Waverly, IA (September 29, 2005)–Chandler Limited is expanding on their current designs by introducing updates and features for two of their products–the TG Channel and the Mini Mixer. Chandler now offers custom modifications to its Mini Mixer. Customers can now request a Mini Mixer with configurations from four to 32 channels, with or without the control room section, and even custom switches.
The reason for such a high level of flexibility is simple, according to Chandler designer Wade Goeke: “Everyone seems to want something different, and we’d like to accommodate them with out having them break the bank.”
The first custom Mini Mixer was made for Michael Beinhorn who replaced his existing large format console in his studio with a 32-channel version of the Mini Mixer. Chandler modified the pan pots from 6dB to 3dB and added a toggle switch to remove the pan pot from the signal path (as is commonly found in certain API and Neve consoles).
“It may be sacrilegious to say, but the Chandler Mini Mixer has become my preferred choice in virtually every instance that I have would normally desired a vintage Neve console (in fact, I ditched the one I previously had),” noted Beinhorn. “This makes absolutely no sense to me; hence I would suggest that you have made some sort of pact with Satan to fabricate such a thing. Heaven help you, but thanks all the same for creating such a remarkable recording device.”
Chandler’s latest version of TG Channel, appropriately called the TG Channel MKII. This is the third product update in the Abby Road Special Edition line of products.
The new features on the TG Channel MKII include a DI, additional mid boost band and a five position low cut filter. The TG Channel MKII will also use the same TG style knobs that are featured on the new Chandler Mini Mixer. All owners of the original TG Channel can have their unit upgraded to the new MKII version for a nominal fee either through their local dealer or through the factory.
Chandler developed these new features as part of feedback from end users. “We’re always looking for ways to make our gear more flexible,” noted Goeke, “because we use more point to point wiring in our design, this gives us tremendous design room to make changes and updates to all of our products, not just the Abbey Road series.”
Chandler Limited (booth #1143) will be exhibiting their full range of products including their Mini Mixer and Mini Module Rack at the upcoming AES show in NYC, October 7-10.