Like the TM115 Brickwall-Limiter,
the TM115b is a feedforward controlled limiter that uses a special, ultra fast
peak rectifier circuitry. In addition to the features of the TM115 Brickwall-Limiter
The peak limiter operates free from any colorization of the audio
signal or similar effects. The sound will not changes under regulation.
The device has independent controls for the Threshold, the Static
Attack and the Low Frequency Attack, the Static and Dynamic Release time, and
the output Gain.
The threshold can be adjusted in the range from - 10 dB to + 20
dB. The 0 dB position is internally calibrated. The additional Vernier pot for
the fine adjustment of the Threshold has a range of +/- 2 dB and a calibrated
center click at 0 dB.
The Static Attack control allows variation from 20 µsec
to 7 ms. The additional LF Attack pot allows better handling of possible low
frequency attack distortion when using short release time settings. Please change
over to the Stereo Version TM215b for details on the LF Attack feature.
The Static Release time control has a range from 50 ms to 3 sec. The additional
Dynamic Release pot modulates the static release time depending on the density
of the signal. With high density signals, the release time will be increased
more or less depending on the position of the Dynamic Release pot.
Due to the huge control ranges of all parameters, the peak limiter
is well suited to be used as a 'hard-clip' compressor with slower attack settings
as well. With this mode, the peak limiter behaves like a compressor with a high
ratio setting that operates 'close' to the signal.
The TM115 is a 2U ToolMod device that fits into all ToolMod frames. As usual, horizontal and vertical versions are available.