Crane Song Trakker is a high quality Single Channel Discrete Class A Compressor-Limiter. It functions either as a musically transparent compressor or as a vintage compressor-limiter with selectable hard or soft knee. Crane Song Trakker can create distinct new sounds or maximize existing ones. An additional feature of the Crane Song Trakker is the ability to link up to 8 units for surround mixing. The Crane Song Trakker has adjustable threshold, attack, release, knee shape, and makeup gain controls.
In addition to these controls, a function switch allows the selection of transparent operation or vintage operations such as optical, air optical, soft knee, and hard knee – each with four different amplifier/gain control sounds.
The amplifier/gain control sounds are:
- Vintage (tube or old style class A)
- Transparent with VCA artifacts and
- Vintage with VCA artifacts.
The front panel contains a 22 element VU meter with over load indicator to show gain reduction and allow accurate monitoring of output levels. In the link mode the master unit controls all functions of the slave units except for make-up gain. Crane Song Trakker has transformer-less balanced inputs and outputs. The unit is 1 rack space tall and operates from 100V, 115V, 230V or 240V mains.
Trakker is a maximum-versatility toolkit for solving real-world recording, broadcast, and sound reinforcement problems with the utmost attention to signal quality. From single channel operation to bus compression, Crane Song Trakker can provide an artistic choice of sounds at the flip of a switch.