Guy Berryman, the bass player for Coldplay has recently built his own private studio for various projects and has chosen a number of Chandler Limited pieces to create a specific sound that he wanted to achieve.
Guy Berryman: “I love pretty much all of Chandlers gear – Wade has revived some great pieces from the golden age of Abbey Road studios. Two of my favourite sounding records are The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ and Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ both of which can attribute their sound partly to the TG series consoles. The Zener limiter and Curvebender eq were and obvious choice for me and live happily across my mix bus. They just sound great, huge and warm. I have an extensive collection of vintage outboard gear but find myself working ‘inside the box’ to keep workflow efficient but I will sum into the TG mixer with the Zener and Curvebender across the output.”
Uk Distributor Unity Audio LTD supplied a total of two 16 channel TG Mixer’s, two Zener Mastering Compressors and two Curve Bender Mastering EQ’s along with a TG Channel MKII complete the Chandler element of the new room.
The Chandler Limited Mini Mixer is the culmination of Chandler’s experience working with many types of vintage, discrete circuits. The Mini Rack Mixer traces its lineage back to several types of these amplifiers developed in the 60’s and 70’s that have been Chandlerized for modern usage.
Each Channel of the 16×2 Mixer is transformer balanced and driven by the New Chandler Line Amp, which borrows from Chandler’s other products but has been redesigned for use in this mixer. The Mini Mixer is jam-packed with discrete amps and classic sound, 20 discrete amplifiers and 22 custom wound transformers in the unit, and delivering all the punch and tone you need for todays digital environment. In addition to the mixer section, the unit has a full featured Control Room section including Talkback, Speaker switching, Mute, Mono, Dim, External input (also used as an insert point), and separate Control Room and Stereo Buss outs. Mixers are easily expandable to 32 channels or more.
The EMI TG12345 Curve Bender is the ultimate TG equalizer issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Curve Bender was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and Abbey Road senior engineer Peter Cobbin and is based on the vintage EMI TG12345 desk used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI equalizer continues the tradition of EMI eqs started in 1951 with the RS56, affectionately entitled the Curve bender by EMI designers and continued with the TG12345 in 1968, and TG12412 in 1974. The newest version takes the simple but beautiful sounding TG12345 equalizer and realizes it in a fully featured and rethought package for today’s use.
The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG Limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The Zener Limiter was conceived by Chandler Limited designer Wade Goeke and is based on the vintage EMI circuits used to record The Beatles and Pink Floyd. This newest EMI Limiter continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1956 with the RS114 tube limiter, and continued with the RS168 Zener Limiter in 1966, part of the TG12345 console channel in 1968 and TG12413 in 1974. The newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip to make a new fully featured and flexible unit for modern use. It is interesting to note that the TG Limiter was originally designed to replace both the Fairchild 660 (Limit Mode) and the Altec 436/RS124 (Comp 1 Mode).