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Sonic LAB: TC Electronic Level Pilot
  26-Feb-09
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   Said...

really cool and useful piece of gear. i want one!

26-Feb-09 12:55 PM


karl    Said...

Resistors are passive devices. They dont require any power to operate. They also won't colour any signal that you pass through them. I can pretty much guarantee that resistors will have been used in this device.

It annoys me when writers comment on something that they clearly have no idea about!

26-Feb-09 02:05 PM


CV!    Said...

I have the SM Pro Nano Patch. It works but the build quality is pretty weak, it won't even sit on it 4 rubber feet because it's all warped, it's cheap chinese construction and it shows. Good for TC, it's nice to see more of these products.

26-Feb-09 02:58 PM


Nick B    Said...

Karl, I consider myself admonished - I meant transistors. Will you ever forgive me?

27-Feb-09 03:26 AM


Hans Scheffler    Said...

i am using a griffin powermate for the same purpose. looks just as sexy, doesnt color the sound,comes with a beautiful blue illumantion at the bottom, has lots of additional fuctions because you can assign anything over USB and costs 39$

27-Feb-09 05:24 AM


CV!    Said...

The Griffin Powermate is just a USB computer accessory, it reduces the bitrate when you lower the volume from software control so it's not recommended if you want full fidelity at less than full volume.

27-Feb-09 03:08 PM


Marc JX8P    Said...

Looks like a good product and certainly having a direct volume control available is immensely useful for quick adjustments. However, with this one I'm a bit worried about recreating volume levels as from what I can see there's only a slight mark on top to indicate the position its at and there's no raster so you can see what it's doing exactly.

28-Feb-09 08:11 PM


Hans Scheffler    Said...

i should have added that i am using the powermate in a fully digital environment so lowering the bitrate when reducing the volume cannot be avoided anyway. I am using a software from genelec that intelligently dithers the signal so there is no audible degradation.

01-Mar-09 01:50 AM


Kenneth Abildgaard    Said...

I bought it and I seriously love it very much. Best knob I ever bought :-)

01-Mar-09 01:58 PM


Oh Yeah    Said...

Will this knob finally be the one thats shuts my misses up ???

02-Mar-09 06:48 AM


RobR    Said...

I have bought two of them. Look here for measurements with DigiCheck of one unit: http://files.me.com/zizumur/hs8sjs. Left: 0 dB Sine wave output; Right: signal routed via Level Pilot to analog in 9/10 in Fireface 800. Second unit is also pretty bad at high attenuation level but in quite different way. My conclusion is: the attenuators in Level Pilot are not paired. So be prepared for different level in your speakers at attenuation higher than 40dB. "High quality" is written everywhere on TC website...

02-Apr-09 08:15 AM


Chris    Said...

Actually, resistors DO color the sound. ie. Carbon vs. Metal film resistors

22-May-09 09:14 AM


andy p    Said...

Brilliant piece of kit, just got one and solved my gain structure which has been bothering me for years

04-Sep-09 10:02 AM


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