THD-LABS introduces the Tangerine Automation Interface
The Tangerine Automation Interface is the first product of our line of automation interfaces. It is designed for the sought after SSL® analog audio console.
For more than 35 years, this analog classic had one of the best integrated mix automation system. However, years have past and like most digital technologies, its proprietary automation computer is now obsolete.
Instead of redesigning a complete dedicated automation system, we designed an interface that takes advantage of most common digital communication protocols (midi and USB) and the latest automation advancements in popular DAW software. This allows for a choice of computer platforms, a minimized learning curve, while providing an integrated production environment in which source, mix and recall data can be kept combined.
The Tangerine Automation Interface is a modular customizable system. It's designed around "group of 8" sub modules.
It comes in two models:
- TAI-32EX is the "under desk" version made from a sleek profiled aluminum extrusion, it can hold up to 32 VCA channels. It can be installed under the console keeping the flat cable wiring length minimal.
- TAI-2RU is the 2U rack-mount version; it can hold up to 96 VCA channels of automation, this version is usually indented to replace the existing SSL computer in the machine room and re-uses the previous installed cables.
Both models are fan less, silent units, they both have accessory ports for expended functionality with the following options.
The "Recall-IT" system brings the possibility to memorize and manually recall all the consoles potentiometers and switches positions. This option offers the same functions has SSL® Total Recall but with the added benefits of "intranet/web" access on any devices on your local cat5/WiFi network. Since not all SSL console where equipped with recall multiplexers PCBs installed on each modules, please check that you console as the needed modules for this option.
Motorized FADERS (available soon):
We are currently designing a bank of 8 motorized faders that will be available to replace the center VCA fader section. This option, while give remote access of any automated faders in the SSL's sweet spot. It while give real-time visual feedback of faders positions. Automated VCA functions will still be active even if the faders are used for other functions. This option will be available in the second semester of 2016.