Shell Rock, IA – January 2015 … Chandler Limited, recognized globally for signal processing and related music and audio products that deliver the classic analog sounds recording and professional musicians seek, announces a special giveaway drawing for a REDD.47 Pre Amp from Chandler’s esteemed EMI/Abbey Road Studios product line.
The REDD.47 microphone pre-amplifier, considered a ‘holy grail’ to some, is most closely associated with the sound of The Beatles’ records recorded at Abbey Road Studios’ Studio Two, from 1964-1968. Today, 50 years later, Chandler Limited revives this legendary sound with its own incarnation of the famous REDD.47 mic pre-amplifier. Chandler Limited, is now shipping these extraordinary pre-amplifiers to dealers worldwide, for more information visit ChandlerLimited.com.
Listen to a clip of Chandler Limited’s REDD.47 Pre-Amp in this video.
To commemorate the release of the REDD.47 Pre-Amp, Chandler Limited is giving away a single Chandler Limited REDD.47 microphone pre-amplifier to one lucky winner. Click here to enter the REDD.47 Pre-Amp Giveaway.
REDD.47 AMPLIFIER ORIGINS
The origins of the REDD.47 began at Abbey Road Studios’ technical division, the ‘Record Engineering Development Department’, in 1958. The REDD.47 line amplifier was designed as the replacement for Telefunken’s V72S. The latter was a specially modified version of the Telefunken V72 valve amplifier, used in the early EMI REDD mixing consoles at Abbey Road Studios.
The REDD.47 tube amplifier was introduced as the plug-in all-purpose line amplifier component for EMI’s next generation REDD.51 mixing console, first built in 1959. However, Abbey Road’s Studio Two, home to the majority of The Beatles’ recording sessions, only received its REDD.51 mixing console in 1964. The REDD.47 left its unmistakable sonic character on every Beatles record from 1964 to 1968.
REDD.47 PRE-AMP TODAY
Chandler Limited’s re-imagination of the REDD.47 realizes the punchy, aggressive sound of the original pre-amplifier, while adding new features required for the rigors of today’s recording studio environment. One of the features of Chandler Limited’s REDD.47 design is increased gain, allowing a range of tonal options from pristine clean sound to classic rich, saturated tone with up to 2% harmonic distortion before clipping. The Chandler Limited REDD.47 pre-amp easily reproduces the distortions heard on The Beatles’ ‘Revolution.’
With the first Chandler Limited REDD.47 pre-amps shipping to its worldwide distribution and dealer network, the Shell Rock, Iowa based pro audio manufacturer adds to its EMI/Abbey Road Studios product line.
Chandler Limited’s founder and Chief Designer, Wade Goeke, reflected “The REDD.47 is top of the heap in both sound and history. Its our pleasure to be giving away one of these to celebrate the launch of this significant pre-amplifier”, while Abbey Road Studios’ Head of Audio Products, Mirek Stiles, added… “Abbey Road Studios is proud to see the legendary REDD.47 microphone pre-amp brought back to life as a hardware unit. The distinctively warm and sometimes aggressive sound the REDD.47 is known for has made a huge impact on some of the most important historical recordings of all time. It’s very exciting to know the famous ‘edgy treble’ sound will now be available to engineers, producers and artists all over the world.”
About Chandler Limited
Headquartered in Shell Rock, Iowa, Chandler Limited, Inc. is a boutique manufacturer of high-end signal processors, mixers, and amplifiers for musicians and audio professionals. Recognized globally for its exquisitely handmade products and the company’s high profile clientele, Chandler’s product offerings include the Abbey Road/TG line, its unique Germanium transistor series of products, the 500 Series Modules, plus its recently introduced guitar pedals and amplifier. For additional information about all Chandler Limited products, please visit the company online at www.chandlerlimited.com.
About Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios are the most famous recording studios in the world and an iconic symbol of British music. They have been home to countless landmark recordings and pioneering advances in recording technology. Opened in November 1931, Abbey Road Studios were the world’s first purpose-built recording studios. The hallowed building has a phenomenal history spanning over 80 years, during which the studios have hosted many of the world’s most famous artists, including the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Kate Bush, Oasis, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Lady Gaga. Abbey Road is also one of the world’s premiere locations for movie scoring. Since the 1980s, scores for films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Braveheart, and The King’s Speech have been recorded there. The list continues with many other major titles, including Shrek, Prometheus, Harry Potter, Skyfall, and The Hobbit.
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