Vari Tube Compressor

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Description

Vari Tube Compressor
Vari-Mu Mastering and Bus Compressor

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What can the VTC do with your music?

  • It compresses your mix and glues it together.
  • It clears up the bass and low midrange and gives it definition.
  • It adds a golden finish to your sound.

Why it goes so easy

The VTC is very easy to use:

  1. Simply turn up the input so that the music is compressed sufficiently.
  2. Get the right timing with Attack and Release.
  3. Adjust output level.
  4. Finished!

The liveliness and micro dynamic is preserved even at high compressions. The VTC matches your music. With his 'gilded' tube sound and extremely beautiful, soft compression he is marvelous in merging the mixes into a homogenous whole.

The VTC suits either the mix-bus, solo instruments and sub-groups.

For the accurate reproduction of all settings, all the controllers have been equipped with 42 steps.
With the link switch, you can uncouple both channels and use the separately for separate signals.

Try it out for yourself! Register now and we will send you the VTC for 14 days so you can test it without any risks or liabilities.

Why the sounds gell together so well

The tube compressor is built after the Vari-Mu principle, like it was used in the Fairchild 670 compressor, has a particularly distinct sound which sounds very musical and already adds the finishing touch to a lot of mixes.

Many hours of fitting, hearing and testing were spent on the VTC.
The VTC starts the compression very gently and only intervenes more strongly at higher compression. A high-pass filter in the analysis circuit reduces the influence of low frequencies on the compression. Together with the appropriate attack and release settings, these measures ensure that the VTC is able to compress the sum without audible pumping, even with a compression of up to 6 dB.

Why it gilds the sound

The signal passes through a total of 3 transformers and 4 triode tubes per channel in the VTC.

Why is that important? Tubes (especially triodes) add overtones to the signal that the human ear perceives as pleasant and improves the perception of the individual sound sources. The individual instruments receive an additional presence through the tube. Transformers convert the current to a magnetic field and back as current and their non-linearities to provide a pleasant compression of the sound before it is compressed. The bass becomes tidier and more defined. The treble is pleasantly rounded off.

The VTC can make the difference between "mixed quite well" and "sounds perfect".

Two new features

Sidechain high-pass filter

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When the filter is enabled, the compressor is less sensitive to low frequencies. The filter ensures that the compressor does not start pumping even with heavy bass frequencies.

Color/Comp switch

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Compression can be disabled and the VTC can be used to color the signal through the transformers and tubes. The input control can be used to set the desired grade of tube overdrive.

The bypass switch, on the other hand, takes the unit completely out of the signal path.

Videos

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Features

Features

  • Stereo or dual mono
  • Class-A circuit
  • All tube signal path
  • Stepped potentiometers
  • Transformer balanced XLR inputs and outputs
  • Frequency response: 20 – 40.000 Hz +/- 1,5 dB

Specifications

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

News

Tubes of Glue: The Tegeler VTC
  • 14.06.2022
  • VTC
  • Review

B Church from Everything Recording had our VTC on his setup for a couple of days, and here are his thoughts about it!...

Artist Interview with Adrian Tucker
  • 01.06.2022
  • VTC
  • Interview

Our latest interview was a really informative and friendly chat with Spanish music producer and YouTuber, Adrian Tucker...

Analogue mastering with VTC and Crème
  • 19.03.2019
  • Review
  • Crème
  • VTC

Analogue mastering with VTC and Crème ...

Parallel Compression and Gluing with the VTC
  • 01.04.2020
  • VTC

Adrian Tucker explains the concept of parallel compression and shows the gluing effect of our VTC [Spanish]...

"Having it in has always been better than having it out!”
  • 19.07.2018
  • VTC
  • Review

Streaky reviews our Vari Tube Compressor...

Jazz on Vinyl with VTC
  • 13.03.2018
  • VTC
  • Verlosung
  • Artikel

Jazz on Vinyl with VTC...

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...

Julien Doré & Tour - FOH with Schwerkraftmaschine, Crème and VTRC
  • 24.03.2017
  • Creme
  • VTC
  • Schwerkraftmaschine

First of all, let me send a bunch of "thanks" to the Tegeler Audio Manufakturer team and the Duhow one, whom perfectly helped me in building my set up for the -Julien Doré & Tour- ...

From VTC to Schwerkraftmaschine - Big Trade-In
  • 24.02.2017
  • VTC
  • Schwerkraftmaschine

You have a VTC and want to upgrade to the new Schwerkraftmaschine?...

Zeitgeist Mastering - Video review Vari Tube Compressor VTC and Classic Equalizer EQP-1
  • 26.06.2015
  • Story
  • Mastering
  • VTC
  • EQP-1

Bio Zeitgeist Mastering is a small mastering house running out of Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany & run by Australian born Engineer - Nicholas D'Ombrain. Nicholas is an accomplished...

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...

Komponist und Musiker Andreas Bicking
  • 15.10.2014
  • Artikel
  • Nutzermeinung
  • VTC
  • EQP-1

Andreas Bicking ist als Absolvent der Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin, ehemaliges Mitglieder der DDR-Kultband "Stern Meißen" und mehrjähriger musikalischer Leiter des...

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...

Key 06/2008 Testbericht zum Vari Tube Compressor
  • 17.05.2008
  • Testbericht
  • VTC

Keys 06/2008 Alexis Schaar schrieb: ...Bemerkenswert war auch hier das hohe Maß an Natürlichkeit und Unaufdringlichkeit bei gleichzeitiger Präsenz, Fülle und Dichte... ...dank sein...

Tools4Music 06/2007 testet den Vari Tube Compressor
  • 02.06.2007
  • Testbericht
  • VTC

Tools4music 06/2007 Gerhard Schonk schrieb: ...Der Tegeler ist ein konsequenter Vertreter der Vari-MU-Kompressoren... ...Seine Stärke war nach einigen Hördurchgängen ganz klar bei ...

Studio-Magazin 09/2006 testet den Vari Tube Compressor
  • 11.08.2006
  • Testbericht
  • VTC

Studio-Magazin 09/2006 Dieter Kahlen schrieb: ...Das Aufholen leiser Signalkomponenten wurde sehr musikalisch und angenehm erledigt... ...Der Vari Tube erinnerte uns in seiner Char...

Reviews

Tools4music 06/2007
Tools4music 06/2007
  • 06/2007
  • Gerhard Schonk

…The Tegeler is a consistent representative of the Vari-MU compressors…

…After a few listening sessions, the VTC's strength was clearly evident in its voices and bass. The Tegeler Audio Vari Tube was also able to reach top form with drum tracks or percussion…

Keys 06/2008
Keys 06/2008
  • 06/2008
  • Alexis Schaar

…Drums appear more powerful and clear, vocals and guitar more full and grippy, reverberation and soft signal parts more finely resolved and more spatial…

…The VTC cuts an equally good figure when refining entire mixes…

…Remarkable was the high degree of naturalness and unobtrusiveness with simultaneous presence, abundance and density…

…Thanks to its fantastic sound character and excellent audio and processing quality, the VTC will certainly be on the shortlist for all those who are planning to purchase a high-end compressor or sound enhancer…

Studio-Magazin 09/2006
Studio-Magazin 09/2006
  • 09/2006
  • Dieter Kahlen

…The catching of quiet signal components was done very musically and pleasantly…

…The Vari Tube reminded us a bit of a Fairchild limiter in its characteristics…

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