analog Mixing Console
Stereo VCA Fader Module
The separate fader modules of the ToolMod Console allow configuring consoles with audio faders and consoles with vca faders using the same input modules. It is also possible to upgrade a console with automation features, just by replacing the fader modules.
The TM456 is the stereo vca fader module that can be used with the stereo input module TM403 alternatively to the stereo audio fader module TM452.
The TM456 Stereo VCA Fader combines a high quality, conductive plastic, vca-law fader with 100 mm stroke and a large format, illuminated cut switch. The maximum gain of the active fader that includes stereo vca, stereo output amplifiers, and the mute circuitry is 12 dB.
The automation interface works with adt-audio's CAS console automation system as well as with Optifile systems.
A Write switch, a Write control led, and an ISO switch with led control the automation interface. The write switch toggles the write state of the computer directly on the fader. The write led indicates if the particular fader is in write mode or not. The ISO switch isolates the fader from the computer control and forces it to manual operation. This feature is helpful if you just need to check some changes, without making new mix versions.
VCA Group Select
The group select allows the selection of 4 VCA group masters. This function does not require the automation system. The hardware vca groups are fully functional, if one of the vca group master modules is installed in the console.
The vca group master module is available in two different versions. The TM461 is the non-automated version, the TM462 includes automation interfaces also with the vca group masters.
The VCA group function includes fader and mute. A mute of the group master will also mute the slave channels, independent of the fader setting.
Since these vca groups are an indepentend hardware system, the different vca groups of the automation system are additionally available if the automation system is installed.
The module can be used with the stereo input module TM403 instead of the stereo audio fader TM452.