Vari Tube Recording Channel

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Description

Vari Tube Recording Channel
Channel Strip

You have experience with digital music production and with handling plug-ins but are aspiring to reach the professional league?
The digital sound editing of voices and solo instruments makes sense if you want to work mobile in the pre-production stage or want to quickly test certain equalizer or compressor types using their digital clones.
During the completion of your mix with the plug-ins, you realise that recorded voices don’t become prevalent, don’t integrate into your mix and clearly sound adapted.

Maybe you made the right decision in quality and bought a good microphone, however a premium mixing console is, to continue with quality, outside of your budget.
So far, you have vainly looked for a solution to that problem. A combination of a premium pre-amplifier, compressor and equalizer whic his made up of the finest components is available in only one piece of equipment and for an exceptionally fair price that is reachable for studios projects.

We at Tegeler Audio Manufactur as musicians had the very same problem and therefore shifted our focus towards the development of such a device. The VTRC. The Vari Tube Recording Channel gives your recording the most up market boutique sound and confident powers of self-assertion, while at the same time creating a perfect integration into the mix.
The device will astonish you with its sound results that are accredited to other high end devices within the top price range when used during blind tests.
It is the first sound refiner worldwide which allows for the combined operation of vari-q and optical compression and therewith offers a sound-spectrum ranging from clean precision to a silky warm vintage sound.
The VTRC absolutely convinced us and that is why we offer you to try out this device without any obligations for 14 days. Simply sign up at the above link and the VTC will be delivered to you on the same work-day (if available).

Vari Tube Recording Channel Editors Choice 2011
Amazona.de Best Buy
Delamar 5 Sterne exzellent
Sound on Sound Award Nominee

Technology

Due to the variable nature of the preamp, you can decide on color of the sound of your recording varying from clean direct to vintage fat.
With the passive equalizer built after the Pultec principle, you can add silky soft highs to your recording, give your voice more volume or filter out disruptive frequencies within the area of keynotes.
The combined operation of vari-µ and optical compression of the VTC is a unique worldwide feature that extends your sound spectrum with a fantastically sounding compressor tone.

Optical Compressor

An LED beams onto a light-sensitive resistor and regulates the gain depending on the level. The automatic control of the compressor timing is additionally supported through the memory effect of the resistor. The result is an open-airy and softer compression which keeps the level nicely static but hardly alters the microdynamics of the signal.

Vari-Tube Compressor

With this setting the amplification of a control tube is influenced directly. The control happens directly through the optical compressor. The result is a sound that will find its place even in a dense mix with a sinister presence while never losing its warmth.

The compressors bring the signal to the same level and compress it without compressing it to death. The microdynamics are preserved.
Move the slide for a before/after comparison.
The routing of the compressor and EQ is switchable, it is possible to switch the EQ into the sidechain of the compressor so that frequency dependent compression and de-essing are both possible. If you have a recording that has not yet been refined with the aid of the VTRC, it is possible to edit it also afterwards through the new line input. Thereby the signal does not pass through the Microphone input transformer, but through a separate transformer that has been developed for line level.

All functions of the VTRC (from Preamp to EQ to Compressor) are available to you for the processing of high level signals.

If you want to use the VTRC for stereo signals, it is possible to link them.

New

  • Vari-µ compressor (Opto and Vari-µ comprossor can be used at the same time)
  • Line input with separate line input transformer
  • Two VTRC linkable for stereo operation
  • EQ: 24kHz high boost frequency for additional air band
  • Switchable compressor timing
  • Upgraded tube input stage

Proven

  • Opto compressor (Opto and Vari-µ comprossor can be used at the same time)
  • Passive Pultec-style EQ
  • Microphone preamp, character changeable from clean to fat
  • EQ can be switch before or after compressor
  • EQ can be switched to compressor’s side chain

Presets

The VTRC is a device for professionals and does therefore not contain any pre-sets.
However, for the purpose of testing and to get to know the device, we have compiled some settings which for a good starting-point.

Basic settings
all controls set to 0, all switches to the bottom, Mic/Line +48V according to the requirement.
Vocals
Gain set to 10, Input set so that the needle of the meter is just responding. Lowcut for Male Vox set to 80Hz, for Female Vox set to 160Hz. EQ switched on, with High Frequency set to 16kHz and the Boost set to 6. Both Opto and Varitube Compressors switched on. Set the Gain Reduction so the loud extracts don’t exceed 6db compression.
Plucked guitar
Gain set to 1, Input set so that the needle of the meter is just responding. Lowcut set to 80Hz if an additional bass is playing. EQ switched on if necessary, put the Mid Frequency to 300Hz and set the Cut to 3. High Frequency set to 6kHz and Boost to 6. Opto Compressor switched on and set Gain reduction so that the Compression does not exceed 4db during loud extracts. For more assertion increase the gain and adjust the Input.
Contraguitar
Gain set to 1, Input set so that the needle of the meter is just responding. Lowcut set to 80Hz if an additional bass is playing. EQ switched on If necessary, put the Mid Frequency to 300Hz and set the Cut to 3. High Frequency set to 12 kHz and Boost to 6. Varitube Compressor switched on and set the Gain Reduction so that 6db Compression isn't exceeded during loud extracts.
Bass
Gain set to 10, Input set so that the needle of the Meter does not reach below 0. Mid Frequency set to 300Hz and the Cut set to 3. High Frequency set to 2 kHz and the Boost set to 3. Opto Compressor is switched on and set the Gain Reduction so that the Compression lies between 3db and 6db.
Saxophone
Gain set to 10, Input set so that the needle of the meter is just responding. Lowcut set to 80Hz. EQ is switched on, High Frequency set to 16 kHz and the Boost set to 6. Varitube Compressor is switched on and set the Gain Reduction so that the Compression lies between 3db and 6db.

Videos

Sprecher Markus Kästle - Audiodemo

Musotalk: Video-Test des Vari Tube Recording Channels Teil 1

Musotalk: Video-Test des Vari Tube Recording Channels Teil 2

Musotalk: Video-Test des Vari Tube Recording Channels Teil 3

MusoTalk Angezerrt: VTRC und E-Gitarren

delamar: Channel Strip Tutorial // Vocals mit dem Channel Strip bearbeiten

Tegeler Audio Tube Recording Channel used for Bass (Fame Baphomet V Gothic)

Lea & Fab unterwegs mit einem VTRC


Recording-Blog: Unplugged-Aufnahme und Mix mit dem VTRC

Vari Tube Recording Channel vocals (no talking)

Vari Tube Recording Channel acoustic guitar (no talking)

Vari Tube Recording Channel Dave Smith Instruments OB 6 (no talking)

Vari Tube Recording Channel Elektron Analog Rytm (no talking)

Features

Features

General

  • Tube device (3 Triodes)
  • Class-A circuit
  • Frequency response: 20 – 20.000 Hz +/- 1,5dB
  • Stepped Potentiometers
  • Transformer balanced inputs and output
  • Internal power supply with toroidal transformer
  • Height: 132mm (3U), width: 483mm, depth: 250mm

Microphone Preamp

  • Microphone preamp with transformer / 48V / Phase
  • True 48V phantom power
  • Phase switch
  • High-impedance instrument input(100 kOhm)
  • Character changeable from clean to fat

Equalizer

  • Low-cut: 80-160Hz
  • Low-mid boost: 80-120-200-300-500-700-1000 Hz
  • Mid-cut: 200-300-500-700 Hz 1-1,5-2-3-4-5-7 kHz
  • High boost: 1,5-2-3-4-5-7-10-12-16-20-24 kHz

Compressor

  • Opto compressor
  • Vari-Tube compressor (vari-µ)
  • Soft-Knee
  • Program-adaptive attack and release timing

Specifications

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 22kHz
  • Maximum Mic Input Level: +12 dBu
  • Maximum Line Input Level: +20 dBu
  • Maximum Instrument Input Level: +6 dBu
  • Line Input Impedance: ≥ 2.4kΩ
  • Instrument Input Impedance: ≥ 100kΩ
  • Output Impedance: < 600 Ω
  • Maximum Output Level: +24 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: ≥ 95 dB
  • Voltage: 230 V~/50Hz or 115V~/60Hz
  • Fuse: 500 mA slow-blow
  • Maximum Power Consumption: < 25 W
  • Dimensions: 3 U, H:132 mm, W:483 mm, D:250 mm

News

Artist Interview with Lauren Passarelli
  • 14.02.2022
  • VTRC
  • Interview

Lauren Passarelli talks about music, her production process, recording, and the Beatles!...

Crème in a haystack
  • 25.09.2018
  • Créme

Crème in a haystack...

Miko tests our VTRC on different sound sources
  • 30.04.2020
  • VTRC

Miko tests our VTRC thoroughly...

Bill, Schwerky & Raumzy
  • 07.06.2019
  • VTRC
  • Raumzeitmaschine
  • Schwerkraftmaschine

Bill, Schwerky & Raumzy ...

Paul Davids meets the VTRC
  • 06.06.2019
  • VTRC

Paul Davids meets the VTRC...

VTRC - The Movie
  • 20.03.2019
  • VTRC
  • Review

VTRC - The Movie...

"It's absolutely brilliant!"
  • 11.04.2018
  • VTRC
  • Review

Dan from Pro Tools Expert reviews the Vari Tube Recording Channel...

Wake me up - Theresa Cherchi feat. Melissa Metzner
  • 23.03.2018
  • Raumzeitmaschine
  • Schwerkraftmaschine
  • VTRC

Wake me up - Theresa Cherchi feat. Melissa Metzner...

recording blog: every breath one take
  • 04.08.2017
  • Testbericht
  • VTRC

recording blog: every breath one take...

Delamar: vocal recordings with VTRC, Neumann, Aston and Marc Weissenberger
  • 28.07.2017
  • Testbericht
  • VTRC

Delamar: vocal recordings with VTRC, Neumann, Aston and Marc Weissenberger...

Digital Recall Sheets
  • 17.05.2017
  • News
  • Konnektor
  • Creme
  • Mag2
  • TSM
  • VTC
  • VTRC
  • EQP

It's easier than ever to keep your analog outboard gear configured right. The Schwerkraftmaschine and Konnektor from Tegeler Audio Manufaktur already offer flawless total recall...

Musicradar: The 10 best new outboard/hardware effects of 2016
  • 05.12.2016
  • Award
  • VTRC

And our VTRC is among them....

FutureMusic VTRC Review
  • 07.03.2016
  • Review
  • VTRC

New review of the VTRC by magazine FutureMusic/Musicradar Find the complete test here: http://www.musicradar.com/reviews/tech/tegeler-audio-vari-tube-recording-channel-634832...

Delamar.de - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur VTRC Review
  • 25.01.2016
  • Review
  • VTRC

New review of the VTRC by online magazine Delamar. Find the complete test here: http://www.delamar.de/test/tegeler-audio-manufaktur-vtrc-testbericht...

Product Review - Tegeler Audio Manufaktur VTRC
  • 04.01.2016
  • Review
  • VTRC

New review of the VTRC by magazine Sound On Sound Find the complete test here: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jan16/articles/tegeler-vtrc.htm...

Delamar.de - Homestudio einrichten Folge 7 Der Channel Strip - VTRC in Action
  • 21.12.2015
  • Artikel
  • VTRC

Delamar.de-Videotutorial: Homestudio einrichten Folge 7: Der Channel Strip Channel Strip: Wer viel Sprache, Gesang oder Rap aufnimmt, braucht einen goldenen Kanal. Was das ist un...

Studio One Expert - Review of The Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Vari Tube Recording Channel
  • 21.12.2015
  • Review
  • VTRC

New review of the VTRC by online magazine Studio One Expert Find the complete test here: http://www.studio-one.expert/studio-one-blog//review-of-the-tegeler-audio-manufaktur-vari-t...

Amazona.de - Review of the Vari Tube Recording Channel
  • 06.07.2015
  • Review
  • VTRC

Review of the Vari Tube Recording Channel by the musicians magazin Amazona.de Here you can find the complete review: https://www.amazona.de/test-tegeler-audio-manufaktur-vari-tu...

The new revised VTRC featuring a new front panel design
  • 12.05.2015
  • Story
  • VTRC

Retro look – Vintage Sound In line with their new design aesthetic, we introduce the Vari Tube Recording Channel as the first product of the current range to feature the new retro...

Gordon Raphael about the work with the Tegeler Audio Manufaktur products
  • 15.04.2015
  • Story
  • VTRC
  • Mag2
  • EQP-1
  • VTC

Gordon Raphael is a record producer and musician from Seattle, who is currently living in Berlin. He is most widely known for his work with The Strokes, whom he met while attending...

We've visited the famous Funkhaus Studio in Berlin Nalepastrasse
  • 02.02.2015
  • Story
  • Video
  • VTRC

We've visited the famous Funkhaus Studio in Berlin Nalepastrasse and have asked how they use the Tube Recording Channels. Watch the video: You can test VTRC in your Studi...

Side-Chain - what it is and what it isn’t, Part 3
  • 01.10.2013
  • Story
  • Basics
  • Compression
  • VTRC
  • VTC
  • Mag2
  • Creme

Die Baugruppen, mit welchen die Audiosignalverstärkung verändert wird, geben den Kompressoren normalerweise ihren Namen. Man unterscheidet hauptsächlich: Kompressoren nach dem Va...

Audiobeispiele Vari Tube Recording Channel im Vergleich
  • 12.06.2013
  • Artikel
  • Video
  • VTRC

Nachdem so häufig Fragen nach Audiobeispielen für der VTRC aufkommen, können wir euch nun eine weitere Kostprobe bieten. Diesmal wurden von uns nur für euch verschiedene Einstellu...

Lohnt sich der VTRC für Gitarrenaufnahmen? Musotalk hat's ausprobiert, mit einem interessanten Ergebnis.
  • 27.02.2013
  • Artikel
  • Video
  • VTRC

Non Eric vom Videoblog Musotalk hat getestet, ob es sich lohnt E-Gitarre und E-Bass über unseren VTRC Channel-Strip aufzunehmen. Das Ergebnis gibts im Video zu sehen und zu hören. ...

Audio examples Vari Tube Recording Channel - CD "The Voice Of Germany - Die Highlights"
  • 11.02.2013
  • Story
  • VTRC

We've been asked for audio examples for the Vari Tube Recording Channel a few times. In December 2011 Mathias Ramson of Valicon recorded several vocal tracks for German TV show "V...

"Preußische Präzision" - Testbericht des Vari Tube Recording Channels VTRC Channel-Strip in der Sound & Recording 2012-07
  • 18.07.2012
  • Testbericht
  • VTRC

"Preußische Präzision" - Testbericht des Vari Tube Recording Channels VTRC Channel-Strip in der Sound & Recording 2012-07 ...der EQ klingt auch in verrückten Einstellungen überraschend natürlich und die doppelte Kompressorsektion ist dank simpelster Parametrisierung nahezu idiotensicher. Und doch ist der Aktionsradius der wenigen Knöpfe erstaunlich......

Test des Vari Tube Recording Channels auf Amazona.de
  • 07.05.2012
  • Testbericht
  • VTRC

Amazona.de 07.05.2012 Hagen Finn schrieb: ...ein vielseitiger und charaktervoll klingender Kanalzug für moderne Aufnahmeverfahren... ...bringt immer das nötige Quäntchen Wärme in ...

Professional Audio: VTRC is Editors Choice 2011
  • 15.01.2012
  • Review
  • VTRC

At the turn of the year the editors of Professional Audio choose their personal highlights from all tested products. Our Vari Tube Recording Channel is one of the winners. The VTR...

"The Golden Sixties" - Test of Vari Tube Recording Channel in Studio Magazine 2011-09
  • 26.10.2011
  • Review
  • VTRC

Studio-Magazin 09/2011 Dieter Kahlen wrote: ... produce a noticeable presence of voices that seem literally to step out of the phantom center, with a powerful and rounded appearan...

User opinion: Producer and musician Jake Roeder on the VTRC
  • 19.09.2011
  • Review
  • VTRC

"Errrrrr – can you somehow mix it back? I feel like I‘m singing to myself in my ear." That was, what I recently had to hear in a vocal session. Actually, that says quite a lot abou...

Professional Audio tested the Vari Tube Recording Channel and they are delighted.
  • 06.09.2011
  • Review
  • VTRC

Professional Audio 09/2011 Michael Nötges wrote: ...With an increasingly active gain stage the VTRC heats really the signal, profiles the acoustic color, creating a 'great' overall...

Video-Test of Vari Tube Recording Channels at Musotalk TV
  • 22.08.2011
  • Review
  • VTRC

Michael Krusch presents on the online video magazine Musotalk TV the Vari Tube Recording Channel. All features are described individually. The function of both compressors is exp...

Review Vari Tube Recording Channel in Keys 06/2011
  • 04.05.2011
  • Review
  • VTRC

The Keys tested in the current edition 06/2011 our Vari Tube Recording Channel. Keys 06/2011 Stefan Körber wrote: ...When recording the voice you had the feeling that the "cloth" ...

Our new Recording-Channel is available.
  • 01.04.2011
  • VTRC

The time has come! Our new Recording-Channel is available. A lot of new features and adjustments. More...

Sound&Recording hat im Heft 11/2007 den Tube Recording Channel getestet
  • 29.10.2007
  • Testbericht
  • TRC
  • VTRC

Sound&Recording 11/2007 Andreas Hau schrieb: ...Sehr Lobenswert ist die hohe Rauscharmut... ...Sweetening und geschmeidiges Klangmodellieren... ...in klanglicher Hinsicht stell...

PC&Musik 01/2007: Test des Tube Recording Channel
  • 28.12.2006
  • Testbericht
  • TRC
  • VTRC

PC & Musik 01/2007 Roman Beilharz schrieb: ...gelingt es einem fast immer, für deutliche klangliche Verbesserungen im Signalweg zu sorgen, welche stets weich und elegant klingen......

Dreammaschines: Keys testet den Tube Recording Channel
  • 15.08.2006
  • Testbericht
  • TRC
  • VTRC

Keys 09/2006 Christian Preissig schrieb: ...der Tube Recording Channel kann weich und schön klingen, muß es dank der variablem Preampschaltung aber nicht… …insgesamt ein wirklich f...

Test des Tube Recording Channels im Professional Audio Magazin 08/2006
  • 23.07.2006
  • Testbericht
  • TRC
  • VTRC

Professional Audio Magazin 08/2006 Michael Nötges schrieb: ...Das Gitarrensignal wirkt, selbst über das eigentlich neutral klingende Mikrofon, butterweich ohne an Druck und Präse...

Reviews

Studio-Magazin 2011-09
Studio-Magazin 2011-09
  • 09/2011
  • Dieter Kahlen

…The VTRC causes a clearly audible effect on voices that seems to literally step out of the phantom center, giving a powerful and rounded 3D appearance without any further processing in the mix…filters are very soft and the highs are silky and airy…The compressor, even with large reductions being

…’inconspicuously conspicuous’ goes to work…The legendary ‘Fairchild-breathing’ quickly gets you in the ‘Slow’ position. Particularly striking is the prominence it gives voices and solo instruments in the stereo field. One rarely speaks of such special characteristics in a microphone preamp

Professional-Audio-09-2011-Header1
Professional-Audio-09-2011-Header1
  • 09/2011
  • Michael Nötges

…mit zunehmend aktiver Gain-Stufe heizt der VTRC dem Signal aber ordentlich, profiliert das Timbre und erzeugt einen ‘großen’ Gesamtklang, der das Ausgangssignal über sich hinauswachsen lässt…

…wobei der Grundklang der Filtersektion, auf Deutsch gesagt, schlicht und einfach der Hammer ist…

…der klanglich herausragende passive Equalizer und die Kombination aus Vari-µ- und Optokompressor machen ihn zu einem einzigartigen und sehr vielseitg einsetzbaren analogen Soundprozessor…

Keys 06/2011
Keys 06/2011
  • 06/2011
  • Stefan Körber

…”While recording voice I had the feeling that the “cloth” in front of the microphone was literally removed, the voice sounded great and defined…

…The Vari-tube compressor lends a strong compression to the signal, while the opto compressor works in a similar way, just much more restrained

Professional-Audio-08-2007
Professional-Audio-08-2007
  • 08/2007
  • Michael Nötges

…Das Gitarrensignal wirkt, selbst über das eigentlich neutral klingende Mikrofon, butterweich ohne an Druck und Präsenz zu verlieren…

…Das Kompressionsverhalten ist, wie zu erwarten war, geschmeidig und souverän…

…die nächste Stufe der Evolution, wenn es um analoges Studio-Equipment geht…

…Er verbindet eine hervorragend und sehr speziell klingende Röhrenvorstufe, mit einem kreativen, passiven Dreiband-Filter und packt noch einen souverän arbeitenden Kompressor oben drauf…

SoundRecording11/2007
SoundRecording11/2007
  • 11/2007
  • Andreas Hau

…What’s very praiseworthy is the gain and low noise performance of the unit coupled with sweet and smooth sound processing. Aurally the equalizer leaves many complex equalizers in the shadows. You can adjust the EQ as much you want, but it never sounds ‘adjusted’ or ‘over-worked’…

…The Tegeler Compressor is truly unique, because it works extremely inconspicuously and naturally. For smooth level control it is a true champion…

Keys 09/2006
Keys 09/2006
  • 09/2006
  • Christian Preissig

…Thanks to the switchable preamp styles, the Vari Tube Recording Channel can sound soft and beautiful. All round it has a really fine EQ …

…The compressor section of the Vari Tube Recording Channel ensures that the compression adds punch, which gives a better transferability and ability to the signal…

PC Musik 01/2007
PC Musik 01/2007
  • 01/2007
  • Roman Beilharz

…You almost always succeed in providing significant sound improvement to the signal, which always sounds smooth and elegant…

…vocal signals and guitars seem to benefit immensely from a reasonable VTRC treatment…

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