sound, often compared to a Fairchild 670 set to stun, is very audible and squishy sounding while maintaining its clarity and high frequency response.
Note: This unit requires the Chandler PSU-1 power supply (not included).
...x 12 in the corridor, then distance miked the corridor with 2 x 57s recorded with : Neve 31102s - Chandler TG1 This was all tracked in our A Room downstairs and then mixed down on the Tweed Console in our B Room.
...or two gave merits to each but didn't speculate further. Here is the reveal! A = Softube Zener Limiter (SW) B = Chandler TG1 Compressor (HW) Mission accomplished. And I think Jeezo was asking about the settings, so I've attached some snaps of those!
I am back from trying out the tg1 and the zener, they are both really great sounding units, they both ooze class. I had two hours with them and here are my thoughts. The tg1 was a little more aggressive sounding compared to the zener. The zener's side chain feature is a must and the tg1...
The Chandler TG1 Limiter is a recreation of the EMI TG12413 Limiter found in the consoles at Abbey Road in the 60s, and has a sound and vibe to match. With a relatively simple control set - an input and output control, a compress or limit switch, six-position release control, and a choice to bypass...