Pultec-style EQ with a VCA mixbus compressor in one stereo device and is ideal for mixing and mastering applications.
The Tegeler Audio Creme RC is a remote-controlled analogue EQ and compressor in one stereo device for mixing and mastering applications.
The Tegeler Audio Creme RC is a recreation of one of the most revered mix bus chain, a Pultec into an SSL compressor. It is also a potent combination of a mastering EQ and mastering compressor in one simple box
VCA Mixbus Compressor
The compressor stage takes inspiration from one of the most iconic mix bus compressors and uses a similar VCA design including ratio, attack and release. It also adds a gentler 1.5:1 ratio and a switchable high-pass sidechain filter with selectable frequencies (60Hz, 120Hz).
In use, the compressor is capable of very transparent dynamic control or more obvious pumping if so desired. Its powerful sound really delivers the final glue that makes a mix sound like a record with an open sound and additional excitement.
Unlike many compressors of this type, however, the Creme does not make the sound collapse but thickens and opens up the source material in a very pleasing way. Bass sounds are controlled and tight, the low mids become fuller without mud while the midrange becomes more articulate and detailed.