JoeMeek TwinQCS Dual-Channel Mic Preamplifier
announces the TwinQ. Continuing research at Meeklabs over years has produced
classic developments:- The Meequaliser; a very special EQ. The 'CurrentSense'
microphone amplifier; dynamic, powerful and sweet, and now, the first Joemeek
dual/stereo optical compressor; as great as the early SC2s, yet infinitely
controllable in mono or stereo.
these developments combine in the awesome TwinQ creating a new class of audio,
and a new dynamic tool for both mixing and tracking. This dual/stereo JOEMEEK
compressor offers 'master' control in all senses of the word! It makes stereo
dynamic manipulation a breeze. With instrument inputs and a digital option,
the TwinQ really can capture, squeeze and sweeten everything you can throw at
it - in dual mono or stereo.
JOEMEEK TwinQcs Dual Channel
Dual tracking and live sound applications, the TwinQ offers superb sonic
performance with a distinctly British flavor.
use in a professional studio or in live sound, the TwinQ offers JOEMEEK's
finest audio interface in a compact, dual channel format. In each TwinQ
channel is the amazing and unique 'CurrentSense' mic pre, a JOEMEEK optical
compressor in a new dual mono/stereo format, and the Meequaliser; a classic
three band discrete EQ.
TwinQ uses JOEMEEK's latest generation of 'CurrentSense' mic pre. The cs pre
amp works differently. It is completely self-optimising to any microphone or
instrument source. This means that its performance is equal to the very best
mic & pre combinations, but superior to anything that is slightly
unmatched in frequency and phase response. The result is a beautifully rich
and full sound from all sonic sources, from condenser mics, to ribbon mics, to
passive guitars. These days microphone impedance varies greatly, so the
advantage of the CurrentSense pre amplifier can be heard instantly. As well as
balanced mic and line inputs on the rear panel, there is also a specially
optimized instrument input on the front of each channel. (see current mode
the mic pre, the famous JOEMEEK optical compressor controls dynamics while
adding amazing warmth. The TwinQ allows dual mono or stereo optical
compression modes. The linking of the photocells, with no possibility of
stereo image shift is another first. This means that the TwinQ is just as
effective at compressing mixes and subgroups as well as individual tracks.
When the new 'optical link' button is pressed, all control of the stereo
compressor is handed to the left channel, allowing easy manipulation of the
compressed signal. Metering is also excellent, with large VU meters showing
either input gain, or gain reduction on each channel.
finish the sound, the 3 band discrete Meequaliser adds tonal control. Being a
classic design, super smooth EQ results are achieved, where it is possible to
add large levels of boost or cut without the distracting harshness associated
with digital or modern desk EQs.
connecting to the studio, the TwinQ has 'superbal' floating balanced XLR and
Jack outputs. In addition, the TwinQ is digital upgradable with JOEMEEK's
VC1QD digital board to a 24bit 96KHz stereo output.
is the TwinQ for?
TwinQ is a superb buy for anyone tracking in a digital studio, or making live
sounds in a professional stage setup. Anyone who has an instrument or vocal
source and needs to capture this sound, for recording or live sound use, would
find it invaluable. One of the great strengths of the TwinQ is the
CurrentSense mic pre. This is probably the most robust mic pre amplifier on
the market; ensuring a perfect impedance match under all situations, and open
circuit shutoff protection, meaning absolute silent running if nothing is
connected - a byproduct of Current Mode operation... not a gate in sight!
a processor, the TwinQ is ideal for people in digital studio situations, where
the JOEMEEK compressor and Meequaliser have always scored. Any high quality
outboard with a warm sound is a welcome thing these days. The TwinQ has been
built with this firmly in mind, and delivers.