Chandler Limited TG 1 Abbey Road Special Edition

Recreation of the Classic EMI TG12413 Limiter from the Late '60s
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Chandler Limited TG 1 Abbey Road Special Edition image 1
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Chandler Limited TG 1 Abbey Road Special Edition
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The Sound of Abbey Road!

The Chandler Limited TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition limiter is an authentic re-creation of the classic EMI TG12413 - used on The Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon albums. Although the TG12413 was never offered commercially, Chandler Limited has resurrected the beast from the original design specifications and circuit board drawings as provided by Abbey Road Studios and EMI. This compressor/limiter features an all-discrete circuit with transformer-balanced input and output that produces smooth, pleasing distortion. For a distinctive Abbey Road sonic flavor, put Chandler Limited's TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition limiter in your rack.

Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter at a Glance:
  • A re-creation of the amazing-sounding classic
  • You're in good company: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Stones...
  • Pure vintage sound from discrete circuitry and transformer-balanced input and output
A re-creation of the amazing-sounding classic

The Chandler Limited TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition is a re-creation of the classic EMI TG12413 limiter used in custom EMI and Abbey Road recording and mastering consoles from the late 60's. The TG Limiter was originally designed to have the characteristics of the Fairchild 660/670, which was adored by many EMI engineers - including Geoff Emerick - but ended up with a very special sound all its own. These rare pieces were never commercially available and only EMI-owned studios had access to them. The Chandler Limited version has been remade from the original design information and circuit board drawings as provided by Abbey Road and EMI to ensure extreme authenticity.

You're in good company: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Stones...

TG equipment was used on many classic records and this Limiter was featured on every channel of TG consoles used to record The Beatles' Abbey Road, several Pink Floyd records, including Dark Side of the Moon, Paul McCartney, and the Rolling Stones. When you use Chandler Limited's TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition limiter, you'll immediately hear the sonic ancestry. This limiter sounds totally gear.

Pure vintage sound from discrete circuitry and transformer-balanced input and output

The Chandler Limited TG1 Abbey Road Special Edition limiter features an all discrete circuit with transformer-balanced input and output. The limiting element is a rarely seen diode network that produces smooth, pleasing distortion. The warm open sound, often compared to the holy grail Fairchild 670, is very punchy, while maintaining exceptional clarity and high frequency response. You've simply got to hear one in action to fully appreciate a limiter of this magnitude.

Chandler Limited TG1 Limiter Features:
  • Selectable Compression/Limiting
  • THD control lets you bypass Comp/Limiting but still pass audio through the circuitry
  • Transformer balanced inputs and outputs
  • New input control provides better control at lower amounts of compression
  • Note: this unit requires the Chandler Limited Power Supply
Chandler Limited TG1 - The Secret Weapon of Abbey Road/EMI!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

Additional Media

Signal Processing Buying Guide
TG 1 Abbey Road Special Edition Cue Sheet
TG 1 Abbey Road Special Edition User Manual

Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2
Controls Input/Hold, Output, Comp/Limit, Recovery
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Rack Spaces 2U
Height 3.5"
Width 19"
Manufacturer Part Number TG1

Customer Reviews

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5/5

What did you do to my drums!!!

This unit is in 90% of all great drums recording. What it does with a room mic is unexplainable... you have to listen to it to get it. Magic. I use it on guitars, too. With my Telecaster, just kissing the needle... magic again. Creamy, smooth, defined. Another silly example: I was using EZ drummer and ran it through this monster and that "frog to prince" tail happened before my ears. Buy it. Thanks Dan VanAmerongen for another winner.
Music background: Guitarist, producer, audio freak.

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Stuart Niven

Stunning! TG1 Abbey Road is sonically one of the most amazing limiters I have ever heard.
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