Tanhx – award winning stereo saturator/soft clipper/fattening device.
From subtle analogue peak limiting and nicely colored crest-factor reduction to creamy harmonics enhancing and bluesy tubey overdrive. When using it on a channel 75% you don’t need any “surgical” EQing and peak compression after this one. Just great on drums, synths, guitars (very tubey!), just everything!
Tanhx soft-clipping/harmonic generation is very dynamic, it reacts differently to fast and slow level changes, to incoming sound spectral balance, so it sounds very alive and organic, completely not like a basic diode clippers or overdrive pedals.
It is specially designed to add the effects of an old analog console channel in a modern workflows, and make it good without occupying lot of space. It is not a clone, it is versatile device which can bring a wide palette of colors.
Tanhx is a stereo device (unbalanced TRS/6.3 jack on I/O).
Powered by USB with any PSU/phone charger or laptop/desktop PC or even a powerbank(!) using basic USB-B cable (same you use for MIDI-keyboards).
• 3 modes of harmonics/symmetry:
– almost symmetric, odd harmonics prevail (push-pull amp/tape-style),
– subtly asymmetric, odd and even harmonics balanced (class A amps, old discrete consoles..),
– asymmetric, even harmonics at full (like an old tube amp)
• Emphasis: cutting lows before harmonics generating/soft-clipping stage, then boosting it after it. Low freqs has less soft-clipping, which is very useful for a mix buss, drums buss or a drum machine with a strong bass drum.
• 6dB pad for more precise control
• Cold (passive) bypass
• RGB LED indicator: shows signal present and how clipped/saturated it is – from cold to hot color hue.
Comparing Tanhx with LTL Silver Bullet using their demo files
I’ve always thought it would be great to hear a device demo using my own instruments, or sound samples/sequences/whatever.
So, here we go — now you can send me an audio you want to run through an amp, and i’ll send you back it already treated, on different modes, with comments. Isn’t it great?