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Coleman Audio TC4

Mastering Transfer Console By Hugh Robjohns
Published July 2020

Coleman Audio TC4

The TC4 aims to make it easy to use mastering hardware with your DAW.

Coleman Audio's TC4 is described as a 'Mastering Transfer Console', meaning it combines a monitor controller and a hardware insert switcher. Like most Coleman products, the monitoring and transfer signal paths are entirely passive — the only active electronics comprise a headphone amp and a mono summing stage. Insert signal switching is performed with sealed relays.

Although featuring fewer input sources and output destinations, the TC4's monitor-control facilities are essentially those of the company's M3PH MkIII, and it's all very straightforward. Two stereo balanced inputs are provided, one on XLRs and the other on quarter-inch TRS sockets, with a front-panel button as source selector. The chosen signal passes to the insert chain, and then on to the monitoring facilities. Another button allows monitoring of the source signal rather than the return from the insert chain. More buttons mute the left or right speakers, select the mono sum and...

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Published July 2020