The new dynamic mastering equaliser, Lisa, is the flagship of a new product range for analogue tonal refinement in audio mastering. The latest innovation from TOMO Audiolabs, Lisa combines extensive EQ capabilities with integrated dynamic processing, and offers a feature-set including two shelf bands and four parametric bands, as well as low-cut and M/S matrix.
But the "most outstanding selling proposition" of the new EQ, says TOMO, is its parallel circuit concept combined with a dynamic section. Unlike conventional equalisers, the bands are not wired in series, with the parallel circuitry permitting the processing of individual bands in a way that is similar to that of a mixing console. In combination with the dynamic section, users can achieve processing that is "significantly more extensive, more sensitive and also more subtle."
Additionally, says TOMO, the EQ offers external FX settings that are "inconceivable" with conventional EQs. In this case each band is equipped with a gain/cut, frequency and threshold rotary switches, as well as quality-constant and time-constant selector switches. The dynamic section can be enabled per band as desired, while a control circuit allows monitoring of the processing path and gain-compensated A/B comparisons.
Among the applications for the new EQ are high-end mastering, tonal restoration and remastering and dynamic range expansion, including drum enhancement and special effects.
TOMO's Sven Ohngemach tells PSN-e: "With Lisa we expect to provide an outstanding product for professional sound studios, especially mastering and also recording studios. At the moment Lisa is our flagship for more products [from] TOMO Audiolabs. Several ideas are in planning and development for [the future]."