The Tegeler Audio Creme combines a Pultec-style EQ with a VCA mix bus compressor in one stereo device and is ideal for mixing and mastering applications.
The Tegeler Audio Creme has taken the essence of the Pultec and stripped it to fulfil the most popular applications: Low and Treble boosting, adding weight and shine to any mix.
VCA Mixbus Compressor
The compressor stage takes inspiration from one of the most iconic mix bus compressors and uses a similar VCA design but with added features such as a gentler 1.5:1 ratio and a switchable high-pass filter with selectable frequencies (60Hz, 120Hz). The compressor can have very transparent control or more obvious pumping if 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 very pleasantly. Bass sounds are controlled and tight; the low mids become fuller without mud, while the midrange becomes more articulate and detailed.
The EQ section
The legendary Pultec inspires the Passive EQ and features the same filter circuit found on the original units. As a result, the Creme can provide a deep lift of the music foundation and stunning soft and silky highs with no hint of harshness.
Some modifications were necessary, with regulators replaced by fixed values and frequencies modified to better suit mix bus applications.
As a result, both low¬¨‚Ä† and high bands feature a choice of six frequencies (20, 30, 50, 100, 140 and 200 Hz for the lows, 10, 12, 16, 18, 20, and 24 kHz for the highs.) The last two frequencies in the high band provide a stunning open sound akin to the NTI Nightpro EQ3D or its modern equivalent, the Maag EQ4.
La Creme de la Creme for Mixing and Mastering
Creme is a powerful tool for mixing engineers looking for stunning sound on their mix bus, but it also caters for discerning mastering engineers with additional features that increase its flexibility. With all controls stepped, engineers can precisely set the EQ and compression and can recall their settings accurately. A switch also lets you choose the order between EQ and compression.