Chandler Limited and Abbey Road Studios return to TG Series with the addition of fully featured recording channel
CHANDLER TG MICROPHONE CASSETTE
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 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.
Retired from service in 1983, the TG desks were built by EMI for their studios and were never commercially available.
RRP £2599 inc vat
External Chandler PSU-1 power supply required ( will power two units ) RRP £239 inc vat
|TG2 Preamp||Transistor amplifier|
|Mic/Line||XLR Input (Transformer balanced, Mic 300Ω Impedance)|
|Maximum gain||+70db, Coarse Gain (Stepped +20 to +60db), Fine Gain (Variable +/-10db)|
|Rumble Filter (Low Cut)||6 Frequencies (Out, 33,41,47,65,82,110hz)|
|Phantom power, Phase||Phantom (+48V), Phase( 0-180º)|
|Curve Bender EQ||Treble/Bass Shelf, Presence (Out, 300hz,500hz,1.2k,3.6k,6.5k), Output control, Bypass, XLR Output|
|TG1 Opto Limiter||Independently patachable (XLR I/O), Hold, Attack, Release, Knee (Sharp/Rounded), Output (makeup gain), Bypass, Linkable (1/4” Jack)|
|Power||External/PSU-1, Purchased separately|
Remarking on the development of the TG Microphone Cassette, Wade Goeke, Chandler Limitedʼs founder and chief designer had this to say:
“A complete TG channel strip is something Iʼve always wanted to do, and with the established popularity and success of our historic EMI TG series and many requests by our users, the time was ripe.” Wade continued: “When development of the cassette began some 18 months ago... we looked at the historic input modules, what weʼd accomplished with our modern day counterparts and what it would take to rejoin the components as a single unit. Drawing on our experience with the historic circuits and reimaging them for the modern studio, we felt we could deliver while bringing something new to the table.” When asked to expand on what was new, Wade shared: “Oh, thereʼs something really special. It turns out EMI had experimented with optos in their compression circuits, and well... now weʼve introduced the TG1 Opto Limiter. Iʼm super excited about this and Iʼm sure our users will love it!”
Abbey Road Studiosʼ Head of Audio Products, Mirek Stiles, added:
“Itʼs amazing to think that todaysʼ engineers, artists and producers can record directly into their DAW and get the same sonic qualities Abbey Road engineers did throughout the ʻ60s and ʻ70s. This is the first time a complete TG channel strip or ʻcassetteʼ has been made available, outside of those lucky enough to have access to the originals. The unique tones from the TG preamps, compressor/limiter and EQ are unlike no other, and when combined helped shape the sound of classics from The Beatles ʻAbbey Roadʼ to the John Williams score for ʻRaiders of the Lost Arkʼ. Abbey Road Studios is proud to be working with Chandler Limited in creating hardware units that keep these legends alive.”
Chandler Limited will begin shipping TG Microphone Cassettes to dealers worldwide June 2016
Chandler Limited is the only company in the world authorized to develop, manufacture and market the “Official Equipment” of EMI/Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road Studios, EMI, TG and their associated logos are trademarks of EMI (IP) Limited.