Last year, Tegeler Audio Manufaktur announced a new type of multipurpose outboard compressor that appeared to be all the compressor anyone would ever need. I was very interested in how the hybrid analog/digital workflow could work in my workflow. This week welcomes the launch of that product, Der Kompressor - The Schwerkraftmaschine.
Watch my interview with Michael Krusch from Tegeler Audio Manufaktur at NAMM 2016 to see the pre-production model of The Schwerkraftmaschine in action.
Recall Of Hardware Settings Via DAW Plug-in
The Schwerkraftmaschine is built on an analog tube signal path. One of the unique features of The Schwerkraftmaschine is that it works with a remote-controllable plug-in. The plug-in (AU, VST, AAX) saves all the settings on the hardware meaning the servomotor pots can automatically return to whatever settings were used previously - great for recall and even automation within Pro Tools. The Schwerkraftmaschine promises the best of both worlds in terms of workflow and sound quality - true outboard analog sound and tactile interaction with integrated DAW workflow.
- Stereo device
- All pots are fitted with a servo-motor
- Side-chain filter determines which frequency range the compressor will respond to
- 11 compressor modes
- Transformer balanced inputs and output
- Frequency response: 20 – 40,000 Hz +/- 1.5d
- Controllable by the web page of the device or by plug-in (VST, AU, AAX)
- Internal power supply (25W) with a high-end toroidal transformer
- Height: 132mm (3U), Width: 483mm, Depth: 250mm
- Hand built
- Beautifully made wooden packaging box
Price & Availability and Try-Before-You-Buy
The Schwerkraftmaschine isn't cheap, but do bear in mind that you do get a lot of kit for the investment. You get 11 compressors with this hybrid analog/digital recall workflow and it is hand built and made from high-quality components as well.
I own the Creme by Tegeler Audio and I think that is a thing of beauty so if The Schwerkraftmaschine is of the same quality as the Creme then I would say The Schwerkraftmaschine will be worth every penny.
Available for EUR 3,499.00 / US$ 3,599.00.
Try The Schwerkraftmaschine In Your Studio Free
Tegeler Audio Manufaktur offers a 14 days "Try Before You Buy" program free of charge. Visit the Tegeler Audio Manufaktur website to register for a demo unit.