• M1-F
  • M1-F
  • M1-F


Tubetracker 8 or 12 Input Mixer

TL Audio M1-F Tubetracker Mixer, the perfect solution for the modern day studio. Anyone who has used or heard our outboard equipment, will be familiar with its ability to create a warm, smooth, and clean sound that can inject wonderful ‘feel’ into your recordings.
Our acclaimed VTC and M4 consoles have also now been accepted as a great sounding must have in the professional recording environment, with many high profile users. The M1-F offers you the TL Audio quality, in a desk that is modular, yet more compact and affordable than the VTC and M4 – and still offers you the same great sound.

The M1-F Tubetracker is ideal for the home and project studio as well as broadcast and recording applications where space is limited.
The M1-F offers you quality valve mic preamps on each channel, 3 band musical EQ with sweepable mid on each channel, 2 auxiliary sends per channel as well as effects returns and alternate monitoring options!  It has been designed to maximise today’s recording techniques, with the addition of an optional ADAT or Firewire interface for easy digital connection to your recording device and software. It makes the perfect front end to any digital recording set up, taking away that ‘clinical, sterile’ sound whilst adding warmth and depth to your recordings – giving you the sound that you have been longing for.

The M1-F Tubetracker is compact in size and features all its connectors on the back of the top panel for easy connectivity and quick cable changes!  Available in 8 and 12 channel options the M1-F combines that classic valve sound with modern functionality.

The T L Audio M1-F Tube Console combines classic valve techniques with low noise solid state circuitry to construct a mixing console offering high specification signal paths with the unique valve sound quality. 8 or 12 input channels are provided, all with mic and line inputs, switchable 48V phantom power, three band EQ, balanced insertion send and return, 2 Aux sends, Pan and 100mm Fader. Each channel also features a balanced Direct Output, which is post EQ and independent of the channel fader.

Mixing is via balanced busses to valve mix amplifiers. The stereo output is controlled by a stereo 100mm fader, and monitored by illuminated moving coil VU meters. A stereo effects return, two 2-track returns and independent headphone output complete the monitoring facilities.

The M1-F Tube Console is an ideal compliment to a digital audio workstation, but may also be used for direct to stereo recording, as outboard analogue EQ during mixdown, and as a complete studio, stage or PA mixer. The console is table-top mounting and supplied with a free standing power supply. There are no fans in either the power supply or console.

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  • A classic mixer designed to encapsulate that highly sought after vintage analogue sound enabling you to maximize today’s production techniques
  • 8 or 12 input channels versions each with valve pre-amps for mic and line inputs
  • 8 Channel ADAT interface options via TL Audio DO-8 card
  • Up to 14 x 12 Firewire DO-F card option available for both frame sizes (shipping soon).
  • 24 bit 96kHz mix output option via DO-2 card (for use on its own or with DO-8 card).
  • 100mm K Series faders
  • Three band equalisers with sweepable mid and bypass
  • Balanced Inserts, Sends, and Returns on channels and master
  • Two auxiliary sends selectable pre/post
  • Channel mute and pfl
  • Studio monitoring with speaker switching, mute and mono.
  • Levels switchable +4 or -10 dBu
  • Stereo VU metering
  • Compatible with all DAWs
  • Solid oiled oak armrest and side cheeks
  • Compact size and easy-reach interconnects on top panel

    Mic Input:

    Balanced XLR socket with switchable 48V phantom power,

    Gain range +16dB to +60dB with 30dB pad,

    Frequency response +0, -1dB, 20Hz to 40KHz (at 40dB gain),

    Input noise (EIN) -128dBu (150 ohm source, 22Hz to 22KHz),

    Switchable +48V Phantom Power.

    Line Input:

    Balanced TRS jack socket,

    Input impedance 22Kohm,

    Gain range -20dB to +20dB,

    Maximum input level +26dBu.

    Phase Rev:

    Applies to Mic and Line inputs.

    High Pass Filter:

    -3dB @ 90Hz, second order. Applies to Mic and Line inputs.

    Frequency Response:

    (Line Input to Direct Output) +0, -0.5dB, 10Hz to 40KHz.


    0.4% typical (measured Line Input to Direct Output at +4dBu

    input and 0dB gain over a bandwidth of 20Hz to 20KHz.

    Distortion is predominately tube generated second harmonic.

    Increasing the “Drive” level by applying more input gain progressively increases the distortion).


    -89dBu, 22Hz to 22KHz,

    (Line Input to Direct Output, Input gain @ 0dB).


    3 Band, with shelving LF/HF and peaking Mid,

    EQ “On” switch and LED,

    HF +/-15dB @ 12KHz,

    Mid +/-15dB @ 150Hz to 7KHz,

    LF +/-15dB @ 80Hz.

    Insert Point:

    Balanced send and return on TRS jacks.

    Direct Output:

    Balanced output on TRS jack.

    Nominal level +4dBu.

    Independent of EQ, mute switch and fader.

    Maximum level +26dBu.


    100mm “K” Series,

    Mute and PFL switches and LED’s,

    Routing to L+R busses via Pan control,

    “Drive” LED with illumination increasing from +4dBu to +12dBu indicating valve signal level,

    “Peak” LED illuminating @ +19dBu, monitoring channel input amplifier and post fader signal.

    L+R Outputs:

    Balanced insertion points with +4dBu / -10dBu switch,

    Stereo Master fader, 100mm “K” Series,

    Output via balanced XLR connectors,

    Noise -76dBu (all channels Line Input @ 0dB gain)

    Maximum level +26dBu.

    Aux Sends:

    Aux 1 switchable “Pre” fader,

    Aux 2 post fader,

    Channel send level controls plus master level with PFL switch.

    Stereo Return:

    Balanced stereo returns,

    Left input normalled to Right input for mono compatibility,

    Aux 1 send level control,

    Level and balance controls and PFL switch with LED.


    Balanced outputs on TRS jacks,

    High quality level control with 29mm knob,

    PFL relative level trim control with +/-20dB range,

    Switch with LED to select one of two balanced 2 Track returns,

    LS mute switch with LED,

    Alt LS switch with LED,

    Headphone output with independent level control,

    Twin illuminated 45mm VU meters with “Peak” LED’s,

    Front panel accessable 0VU trims.

    Power Supply:

    External free standing supply,

    2 metre cable attached to desk with plug and socket on PSU,

    PSU switchable for 110-220V 60Hz or 220-240V 50Hz use,

    Typical power consumption 100/140VA (8/12 channels).

    Digital I/O:

    Optional DO-2 ouput modules for L+R outputs,

    Optional DO-8 module for channels: outputs follow “Direct”

    outputs, inputs normalled to analogue “Line” inputs.

    Please see separate sheets for digital specifications.


    675mm (29.5”) deep, plus at least 100mm (4”)

    at rear of console for PSU and audio connections,

    190mm (7.5”) high.

    Length of 8 channel console 475mm (18.7”),

    Length of 12 channel console 618mm (24.25”).

    (Dimensions include wood trim).

    The above figures are representitive of typical production consoles, but are not guaranteed limits for any particular console. These specifications are subject to change without notice.