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    TC Electronic
    Triber Moderator
    2022-09-07

    ...and preserved his brother’s legacy

    It takes a diverse collection of skills to innovate and create the tools for which TC Electronic is famed. So, it’s only a matter of time before you come across a team member whose talents go far beyond the workplace. And nowhere is that more apparent than in TC Electronic’s Christian G. Frandsen.

    Christian has been our Product Development Engineer and Specialist for 25 years and helps develop our professional studio equipment. But being an engineer, for Christian, doesn’t stop at TC Electronic. You could even say that it runs in the family.

    The Start of a Life-Long Adventure
    Back in 1981, a 10-year-old Christian would listen to cassette tapes of a band called TV-2, a Danish pop rock group that was only just starting at that time. His older brother Anders was a Front-of-House engineer for the band and recorded an early performance of theirs in Holbaek all those years ago. This had a huge impact on Christian as it was not just the music of what would become one of the biggest bands in Denmark that resonated with him, but his brother was also part of something big. Something Christian felt was very special. This engendered a passion for sound and music that would shape Christian’s life and lead to a career in TC Electronic which persists to this day.

    Tragedy and a Renewed Purpose
    Sadly, Anders would pass away suddenly in 2008 leaving behind fond memories and some tapes of early TV-2 recordings, among others which Christian would inherit. Though rough and mixed for live sound, he had in his hands the purest sources of inspiration that set him down the path to where he is now. It deserved a lot more than to just sit in a shelf gathering dust.

    In 2016, as he was remastering his own band’s recordings, Christian decided to dust off those old TV-2 tapes from Anders and remix the recordings now with the power of modern technology that just wasn’t available back in the 80s. With a few test optimizations in hand, Christian got in touch with TV-2 who then agreed to try to remaster the concert.

    With the band’s blessing, the desire to honor his brother’s legacy and to share the recordings with other eager fans, Christian started on an adventure that would last up to five and a half years.

    Renewing a Legacy with Modern Technology
    Restoring the recordings wouldn’t be an easy task though. The mixes were recorded directly from the Front-of-House console and were mixed for live audiences not for listening at home. Distortion from the aging cassette tape plus those from the original equipment themselves had to be cleaned up along with several other anomalies that presented themselves.

    Some of the original vocals were cut out of the original recordings as they were too distorted and unintelligible. This was done with the help of a company based in Los Angeles that specialized in extracting vocals from recordings. New vocals were recorded and gently mixed in, matching the same energy and feel of the original.

    During the remastering process, Christian used several different effects, compressors and metering solutions from TC Electronic

    • The 12-band Midas powered EQ PEQ 3000 was used for all EQ tasks in mix and mastering and fixing the identified issues with the original cassette tape like rather severe stereo, left/right and mid/side spectral imbalances
    • The very flexible MD4 HD multiband compressor was used for mastering, overall dynamics control while the five bands give high spectral resolution and transparency to the delicate compression
    • The high-end true stereo reverb VSS4 HD adds club-like early reflections and stereo width help that are lacking in the original PA console output mix, which was recorded with close mic-ing and reverb tail effects only
    • The BRICKWALL HD master true-peak limiter gives an exceptional view and control of peaks and track loudness to align the project with modern streaming standards
    • The Midas powered DYN 3000 channel compressor was used in the mastering process adding just a tiny punch and was also used on the new vocal recordings where the dynamics and texture were profiled and reproduced
    • The classic delay TC2290 was used for effects on the dubbed sources like parts of the lead vocal. In the original mix there are multiple delay elements and these were profiled and reproduced.
    • The vintage reverb DVR250 was used for important 80s reverb sound on the dubbed sources like parts of the lead vocal in order for them to mix perfectly with the original concert.
    • Throughout the project the Clarity M meter was a great companion for stand-alone (off screen) metering. It adds continuous views on spectral content, center-location, loudness and phase and by using USB/plugin connection to the unit either master out, busses or channels can easily be monitored.
    Further, TC Electronic System 6000, Clarity X, Studio Konnekt 48 was used as well
    Some of the other amazing tools that were used in this project were from: Steinberg, Audionamix, iZotope, Voxengo, Waves, Klevgrand, SSL, RTW, Dynaudio and DPA Microphones.
     
    The remastered 1981 Holbaek recordings were released in January 2022, 40 years after they were initially committed to tape, and have been made available in many different streaming platforms, cassette tape and vinyl, which received great reviews and even reached no. 1 on the Danish vinyl chart; with TV-2’s early formative performances, and Anders and Christian’s hard work available for everyone to hear.

    “A circle is drawn,” says Christian “and it’s both a huge pleasure and a great challenge to help this concert on its way. I am very grateful that TV-2 has been so obliging and patient in the long process.”

    TV-2's website: TV-2 Website
    The album is available here The Holbaek Recordings 81
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    guitar012001
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-03-07

    Hello,

    I'm still succesfully using my System 6000 MKI everyday. After much toil, I've figured out how to use the ICON Software App with my Macpro running High Sierra 10.13.6 partition with ICON App 8.4 and on Mountain Lion 10.8.5 partition with ICON App 7.5. I can save presets successfully but I'm having trouble getting them back into the Frame on either partion. Can anyone give me some assistance on transfering the .syx files back into the Frame?

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    • guitar012001
      guitar012001 Also, I forgot to mention that I have the Frame and ICON Hardware unit connected via an Ethernet Switch and I have the MIDI out connection from the frame connected to my midi interface and the signal is being received. I'm using SysEx Librarian by SNOIZE. It plays the file back into my interface which I can verify but I don't see anything changing in the 6000 setups at all.
      • Mar 7
    • guitar012001
      PedroRodrigues Hi guitar012001, thank you for your post, in this case to be possible to assist you with more tools on this matter, please follow the link below and submit an assistance request directly t our Tech Support Team.https://community.musictribe.com/pages/create-new-ticket?type=Technical%20Support&brand=TCElectronic Thank you
      • Mar 8
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    Dominic21
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-03-03

    Bonjour

    j'ai malencontreusement effacé mes licence sur mon I Lock virtuel

    et j'aurais besoin de nouveau license/authorization activation/redemption code 

     

    comment me les procuré  Merci 

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    • Dominic21
      PedroRodrigues

      Salut Dominic21

      Merci pour votre message, veuillez envoyer par message privé votre NOM D'UTILISATEUR ILOK et l'e-mail qui confirme l'achat de votre licence.

      Merci

      • Mar 4
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    DavidArt0516
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-02-22

    Hi,

    As it shows in the attached picture, I'm not sure what the problem is. Can anybody help me please?

     

    Best,

    David

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    dawn8787
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2022-02-05

    When Logic is executed in Rosetta mode, Lm2n is opened, but the screen is not displayed normally.
    Pro Tools won't open it at all.

    Below is my equipment list.

    Pro Tools and Logic are up to date.
    Pro Tools 21.12
    Logic 107.2

    Macbook specs are attached.


    1.
    Does the software work normally on the new Apple MacBook M1pro?
    Is it different for each Daw?

    If not, is there an update plan?

    2.
    When using TC Electronic Clarity M Stereo, is it possible to connect via usb and use it in plug-in mode with the M1pro?

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    • dawn8787
      PedroRodrigues Hi dawn8787, thank you for you post, considering your first question about the Lm2n running on the MacBook Pro with M1chip, if you are running Rosetta 2 you should not have any issues but you must confirm that you are running version 1.1.4 ILOK version on you MacBook Pro, please follow the link below to access this version: https://www.tcelectronic.com/tcelectronic/product?modelCode=P0CKH
      Please also confirm if your Lm2n ILOK licence is active and register to your MacBook Pro M1.
      Effectively it is possible to connect the Clarity M Stereo via USB and use it in plug-in mode with the M1pro considering that you have the Clarity M in plug-in mode and you have installed the latest version of the Clarity M in plug-in that you can download by following the link below:
      https://www.tcelectronic.com/tcelectronic/product?modelCode=P0D9L Thank you
      • Feb 10
      • Lm2n is not working normally.
        chrisarias Hi Pedro-

        I just purchased a Mac Studio with Monterey installed. I'm trying to get LM2N to work in Pro Tools. Is there a way to accomplish this?
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        • May 10
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    CMPUNCH
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-12-04

    Hi MUSIC Tribe and tc electronic

     

    My name is Yoshiro Kuzumaki, I am recording and mastering engineer,

    Living in Tokyo,Japan.

     

    I bought Finalizer Plus and M3000, they always helped me when I was young.

    They were really nice gear.

     

    Now I purchased TC Studio Elite Collection last weekend.

    But there is no action to my e-mail address.

     

    Please help me to download plug-ins and authorize it ASAP.

    Of course I want to use them.

     

    iLok ID : CMPUNCH

     

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    Yoshiro Kuzumaki

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    VitaliiRozynko
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-12-02

    On November 27, I paid for 4 Mastering HD bundles by PayPal. The money was sent from my account, however, I still have not received activation codes for registering plugins. On November 29, I already contacted support with this problem (Case No: CAS-506033-T4Y6X3), but I still haven't received anything except an auto reply. Today I made a request to tech support agaшn(Case No: CAS-507001-V2Q3C7). I really hope for a quick solution to my problem. PayPal transaction ID is 0SA45753E86008705 and I attach a screen shot confirming the payment. iLok ID is: prpllr1

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    • VitaliiRozynko
      klem94 Same here with VSS4. What are you doing tc electronics ?!?!?
      • December 2, 2021
      • Activation codes have not been received
        PedroRodrigues Hi klem94, I completely understand your situation but please supply the information I requested above so I can help on this matter. Thank you
        • December 2, 2021
    • VitaliiRozynko
      PedroRodrigues Hi VitaliiRozynko thank you for your post, I will check what happend and reply via the case enumber you have posted
      • December 2, 2021
    • VitaliiRozynko
      VitaliiRozynko

      The problem is solved, the codes are received. Many thanks!

      • December 3, 2021
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    ricardomendez
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-12-02

    I've already lost hope of communicating with you, and I'm not completely checking my mail for a response from those support. Silence and silence are everywhere. I'm still waiting for the activation code. Bought it on November 29th. Help me, please. I'm already desperate.

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    • ricardomendez
      PedroRodrigues Hi ricardomendez, thank you for your post, can you please provide me with your ILOK USERNAME so I can see what happen on this matter. Thank you
      • December 2, 2021
    • ricardomendez
      ricardomendez My PayPal : [email protected]
      • December 3, 2021
    • ricardomendez
      ricardomendez My ilok: vladislav_music
      • December 3, 2021
      • No activation code
        PedroRodrigues Hi ricardomendez, thank you for your reply ,please Log in your ILOK Account and activate your Licence
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        • December 3, 2021
      • No activation code
        agardt How can it be that some people directly get help when others like me have opened a case 5 days ago and also wrote the issue in the forum several days ago - and nothing, absolutely nothing, happens? I can understand that you are working hard to get things sorted and i am waiting patiently, but this is really annoying!
        You are not really handling the cases, do you?
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        • December 3, 2021
      • No activation code
        Josicx Same here
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        • December 3, 2021
    • ricardomendez
      ricardomendez

      yes I saw!) thank you very much Pedro!) Ran to download plugins

      • December 3, 2021
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    Stulov
    Newcomer - Level 1
    2021-12-01

    Can u help me?

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    • Stulov
      SvyatoslavMelik2020 Отвечаю на письмо в личке - здесь - так как у них все безбожно лагает и глючит! Мне не переслали. пока что. Ниже по ветке вроде был чел которому переслали... но это было не сейчас) - я думаю они коллапс увидят и разберутся. пока можно тикет в сервисе отправить. они сами так советуют.. но в сообщениях народ пишет что это пустая трата времени... короче адово немного.
      • December 1, 2021
    • Stulov
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi Stulov, I am sorry to hear about this issue. If you have not yet done so could you please check your spam/junk email folder? Sometimes the Activation Code email will be routed to here.
      If the Activation Code is not in your spam/junk can you please provide submit a technical support ticket with a screenshot of the order and your iLok ID, and I can then manually generate this for you. To do this please go to support at the top of the page and click on the relevant tab, with regards to serial number please enter N/A.

      If you have already submitted a case could you please confirm the case number for me?
      • December 1, 2021
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    mrMONQ
    Contributor - Level 2
    2021-12-01

    I have bought the MD4 plugin on blackfriday the 26st... and have not recieved any codes (yeah i checked the spam folder), nor have i recieved any reply to my ticket on the 27th. Music Tribe / TC servers clearly not working properly. Why no public statements, appologies and updates ? Im not going to post personal information on a public forum, but this image (screenshot after purchase) schould be public.. a royal F***-up on the servers.. Hope my patience will not be tested more..

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    • mrMONQ
      Walmsley Me too! I paid for mine on the 27th
      • December 1, 2021
    • mrMONQ
      ChrisEdwards1 Hi mrMONQ, I am sorry to see you have not yet received your activation code. I have located your case in our system and will ensure this is followed up on today.
      • December 1, 2021
    • mrMONQ
      cperezh Exactly the page I received after ordering. I entered a support case 2 days ago; no response at all yet. And yes, I have checked the spam folder many times.
      • December 2, 2021
    • mrMONQ
      thunderstudios same here
      • December 2, 2021
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