Tegeler Audio Schwerkraftmaschine
Digitally-controlled Stereo Compressor
The master of mastering
We have spent so much time planning, constructing, testing, programming, checking... and above all else, listening. This product incorporates the sum of all our expertise, combined with the feedback we got on the VTC.
The result is a Vari-Mu compressor without equal. "Der Kompressor."
We are proud of the result and are delighted to be able to put a tool in your hand that will make your music sound even better.
How the Schwerkraftmachine polishes sound to perfection
In the Schwerkraftmaschine, the signal passes through a total of three transformers and four triode tubes per channel.
Why does this matter? Tubes, and especially triodes, add harmonic overtones to the signal that the human ear finds pleasing, while improving our perception of individual sounds.
The individual instruments are given additional presence through the tubes.
Through the conversion of electricity into magnetic fields and back to electricity, the transformers and their non-linearities increase the density of the sound before it is compressed. The bass becomes cleaner and more defined. The high frequencies are pleasantly rounded.
The compression modes
Whether it is about softly compressing the sound, a more hard effect, or responding to complex situations. There is a program for everything.
Generating a digital control signal offers flexibility that simply cannot be found in analogue equipment. This makes it possible to emulate the behaviour of any existing compressor.
You need the Schwerkraftmaschine to work like an opto-compressor, including its memory effect? But attack and release should still be adjustable? Easy as pie. Or do you need it soft like a Vari-Mu? Or preferably just like a VCA?
Tasks like this are child’s play for the Schwerkraftmaschine. We have created completely unique programs that have previously never existed in any compressor, which generate the control signal based on complex rules.
We have created and optimised this equipment through countless listening sessions. Just choose the right program for the each song.