Shell Rock, IA – October 2017… Chandler Limited, the only company in the world authorized to develop, manufacture and market the ‘Official Equipment’ of EMI/Abbey Road Studios, delivering the classic analog sounds recording and professional musicians seek, expands their 500 Series palette with additions of the TG Opto compressor and TG12345 MKIV EQ to its EMI/Abbey Road Studios historic lineup.
In 2014, Chandler Limited introduced the TG2-500 preamp for 500 Series, bringing the legendary sound of its celebrated EMI/Abbey Road Studios historic line to the popular format for the first time ever, and earned a NAMM TEC Awards nomination. It was a moment when legions of professional music producers, audio engineers and home studio enthusiasts, craving the prized EMI TG tone of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, as heard on records by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, John Lennon, George Harrison, and major motion picture film scores had long waited for.
Today, Chandler Limited comes full-circle and closes the gap by adding the TG Opto compressor and TG12345 MKIV equalizer, alongside the highly popular TG2-500 preamp module, and together forming an EMI TG12345 console channel in 500 Series for the first time.
The TG Opto compressor borrows from the TG1 Opto counterpart, first introduced as part of the Chandler Limited TG Microphone Cassette in late 2016, and the modern studio classics, the TG1 Limiter, and TG12413 Zener Limiter. The TG Opto compressor for 500 Series is a double space, mono module, featuring continuous input, output (makeup gain), attack and release controls, sharp and rounded knees, and true bypass. The continuous controls, coupled with the option of sharp or rounded knees, allows the TG Opto to go from explosive on drums to subtle on sources such as vocals, where less obvious compression is desired.
The TG12345 MKIV equalizer for 500 Series is a single space, mono module, featuring a presence and bass control-set, as found on the historic EMI TG12345 recording and mixing console microphone cassettes. The presence section is a bell type with eight frequency options and out position, while the bass control is a dual frequency selectable shelving type. The TG12345 MKIV inherits the sweet smooth sound from Chandler Limited’s acclaimed Curve Bender EQ itself, now one of the most desired equalizers of the modern recording studio era.
When are the new Chandler Limited EMI/Abbey Road Studios TG 500 series modules available?
The TG Opto and TG12345 MKIV 500 Series modules will be shipping winter 2017.
U.S. street price: TG Opto $1195, TG12345 MKIV EQ $1095
To learn more about Chandler Limited’s TG Opto and TG12345 MKIV for 500 Series, visit: http://chandlerlimited.com/
About Chandler Limited
Headquartered in Shell Rock, Iowa, Chandler Limited, Inc. is a boutique manufacturer of high-end signal processors, mixers, and amplifiers for musicians and audio professionals. Recognized globally for its exquisitely handmade products and the company’s high profile clientele, Chandler’s product offerings include the Abbey Road/TG line, its unique Germanium transistor series of products, the 500 Series Modules, plus its recently introduced guitar pedals and amplifier. For additional information about all Chandler Limited products, please visit the company online at www.chandlerlimited.com.
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios is the most famous recording studios in the world and a global music icon.
Home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology, the legendary studio complex has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, encompassing celebrated work by many of the world’s most famous recording artists including The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Radiohead, Oasis, Frank Ocean, Lady Gaga and Adele.
Since the score for Raiders of The Lost Ark was recorded at the studios in 1980, Abbey Road has developed into one of the world’s premiere locations for movie scoring. Blockbuster films such as the Lord of The Rings Trilogy, The King’s Speech and Skyfall feature scores recorded there, while recent projects include the Oscar-winning score to Gravity. Additionally, a number of high-profile videogames such as Halo 5 and Call of Duty have recorded in-game music at Abbey Road Studios.
The Studios house a number of state of the art mastering suites. Recent projects mastered or re-mastered by Abbey Road’s award-winning engineers include albums by Ed Sheeran, Queen, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, Mary J Blige and Iggy Azalea.
Abbey Road Studios also offers online mixing and mastering, audio products for professional and home studio music producers, live concert recording, archiving and video services. The studios also host a select number of special events each year.
Music recorded, mixed and mastered at Abbey Road has won countless awards, including BRIT Awards, BAFTAS, Oscars, GRAMMYs, Golden Globes and Gramophone Awards.
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