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REDISCOVER ANALOGUE WITH SPL

INTRODUCTION

Sound Performance Lab, Germany manufacturer is reknowned for it’s high quality Tube and Solid State Audio Processors which incorporate inovative designs. Mastering Studios around the world use SPL Multi-channel and Stereo Mastering systems. More recently “The Analog Code™” range of RTAS, VST, AU &TDM plugins have been introduced allowing DAW computer users to take advantage of the processes available in the harware products.

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Transpressor

M/S Master

Frontliner

The Transpressor is the first processor that combines the two most important dynamic processing techniques: compression and level-independent treatment of transients. By blending these techniques in a single path, SPL aims to void the previous limitations of dynamic processing.

The Transpressor is designed as a single channel unit but you can always couple two in order to do some stereo processing. Our intent to offer a flexible and powerful audio processing tool, based on the interaction between transient processing and compression, is made evident by the freedom to place the modules in any order in the signal path. That way you can compress attacks that have been heavily amplified by the Transient Designer more precisely or enhance the transients once they have been compressed.

The M/S Master is your key to access the mid and side information of a mix. Discover the classic alternative to the L/R format and adjust the M/S proportions yourself. Insert all your outboard gear via intelligent send/returns and use it for L/R or M/S processing at the touch of a button.

  • Stereo image enhancement after mixdown or during mastering
  • Reverb and ambience reduction without losing brilliance
  • Independent processing of rhythmic elements, pads and other sounds placed off the center of the stereo image without affecting central elements, and viceversa
  • Precise EQ processing of elements that sound too dull
  • Specific dynamic correction of lively parts
  • Dynamic reduction in Side elements without affecting drum transients
With the finest ingredients from SPL, the new flagship of SPL’s channel strips establishes the basis for world-class recordings – and each of its particular processing stages can be inserted into studio environments or DAWs like analog plug-ins!

The brand-new Frontliner has all tools on board to record vocals and instruments in perfect quality: it merges a preamp, a de-esser, an EQ and a compressor.

Thanks to it’s individual analog I/Os, all these powerful, hi-end analog processors can be inserted into any studio by the Frontliner pilot, i. e. to use them also during mixing and mastering. Thus it appears that the Frontliner is not reduced to a frontend device – especially DAW based studios get the chance to integrate high-grade analog processing at any stage of the audio production process.

Recent Hardware Models

 

RackPack 4

RackPack 4 is a compact and portable module frame that can fit up to four SPL RackPack modules and supply them with power. The four module frame offers a very affordable entry into the RackPack system. Fitted with a convenient handle for portability it also has sturdy rubber feet to protect your studio furniture.
The original RackPack 8 is also available as a full 19″ rack unit accommodating up to 8 modules.

Additionally in the range is the RackPack 500. SPL is the first manufacturer to open a proprietary modular system for API 500 compatible modules. The RackPack 500 frame offers eight slots 4 host SPL & 4 host API500 compatible modules.

Except for the Preference Mic Pre, all other SPL modules can optionally be equipped with I/O transformersfrom Lundahl.

These modules are available:

  • Preference Mic Pre – reliable, transparent microphone preamplifier
  • Premium Mic Pre – hi-end microphone preamplifier
  • Transient Designer – the original Transient Designer as RackPack module
  • Full Ranger – graphic EQ with passive coil filters for the whole frequency spectrum
  • Bass Ranger – graphic EQ with passive coil filters for the bass range
  • Vox Ranger – graphic EQ with passive coil filters for the vocal rangev
  • TwinTube – combined saturation and presence tube effects
  • DynaMaxx – SPL’s set & forget compressor, updated for the RackPack
  • Dual-Band De-Esser – Removes sibilants with unique phase cancellation technology

 

2Control
Monitor & Talkback Controller
Surround Monitor Controller
The 2Control combines loudspeaker and headphone monitoring in a compact, user-friendly and high quality control device. Any studio based on a digital audio workstation (DAW) can benefit from its important and essential monitoring functions. The MTC combines volume level control, source switching and loudspeaker management for stereo monitoring with talkback & cue mixing functions. A fully analog design providing loss-free signal processing. The I/O section includes six rear-panel stereo inputs (four balanced, two unbalanced sources), balanced XLR outputs for three loudspeaker pairs and a slave output. The SPL Surround Monitor Controller (SMC) is a one-point analog volume control and switching matrix for system-independent 5.1 surround and stereo monitoring for essentially any audio application
The advantages of the SMC become especially apparent in combination with modern audio and video production applicationa such as Samplitude™, Sequoia™ etc.
Monitor Controllers

 

Cabulator
Transducer

The Cabulator combines three main features for e-guitar amplifiers: power soak, speaker simulation, and D.I. output.

Thanks to the variable power soak you can play any amp loud without being loud – with headphones even inaudible if necessary.

The Cabulator’s fully analog design excludes latencies. It thereby gives the guitarist a direct response with an authentic punch. Even the most subtle guitar amp nuances are reproduced as precisely as harmonics structures and dynamic response of a cabinet. 

You always get a top signal in recording quality in seconds – both for direct recording and for a live mix.

With the Transducer a dream comes true: you can play loud without being loud! The ultimate D. I. solution for guitar amps is the first full alternative to cabinet miking that really rocks.
Via headphones you can play inaudible while the Transducer delivers authentic sounds even of the finest nuances of your guitar amp. Pure, high-quality analog design produces the same load like a cabinet and guarantees direct response with latency-free processing.
You want to record your fully torqued tube amp in a hotel at night? You’ll stay. Everything goes in studio and home sessions, everwhere, everytime – and without a sound booth.
On stage all problems with loud cabs and complex mikings are avoided. The artist can play with in-ear-monitoring at moderate levels, and a perfect signal in recording quality is provided for the live mix!
Cabinet Simulators

 

Auditor
Phonitor
The Auditor is SPL’s interpretation of a high-end headphone amplifier. We strictly followed a purist approach to achieve the highest sound quality.

The basis for such high-end developments is our proved 120 volts reference technology. Core elements are the handmade SPL SUPRA op-amps running on 120 volts – it corresponds to approximately twice that of most modern analog audio semiconductor technologies. Through such 120 volts circuitry and processing we reach performance levels far beyond conventional designs in dynamic range and distortion levels, and such technical specifications exceed all known analog or digital standards.

120V Headphone Monitoring Amplifier

The Phonitor design is SPL’s high-end interpretation for what a complete headphone amplifier should be. A well chosen system of Phonitor and headphones can by and large replace loudspeakers and offers all that is required for a successful session long listening periods without ear fatigue.

We therefore refer to the Phonitor as a headphone monitoring amplifier.

Headphone Monitoring Amplifiers

 

MixDream XP

MixDream
The MixDream is a cascadable, 16-in-2 analog mixer in a 19“/1U format. Any DAW or digital console can be expanded with high-grade analog stereo summing functionality.

MixDreamXP Advantages

  • Active analog summing on just 1U rack space—no analog mixing console necessary
  • Sophisticated, active Class A/6oV stages for analog summing in the quality of the best consoles
  • All analog tracks can be summed before A/D conversion.
  • Channel adjustments and automation (level, panorama etc.) remain controlled from the DAW—no digital efficiency is lost
  • Lower DAW processor utilization rates
  • Latency free monitoring
  • Surround capable (from up to 3 MixDreamXP units)
  • Channel capacity expandable through linked units
  • Proprietary differential amplifiers for each input
The MixDream is a cascadable, 16-in-2 analog outboard mixer in a 19“/2U format. Any DAW or digital console can be expanded with active analog stereo summing and insert functionality.

MixDream advantages

  • High-grade analog summing on just 2U rack space
  • Sophisticated, active Class A/60V stages for analog summing in the quality of the best consoles
  • 16 balanced inserts allow for integrated analog effects with individual and overall hard bypass relays
  • Reduction of A/D conversions (14 A/D conversions can be spared with all inserts connected). All analog tracks can be summed before A/D conversion.
  • Channel adjustments and automation (level, panorama etc.) remain controlled from the DAW so the user loses no digital efficiency
  • Lower DAW processor utilization rates
  • The most efficient possible re-sampling of individual tracks with latency free monitoring
  • Surround capable (from up to 3 MixDream units)
  • Channel capacity expandable through linked units/li>
  • Sensitive and transparent stereo expansion control
  • Analog peak limiter for impressive loudness
  • Master inserts and switchable output transformers from Lundahl
  • Optimized signal pathes, all switching functions via relays
  • Proprietary differential amplifiers for each input
  • Discrete, exceptionally low-noise power supply
Summing Amplifiers

 

Transient Designers
Transient Designer 2

Transient Designer 4
The Transient Designer offers a completely new technology for level-independent shaping of the dynamic response of a sound: For the first time it is possible to control the attack and sustain of a signal in a very simple way!

Unlike other dynamic devices, the processing is not goverened by the signal level but rather by its dynamic characteristics, so all signals (loud and soft) are processed equally.

The Transient Designer offers a completely new technology for level-independent shaping of the dynamic response of a sound: For the first time it is possible to control the attack and sustain behaviour of a signal in a very simple way! Unlike other dynamic devices, the processing is not goverened by the signal level but rather by its dynamic envelope, so all signals (loud and soft) are processed equally.

 

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