Préamplificateurs format 500
"I can't describe the Vac Rac except to say BRILLIANT. It's really an amazing and inspirational piece of equipment: it propels my creativity. I love putting acoustic guitars through it. It is the sound that ignites and multiplies my creative process. Thank you so much!!!"
Johnny Rzeznik, Goo Goo Dolls
"The Vac Rac is a very special peice of gear. After a few days of using the tube limiter I realized it is a MUST HAVE piece in the studio. It really controls transients, while adding a very musical tube character. Recently clients have been tracking more and more in my studio and just tracking with the Vac Rac adds a beautiful character. The unit is very Hi fi sounding. I would say on 50% of the things we tracked we used the Vac Rac in disbelief. We could not imagine tracking without it...ever again....It is perfect for digital recording cause it does 2 great things at 1 time....Controls the transients and adds tube warmth to stale digital sound....
I do not have to do vocal rides like I use to... Its really amazing. The last mix I did with the Vac Rac...the vocal not only sat in the pocket BUT it was also the best vocal sound I have ever gotten. I mean really Mike... It saves me hours of trying to pocket the vocal. The sonic personality of this unit and the way it grabs the transients is 1 of a kind.....THE MAGIC VOCAL limiter...
Here is my chain lately....completely rebuilt pultec EQP1A-3 (with telefunken tubes) into a 1176 (serial # 523) into the Vac rac......Best vocal sound I ever heard!....Stable, bright, smooth....very musical...."
Michael Angelo, The Music Palace, West Hempstead, New York
"I got my Vac Rac after reading about it in some Audio forums, then I asked Mike Nehra about it and he sent me the first one. After listening to my vocal tracks, acoustic and electric guitars through it, I immediately ordered a second Vac Rac, because the first one is now busy with my main vocal tracks, so I desperately need another one for my electric guitars, and now that I think about it, I need a 3rd one because nothing sounds like a Vac Rac on acoustic guitars too!!
I have some of the finest compressors and limiters and this is by far one of my favorites, I can't replicate what it does with any other device." - Armando Avila
Latin Grammy nominated producer Armando Avila has worked with RBD, Aleks Syntek, La 5a. Estacion, Belinda, Allison, Moderatto, Gloria Trevi, Natalia Lafourcade, Alejandra Guzman, OV7 and many others.
"The VacRac is hands down the most amazing piece of gear that I have ever purchased. In my experience there is great gear and there is "shocking" gear. This is "SHOCKING" gear. Mike at Vintage King sent me a demo and with one listen I found myself digging for my Amex and a phone.
I always found myself cutting frequencies around 160 and 340hz due to muddiness in the low midrange but the Vacrac just turns all of that into a thick stick of butter which gives the final mix a thick punch that I was always missing.
The attack and release times are PERFECT for lead vocals and bass. It's also amazing on my acoustic guitar buss, piano, hell anything you can run through it. I find myself doing less and less lead vocal rides since I bought this thing. Literally cutting a few hours off any mix that I am working on with better results! When it comes to recalls there are 2 knobs..... It's a no brainer.
Lately I have been reprinting my final mixes through it before sending them off to mastering. It smoothes off all harshness in the high frequencies similar to printing back to an analog 2 track machine. This box is a mixing must have. Steve Firlotte is not only a genius in my book but a hero."
"I would like to thank you for your work on my Vac-Rac that you repaired at no charge, back in early September. I got the unit back and it is functioning great.
I have to say, this is truly an outstanding piece of equipment. Strap it on your bass and it sits in the track. Put it on a vocal, knock back 10db and you really cannot hear it working. Vocal rides are much easier. Works fantastic on several other things as well...acoustics and BV's to name a few. I think REALLY long and hard before dropping this kind of money on a unit, but this is money well spent. A piece of gear has to do 3 things for me to part with my money: sound noticeably better than a software equivalent, save me time in a mix, and hold it's value. 3 for 3 in my book.
Thanks again, and all the best to you."
John Wilkinson III
"I had heard a lot of conversation about how great Inward Connections Vac Rac compressor is, so I decided to grab one to try. I plugged it in and set it on a vocal quickly. I was actually comping the vocal so my setting was not really that important at the time. I realized quickly that this compressor is smooth. I mean smooth!
I had looked away, and then looked back and the meter was just slamming over, I mean pegged and I am not hearing it. No sucking, no fur, just smooth and friendly. I actually had to double check to make sure that the insert was in because the sound I was expecting at that degree of compression did not have the evil artifacts I did expect. I had found it finally. The Holy Grail of vocal compressors.
This is your absolute set it and forget it compressor.
Quickly this has become my "milk in my coffee" vocal compressor and I don't drink my coffee with out milk. The Vac Rac is in use every single day in the studio. Thank you Steve Firlotte and Inward Connections for creating such a wonderful compressor. Thank you Mike and Andy Nehra of Vintage King for making it so easy to access. Rock On!!"
"....Inward Connections limiters are kind of like old Fairchilds. They have two knobs and one setting: stun. You just insert and go. "
Chris Lord Alge, EQ Magazine, September 2006.
Inward Connections a conçu le TLM-1 (Tube Limiter Module) pour leur système de traitement modulaire Vac Rac Le TLM-1 qui a été fortement favorisée par de nombreux et fameux ingénieurs du monde entier et quand la construction du VAC RAC modulaire a été interrompu, la géométrie du TLM-1 a trouvé une seconde vie comme une nouvelle unité 2 canaux autonome. Ainsi, la série TSL est née.
Le TSL-4 d' Inward Connections est la dernière incarnation de cette conception classique. Elle ajoute de nouvelles fonctionnalités sans altérer la signature sonore que les ingénieurs ont vénéré - Un limiteur lisse et très doux présenté avec le caractère musical et la chaleur des tubes. Si vous souhaitez contrôler les transitoires des voix, des Guitares, des Basses ou ceux du BUS Master, sans vouloir tordre dans tous les sens les contrôles, le TSL-4 est exactement ce dont vous avez toujours rêvé.
Le TSL4 VAC RAC reçoit des tubes NOS triés et calibrés à l'usine. Les tubes NOS sont également disponibles séparemment, pour Upgrade.
Caractéristiques par canal
• Contrôle de gain cranté 40 positions - Contrôle du gain de sortie variable de 14dB
• Contrôle de réduction de Gain - Contrôle variable allant jusqu'à 40dB de réduction de gain
• Commutateur Bypass - Engage ou désengage l'élément de réduction de gain
• Interrupteur de sortie - Affecte les VU mètres à la réduction de gain ou le niveau de sortie
• Filtre passe-haut - active le filtre passe-haut à 250 Hz dans le circuit de réduction de gain
• Commutateur Link - Lie les cellules Optiques des deux canaux pour un fonctionnement stéréo
• Grand VU mètres 3"x3" éclairés
• Trim zéro pour étalonner les VU mètres en mode Limiteur
• Tubes utilisés pour les deux canaux d'entrée, étage d'entrée: 6072A - Etage de sortie: 12BH7A
• Alimentation: pure Classe A, conception haute tension pour tube, avec sélecteur de tension AC
• Dimensions de l'appareil format rack 19" 3U, profondeur: 295mm
• Châssis acier robuste, bien ventilé
• Look Vintage Classique
• Transformateur symétrique, niveau ligne, entrées et sorties via connecteurs XLR
• Réduction de gain jusqu’à 40db
• Impédance d’entrée >100k ohms
• Réponse en fréquence +/- 0.5 dB @ 20Hz to 20KHz
• Niveau de bruit en sortie -85dB
• THD + Noise:
0,015% @ 20Hz (0dB ref.)
0,085% @ 20KHz (0dB ref.)
0,15% @ 20Hz to 20KHz (+30dB ref.)
• Niveau d’entrée maximum: +20dB
• Niveau de sortie maximum
+20dBm @ 600 ohms
+34dBv @ 10K
• Impédance de sortie 600 ohms, symétrique
• Poids: 16 Kg
• Garantie 1 an Floating Point Audio
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