The XL Reverb Technology
benefits from the TC Reverb heritage and takes advantage of both complex
Early reflection patterns and dense Reverb decays in order to bring more
natural reverbs to all applications. This technological development
combined with XLR connectors make the M-One XL especially suited for LIVE
Point of view
am I looking for in a live sound reverb? That’s easy - a good mix of
different types of sounds and a user interface that’s easy to use. I want
to be able to quickly edit the factory presets into the sounds I hear in
my head. A full palette of sounds is also a must have, as a good reverb
must be able to cover the full range of reverb styles from short trashy
snares to natural sounding halls."
"In its price class there just isn’t a vocal reverb
that can touch the M-One XL. I also like the M-One XL’s ability to do it
all TWICE in a single rack space. This is one COOL box."
"Raz" Rasmussen, House
Engineer for: Michael McDonald - Prince - LeAnn Rimes - Prime - Keb Mo -
Kitty Litter Disco.
The essence of the M-One XL,
the XL Technology, is based on TC's heritage and continual research and
development of Reverb technology. XL Reverbs feature new and improved
spatial perspectives, across the entire range of Reverb algorithms. The
extended range of the "reverb size" enables extremely wide or narrow
spatial imaging, independently of the decay time. By applying "Reverb
size" to both Early Reflections and the Diffused field, the M-One XL
achieves any combination from wide spaces with short decay times, to
narrow rooms with long decays.
Difused Fields & Modulation
resolution Early reflections found in other high-end TC reverbs and newly
improved Diffused field technology specific to the M-One XL, ensure a
natural and clear result that no other processor can offer in this price
range. The XL Technology stands out by applying sophisticated modulation
patterns, simulating the modulation of a real room, and allowing ranges of
modulation from the barely audible real-room modulation to heavy chorusing
and detuning reverbs, also simulating the vintage style of reverbs.
Small Room, a Focus
Small Room simulations have been a major focus in the
tuning of the XL Reverbs. The Early reflection patterns combined with the
new set of Diffused fields, allow realistic simulations of real rooms.
Applied to source material, the room simulations will bring clarity and
presence to the source. With the flexibility of the XL Technology, Reverbs
can be tweaked from virtually transparent Ambience patterns over large
Hall reverbs to low-resolution Plates or Spring reverbs.
M-One XL's to run 2 of the best sounding reverbs or other quality effects
simultaneously without compromising sound. The Easy Parameter Level gives
you more flexibility to create cool effects and control of all-important
parameters right at your fingertip.
The Live algorithms are the grainy type of reverbs
known as the typical 1980's live reverbs. Use these reverbs, when "cutting
through" any PA system.
The M-One XL gives you a wide
range of high quality reverbs from the classic Halls and Rooms to new and
grainy snare reverbs such as Live and Plate. Use the M-One XL's any
high-quality reverbs to create sound reflections in various environments.
Now you can add different levels of depth to your source material, easily.
new life to your mixes with TC's unique Compressor and Limiter algorithms.
You can add incredible Delays, wide Chorus, or enhance the details of your
source material with the Parametric Equalizers. The M-One XL has even more
algorithms, such as Flanger, Gate, Expander, De-esser, Tremolo, and
Phaser. All the algorithms are of the well-known TC Electronic sound
quality. You don't have to waste your time programming/experimenting with
any reverbs of the M-One XL to hear which setting suits your source
style" reverbs simulate the reverberation of very large rooms with very
high ceilings. They have unobtrusive reflections with a density and
naturalness you have only been dreaming about, until now. The Hall reverbs
are especially good with vocal, acoustic guitar, and piano.
Plates 1 & 2
most basic sounding reverbs in the M-One XL are the "non-digital,"
mechanical sounding ones, which make metal plates superfluous: Create the
artificial reflections typically found on "old mechanical" reverbs! Plates
1 & 2 are especially good on drums and vocal tracks.
famous Room reverbs generate a vast array of room settings with different
sizes and surfaces. The Room reverbs make your music come alive by adding
ultimate realism and texture to your mix.
The M-One XL comes loaded with 200 high-grade Factory
presets, covering almost any imaginable application. On top of that the
M-One can store up to 100 of your favorite presets in the User bank. When
satisfied with your preset you just hit the Store key to save it. It is so
simple, that you almost forget that you are actually making presets! In
short, the M-One XL gives you access to all the tools you need, whenever
you want to create quality effects e.g. Modulation and Pitch effects as
well as EQ, De-esser, and Dynamics!
Making a drum kit in general or a snare drum in
particular stand out using reverbs has been standard in Pop/rock for many
years. In the studio, where listening conditions are perfect, there are
number of choices. Achieving the same effect in a PA is quite a different
story. High-density reverbs tend to disappear in a PA system, while using
the "Live" type reverb of the M-One XL will give you exactly the level of
graininess necessary to achieve this particular effect. The "Live" Reverb
works extremely well for short and snappy snare reverbs, as well as big
ballad 3.0 second Tom reverbs.
The big and dominating Vocal is
often supported by a well-tuned Hall, and maybe even some delays.
Combining these 2 effects in the perfect mix can be a bit of a challenge.
The fact that Delay repeats continue to repeat the original dry source,
even after the Reverb decayed, makes the delay stand out as a separate
effect. Using the M-One XL "Parallel/Serial" routing allows you to use
both Delay, with the accurate tap control, and high density Reverbs with
independent inputs and simultaneously feed the Delay repeats into the
Reverb, allowing a greater integration of the 2 effects.
Ambient Vocal Enhancement
Getting the lead vocal to sound both crisp and
present in a live mix is not always easy. Turning up the volume and
keeping a neutral frequency responds will make the vocal "float" on top of
the music, while lowering the and maybe boosting high frequencies will
make the vocal sound harsh and unpleasant. Using the "Ambience" Reverb of
the M-One XL helps this particular situation. The high-density Early
Reflections and short decays, will add sufficient brightness and shine to
the vocal, without compromising the frequency responds.