The Maselec MTC-1X is a rack-able mastering Transfer Console perfect for mastering or professional quality home studios. The MTC-1X features an array of different features from Phase, Gain, High/Low-frequency manipulation and much more.
Switches S1 and S2 select input SOURCE. This is independent of the MONITOR selection which is located at the right hand side of the panel.
The PHASE of the input source can be reversed by depressing either LEFT or RIGHT switches making it possible to change the polarity of both channels.
The phase reverse function does not extend the signal path or use any additional circuitry.
The input GAIN is controlled by a rotary switch with discrete precision resistors. The range is +/-5dB with 0.5dB steps. The +5dB switch engages a fixed increased gain on both channels without extending the signal path.
The two CUT switches cuts the signal at the input. This function could be useful for setting up and adjusting processing equipment in the inserts.
Inserts in/out is selected with six large push buttons. The insert section is totally bypassed unless at least one insert is in circuit. This ensures that the signal path is as pure as possible.
The GEAR FLIP function switches the position of the equipment connected to the XLR connectors on the back of the MTC-1X. It does not alter the position of the inserts. When FLIP 1 and 2 is engaged Insert 1 is still the first insert in the chain. This function is also active when M-S is selected. Flip 4 and 5 works in a similar way.
The POST O.P. function moves insert 6 to post the output section. This positions the insert between the output amplifiers and the output XLRs. The monitor of the output is picking up the signal from the XLR connectors and correctly monitors the output signal, post insert 6, when this function is used.
Insert 1 M-S
INS 1 M-S converts the signal in Insert 1 to MS (sum and difference). Left channel = Sum and Right channel = Difference. When this function is engaged the difference signal gain can be adjusted +/-1dB with a rotary switch. The DIFF GAIN control is located after the insert. The Flip 1 and 2 can be used together with the M-S function.
Insert 4 Mix
The INS 4 MIX function makes it possible to mix processed signals with the main signal. This is done with the 23 position rotary switch. The Mix function can be configured in two ways:
The control cross-fades between processed (after insert 4) and non-processed (before insert 4) signals. The output level remains constant in all positions (if the two levels are the same). This is probably the most convenient way of mixing the signals.
With this control engaged the signal from insert 4 is added to the main signal, much like a reverb return on a mixing console. This could be useful when adding an effect or a separate signal to the main programme.
When the 2-4 control is engaged, the signal processed in insert 2, insert 3 and insert 4 is mixed with the non-processed signal before insert 2. Only the inserts that are in circuit will of course be mixed. If none of these three inserts are in circuit the mix control is totally bypassed. Together with the FLIP function the INS 4 MIX is a very flexible and powerful tool and could be used for parallel processing, using the equipment in up to three different inserts.
- Low Cut Filter Frequencies: 20Hz, 25Hz, 30Hz, 40Hz, 50Hz and 60Hz.
- High Cut Filter Frequencies: 12kHz, 14kHz, 16kHz, 18kHz, 22kHz and 27kHz.
- Maximum signal level: +28dBu (balanced)
- Power: Back panel: Mains power on/off, Front panel (above the monitor volume control): Power on/off Blue LED indicator.
- Meter Output: The meter level can be OFFSET with –6dB, -8dB or –10dB, using the two push buttons located below the speaker section switches.
- Volume Control: It can be adjusted between –55dB and 0dB in 23 steps.
- Weight: 10kg
- Rack: Fits any standard 19" rack unit
- Audio Connections
- All audio connections are via 3 pin Gold Plated Neutrik metal house XLR connectors.
- All input output circuits are fully balanced.
- Pin 2 or Pin 3 can be grounded to convert to unbalanced.
- Either Pin 2 or Pin 3 can be used as hot (there is no difference in performance).
- Additional Information
Manufacturer Maselec SKU SMASMTC1X Model MTC-1X GTIN NA Single or Pair No