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Gold Channel MIC Preamp
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Jul 18, 2012
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t.c. electronic


Gold Channel

 Your bidding on a fully working lightly used, clean inside and out t.c. electronic Gold Channel digitally enhanced MIC Preamp. The display is clear and scratch free except for a slight mar in the top right area. It does not effect reading the display at all. With way to many features to write about I acquired information from their web site and have listed it below. Ebay for what ever reason will not let me include their website address in this listing so just go to tcelectronics. you know what and you should be able to locate it. Any questions feel free to contact me and I will answer to the best of my knowledge. Thanks for looking and happy bidding.

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Main Features

The Gold Channel, with its 48-96kHz high-resolution processing tools, is both a microphone preamplifier and a signal processor! With Mic/Line-level, and Digital in and out’s, you’re able to refine your original material, even after you’ve captured it, by sending your recorded signal through the Gold Channel’s tools once again, digital in to digital out. You can even use it to digitally bounce your processed tracks to other channels or other recording devices.

In recording sessions, you very often end up doing layer recording, one instrument at a time. Even though you may only need one high quality channel, Gold Channel gives you two – linkable for stereo operation to ensure that you’ve got the ultimate recording tools right at your fingertips. Post recording mixing-board tweaking will be kept to a minimum with its superior processing tools. The intuitive, yet sophisticated, user interface gives you easy access to everything you need. Like driving the sports car of your dreams, this machine will make you smile from the day you purchase it.

Mic. Amplifier

The two channels built into the Gold Channel are among the best quality microphone preamplifiers you can find on the market.

The electronic design is made to sonically preserve the sound of your source, and remain as neutral as possible. It is up to you to decide how you want to color your material with the built in processing tools.

When we designed the Gold Channel we wanted to combine the best of the analog and digital worlds, and optimize both into an integrated solution. This is one of the main reasons why the Gold Channel is a better choice than buying separate microphone preamps and AD converters.


The Gold Channel contains a fully flexible processing grid, with four assignable blocks per channel. The processing algorithms can be placed freely in any of the four blocks.

So if you want to refine the general EQ before using the Dynamic EQ, or if you want to remove a vocalist’s “esses” before running it through the vintage compressor, you can do it in the Gold Channel.


Two expander/gate types are available in the Gold Channel:

· Easy Gate
· Advanced Expander

The easy gate is for removal of low-level noise when on e.g. percussive instruments.

Advanced Expander has all the features you can expect from a modern DSP based tool, including Sidechain key filter, and the ability to use ch. 2 as Sidechain processing.


The Gold Channel has two distinctively different types of compressors:

· Soft Compressor
· Vintage Compressor

The Soft Compressor has all the usual adjustment possibilities like: Threshold, Ratio, Attack and Release, plus the ability to have channel 2 processing running as Sidechain input and control when loaded in channel 1.
To gain the benefits of high resolution processing at a resolution of 96kHz, you can either use one channel and gain access to 3 blocks or use both channels with 1 block available per channel.

When selecting the 96kHz mode, assigned processing will be running internally at high sample rates.
On top of the two basic processing modes, it is possible internally to route all eight processing blocks in serial, or to split channel 1 input signal to both processing channels.


You can choose between two types of equalizers in the Gold Channel:

· Five band fully parametric EQ
· Vintage EQ

The parametric EQ is a full-blown five band EQ with a frequency range from 20Hz to 20kHz; +/- 18dB gain range and variable bandwidths. Very careful implementation, dedicated limiters on each EQ band and the 96kHz option places it among the best sounding EQ’s ever made - and it is digital!
The second type emulates classic analog equalizers, and delivers that particular EQ curve typical of these oldies but goodies. Even the user-interface resembles the easy to read knobs of the originals.


A very unique feature in the Gold Channel is the ability to Store and Recall all settings in a preset location. The Gold Channel even contains 100 factory defaults to choose from. Some factory presets are made for specific tracking situations like e.g. a Female Vocal, and others are made to fit specific microphone types.
Presets can be stored and recalled either as Total Recalls, where everything in the machine is restored, or partial recall where only the processing or parts of the processing is changed.

User settings can be stored internally at 100 preset locations, or dumped to an optional PCMCIA card, enabling you to load your most prestigious settings into another Gold Channel.

With the built in mixing functionality, the Gold Channel can be turned into a four channel input mixer. Two channels analog and two channels digital input can be summed on the outputs, or the I/O's can be used for additional insert in the processing chain.

Setup Examples

Standard setup with two microphones on the input side, and multiple output formats to various destinations simultaneously.

The Vintage Compressor algorithm emulates the way classic analog compressors work and it delivers that very sought after vintage warmth and quality to your recordings.

Instead of a usual Threshold parameter, this compressor type works with a fixed internal threshold. Input Drive and Output Gain adjusts the overall performance of the compressor.

The Vintage compressor is not using traditional feed-forward technology, but is instead designed as a feed-backward compressor. This makes the Vintage compressor specifically good for vocal tracks.


The Tools section on the Gold Channel offers various useful processing tools for tracking and mixing audio.

The Dynamic EQ is in fact a De-Esser with extended frequency range, variable bandwidth, attack, release, etc. It helps you remove unwanted frequencies dynamically, only affecting the peaks instead of carving a hole in the overall sound.

An over easy version of the Dynamic EQ is called De-Esser, and includes Sidechain input from Ch. 2 when loaded in Ch. 1.

Digital Radiance Generator (DRG) adds sub-harmonics and can be compared to some of the virtues you experience when using tube-gear.

I/O Configuration

The Gold Channel has a very extensive set of I/O's including:

· Analog mic/line level input· Analog line level output
· AES/EBU input and output
· S/PDIF input and output
· Optical S/PDIF or ADAT input and output
· Word Clock input
· MIDI In/Out/Thru

All audio outputs are available simultaneously. With the built in software routing possibilities, the Gold Channel can solve lots of daily conversion and I/O format problems.

When not tracking, the Gold Channel can be used in digital in/out configurations, utilizing the extensive processing capabilities further.

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