Combining the smooth operating EQF-100 parametric passive equalizer with the mild but authoritative TLA-100A compressor, Summit Audio Grand Channel is a highly versatile channel strip that will cover a large part of your mixing needs.
The Grand Channel combines the warm and smooth tone sculpting Summit Audio EQF-100 Full Range Equalizer with the rich sounding and dead-easy-to-use Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor. Having the two combined in a single plug-in makes adjustments easier, as you will often find that the compressor affects the equalizer and vice versa. By default, the sound reaches the equalizer before the compressor, but you can easily reverse the order with a single switch.
When the EQF-100 and TLA-100A were designed, Summit Audio made sure to combine the finest of what vintage tube designs had to offer with a modern sense of how these units should stand the test of time. The result was remarkable, and today you can experience the Summit Audio grandeur in digital form, just reach for the Grand Channel! As a modern addition to the classic TLA-100A, the plug-in also includes Parallel Compression, Saturation Control and Low Cut Filtering on input or detector.
- Flexible and easy to use with huge sonic range
- Individual bypass for each of the two units saves CPU power
- Change the order of the equalizer and compressor with a single switch
- Each and every component carefully modeled
- Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, attack, release, etc.
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Summit Audio TLA-100A Sound Examples
All sound examples have been made with the factory presets.Summit Audio TLA-100A Sound ExamplesAll sound examples have been made with the factory presets.
The most important one for me is the "Parallel Inject" control. This allows me to set compression levels higher than I normally would with the hardware unit, and mix back in a little of the direct signal to allow some of the transients and air that give life to a lead vocal.
Mike Ging, Mixer/Engineer for Michael Jacksson, Jay-Z, Kanye West, P Diddy, etc.
Softube has outdone itself. The TLA-100A plug-in is a testament to what can be achieved in hardware modeling when attention is paid to the smallest details of design.
Zach McNees, Producer/Mixer/Engineer for Rob Thomas, Pixies, Liars, Alice Cooper, etc.
Overall I was extremely impressed with the Softube Summit Audio TLA-100A compressor; its flexibility and musicality are second to none. In a very short time it's become my first choice of compressors on vocals and acoustic guitars, and I loved the openness of the sound even when pushed harder than usual. Softube and Summit Audio have done an incredible job with this compressor, and its emulation, and I can only recommend it to anyone looking for a really great compressor that they can set and forget.
DV Magazine, Magazine
Softube has outdone itself. The TLA-100A plug-in is a testament to what can be achieved in hardware modeling when attention is paid to the smallest details of design. Simply put, if you'd reach for it in the rack, you can feel comfortable reaching for it in your plug-in list knowing that the rich and smooth TLA sound we've all come to love will deliver.
Sonic Scoop, Magazine
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