An increasingly popular alternative to using chains of hardware boxes, the all-in-one channel strip or recording channel can save space and money, and sound great. Joe Albano sets out your options.
Stock plugin chains on instruments might provide immediate "wow factor", but they're rarely suitable for building a whole mix. Here's why.
VCA (voltage controlled amplifier) channel gain controls have made their way over from analog consoles into PreSonus' Studio One. Here's how to set them up and take advantage of their features.
The Channel Strip is a powerful part of Cubase’s MixConsole that brings the power and workflow of real mixing desks to your computer.
The ultimate channel strip plug-in from Eventide, UltraChannel, is on sale through 1/31/16 at a whopping 80% off. In short you can pick it up for less than $50!
When it comes to mixing, rather than choosing one plug-in at a time, why not go for a channel strip which includes multiple plug-ins! Matt Vanacoro shares his 3 favorite UAD channel strips to date.
The MixConsole in Cubase 8 has some powerful tools built into every channel. Tools that might even save you using third-party plug-ins…
The new Harman dbx 676 Tube Mic Pre Channel Strip, a vacuum tube-based microphone preamp is now available. In the UK you can purchase it from Sound technology Ltd.
If, like most of us, you're interested in high-quality mixing plug-ins - especially of the free variety - Eventide's UltraChannel is FREE until July 8, 2014. Grab it now before it jumps to $249!
The PreSonus family of preamps/processors has a new member: RC 500. Featuring Class A mic preamps, PreSonus' popular analog circuitry, FET compressor and 3-band semi-parametric EQ, this is coming soon
Have you just purchased a new DAW software package like Logic Pro, Reason, etc? Have you had a DAW package for a while, and feel like your workflow could be a little quicker? In this quick tip, I'm go
Logic 9 comes bundled with masses of loops, instruments and effects. Best of all, the instruments and effects can be highly customized! Once you've made changes to the settings of any plug-in, it's cu