The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is an historical piece of equipment manufactured by Chandler Limited for the 75th birthday of the famous Abbey Road studios. The design of this unique limiter is based on the circuits of the 1975 version of the EMI desk, the one that recorded The Beatles, Pink Floyd, and many more.
The EMI TG12413 Zener Limiter is the ultimate TG limiter issued in celebration of the 75th birthday of Abbey Road Studios. The TG12413 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. It continues the tradition of EMI Limiters started in 1954 with the RS114 tube limiter and the 1968 RS168 Zener Limiter. The Zener Limiters were also part of the 1969 TG12345 console channel and the 1974 TG12413. This newest version borrows from the RS168 Zener Limiter and TG12345 console strip to make a new full featured and flexible unit for modern use.
The Zener Limiter is being reissued to add features and flexibility to the powerful and vintage sounding TG limiter circuits. Wade has added many new controls including switchable input impedance for hard or soft driving of the unit, 11-position attack, 21-position release, side chain filtering, and Comp 1, Comp 2, and Limit settings.
This machine sounds like nothing else in its category. In its typical limiting settings it can sound very personal and rich in texture, favouring top end and character. On its compression settings it can sound sweet and mellow which makes the Zener Limiter a very flexible tool to obtain the sound that you want. It sounds best on mastering for program material and if you’re looking for a classic Abbey Road sound with plenty of colour and personality then this is the unit for you.
CHANNELS: Stereo / Dual Mono
CIRCUIT: Discrete, Transistor
All Connections Transformer Balanced Pin 2 Hot
The Gear Rack