The XL Reverb Technology benefits from the TC Reverb
heritage and takes advantage of both complex Early reflection
patterns and dense Reverb decays in order to bring more natural
reverbs to all applications. This technological development
combined with XLR connectors make the M•One XL especially
suited for LIVE applications!
Point of view
"What am I looking for in a live sound reverb? That's
easy a good mix of different types of sounds and a user interface
that's easy to use. I want to be able to quickly edit the
factory presets into the sounds I hear in my head. A full palette
of sounds is also a must have, as a good reverb must be able to
cover the full range of reverb styles from short trashy snares to
natural sounding halls."
"In its price class there just isn't a vocal reverb
that can touch the M-One XL. I also like the M-One XL's
ability to do it all TWICE in a single rack space. This is one
"Raz" Rasmussen, House Engineer for: Michael McDonald
- Prince - LeAnn Reimes - Prime - Keb Mo
- Kitty Litter Disco...
XL Reverb Technology
The essence of the M-One XL, the XL Technology, is based on
TC's heritage and continual research and development of
Reverb technology. XL Reverbs feature new and improved spatial
perspectives, across the entire range of Reverb algorithms. The
extended range of the "reverb size" enables extremely
wide or narrow spatial imaging, independently of the decay time.
By applying "Reverb size" to both Early Reflections and
the Diffused field, the M-One XL achieves any combination from
wide spaces with short decay times, to narrow rooms with long
Early Reflections, Diffused Fields & Modulation
The high resolution Early reflections found in other high-end TC
reverbs and newly improved Diffused field technology specific to
the M-One XL , ensure a natural and clear result that no other
processor can offer in this price range. The XL Technology stands
out by applying sophisticated modulation patterns, simulating the
modulation of a real room, and allowing ranges of modulation from
the barely audible real-room modulation to heavy chorusing and
detuning reverbs, also simulating the vintage style of
Small Room, a Focus
Small Room simulations have been a major focus in the tuning of
the XL Reverbs. The Early reflection patterns combined with the
new set of Diffused fields, allow realistic simulations of real
rooms. Applied to source material, the room simulations will
bring clarity and presence to the source. With the flexibility of
the XL Technology, Reverbs can be tweaked from virtually
transparent Ambience patterns over large Hall reverbs to
low-resolution Plates or Spring reverbs.
Use the M-One XL to run two of the best sounding reverbs or other
quality effects simultaneously without compromising sound. The
Easy Parameter Level gives you more flexibility to create cool
effects and the control of important parameters is right at your
The Live algorithms are the grainy type of reverbs known as the
typical 1980s live reverbs. Use these reverbs when "cutting
through" any PA system.
Quality XL Reverbs
The M-One XL gives you a wide range of high quality reverbs from
the classic Halls and Rooms to new and grainy snare reverbs such
as Live and Plate. Use the M-One XL 's high quality reverbs
to create sound reflections in various environments. Now you can
easily add different levels of depth to your source material.
Bring new life to your mixes with TC 's unique Compressor
and Limiter algorithms. You can add incredible Delays, wide
Chorus or enhance the details of your source material with the
Parametric Equalizers. The M-One XL has even more algorithms,
such as Flanger, Gate, Expander, De-esser, Tremolo and Phaser.
All the algorithms are of the well-known TC Electronic quality.
Do not waste your time programming. Experiment with any of the
reverbs inside the M-One XL to determine what setting suits your
source material best.
These "classic style" reverbs simulate the
reverberation of very large rooms with very high ceilings. They
have unobtrusive reflections with a density and naturalness you
have only been dreaming about, until now. The Hall reverbs are
especially good with vocals, acoustic guitar and piano.
Plates 1 & 2
The most basic sounding reverbs in the M-One XL are the
"non-digital", mechanical sounding ones, which make
metal plates superfluous: Create the artificial reflections
typically found on "old mechanical" reverbs! Plates 1
& 2 are especially good on drums and vocal tracks.
The famous TC Electronic Room reverbs generates a vast array of
room settings with different sizes and surfaces. The Room reverbs
make your music come alive by adding ultimate realism and texture
to your mix.
The M-One XL comes loaded with 200 high-grade Factory presets,
covering almost any imaginable application. On top of that the
M-One can store up to 100 of your favorite presets in the User
bank. When satisfied with your preset you just hit the STORE key
to save it. It is so simple, that you almost forget that you are
actually making presets! In short, the M-One XL gives you access
to all the tools you need, whenever you want to create quality
effects e.g. Modulation and Pitch effects as well as EQ, De-esser
Making a drum kit in general or a snare drum in particular stand
out using reverbs has been standard in Pop/rock for many years.
In the studio, where listening conditions are perfect, there are
a number of choices. Achieving the same effect in a PA situation
is quite a different story. High density reverbs tend to
disappear in a PA system. Using the "Live" type reverb
of the M-One XL will give you exactly the level of graininess
necessary to achieve this particular effect. The "Live"
Reverb works extremely well for short and snappy snare reverbs,
as well as big ballad 3.0 second Tom reverbs.
Big Lead Vocals
The big and dominating Vocal is often supported by a well tuned
Hall and maybe even some delays. Combining these two effects in
the perfect mix can be a bit of a challenge. The fact that Delay
repeats continue to repeat the original dry source, even after
the Reverb decayed, makes the delay stand out as a separate
effect. Using the M-One XL "Parallel/Serial" routing
allows you to use both Delay, with the accurate tap control, and
high density Reverbs with independent inputs and simultaneously
feed the Delay repeats into the Reverb, allowing a greater
integration of the two effects.
Ambient Vocal Enhancement
Getting the lead vocal to sound both crisp and present in a live
mix is not always easy. Turning up the volume and keeping a
neutral frequency respond, will make the vocal "float"
on top of the music. Using the "Ambience" Reverb of the
M-One XL helps this particular situation. The high density Early
Reflections and short decays, will add sufficient brightness and
shine to the vocal, without compromising the frequency