The origin of Traverse Analogue begins around 2008, when vacuum tube enthusiast Julian Traverse started incorporating his life-long love of analogue electronics with replicating classic recording equipment. Like many dabbling with vintage pro-audio circuits, some of Julian’s first projects were the venerable Pultec EQP-1A program equalizer and a gargantuan RCA BA6A Limiter.
In September 2015, armed with big dreams and a fresh pair of EQP-1As, Julian headed for Toronto to showcase them to various famed studios. That’s when he stopped into the HHB Canada office and caught the attention of Dave Dysart and his team.
Since that moment, Julian’s direction turned from creating renditions of vintage gear to original circuit designs; combining the analogue warmth of tubes with state-of-the-art control circuitry, engineered using the finest discrete components, and housed in beautifully crafted enclosures. Julian’s combination of electronics knowledge and his metalworking experiences as an industrial mechanic is deeply rooted in his design philosophy.
In the fall of 2017, the newly-formed Traverse Analogue released the first run of the esoteric 652; a dual-channel vacuum tube preamplifier that’s catching the eyes and ears of engineers abroad. Its unique topology gives an exceptionally smooth clipping character that must be heard to be appreciated!
It’s onward and upward for Traverse Analogue; production of the 652 began in early 2018, with a Canadian product release slated for May. Stay tuned and be sure to check out the Traverse Analogue website and social media links for more information, news and product announcements.