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The Schwerkraftmaschine Is Here: A Compressor Without Equal

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur Releases A Unique Stereo Compressor with Versatile Emulation Modes and Remote-Controlled by Plug-In
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Berlin, Germany – After a lot of planning, programming, soldering, and listening, the vision of Tegeler Audio Manufaktur founder Michael Krusch has become a reality: The Schwerkraftmaschine is here. Built on an analog tube signal path and remote-controllable by plug-in, this extraordinary compressor allows both classic and completely new compression combinations.

“At Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, we design our products first and foremost with sound and musicality in mind,” says Michael Krusch. “The Schwerkraftmaschine makes the difference between ‘well mixed’ and ‘sounds perfect’.”

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For the Schwerkraftmaschine, the German manufacturer went with the analog tube signal path of the proven Vari Tube Compressor, but replaced the side-chain with a chip that calculates the compression and enables it to emulate nearly any type of compressor on the market. The Schwerkraftmaschine can be remotely controlled via a plug-in (AU, VST, AAX) allowing all settings to be saved in the DAW. The hardware unit is equipped with servomotors so that the controls match the plug-in settings at all times. Users can recall their favorite settings with presets and can even automate the analog parameters, allowing for different settings within various parts of a track.

A variable side-chain-filter that works both as lowcut and as a tilt-EQ, as well as a mixer that blends compressed and uncompressed signals makes the Schwerkraftmaschine even more flexible.

Features

  • Stereo device
  • Transformer balanced inputs and output
  • Frequency response: 20 – 40,000 Hz +/- 1.5dB
  • Controllable via the webpage of the device or by plug-in (VST, AU, AAx)
  • Internal power supply (25W) with a high-end toroidal transformer
  • Height: 132 mm(3U), width: 483 mm, depth: 25 mm

Pricing, Availability and Try-Before-You-Buy

The Schwerkraftmaschine is hand-manufactured from high-quality components in Germany and is available for EUR 3,499.00 / US$ 3,599.00.

Tegeler Audio Manufaktur offers a 14 days Try-Before-You-Buy Program free of charge.

For more information and to sign up for a free trial, please visit:

tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de/Schwerkraftmaschine

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