The concept for the Creme is simple. Tegeler Audio was looking to give mix engineers all of the tools needed for compression and EQing a track in one simple package. And what a package it is, as this 2U rack space unit has a really attractive blue patina faceplate with classic chicken head control knobs.
For the EQ section, the Creme employs a passive equalizer with filter circuitry based on the original Pultec design. EQ controls offered on the Creme include a High Boost (0 - 5 dB) and High Frequency (10 - 24 kHz) knobs and Low Boost (0 - 5 dB) and Low Frequency (20 - 200 Hz) knobs.
Whether you want soft compression or something a little bit harder, the Tegeler Creme is capable of meeting your needs in the studio. The Creme employs a VCA compressor design with attack times of 0.1, 0.3, 1, 3, 10, 30 ms, and release times of 0.1, 0.3, 0.8, and 1.2 seconds, in addition to an auto setting. There are four compression ratios to choose from, including 1.5, 2, 4, and 10.
Alright, enough talk about the Tegeler Creme bus comp and mastering EQ, let's hear this thing in action. We recently used the Creme in the Vintage King demo studio on vocals and piano performed by Olivia Millerschin and acoustic guitar and drums from Bryan Reilly.