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Metric Halo ChannelStrip 2 Native OS X Digital Signal Processing Plug-In

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Metric Halo ChannelStrip 2 Native OS X Digital Signal Processing Plug-In
Key Features
  • AU, MAS, RTAS/AudioSuite, VST
  • Mac OS X
ChannelStrip 2 Native OS X from Metric Halo is a multiprocessor 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 Workstation as efficiently and interactively as they would with a dedicated mixing console.
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Metric Halo ChannelStrip Overview

ChannelStrip 2 Native OS X from Metric Halo is a multiprocessor 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 Workstation 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 retuning 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 multimicrophone 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:
If you are running Pro Tools 10 or newer (Win/Mac) or are using a VST (Win/Mac) or Mac AU host, please purchase the newest version of Metric Halo ChannelStrip (MH ChannelStrip 3). Note that a free iLok account is required for CS3, but use of an iLok dongle is optional.
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

Metric Halo ChannelStrip Specs

General
Delivery MethodDownload
License TypeStandard
Supported Plug-In FormatsAU, MAS, RTAS, VST
Standalone OperationNo
System Requirements
Supported Operating SystemsmacOS 10.6.8 or Later
Supported USB Authentication DevicesiLok
Internet Connection RequiredYes

Metric Halo ChannelStrip Reviews

Killer plug-in

By John Bonnell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2011-06-21

It's no wonder producers love this thing. It's awesome. If you want basses to really thump, get it. And it's clean as can be.

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Will this work in Logic ProX?
Asked by: Anonymous
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.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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