ART Pro Channel IIItem ID: ProChannel2
1-channel Channel Strip with Tube Microphone Preamp, Optical Compressor, and Semi-parametric Equalizer
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A Super-affordable Channel Strip!The ART Pro Channel II is an affordable channel strip that any serious engineer can appreciate! The Pro Channel II gives you the warm tones of a tube preamplifier, the smoothness of an optical compressor, and the flexibility of a console-style equalizer. All together, this combination of powerhouse processing provides you with an amazing degree of control over your sound. Now add two sets of insert insert points for your outboard gear, and an instrument input for your guitar or bass, and you're in business! Get your ART Pro Channel II from Sweetwater today!
ART Pro Channel II Channel Strip at a Glance:
An excellent channel strip for all kinds of microphones
When ART designed the Pro Channel II, they built it with a wide range of applications in mind. That's why they gave it with a set of highly flexible inputs. The preamp lets you select the ideal impedance for your microphone, and a variable highpass filter lets you roll off lows starting anywhere between 10Hz and 250Hz. A +20dB toggle lets you kick up the gain (perfect for ribbon mics), and you can even spice up the Pro Channel II's tone by upping the tube voltage.
Perfect for processing guitar and bass
ART's Pro Channel II is also great for instruments. Plug your guitar or bass into its high-impedance input, and it instantly bypasses the mic pre. That gives you full access to Pro Channel's compressor and EQ sections without coloring your sound.
Powerful compressor section lets you take control of your dynamics
The compressor in ART's Pro Channel II is modeled after the classic optical compressors of the '60s and '70s. On its more gentle settings, it lets you ease off changes in volume - perfect for smoothing out vocals and evening out the levels of your stems. You can turn up the ratio for limiting, and individual attack and release controls also make the Pro Channel II's compressor great for shaping the transients of bass lines, kick drums, and much more.
Flexible semi-parametric equalizer lets you tweak your sound
If you're looking for console-style control over your sound, then you're going to love the Pro Channel II's equalizer section. ART gave this channel strip a highly flexible semi-parametric EQ, complete with selectable low and high shelving bands and a pair of adjustable mid-frequency bands. This let you use the Pro Channel II to get great sound even out of the most demanding sources.
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The ART Pro Channel II is an amazing channel strip for an excellent price!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 2 reviews
by Jeremias Antonetty from USAgreat for vocals and instruments. this unit is very easy to handle and provide true fidelity to your music. Its well built and very handsome in the studio.
December 21, 2012
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician,
what a nice addition
by David Sisk from Louisville, KyWhat a nice addition to my recording set-up! Having this many features in one channel strip allows me to "tailor" a dedicated microphone to the vocal needs of the main person who uses that mic. The ... read more [+]preamp really makes the mic "react", the compressor offers lots of tailoring to keep the levels and sibilants in check, and the equalizer section offers such a wide range of vocal adjustment, that I have to do almost nothing to the vocals once they go into my DAW. I have only recently purchased, and begun to use this unit, but am very pleased with what I have been able to do with it thus far. I am certain that as I become more familiar with it, I will be able to "fine-tune" it even better to fit the needs for which I bought it. And, of course, Ryan at Sweetwater could not have been more helpful. Plus, I ordered it on a Friday afternoon, and it was delivered the next day. If anyone is looking for a mic preamp, and understands there is more to running a condenser mic than just phantom power, I would highly recommend this unit. If you are short on experience with using the components that this unit has, have someone read the owners manual out loud to you while you are looking at the unit. Then start turning knobs and pushing buttons while you're recording someone, and see what changes are made, and which ones you like versus which ones you don't like. I believe that there are enough quality sound shaping options available to please the most discriminant recording person. Of my three mic preamps, this one offers the most (and best) of what I have been looking for. close [-]
August 18, 2012
Music Background: Professional musician for fifty years, project studio in my house
ART Pro Channel II
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