I would not recommend it because there are better and simpler ways of achieving tube overdrive. I would not endorse it because the TLA is designed as a relatively clean amplifier.matriachamplification said:We are curious if we can utilize the TLA2 card retooling it as a Tube Harmonic Distortion Overdrive Module.
ruffrecords said:I would not recommend it because there are better and simpler ways of achieving tube overdrive. I would not endorse it because the TLA is designed as a relatively clean amplifier.
If you want tube overdrive distortion then just use a single SRPP stage on its own. Just using the 6922 biased as it is in the TLA will give you the effect you want.
I have spent the last ten years striving to design and build clean pro audio tube preamps and mixers. Yet all the time I am asked to design/build a tube distortion box - its depressing. A clean class A tube design shines in comparison to almost any semiconductor design; the sound is incredible.
matriachamplification said:Thank you and our apologize for the depressing query. I work with 3D audio and for games, more often then not, I use Tube distortion to layer brittle or harsh undertones. I am uncertain how most use distortion outside of pedal effects, but this is critical to my workflow.
addition: My wife says, with all due respect Mr. Thompson Bell, the other options we are looking a add up to $4000. She finds that very depressing
We are about to order this subrack and want to make sure this is the proper dimensions.
ruffrecords said:I think this is the one you need:
ruffrecords said:There is no reason in principle why this cannot be done. It is just a matter arranging the switching. As you correctly surmise, the challenge is going to be fitting all those controls on one front panel whilst retaining good ergonomics.
matriachamplification said:we are adding a rack space to 7u for the dual eq layout. this way we can stager the controls . i will need to order eq boards from you soon.
ruffrecords said:Staggering is the way to go but I suspect it will be "fun" to wire up all those controls.
be aware that many Chinese PCB manufacturers have been temporarily shut down or at least slowed down by lack of staff due to the Corona virus outbreak so if I need to order any extras they may be a delay.