The Kludge Audio 510 Transwarmer is a mellow and soft sounding audio transformer for you 500-Series rack which adds a distinctive but subtle transformer sound to your recordings.
The Kludge Audio 510 Transwarmer has no need to worry about matching impedances or loads. The transformer used is specially designed to match the sound of a classic model that we all like the sound of, but built with modern materials to make it much more convenient, reliable, and affordable than the original. Just like the Kludge Audio 506 Equalizer, it takes the best parts of traditional technology and the best parts of modern design to integrate classic sounds into modern studios.
Kludge Audio 510 Transwarmer Features
- Adds a distinctive but subtle transformer sound.
- Classic transformer sound without the classic transformer hassle
- It is based on a specially-designed transformer whose coloration does not change as much with level as typical vintage transformers, making it much easier to use. Set it and forget it.
- It has a termination switch. Set it however it sounds best for whatever you are doing and don't get all concerned you're doing something wrong.
- Unlike vintage transformers, they are very consistent and any two off the line will sound the same.
- It costs less than a vintage transformer, and is far more convenient in every way.
- It is hand-built in the USA, to last a lifetime.
Kludge Audio 510 Transwarmer Includes
- 510 Transwarmer
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The Kludge transwarmer gives a slight softening, and warmth, to an audio signal. I have utilized this as the last step in a signal chain, and also while mixing as a send unit to warm up a deep vocal track that was recorded through a more transparent pre-amp. It does the trick, subtle, but effective and takes off some of the digital edge that modern recordings can have. I also have used it on a somewhat sterile sounding acoustic guitar track and it gave it just the edge it needed. It has the impedance switch which you should try since it can make just the needed difference in the sound of the track you are working on. Eventually I will have at least one of each of all of the Kludge products. This line is made in a small shop in Virginia and there is a really solid feel to these modules. They are very streamlined, designed without a lot of frills, but built to last, built to do the job at hand.