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Tonelux otb16
Old 18th March 2013
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Tonelux otb16

Users who have it. What do you think?
Old 18th March 2013
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It's a very straightforward well-engineered piece. The sound is definitely in that API area of things, punchy with a nice sizzle on top. Mixes gain small amount of 3 dimensionality and the transformers impart a nice shimmer.

However, I am selling mine because I've realised going OTB just doesn't suit my work flow, (too much re-patching) so it's not seeing enough action.
Old 18th March 2013
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I have an otb 16. I like it a lot. Much better than summing itb. Sounds huge and punchy. Calibrating it can be a pain in the rear for stereo channels, but other than that I enjoy having a gain knob, really helps with using outboard.
Old 18th March 2013
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It's one of the few featured summing devices in our Clipalator, having spent the day with it side by side with other units, I would agree with the descriptions of punch and presence. One of the nicer, more straight-forward summing mixers for sure that definitely brings tone too.

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Old 19th March 2013
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I'm curious if there is any difference between this unit and a vrack loaded with 16 channels of fx2s.
Old 19th March 2013
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You don't get the cut buttons but does it sound the same? Quite possibly.

Last edited by automatom; 19th March 2013 at 12:33 PM.. Reason: error
Old 19th March 2013
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Anybody else?
Old 27th August 2014
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Love it... calibration is a thing, but it's now part of my morning ritual and I don't really think about it... I've been considering a 2 channel attenuator to put after the monitor outs, as I'd like the option to skip the Tonelux transformers and head straight into a vibey eq. Wish there was an option or easy mod for faders for this thing.
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