Vocal Leveler 500


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  • You register.
  • We send you the device to your studio by appointment.
  • You try it out for 14 days.
  • Then you decide if you want to keep it.
  • If not, you can return it without any ifs or buts.
(For demos outside of Germany we will either forward you to one of our international partners or send you a demo with a security deposit.)


Vocal Leveler 500
500er Opto Compressor

Simple control, pristine sound

You don't want to spend hours writing automations or looking for the right plug-in setting?
You are on the go but don't want to miss the great Tegeler sound?

If this is you then our new Vocal Leveler is just right for you!
We took the Opto Compressor from our Vari Tube Recording Channel and imported it into the compact 500 format for you.

Thanks to the input transformer, opto compressor and FET, the Tegeler sound is perfectly transferred into the 500 format.

Our in-house transformers ensure a harmonic basic saturation right from the start. Then the signal goes through our tried and tested opto circuit from the VTRC. The FET finally provides a final, warm, tube-like sound refinement.

Vocal Leveler

Taming dynamics made easy

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 Vocal Leveler is a classic optical compressor with no frills.

With just two knobs for gain reduction and output volume you have exactly the parameters at hand that you really need to achieve fast and convincing results.

Thanks to the link function and stepped potentiometers nothing stands in the way of processing stereo signals and recalling your settings easily.
You can also control the reaction times of the compressor via a toggle switch and are thus prepared for a wide variety of recording or mixing situations.

More than just for your voice

The musical compression behavior that’s typical for optical compressors makes the Vocal Leveler a flexible dynamics tool that is not only suitable for voices.

Signals such as bass, acoustic guitars, etc. also get along very well with its soft, inconspicuous compression.

The Vocal Leveler remains transparent and subtle even when it’s hit a little hotter and thus also serves as an optimal protection against overloading signal peaks during recording without destroying the micro dynamics or the character of your audio signal.




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  • Frequency Range: 20 - 22.000Hz
  • Maximum Input Level: 20 dBu
  • Input Impedance: ≥ 2.4kΩ
  • Output Impedance: < 600 Ω
  • Operating level +4 dBu
  • Maximum Output Level: 21 dBu
  • Dynamic Range: 100 dB
  • Max. Gain Reduction: -12 dB
  • Voltage: +- 16V
  • Size: Standard API 500er Modulgröße
  • Weight: 540g
  • API 500 series mono Optokompressor
  • Two potis: Gain reduction, Output
  • Toggle switch 3 positions (left): In, bypass, link for stereo use of two Vocal Levelers
  • Toggle switch 3 positions (right): Attack + Release time: fast, auto, slow

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