analog Mixing Console
Stereo high resolution
The Meters for the ToolMod Mixing Console fit into the special meter frame that can be mounted on top of the console or in a rack.
The TM482 is a stereo peak program meter with 40 LED's and 55 dB display range from + 15 dB to - 40 dB.
The stereo LED PPM can be used with all input channels of the ToolMod Console as well as with the master modules. It offers the choice to add a high-resolution peak display to the basic meters that are installed in the master module TM411 and the monitor module TM412.
The high impedance audio inputs of the meter are electronically balanced. The input level is adapted to the meter sends of the ToolMod Console. Internal trim pots allow to change the default level setting of 0 dB = 6 dBu ~ + 4 dBV in a range of +/- 10 dB. The display range up to + 15 dB covers the common input and output levels of a/d and d/a converters.
The display resolution is 1 dB from + 15 dB to - 10 dB, 2 dB between - 10 dB and - 30 dB, and 2.5 dB down to the lowest level of - 40 dB. The attack time is less than 0.5 ms @ 1 kHz and the internally adjustable release time is 1.5 sec/20 dB. The release law is linearized to achieve constant speed at low levels.
The audio input is available on a 9-pin D-Sub connector on the module's pcb. The pinout of this connector matches to the pinout of the meter send connectors of the ToolMod Console frames. The power supply is daisy chained from meter to meter. The meter frames allow installation of mono and stereo meters as well as quad meter blocks and quad VU meter blocks in any combination.
The TM482 stereo LED PPM is best suited for single channels and the master- and monitor module. The TM488, quad hi-res stereo LED PPM combines 4 meters in one module. In addition, there are the mono hi-res LED PPM TM481 and the quad, mono, LED PPM TM484. The quad VU Meter TM485 is an alternative to the peak program meters.
The meter can be used with all input and master modules of the ToolMod Console. Of course, the entire range of meters can be used for any other purpose that requires analog meters as well.