Overview

The Millennia TCL-2 delivers the stellar, transparent sonics of the beloved Millennia Twincom in plugin form. The original hardware Twincom features Millennia’s “Twin Topology” technology, which gives users the ability to select either a full tube, or full J-FET/solid-state signal path.

Both the complete tube and solid-state signal paths have been faithfully modeled in the plugin version. In addition, the plugin version provides the ability to process Mid (M) and Side (S) information separately, as well as a Dry / Wet signal control for each individual channel.

The plugin version of the TCL-2 captures the tone of both of these circuit paths, bringing the Millennia sound to the DAW-based producer/engineer. From the transformer-less signal path, to the lower, tighter gain and threshold structure, to its unique single amplifier design, every aspect of the original hardware has been faithfully emulated in the plugin version. 

For the producer/mixer/engineer, the TCL-2 can be used for everything from ultra transparent peak control to some pretty crazy, stomped on and pumping compression effects. Mastering Engineers will love the precise control of compression parameters, the M/S processing capabilities and, above all, the stellar sonics. 

Download the full function 14-day demo (no dongle required!) today and hear for yourself what the Millennia TCL-2 can bring to your mixes and masters.

Features

  • Two paths to perfection with Twin Topology™
  • Stereo optical compressor/limiter with unprecedented sonic purity & integrity
  • All triode 300 V vacuum tube signal path or...
  • All discrete J-FET solid state signal path
  • Both topologies are entirely transformer-less, high voltage, pure Class A circuitry
  • Minimalist design for the purest sound:
    Only one active stage in the audio path!

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Steve Mac

    Steve Mac

    Songwriter/Producer (Rhythm Masters/Bunker Recording Studios)

    Love the sound of the Millennia EQ. It just gives that sparkle on the top.

  • Joe Palmaccio

    Joe Palmaccio

    Senior Recording Engineer, Sony Music, NYC

    The TCL-2 is beautifully constructed and is as sonically neutral as anything I have heard.

  • Dave Martin

    Dave Martin

    Audio Media Magazine

    The Millennia Media TCL-2 is an amazing dynamics processor. The subtle differences between the two circuit topologies allow me to be much more precise when choosing the appropriate character for a… Read More

  • Lee Slater

    Lee Slater

    Producer/Mixer/Engineer (Emeli Sande, Roots Manuva, Lana del Rey)

    As a second compressor on a vocal or my main compressor on bass, it's always in my arsenal. Like the bastard lovechild of an 1176 and an LA-2A, you get it all.

  • Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

    Engineer/Vocal Producer (Selena Gomez, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga)

    The TCL-2 is one of my favorite emulations from PA and one of my go-to M/S compressors. I use it for subtle things like reverb compression as well as an aggressive buss compressor on large groups… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • It's awsome

    ★★★★★
    by sul chung
    I love it
  • Clean Comp

    ★★★★★
    by Mchangani
    I normally put this on my master for gain staging purposes, it helps a lot with the spl iron and magnun k comp. Normally I don't engage the tube saturation that's handled by the Black Box HG2 but the… Read More
  • twice the comp

    ★★★★★
    by J
    I think this is a great tool to a add to my cannon of comps it has a subtle character (a choice of two, I should say) and I mean character as opposed to colouration and of course it does what… Read More
  • TCL-2 butter

    ★★★★★
    by spiritvegetable
    Very smooth, clean, and classy. It's perfect for material that needs to retain it's natural quality such as classical, choral, acoustic, and its transparency also makes it a good choice for… Read More
  • Super

    ★★★★★
    by Konstantinos
    Super plugin and very quality plugin for mixing....

Specification

Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
MacOS 10.9 through 10.14
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

PC
Intel-compatible CPU with SSE2 instruction set (Pentium 4 compatible or higher; minimum 2 GHz recommended)

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM

Downloads

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ChangeLog

TCL-2

Millennia TCL-2 - Changelog

Version 1.5 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)

Version 1.4 (May 24, 2018)
- General: Microsoft Windows Redstone 4 compatibility
- General: Added computer keyboard control for plugin parameters
- General: Fixed Mouse scroll wheel not working in Windows 8
- General: Fixed an issue where plugins will not validate or load after a certain amount of plugins have been loaded (Windows)
- General: Fixed visual GUI freezes when adjusting DAW parameters, meters, analyzers (Mac)
- General: Fixed possible issue with Pick Pack licenses
- General: Small licenser stability fix

Version 1.3 (Oct 23, 2017)
- General: Mac OS High Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed possible crash on online activation (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed Logic Pro X not validating AU plugins (Mac OS High Sierra)
- General: Fixed CPU spikes and crashes with Cubase (Windows)
- General: Fixed bug that could lead to "AAE -6 error" in ProTools (Windows)
- General: Fixed crash with FL Studio
- General: Fixed crash when cross-opening plugins in various hosts
- General: Fixed crash when using mixdown in Audition
- General: Fixed crash in Final Cut Pro
- General: Fixed delayed parameter handling and crackling issues in Cubase with VST3
- General: Fixed bug where plugin settings were not saved in Harrison Mixbus
- General: Fixed bug that led to AAE error -9317 in ProTools when instantiating plugin
- General: Fixed bug where plugins did not render properly when "x ray" option is enabled in Sonar
- General: Modifications to factory presets were lost when reopening session
- General: Fixed mouse wheel behaviour with second monitor setup (Windows)
- Some plugins: Value labels do not appear every time when clicking on parameter in UI
- General: Faster instantiation time for plugins (Windows)
- General: Adding support for automation highlighting in Presonus StudioOne
- Fixed broken preset on Windows

Version 1.2.1 (Dec 20, 2016)
- General: Mac OS Sierra compatibility
- General: Fixed automation issues in AU and AAX
- General: Fixed license dialog use of special characters
- General: Improved AU preset support
- General: Performance improvements
- Fixed right channel compression becoming unresponsive (link mode)
- Fixed preset set
- Fixed meter response

Version 1.1 (Apr 1, 2016)
- General: Major UI codebase update
- General: Fixed possible crash when authorizing plugin
- General: Added gain reduction meter support for StudioOne 3
- General: Installers show version info in Windows "Programs And Features"

Version 1.0.4 (Jan 18, 2016)
- General codebase update
- Removing RTAS format support

Version 1.0.3 (Jul 18, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.0.2 (Jun 22, 2015)
- General codebase update

Version 1.0.1 (May 27, 2015)
- Fixed wrong installation path for 32-bit Win VST plugin version

Version 1.0 (Apr 14, 2015)
- Initial release