The Raumzeitmaschine by Tegeler Audio offers one of the most unique experiences for hybrid mixing – not only is it an all-analog reverb unit but it is controlled and automated digitally using a DAW plugin.
We head back to Joe mixing the live performance of Households by Gloria Anderson (Download the Multitracks for FREE here) and mix in the reverb across the track using this product entirely!
Setting Up the Tegeler Audio Raumzeitmaschine
Installing the plugin was a breeze, and connecting it via Ethernet for control was surprisingly straightforward. Despite initial apprehensions about dealing with IP addresses, the process was smooth. Now, let’s see how it performs in action.
Vocal Magic with the Raumzeitmaschine
I decided to test the Raumzeitmaschine on a recently recorded organic track featuring real instruments and a standout female vocalist, Gloria Anderson. The plugin, installed on an aux return track in Pro Tools, connects seamlessly to the unit via XLR jacks on the back.
Adjusting parameters like mix, level, decay time, and pre-delay, the plugin controls servo motors inside the unit in real-time. The results are impressive, providing a rich and elegant reverb that complements Gloria’s vocals without overshadowing them.
Exploring Different Patches
One of the fascinating aspects is the variety of patches the Raumzeitmaschine offers. From vocal presets to ambient spaces, the possibilities are vast. Experimenting with settings like pre-delay, density, and size, I found a balance that suits the track’s vibe.
Drums, Guitars, and More
The versatility of the Raumzeitmaschine extends beyond vocals. Testing it on acoustic guitars, pianos, and even drums reveals its capability to add a natural ambience that enhances the overall mix. The snappy response during preset changes adds to the fun of exploration.
Berlin Folder: Unveiling Unique Sounds
Delving into the Berlin folder, I stumbled upon some truly unique presets. The algorithm, coupled with analog circuitry, imparts a distinctive character to the reverb, making it stand out from the crowd.
In a world where reverb is making a comeback in various genres, the Tegeler Audio s brings something fresh to the table. Its combination of analog warmth and digital control offers a unique sonic experience. As a mixing enthusiast, I appreciate having a tool that not only sounds different but also adds excitement and innovation to the creative process.
In conclusion, exploring the Raumzeitmaschine has been a delightful journey into the realms of reverb possibilities. If you’re looking to break away from the norm and infuse your mixes with a touch of analog magic, this might just be the hardware unit you’ve been searching for.