Dual Effects and Multi-Tap Rhythm Delay ProcessorsPriced at $699 each, the M-One Dual Effects Processor and D-Two Multi-Tap Rhythm Delay Processor use full 24-bit A/D and D/A converters with internal processor chip sets performing 100 million instructions per second. All this microprocessor power is accessible by way of a simple user interface and housed in single-rackspace enclosures.
The M-One is a "Danish Army knife" of a dual-engine processor that runs some of TC Electronic's best algorithms. Effects such as delay, dynamics, reverb, pitch changing, chorus and tremolo are all possible by using any one of the 25 different algorithms. The M-One and D-Two feature 128 ROM factory presets, and 128 RAM user memory locations. Quarter-inch analog I/O connectors are provided for fast and simple connections. Additionally, an S/PDIF digital I/O is included for a pure all-digital, 24-bit signal path supporting both 48 and 44.1kHz sample rates.
The D-Two Multi-Tap Rhythm Delay Processor has a musically oriented rhythm tap system that features up to ten seconds of delay with six add-on qualities including: Spatial, Ping-Pong, Reverse, Dynamic Delay, Chorus and Filter. The Rhythm Tap can easily be applied for live sound and recording applications, as well as in post-production, broadcast, installed sound and other situations where a creative and intuitive delay can be used.
I like dedicated reverb and delay units, as I always require both in mixing. With the M-One and D-Two, TC Electronic now offers two affordable processors that excel at each job better than some of the "all-in-one" boxes that-in the quest for more presets-often compromise parameters and features.
TC Electronic: 805/373-1828; www.tcelectronic.com.