Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette
A full-featured mixing console channel strip in one convenient package
Chandler Limited’s TG Microphone Cassette is a full-featured mixing console channel strip, incorporating elements of the historic EMI/Abbey Road Studios TG12345 recording and mastering desks of the late ‘60s and ‘70s.
The Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette delivers the historic TG sound with modern conveniences, flexibility, and something new - the TG1 Opto Limiter.
The three sections of the TG Microphone Cassette comprise Chandler Limited’s TG2 Pre-Amp coupled with a Curve Bender EQ section, including Treble, Bass, and Presence controls, and an independently patchable TG1 Opto Limiter.
The pre-amp section of the TG Microphone Cassette makes use of the Chandler Limited TG2 pre-amplifier based on the vintage EMI TG12428. The TG2 pre-amp section includes switchable coarse and variable fine gain adjustment controls for up to +70db overall gain, selectable LINE, DI, 48V phantom power, phase reverse, and switchable rumble filter (low cut.)
The TG2 pre-amp section is coupled directly to the Curve Bender equalizer section.
Curve Bender EQ
The TG Microphone Cassette’s equalizer section is derived from the famed and greatly expanded Chandler Limited EMI TG12345 Curve Bender EQ. The Curve Bender EQ section provides Hi and Low shelf, frequency selectable presence, output control, and bypass functionality.
The Curve Bender EQ section is the second stage of the TG2 pre-amp section, and the EQ output control works as a fader would on a console.
The compressor/limiter section of the TG Microphone Cassette is a special adaptation of the Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter tracing its lineage to the historic EMI TG12413 mixing and mastering console limiters. EMI technical engineers experimented with the use of optos in their audio compressors, and now for the first time ever Chandler Limited introduces the TG1 Opto Limiter.
The TG1 Opto Limiter section of the TG Microphone Cassette is patchable apart from the TG pre-amp and EQ, allowing for independent use of the compressor/limiter on other sources. The TG1 Opto is stereo linkable to a second unit via a standard ¼” cable.
The TG1 Opto Limiter’s feature-set includes: HOLD, Attack, Release, selectable sharp/rounded knee, output or makeup gain, and true bypass.
All TG units require and function on the PSU-1, Chandler Limited power supply. The PSU-1 has an internal switch for setting voltage to 120V or 220V (115V/230V).
The History of Chandler TG
The year was 1968 when EMI and Abbey Road Studios saw a change from the valve-driven REDD recording and mixing consoles to the transistorized TG12345 desk, a seminal moment that marked a qualitative shift in sound coming from the most famous studio in the world.
The remarkable sonic quality of the new EMI TG12345 transistor recording console with expanded EQ, and for the first time ever, a compressor/limiter on every channel would forever leave its mark on the Beatles “Abbey Road” and Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” albums, as well as recordings by Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and the Rolling Stones.
Who's using Chandler Limited:
Abbey Road Studios
Curve Bender, Zener Limiter, TG1, TG2, Channel, Germ Pre
(Black Flag, Descendants, Rise Against, The Lemonheads, Only Crime ) - TG Channel, TG2, Germ Pre, Ltd-1
Producer, Engineer, Mixer (Garbage, Tegan & Sara, Muse) - TG2 Pre Amp/Di, TG1 Limiter, Germanium Pre Amp/Di, Germanium Tone Control
(Mötley Crüe, Overkill, Accept, Great White, Poison, Alice Cooper, Extreme, Megadeth, Janet Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Metallica, White Lion, Skid Row)
(Melissa Etheridge, Ziggy Marley)
(Goo Goo Dolls)
Chase Park Transduction
(REM, Drive By Truckers, Queens Of The Stone Age)
(Jimmy Eat World, Dixie Chicks, Switchfoot, Backstreet Boys, Hoobastank, Barenaked Ladies, Pink, Matchbox 20, Edie Brickell, Audioslave)
(Interpol, Glasvegas, Ash)
(Guns N' Roses, Angels And Airwaves)
(Jesse Mccartney, Marie' Digby, Lil Wayne, Ludacris, Gladys Knight, Music Director For Hilary Duff )
( Paul Mccartney, Stevie Nicks, Sublime, Mtv Unplugged: Tony Bennett, Sugar Ray, The Bangles )
( Erin Brockovich, American Beauty, Pleasantville, Good Will Hunting )
(Celine Dion, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta, Nick Lachey, Backstreet Boys, Jesse Mccartney)
(Grammy Award Winner)
(Linkin Park, Korn, Black Eyed Peas, Tupac, Slipknot, Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Petty, Motley Crue, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Haze, Good Charlotte, Sting)
(Avril Lavigne, Tyga, Mtv, Warner Bros Records, Emi Music)
Goo Goo Dolls
(Deftones, Mika, Pink, Rufus Wainwright)
Jimmy Eat World
(Hole, Weezer, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tool)
(Goldfinger, Story Of The Year, Good Charlotte, Ashlee Simpson, Hilary Duff, Atreyu)
(Joan Osborne, Los Lobos, Faith Hill, Phil Vassar, Bonnie Raitt, Tim Mcgraw, The Black Molly's)
(Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mastodon)
(Korn, Marilyn Manson, Soundgarden, Soul Asylum, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Verve Pipe, Ozzy Osbourne, Social Distortion, Black Label Society)
(Jawbreaker, New Radicals, Janes Addiction, Chicago, Hole)
(Interpol, Guster, Longwave, Ours, Robbers On High Street)
(Megadeth, Jamie Foxx, Rick Derringer, Michael Schenker, Brian “Head” Welch, Chris Poland/Ohm)
(John Fogerty, Ziggy Marley, Edgar Winter, Jimmy Eat World, Lifehouse, Clay Aiken, John Mellencamp, Melissa Etheridge, Coal Chamber, Roger Waters, Jewel, Black Crowes, Mötley Crüe)
(Vanilla Ice, Slipknot, At The Drive-In)
(Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers, Blink-182, Tom Petty)
Engineer, Counting Crows
(Dillinger Escape Plan, The Cure, He Is Legend, Sepultura, Story Of The Year, Every Time I Die, Earth Crisis And Our Last Night)
About Chandler Limited
Based in a small Iowa town in the middle of nowhere, Chandler Limited signal-processing equipment is highly regarded for its ability to add the warmth of analog to today's digital recording process. Chandler Limited works directly with EMI and Abbey Road studios to reintroduce some of the exact equipment used at Abbey Road Studios to record such bands as The Beatles and Pink Floyd.
Priding itself on hand-wiring all their products, Chandler products have been featured prominently in albums, movies, television, and even video games. And now, Chandler Limited enters the 500 race with its new line of 500-series modules for your favorite lunch box. Using all-discrete circuits that combine Chandler's best designs with the hottest designs from the past; transformer balanced everything; and the American handmade quality you expect, the Chandler Limited 500-series modules will take your lunchbox or rack system to a new level.
If you've been looking for the power of mixing console channel strip, look no further than the CHandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.