Thermionic Culture The Nightingal
The Nightingale is the second of Thermionic Culture half rack 4U units, the first being the Freebird 3 channel valve EQ.
It consists of 3 parts:
- 2 x Mic amps with valve eq. Both have their own outputs (XLR unbalanced) which can give 20+dBu.
- 1 x vari-mu compressor-based on The Phoenix but with a little more "attitude". The compressor section has its own input ("balanced" XLR) which can be selected instead of a feed from the mic amps, also an XLR "balanced" output capable of +25 dBu.
- Apart from the 3 separate parts of 2 mic amps with eq + compressor
- As 2 mic inputs into the compressor for live or studio vocals
- Using the Phase switch on 1 channel, combine 2 snare drum mics thru the compressor for fat results
- Feed a signal thru 1 mic ampstraight to mixing desk, also select the same mic amp output to the compressor & drive it, then feed the compressor output to another channel on the mixing desk & combine them (more variation of compression control).
- The Nightingale uses 5 valves
- 2 x ECC832 for mic amp/eq, 1 x 6AQ8, 1 x 5965 + 1 x 5726 in the compressor section.
- Mic Amp/eq: Input select (Mic Lo, Mic Hi, Line), Bass lift, Bass Cut will give 2 positions of increasing bass shelving cut which interact with the bass lift to give a variable mid cut overall. The Hi Pass is used for cutting very low problem frequencies. Top lift & cut, Presence, Gain, Hi pass filter, Phantom power (+48v). Note: Bass & Top lift controls use our Varislope curves which favour the extremes (40Hz & 10 kHz) when set high.
- Compressor: Input select (Mic A, Mic B, A+B, direct Line), Gain, Threshold (4 steps), Release ( 3 way switch ), Output level (5 way switch).
Pricing & Availability
Units will be available end of July for £2125 ex vat.
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