introducing the Tonelux "Configulizer" - automated graphical system configurator
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introducing the Tonelux "Configulizer" - automated graphical system configurator

Our good friend and valued employee Greg Roehrich has been diligently slaving away these past few weeks on a nice, simple, visual configuration system for putting together and pricing a Tonelux solution.

Using a graphic representation of the Tonelux VRACK and all 14 current Tonelux modules, you can easily drag-and-drop EQs, Mic Pres, Input Line Mixers, Summing solutions, Talkback, Control Room Monitoring and more to your heart's content.

Create your "dream rig" and get real-time pricing as you add modules or reconfigure your selection until you've got the perfect Tonelux solution. You may want to leave some room in the rack for a 3rd Party module or two as well.

This current rev is final Beta, for Gearslutz only right now. Play with it all you like, but please - if you see or come across something klunky or kludgy, PM me with details so we can clean it up.

Consider it a "Tonelux Test Drive". Wave Distribution proudly presents...

<a href="http://www.tonelux.com/configulizer.html">The Configulizer</a><br><br>...start your engines!

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This is exactly what was needed!!!!!

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now just redesign it so i can choose how many racks i want, where i want to put them, and add the faders and automation and you'll have a winner.
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now just redesign it so i can choose how many racks i want, where i want to put them, and add the faders and automation and you'll have a winner.
Pretty good start!

Multi racks would be cool, but it might be easier in the short term to allow us a way to save the image of a rack; then config another one. Perhaps I am "computer challenged"? The images could be edited togeter easily. Please remember a lot of folks are trying to start small and build to something larger.

Faders and fader racks are a must also.
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now just redesign it so i can choose how many racks i want, where i want to put them, and add the faders and automation and you'll have a winner.
Thank you!!

Coming in Rev 2.0...

Multi-VRACK configuration. Pre-drilled side panels to create "buckets" of 3 or 4 VRACKS (a la Jimmy Messina pics). Chose amount of side panels, drop in 3 or 4 completed VRACKS per panel.

Choose manual or automated faders, insert fader packs into front of each bucket.

Add your choice of wood side and top panels, leather bolster, and viola! - custom Tonelux console.

Implementing the patchbays and wiring, 2.5 or 3.0.

Keep the feedback coming folks, and thanks!!

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Thank you!!

Coming in Rev 2.0...

Multi-VRACK configuration. Pre-drilled side panels to create "buckets" of 3 or 4 VRACKS (a la Jimmy Messina pics). Chose amount of side panels, drop in 3 or 4 completed VRACKS per panel.

Choose manual or automated faders, insert fader packs into front of each bucket.

Add your choice of wood side and top panels, leather bolster, and viola! - custom Tonelux console.

Implementing the patchbays and wiring, 2.5 or 3.0.

Keep the feedback coming folks, and thanks!!

-gil
How about a way to (practically) save the configured image in v2?
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Keep the feedback coming folks, and thanks!!

-gil

Hi Gil,


One thing is missing...


The Haggler algorhithm.


You know where one can put what one wants to pay after you get the final price.

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How about a way to (practically) save the configured image in v2?
Save and print, yes.

I also am looking into making it so you could plot out an entire console layout on an E-size plotter - if you've got the paper and the ink, I'd like you to have that functionality.

Keep it coming...

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Hi Gil, One thing is missing...

The Haggler algorhithm.


Right on! It could be the "Crazy Eddie" algorithm. Or perhaps - the "Brian Lucey" algorithm - you get a quote as close to wholesale as possible, but the dealer gets fired just before you buy it!

HAHAHAHAHA - LOL! (I know, I know - cheap shot - but I had to take it.)

Anyway - Fletcher of all people taught me not to haggle - "goods worth price charged" - and since y'all love Fletcher so much [ducking] we'll use the Mercenary algorithm.

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Cool.

When you mouse-over the modules to figure out what each module is, the popup is a bit small and hard to read.
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Cool.

When you mouse-over the modules to figure out what each module is, the popup is a bit small and hard to read.
I noticed that tonight showing it to a customer on my 12" G4. I thought I was getting older because I couldn't read it, then realized that I was older and simply can't read anyway, so I had him read it... It will be changed...
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Cool stuff man! I didn't see the Remote Controlled Mic Pres on the Configulator. Are you still doing the remote controlled mic pres?

Just add $100 to each module?

I need to get properly Remote Controlified and Toneulated!

Those eq's look sweet too.

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very cool! worked well...except that the $$ amount kept reading something that i can't afford.
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Those eq's look sweet too.
The EQs are sweet.
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Cool stuff man! I didn't see the Remote Controlled Mic Pres on the Configulator. Are you still doing the remote controlled mic pres?

Just add $100 to each module?

I need to get properly Remote Controlified and Toneulated!

Those eq's look sweet too.
We have something else coming instead that replaces the remote pre, and it will be a shockulizer...
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can i work for tonelux? i'm really good at coming up with clever "urators", "alizers", "ulators", etc.

and i like consoles and innovative companies.

give me $70k a year with benefits and i'll just do installs and some light sales. great deal.
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Sweet! The interface looks cool... So when does the RTAS version start shipping?
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Sweet! The interface looks cool... So when does the RTAS version start shipping?
Funny you should ask...
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We have something else coming instead that replaces the remote pre, and it will be a shockulizer...
Hmmmmm.......? I wonder what that could be? Feel free to drop me a PM if you'd like.

I promise to keep it a secret.

I liked the idea of putting the mic pres in the live room (or on stage), and controlling them with a laptop (Mac OS X in my case).

Seemed like an elegant solution. There are other remote controlled mic pres on the market, but I'm not crazy about most of them.

With remote controllable mic pres, I'm not subject to the shoddy patchbay and snakes at whatever studio I'm tracking at. At least not for the mic runs.

I love it when I walk in and they've got a huge lump of cables on the floor for me to "patch in".
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it will be easier, more compact and will work on a network or direct, just wait and see...
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it will be easier, more compact and.......
..........Cheaper?
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Paul, to do 16x2 summing it's possible to use 6 TX-FX2 and 2 TX-FX2+ or 8 TX-FX2 and a SM2 :
what are the sonic differences between the SM2 and FX2+?
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Another thing that it would be cool to have in v2 of this is like a 'preset' that will setup a couple of buckets for you in a base config and you can customize it from there. Might be useful for some of us who arent well versed in console design!

Also: maybe have links in the pop-up description of modules to the module page, which gives the fuller description.


This is cool though, and gives a much better feel of how the pricing structure works. This seems like much more of an affordable option for me after playing with this toy a bit!
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Another thing that it would be cool to have in v2 of this is like a 'preset' that will setup a couple of buckets for you in a base config and you can customize it from there. Might be useful for some of us who arent well versed in console design!
Good idea - so like 3 or 4 empty VRACKs aleady in a bucket, and you start to fill them to build you console from there? I like it.

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Also: maybe have links in the pop-up description of modules to the module page, which gives the fuller description.
It does that now, if you click on the module name it pops up the individual spec sheet on that particular module.

Thanks for the feedback.

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