Chandler Limited TG Channel MKII
The Chandler Limited TG12411, formerly known as the TG Channel MKII, is a recreation of several classic circuits – combining Wade Goeke’s design of the TG2 pre amp section with an equalizer that was redesigned from a circuit used in the TG12410 Transfer Console, the mastering counterpart to the original “Beatles desks.”
The active portions of the unit use the same discrete amplifiers and transformers as in the TG1 Limiter and TG2 pre amp. The TG12411’s passive equalizer EQ is an all inductor design offering sweet high frequencies, large inductor based lows, and a very high “Q” mid cut section. Its sound is very comparable to Pultec and Lang program EQs. A simple description would be a TG Pultec with a TG pre amp thrown in.
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). For more information please call us at (319) 885-4200.
The DI bypasses the mic input transformer and plugs directly into the high impedance microphone circuitry
Functioning as a console fader, this control is placed between the input and output stages. Allowing for trimming the input signal, as well as allowing the user to run the input very hot for extra color without distorting the recorder.
Combines a 600 ohm mic input and 10k line input which is selectable with the line switch. A 15-position switch attenuates both the mic and line and gives a large range of control for both normal and not so normal uses. Mic Gain ranges from -5dB to 65dB Line Gain ranges from -15dB to 55dB
A capacitor based high boost with 18dB of gain and a shelving characteristic. EQ points are 16k, 12k, 8.1k, and 6.8k.
Phase, mic/line, 48v, and EQ switching
An inductor based mid frequency peak with 18dB of boost and a high Q switch to sharpen the curve. The Q also sharpens the more you boost. EQ points are 5.8k, 3.9k, 2.2k, 1.8k, and 1.2k
A mid frequency EQ with 20dB of cut and 6 positions set with a very sharp Q. All inductor based and specifically designed to fix problem areas. EQ points are 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, and 850hz.
This switch has 5 positions and is relatively gentle. EQ points are 30, 60, 90, 150, and 300hz.
The inductor based low boost has 20dB of gain, as well as both peaking and shelving characters. Like the mid boost, the Q of the peak sharpens the more you boost. EQ points are 50, 70, 100, and 200hz for the peak; 100 and 200hz on the shelf.
Here’s a truly special channel strip that just drips with musical tone.
Using actual circuit-drawings of famous ”Beatle” consoles at EMI-Abbey Road studios, Chandler combines an active, transformer-based preamp with a sweeter-than-butter passive inductor EQ. In our book, the TG Channel MKII is an essential tracking tool for the rock, pop, or roots producer.