The Crème is a great sounding unit that delivers a stellar performance. The combination of Pultec-style EQ and VCA bus compressor is very effective at improving the dynamic and tonal balance of any stereo source and make a mix sound more polished.
The Tegeler Audio Creme combines a Pultec-style EQ with a VCA mix bus compressor in one stereo device and is ideal for mixing and mastering applications.
The Tegeler Audio Creme has taken the essence of the Pultec and stripped it to fulfil the most popular applications: Low and Treble boosting, adding weight and shine to any mix.
VCA Mixbus Compressor
The compressor stage takes inspiration from one of the most iconic mix bus compressors and uses a similar VCA design but with added features such as a gentler 1.5:1 ratio and a switchable high-pass filter with selectable frequencies (60Hz, 120Hz). In use, the compressor is capable of very transparent control or more obvious pumping if so desired. Its powerful sound really delivers the final glue that makes a mix sound like a record with an open sound and additional excitement. Unlike many compressors of this type, however, the Creme does not make the sound collapse but thickens and opens up the source material in a very pleasing way. Bass sounds are controlled and tight, the low mids become fuller without mud while the midrange becomes more articulate and detailed.
The EQ section
The Passive EQ is inspired by the legendary Pultec and features the same filter circuit as found on the original units. As a result, the Creme is capable of providing a deep lift of the music foundation as well as stunning soft and silky highs with no hint of harshness.
Some modifications were necessary with regulators replaced by fixed values, and frequencies modified to better suit mix bus applications.
As a result, both low and high bands feature a choice six frequencies (20, 30, 50, 100, 140 and 200 Hz for the lows, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, 24 kHz for the highs.) The last two frequencies in the high band provide a stunning open sound akin to the NTI Nightpro EQ3D or its modern equivalent the Maag EQ4.
La Creme de la Creme for Mixing and Mastering
Creme is a powerful tool for mixing engineers looking for stunning sound on their mix bus, but it also caters for discerning mastering engineers with additional features that increase its flexibility. With all controls, stepped, engineers can precisely set the EQ and compression and can recall their settings accurately. A switch also lets you choose the order between EQ and compression.
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|What We Think||The Crème is a great sounding unit that delivers a stellar performance. The combination of Pultec-style EQ and VCA bus compressor is very effective at improving the dynamic and tonal balance of any stereo source and make a mix sound more polished.|
|Short Description||Pultec-style EQ with a VCA mixbus compressor in one stereo device and is ideal for mixing and mastering applications.|