2008年3月12日 星期三

這應該是我腦袋裡喜歡的那個聲音 Chandler Limited TG2 micpre


Chandler Limited TG2 是從英國相當具有代表性的錄音室Abbey Road studio中所使用的EMI tg12428系列Console整理出來的,當初只是要找類似API 312A那樣感覺的preamp過帶用,在midimall方大哥說不好聽砍頭的推薦加上下面這些大師的背書之下,直接就衝了這台比BAE 312A要貴一些的2ch單純micpre/DI。

"Thanks for the support and for such a great pre/DI (TG2). My other pres have been feeling distinctly 'un-loved' since this baby arrived! After spending a week with the TG2, I now understand what all the talk has been about. The TG2 delivers the sound I have been searching for - a 'creamy' sounding mid to high frequency emphasis with punch.

- Anthony Lim


"I found the preamp's sound quality somewhere between an API 512 mic preamp and Neve's 1272 amplifier as used in the 1073 and 1084 modules. You'll find a whole new sonic world here: higher dynamic range than the Neve combined with API's "harder, punchier" sound character. Doesn't disappoint with a wide open sound"

- Barry Rudolph, "Mix Magazine" Feb '03

"Just a quick (belated) note to say thank you for the TG2 - wow! Spectacular sounding pre. I ran our bass player direct using the TG2 and the sound was amazing - crystal clear with full, deep low freq response. I'll be cutting vocal tracks with Barry tomorrow; I'm looking forward to hearing your pre with his U47."

- John Merchant, Engineer- Bee Gees




他的功能與構造相當簡單,就是兩ch單純的preamp,in/output旋鈕,向位調整、48v phantom power、DI、以及低阻抗mic專用的300歐姆開關;背後還有個summing功能的開關,打開之後第一軌的聲音會混到第二軌一起輸出,這點我覺得for吉他或電吉他錄音相當好用,可以直接調整出你想要的比例,不必進電腦後在你的DAW裡開兩軌慢慢調。

聲音上,拿他推了Akg C414與Manley Reference Mic兩隻mic做測試,推力很強,聲音很近又大顆,低頻很緊,高頻比較開,但是顆粒不是粗的那種,還蠻有質感的,應該很適合錄電吉他,引用深白色前輩在midimall論壇上所說的,TG2錄vocal有種復古味,這點我完全同意,而且不糊,接C414這隻mic尤其明顯,很rock,哈!我超愛!透過DI錄了pod xt直接line in的電吉他,感覺很有punch,低音很緊很綿密,中高頻的形狀又很適合電吉他,跟之前測過的TL Audio Ebony A3那種真空管的色彩是完全不同,Chandler Limited TG2是完全電晶體風格的聲音。

"Dare we say nice than NEVE."這是在Chandler Limited官網上很大膽所說的,我沒用過真的neve所以我也不敢幫他背書,但是Chandler Limited這幾年來的品質在國內外的論壇上大家的共識是有越來越好的感覺,自己用起來是覺得,我總算找到一個我覺得是我自己腦袋裡一直追求的那個聲音,我想喜歡70's 80's 搖滾的朋友應該都會喜歡這種tone,其實覺得自己還用的不夠久,使用心得也寫的還不太深入,希望有用過的朋友一起聊聊囉!