Radial Engineering introduces the Tossover, a variable frequency divider that expands their their 500 series modules.
The new Radial Tossover divides the frequency bands of an audio signal to separately process lows and highs or combine the two in series to create a band-pass filter.
The Tossover features a colorful front panel that comes with two sets of controls, one set for the mid and high frequencies, while another one controls the mid and low frequencies - allowing you to process these frequencies individually.
Adjusting the frequency knob will let you set the cut-off point while an amplitude knob i provided for adjusting the signal level.
Each frequency divider comes with a three-position filter that can be set with a 12, 18 or 24 dB per octave slow which lets you adjust the intensity of the effect. You can also use these filters to either warm up tracks or help reduce unwanted resonance.
A Band Pass Both button on the front panel enables the two filters to be combined in series to create a band-pass filter, this will help you enhance mid-range on instruments tracks like guitar solos or make a snare drum stand out.
Being part of Radial Engineering's 500 series, the Tossover is compatible with the other 500 Series produces via the XLR in/out connections. When connected to a Radial Workhorse, the functionality is enhanced by allowing both of the frequency bands to be processed simultaneously whereby the low-pass filter stem can be directed to the XLR out and the high-pass filter stem sent to the Omniport. There is a miniature slider switch near the card edge connector that will let you toggle the output as needed.
We quote Radial Senior Engineer Dan Fraser: "Today, bringing innovative recording tools to market is all about nurturing the creative spirit. As a manufacturer, our task is to find ways of opening the door to new processes by pioneering innovative products that will enable the more adventurous engineer to find new sounds which in turn will enhance and enthrall the audience. The Tossover is a clever tool that can be used to process high or low frequencies separately so that various effects can be applied to a specific frequency region. An example would be applying compression to the bass range of a snare drum while allowing the highs to be fully dynamic. Another could be to adding distortion to the upper registers of a bass while leaving the bottom end unaffected. The options are truly unlimited. But most important of all, devices like the Tossover are fun to use!"
The Radial Tossover is made in Canada and is now shipping with an estimated retail price of $400. You can get the finer details and check out the other 500 Series products by visiting Radial Engineering.
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