DISC TC Electronic Finalizer Express

923.00 RRP 1,199.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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  • Bring Mixes to Life
  • Boost and Cut over Three Bands with Spectral Balance Controls
  • Prevent "Overs" From Occuring with Soft Clipping
  • 24 Bit Resolution A/D D/A Converters

DISC TC Electronic Finalizer Express


The Finalizer Express provides fast and efficient way to turn your mix into a Professional Master! Based upon TC's Multi-Award winning Finalizer Mastering Technology, it gives the finishing touches of clarity, warmth and punch to your mixes.

Product Ref: 8809

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Insert the Finalizer Express between the stereo output of your mixer or workstation and your mastering recording media to refine your tracks with powerful mastering tools, adding energy to your mix without worrying about "overs". The fast intuitive user-interface helps you deliver amazing sound quality quickly. It improves spectral balance, tightens bass, optimises the level, all to make your mix sound like a final master.

Plenty of Great Features

With the Finalizer Express, you can bring your mixes to life with TC's unique Multiband Compressor and Limiter algorithms, boost and cut over three bands with the Spectral Balance Controls, prevent "overs" from occurring with Soft Clipping, even foresee incoming peaks with Look Ahead Delay, allowing for faster, more accurate response. Along with that, you can use the Finalize Matrix for 25 variations in style and rate.

Optimise your overall level with the Automatic Make-Up Gain, add extra compression in each band by using the Emphasis key, and record your fades from the built in Digital Fader or the optional TC Master Fader via MIDI

The Finalizer Express boasts 24 bit resolution A/D & D/A converters, 16 and 20 bit ditherin, Industry standard connectivity (AES/EBU, S/PDIF, Optical Tos-link & MIDI I/Os), as well as high resolution LED netering of I/O & multi-band gain reduction.

Plug In and Improve that Mix!

Plug your Finalizer Express in and you're already close to a great sounding mix, without hassle. It provides a combination of analog and digital equipment advantages to bring creative flow. It has an analog style interface and TC's proprietary dynamics processing technology inside.

Multi-Band Compression Technology

The Finalizer Express boasts TC Electronics' award winning multi-band compression technology, where you can actually equalise your track with selective compression, adding energy and clarity into the mix without worrying about "overs". If you are working either in the analog or the digital domain the Express has you covered with: 24 bit A/D & D/A's, AES/EBU, SPDIF and Tos-link I/Os.

Easy Power up and Off

Power up the Finalizer Express by pressing the Power button. Holding it down for more than three seconds turns the Express off and prevents sudden accidental power downs that could damage your equipment.


Digital Inputs and Outputs

  • Connectors:
    • XLR (AES/EBU)
    • RCA Phono (S/PDIF)
    • Optical (Tos-link)
  • Formats:
    • AES/EBU (24 bit)
    • S/PDIF (20 bit)
    • EIAJ CP-340
    • IEC 958
    • EIAJ Optical (Tos-link)
  • Output Dither: HPF TPDF dither 16, 20 and 24 bit
  • Sample Rates: 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
  • Processing Delay: 0.2 ms @ 48 kHz
  • Frequency Response DIO: DC to 23,9 kHz ± 0,01 dB @ 48 kHz
  • Compressor THD+N: 20 Hz to 20 kHz

Analog Inputs

  • Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
  • Impedance: 20 kohm
  • Max. input level: +22dBu (balanced)
  • Min input level (for dBFS): -10 dBu
  • Sensitivity: @ 12 dB headroom: -22 dBu to +10 dBu
  • A to D Conversion: 24 bit ( 1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
  • A to D Delay: 0.8 ms @ 48 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: >103 dB (unweighted), >106 dB (A)
  • THD: -95 dB (0.0018 ) @ 1 kHz, -6 dBFS (FS @+16 dBu)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz: +/- 0.2 dB
  • Crosstalk: <-80 dB, 10 Hz to 20 kHz typical -100 dB @ 1 kHz

Analog Outputs

  • Connectors: XLR balanced (pin 2 hot)
  • Impedance: 100 ohm (active transformer)
  • Max. Output Level: +22 dBu (balanced)
  • Full Scale Output Range: -10 dBu to +22 dBu
  • D to A Conversion: 24 bit (1 bit, 128 times oversampling)
  • D to A Delay: 0.57 ms @ 48 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: >100 dB (unweighted), >104 dB(A)
  • THD: -86 dB (0.005 ) @ 1 kHz, -6 dBFS (FS @ +16 dBu)
  • Frequency Response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz: +0/-0.5 dB
  • Crosstalk: <-60 dB, 10 Hz to 20 kHz typical 90 dB @ 1 kHz


  • Complies with: EN 55103-1 and EN 55103-2, FCC part 15, Class B, CISPR 22, Class B


  • Certified to:
    • IEC 65
    • EN 60065
    • UL 1419
    • CSA E65


  • Operating Temperature: 32° F to 122° F (0° C to 50° C)
  • Storage Temperature: -22° F to 167° F (-30° C to 70° C)
  • Humidity: Max. 90 non-condensing

PCMCIA Interface

  • Connectors: PC Card, 68 pin type 1 cards
  • Standards: PCMCIA 2.0, JEIDA 4.0
  • Card format: Supports up to 2 MB SRAM

Control Interface

  • MIDI: In/Out/Thru: 5 Pin DIN
  • GPI, Pedal, Fader: Phone jack, 0 ohm to 50 kohm


  • Finish: Anodized aluminum front, Plated and painted steel chassis
  • Weight: 5.2 lb. (2.35 kg)
  • Mains Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz (auto-select)
  • Power Consumption: <20 W
  • Backup Battery Life: >10 years

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