The TCS is a two-channel high performance compression system which features two types
of compression per channel utilizing ART?s Dual Topology technology.
On one hand you can choose from optical compression, like that in our Pro VLA, for that
smooth transparent compression. On the other hand you might want to use a VCA based
compression scheme for hard limiting. Both of these compression methods are underneath
the hood of this single space rack unit. Taking it even one step further the TCS offers the breakthrough
feature of stacking the VCA and the opto isolator for when you want that over the top compression,
or a hard VCA limiter on your optical compressed channels.
Going beyond the idea of just a two-channel compressor, ART decided to spice up the TCS with
our famous V3? technology. The TCS also offers the ability for the user to twist the V3 knob to
a variety of settings that take some of the hassle out of compression, yet still allowing each setting
to be tweaked to the material?s needs.
The TCS has a long list of impressive features, including a Toroidal Transformer, XLR & 1/4? Inputs,
front panel instrument input, Optical and VCA compression capabilities, side chain inserts, channel
linking for when you are working on a stereo track, attack, release, threshold, and ratio knobs, de-essing,
an expander/gate per channel, V3 control per channel, twin VU meters for measuring compression,
twin LED input/output meter for ultra-precise level metering, and the ability to place a tube in the
signal path to add some warmth to your signal.
EXPANDER, GATE, DE?ESSER & LIMITER INCLUDED
V3? (VARIABLE VALVE VOICING) SETTINGS
SIDE CHAIN INSERTS
XLR & 1/4? INPUTS
ANALOG VU COMPRESSION METERS
PRECISE LED LEVEL METERS WITH PEAK HOLD
FRONT & REAR INSTRUMENT INPUTS
ALL STEEL CHASSIS