TK Audio Releases BC1Ltd, 10 Year Anniversary Bus Compressor
To celebrate TK Audio’s 10 year anniversary we are releasing the BC1Ltd in a limited edition of 100 units. We added some user-requested features like the THD function and HPF frequency options from the BC501. But we didn’t stop there, we also added the new Grab setting. This adds a more obvious
compression character in addition to the usual transparent mode that BC1 is famous for, perfect for the drum-bus. The panel of the BC1Ltd is a sleek brushed anodized panel which gives an exclusive feeling and the units are individually numbered on the frontpanel.
- Three HPF frequencies, 80Hz, 150Hz and 220Hz
- Selectable Grab function, selects a harder threshold knee
- Selectable THD function for more even harmonics
- Additional attack
Manley ‘New Classics’ at Awave
Thanks to their efficient design & engineering these compact format new favourites have already become best sellers for Manley!
Black Lion Audio Auteur Quad Mic Preamp – In Stock at Awave
The Black Lion Audio Auteur Quad is the four channel version rack mount of our ever popular Auteur MK2 preamp. The Auteur preamp has become a studio staple over the last decade and is know for its fast, transparent IC based front end while also providing a fat, colorful back end via edcor transformers. This mixture of vintage and modern design approaches has led the Auteur to be known as the Swiss army knife of preamps that sounds great on everything. It especially shines on sources that require detail but also benefit from some thickness such as drums or vocals. Some of the major additions to the Quad over the 2 channel half rack unit would be the all new meters on all four channels as well as borrowing the loved DI circuit from our 500 series Auteur on the first 2 channels. This feature set as well as channel count gives you one of the most affordable preamps in the world at an unbelievable price.
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AEA Sessions: Mitski | AEA TRP2 Preamp Now Shipping
This installment of our AEA Sessions video series features highly acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mitski. Alone with her guitar and washed in a warm, orange glow, Mitski delivers dynamic performances that explore a range of texture and tone captured with a combination of the near-field N22 and stereo R88.
The AEA TRP2 is now shipping! The AEA TRP2 preamp provides two channels of high-output, high-impedance, and low-noise gain in a half-rack package with a rich and natural sound that brings out the full potential of your microphones.
Watch the video here.
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BAE Audio Heating Up at Awave
BAE are manufactures of high end microphone preamp/equalizers faithful to vintage designs of the seventies and before. With a penchant for high quality transformers like Carnhill (St lves) and Jensen, everything is as close to the vintage philosophy as possible. Not only that but we insist everything is hand-wired/soldered using discreet electronics and not economized on a circuit board.
Undertone Audio In Stock at Awave
There are a few limitations of the original Fairchild that we set out to address. First, we have made careful adjustments to the circuitry that greatly improve the lifespan and reliability of the tubes. Additionally, we’ve added a whole host of exciting new features that have never before been available on a Fairchild. The UnFairchild sports 6 original preset Time Constants and 4 variable Time Constants (attack and release), MS function, side chain processing, a true bypass, fine adjustment of left/right balance, user adjustable “DC Threshold”, and “Feed-Back” vs. “Feed-Forward” functionality. With the UnFairchild, we’ve made this extraordinary circuit flexible enough to handle pretty much every compression task on any style of music.
Checkout the Unfarichild 670M II and more below.
The mpressor 500 Receives the TEC Award!
We are super excited to announce that elysia has just won the TEC Award. It’s the mpressor 500 which actually made it in the category Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules).
We are so honored by this, and we would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our friends and customers for your amazing support during the last 12 years.
Watch this video to get some ideas on how to use the mpressor 500 on all kinds of different sources, and learn how to benefit from its great number of truly useful special features. Plus, there are tons of sound samples available in our SoundCloud channel.
And here is the mpressor 500‘s big brother and ancestor, the mpressor rack. Most of the creative and innovative features of this monster of a compressor have actually found their way into the module as well. This video is all about the origin.
For those who like to work hybrid or in the DAW exclusively, the mpressor is also available as a plugin. The amazing emulation has been created in cooperation with Brainworx, and it’s available for all major platforms including UAD.
Check it out here!
Why do we call the mpressor “the compressor from the future“? It was actually NYC producer Joel Hamilton who awarded this title to the rack version. In this video, Joel explains what he likes about the concept and the special features of one of his most favorite compressors. Enjoy!
Black Lion Audio Patchbay Rack 8
Our industry has seen the explosion of 500 series products in recent years and with it, an equal number of 500 series power supplies. This format excels in its potential for quickly dialing in sounds, however, has been greatly limited by the lack of flexible routing options without the use of expensive external patchbays and wiring harnesses. The portability and compactness of has always been balanced out with the need for bulky, full 19” rack mountable patch bays. The ability to use a 500 Series setup in a live performance has been hampered by the need to carry around heavy snakes and have access to the back panel on stage, with no easy solution for linking modules in separate racks.
We at Black Lion Audio have never settled for industry convention or what is considered “good enough.” Instead, as always, we have approached this problem with the goal of delivering functionality and performance never before available. Enter the Patchbay Rack 8! Equipped with a fully balanced TT/Bantam patchbay, the PBR-8 has unlimited routing options for quickly dialing in sounds that don’t require modules to be loaded in any particular order. Easily try out a signal chain, re-route it, split it using one of the built-in “Mults”, send it to modules in another rack, route it back, then send it out, all from the front panel!
Providing a stable and reliable power supply has been long been one of the issues dogging this format. To solve this issue, the PBR-8 features OST (On Slot Technology) developed in Europe by Heritage Audio. This technology allows us to take advantage of individual regulation per channel, insuring that noise, power issues or crosstalk of one module do not effect other modules. The hefty power supply provides 400mA per rail per slot maximum, with an overall of 1.6A (1.8A non continuous) per rail, whichever is reached first. Coupled with the patchbay, this OST not only makes the PBR-8 one of the quietest and most reliable 500 series power supplies, but without the most functional and flexible ever built.
Available End of Q1 / Early Q2.