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Metric Halo ChannelStrip 3 for GarageBand - Digital Signal Processing Plug-In

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Metric Halo ChannelStrip 3 for GarageBand - Digital Signal Processing Plug-In

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  • Mac OS X

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ChannelStrip 3 for GarageBand 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 GarageBand 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 performance 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 improved workflow.

Note: Software includes online support only. Telephone support for this product is unbundled and will require purchase of a support incident.

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
Although ChannelStrip for GarageBand is an Audio Units plug-in, it will only function fully in GarageBand. It will run in other AU hosts, but only in demo mode
System Requirements Apple computer running GarageBand
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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