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Metric Halo ChannelStrip - Native - Electronic Delivery – No Longer Available

Put a million-dollar console into your Pro Tools mixer
MFR# 1041-25

Product Description

ChannelStrip from Metric Halo is a multi-processor plug-in developed to provide the sound and feel of an analog mixing console. It offers high audio quality, DSP and CPU efficiency, and a comprehensive user interface that allows users to work with a Digital Audio Workstations as efficiently and interactively as they would with a dedicated mixing console.

The plug-in features eight bands of EQ, six main and two for use on the dynamics-section sidechain. The six parametric bands of the EQ are capable of deep notches and steep resonant peaks. Uses include finding "space" for individual instruments within a mix, or for re-tuning drums after they have been recorded.

The dynamics section of the ChannelStrip includes both an expander/gate and a separate compressor. The expander/gate is most useful when working with microphone-recorded sources. It provides an automatic gain-riding feature that mutes the input or track when the audio level is too low, as in the case of a noisy guitar amplifier, for example.

The compressor also provides an automatic gain-riding feature, but instead of changing the gain when the signal falls below a certain threshold, the compressor lowers the gain when the signal level is high. This allows the compressor to even out the dynamics of a performace and pull out low-level detail from the source material.

A delay function allows for time-aligning tracks that are part of a multi-microphone recording. In designing the plug-in, emphasis was placed on maintaining pristine sound with low CPU overhead, along with providing a user friendly interface for impoved workflow.

Features:

  • Six-band EQ with six filter types and 2.5 octave bandwidth, 20 Hz to 22 kHz
  • Peaking/parametric, high cut, low cut, low shelf, high shelf, and band-pass filters
  • Compressor with ratio, attack, release control, and post EQ option
  • Compressor has EQ dependant sidechain input
  • Gate/expander with detector level meter, threshold, attack and release control
  • Peak metering is available with clip indicators, as is metering on the compressor and gate
  • Includes over 115 presets
  • Functions within host software that supports Audio Units, MAS, RTAS, VST or AudioSuite plug-in formats

Product Specifications

Condition New
Software Delivery Electronic Delivery
iLok Required No
Plug-in Type EQ, Dynamics, Reverb / Delay
Plug-In Format RTAS, AU, VST
Operating System Mac

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