The vision of Tegeler Audio Manufaktur founder Michael Krusch has become a reality: The Schwerkraftmaschine is here.
Built on an analog tube signal path and remote-controllable by plugin, this compressor allows both classic and completely new compression combinations.
“At Tegeler Audio Manufaktur, we design our products first and foremost with sound and musicality in mind,” says Michael Krusch. “The Schwerkraftmaschine makes the difference between ‘well mixed’ and ‘sounds perfect’.”
For the Schwerkraftmaschine, the German manufacturer went with the analog tube signal path of the proven Vari Tube Compressor, but replaced the side-chain with a chip that calculates the compression and enables it to emulate nearly any type of compressor on the market.
The Schwerkraftmaschine can be remotely controlled via a plugin (AU, VST, AAX) allowing all settings to be saved in the DAW. The hardware unit is equipped with servomotors so that the controls match the plugin settings at all times. Users can recall their favorite settings with presets and can even automate the analog parameters, allowing for different settings within various parts of a track.
A variable side-chain-filter that works both as lowcut and as a tilt-EQ, as well as a mixer that blends compressed and uncompressed signals makes the Schwerkraftmaschine even more flexible.
—Transformer balanced inputs and output
—Frequency response: 20 – 40,000 Hz +/- 1.5dB
—Controllable via the webpage of the device or by plugin (VST, AU, AAx)
—Internal power supply (25W) with a high-end toroidal transformer
The Schwerkraftmaschine is hand-manufactured in Germany and is available for EUR 3,499.00 / US$ 3,599.00.
Tegeler Audio Manufaktur offers a 14 days Try-Before-You-Buy Program free of charge.