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HHB has announced its appointment as exclusive North and South American distributor of the VTC Tube Console from British tube specialists TL Audio. The VTC Tube Console represents a quantum leap in console design, delivering the unique sonic signature of classic tube circuitry in a fully-modular, in-line multitrack format.

Available in configurations from 16 to 56 channels, tubes form an essential part of the channel, monitor, group and master section signal paths within the VTC, resulting in an exceptionally open and musical sound. An uncompromising design includes balanced internal signal buses for maximum signal integrity, a custom linear power supply with each tube stage running from a 250V DC stabilized power source, and a massive, steel frame with an American oak siding giving the VTC a quality feel to match its luxurious sound.

Input channels feature high-quality mic preamps with both solid state and ECC83/12AX7A stages, providing the perfect combination of low-noise performance and rich, tube warmth. A powerful, four-band EQ section, with two fully-parametric mids, rivals the transparency and smoothness of any high-end outboard tube EQ, while six mono and one stereo auxiliary sends ensure the flexibility necessary in a modern recording environment. The monitor section is based on a high-quality Alps 60mm fader while the main channel fader is a 100mm device, with pan, mute and solo functions also provided. The master section is similarly comprehensive and uncluttered. VU metering is standard on all VTC consoles, with bar graph metering available as an option. Further options include a patchbay and fader/mute automation.

Commenting on the launch of the VTC, HHB Sales Engineer Don Hannah says, "The VTC is a state-of-the-art tube recording console that gives you an exceptionally musical, transparent sound without demanding any compromises in the way you work. Nothing else on the market combines advanced tube design with modern console functionality. For the musician and studio owner, the VTC is the perfect complement as the front-end to a high-definition digital recording system. The VTC is unique – a true audiophile tube console."

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