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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: only one active stage in the audio path
  • Threshold: - Infinity to + 20 dBu
  • Ratio: 2 : 1 to 30 : 1 (tolerance modeling produces a ratio as low as 1.4:1)
  • Attack: 2 to 100 ms
  • Release: 100 ms to 3 s

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Joe Palmaccio
    Joe Palmaccio

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

  • Dave Martin
    Dave Martin

    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

  • Simon Franglen
    Simon Franglen

    I am the devoted owner of several of John Le Grou’s spectacular Millennia modern classics. The TCL-2 is nearly identical to the hardware and that’s a VERY good thing.

  • Steve Mac
    Steve Mac

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

Customer Reviews

  • ★★★★★
    Simple effective
    by Alex Hepting
    Very transparent sound. Useful for positioning sounds in the whole mix. Only imagination is the limit.
  • ★★★★★
    so useful!
    by teen wei
    i love it can do magic things no other!
  • ★★★★★
    Amazing
    by Demolition Day Records
    I was looking for a clean and transparent mastering compressor and settled on this because it has 2 signal paths as well as M/S. I find the tube path remains totally clean while the FET path adds a… Read More
  • ★★★★★
    expensive tone
    by JK
    I think TCL-2 is my option in my mix session.It's tone color is very nice for me and that always makes expensive tone.
  • ★★★★★
    TCL-2
    by Shramm Storm
    I like the way it colorizes top of peaks on drums with no digital artifacts (which I often hear with other VST compressors, even very famous ones). Surely, it's one of my favorite tools for… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 through 10.12
Windows 7 through 10
Pro Tools 10.3.10 or higher or any VST/VST3/AU-compatible host running on a supported operating system

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

With the Installation Manager, you can select, download and install just the Plugin Alliance products and formats you need for your system. During this initial release, we at Plugin Alliance look forward to hearing the feedback of our valued customers, as your input will help shape future versions of this utility.