UK: Music producer Curtis Lynch Jnr – whose credits include work with Gorillaz, Alicia Keys and Shola Ama – has been lined up to appear at special masterclass organised by TL Audio to mark the unveiling of the new Digital Village Clapham Store in Central London. The event – taking place this Thursday (November 15th) – will also provide a showcase for TL Audio’s recently unveiled Fat Track Tube Production Suite (pictured), billed as “a complete solution for tracking, summing and monitoring,” writes David Davies.
The new Digital Village store is based at and operated in conjunction with the Gateway School of Recording. According to Digital Village’s Jeremy Lumsden, the new outlet gives customers “the ability to come and try out the different products in a real studio environment using their own material_ [the] location means it’s geographically convenient, too.”
In addition to Lynch Jnr, the TL Audio masterclass will feature a demonstration by the company’s international sales manager, Sarah Yule, of the new Fat Track, along with the UK launch of the Discrete Class A Ebony Series. Those wishing to register for the event can do so via the first link listed below.
“We jumped at the chance to take part in this event,” Yule tells PSN-e. “Having an opportunity for people to come and hear our products in a real studio environment is fantastic, and I’m certain that everyone will enjoy the audio treats we have to offer. It will be the first UK showing of the much talked-about Fat Track Production Suite, as well as the UK launch of the new Discrete Class A Ebony Series. The atmosphere will be exhilarating.”
Originally announced in September, the Fat Track Tube Production Suite is described as “a complete solution for tracking, summing and monitoring.” Combining features from a number of existing TL Audio products in one compact unit, Fat Track enables the capture of recordings with premium tube preamps and three-band swept EQ, and mix down and summing with up to four stereo and two mono returns.
The fully-featured master and monitor section includes alternative loudspeaker mode, two headphone outputs with level control, effects return, balanced insert on stereo bus and channels, tape out, and I/O switchable between +4/-10. All connectors are placed at the rear top of the unit for quick, straightforward cable changes, while the unit can also be fitted with the TL Audio DO-8 ADAT interface for easy digital connectivity.
The Ebony Series, meanwhile, is a three-unit range of discrete Class A processors designed “to heighten your audio experience”. Possessing an optional tube stage with variable drive, the new processors are hand-assembled in England and offer features such as balanced I/O, multi-input options, analogue VU metering and intuitive, precise controls. In additions, all units are compatible with the TL Audio DO-2 digital SPDIF interface for easy digital connectivity with high quality conversion.