Analog Channel
Analog Channel emulates the sounds of high-end analog tape machines, tape, and channel amplifiers.
Analog Channel is two plug-ins:
AC101- Emulates analog channel amplifier circuits

AC202 - Emulates analog tape machines

The AC101 configuration acts as a digital pre-amp allowing even excessive amounts of gain without digital distortion. A drive control determines where the audio “sits” in the saturation/compression region, and even the attack and release times of the distortion character are adjustable.

The AC202 configuration emulates analog tape machines. In addition to standard tape machine parameters such as bias, playback speed, and IEC1/2 equalization, AC202 offers controls well beyond the limits of the reel-world devices including adjustable low frequency roll off and head bump - independent of playback speed. The user can select from several playback head types, tape formulations, and even control the tape saturation recovery time.

  • Library of presets emulating analog mixing systems

  • Real-time display of saturation curves and calibrations

  • Split mode operation for two separate parallel signal paths.

  • Analog Saturation Modeling

  • Double precision processing

  • Ultra low latency

  • Mono and stereo versions
  • HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3

  • Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST3
Two great uses for AC202 on drums are the elimination of rumble at extremely low frequencies, and the separation of the bass and snare drums sounds. The playback head system in AC202 can address these sonic issues.
The AC202 plug-in can further the pursuits of THE guitar tone with the playback head section. Insert the AC202 Plug-In on a guitar track (distorted or clean). Starting with the factory default setting, select the 'USA-M' playback head. Using a Freq control values of 100 Hz and a Bump of 100 (6dB), a subjectively pleasing EQ curve is setup. Over-biasing at 15 ips (even 7.5 ips) will give you a tone closer to that of many guitar amplifiers and speakers.
Dumping the entire Pro Tools 2-track master into a tape machine was very common when Analog Channel first came out. Many users discovered the great sounds of those analog reel-to-reel machines by using the AC202 plug-in.
"Analog Channel warms up vocals and acoustic instruments without adding noticeable compression."
Cory Churko
Award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and mix engineer
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Analog Channel is also included in the Everything Pack
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