Aphex Channel

1-channel Channel Strip with hi-Z Input and Aural Exciter
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In a single rackspace, you get it all! The Aphex Channel is a total channel strip, letting you get a console-quality sound at a great price. It features a special RPA tube preamp that sounds incredible with any mic. And with the EasyRider Class A Compressor, Logic-assisted Gate, Split-band De-esser, and Parametric EQ, you have tons of shaping power packed into the Channel. Better yet, the Channel adds Aphex's acclaimed Aural Exciter. Use it and you won't believe the refined results! Ready to fit right into your workflow, the Aphex Channel is the reasonably priced performer you've been looking for!

Aphex Channel Features at a Glance:

  • Channel strip with XLR and hi-Z instrument input

  • Reflected plate amplifier tube preamp
  • Features an EasyRider Class A Compressor, Logic-assisted Gate, and De-esser
  • Parametric EQ for fine-tuning your sound
  • Aural Exciter and Big Bottom technology for added tone shaping
You won't believe the professional console-style sound you get from the Aphex Channel!

Additional Media

Channel Quick Start Guide
Channel User Manual
Studio Preamp Buying Guide
Hands On Review: Aphex Channel

Tech Specs

Preamp Type Tube
Number of Channels 1
Frequency Response 18 Hz to 24kHz (±1dB)
Phantom Power Yes
EQ Yes
Compressor Yes
Other Processing Gate, De-Esser, Big Bottom, Aural Exciter
Analog Inputs 1 x XLR (Mic), 1 x 1/4" (Instrument)
Analog Outputs 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Digital Outputs 1 x AES/EBU (XLR), 1 x S/PDIF (Coax), 1 x S/PDIF (Optical)
Other I/O 2 x 1/4" (Send, Return), 1 x Word Clock In (BNC), 1 x Word Clock Out (BNC)
Rack Spaces 1U
Height 1.75"
Depth 8.25"
Width 19"
Weight 6 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Channel

Customer Reviews

5/5
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5/5

Way Worth It

I never wrote a review for any of my purchased gear but the APHEX Channel is a MUST have! GREAT piece of gear they could've priced it at 2 grand easily! Everything I looked for in recording vocals I found in this one unit * warmth * color * tone * clarity * a true underdog that comes out with the WIN!
5/5

Aphex deliver what others can't

Am glad I pick aphex , I made two songs ,one with UA 6176 and the other with my aphex ,I was surprise what aphex did to my vocals , really good product . Don't get me wrong UA is master compressor but the aphex have some extra bullet that UA don't have , plus with the extra of the aphex I can add the AU 6176 or other processor and create another world sounding .
Music background: Producer / artist
5/5

Aphex deliver what others can't

Am glad I pick aphex , I made two songs ,one with UA 6176 and the other with my aphex ,I was surprise what aphex did to my vocals , really good product . Don't get me wrong UA is master compressor but the aphex have some extra bullet that UA don't have , plus with the extra of the aphex I can add the AU 6176 or other processor and create another world sounding .
Music background: Producer / artist
5/5

Pro Equip.

The Aphex is a great piece
Music background: Pro Musician
4.5/5

good good

I love the EQ section, it's just brilliant! The comp works on my voice as well. Nice channel for the budget.

Sweetwater Advice

Mitch Gallagher

For great tracks, the first thing you need is the right microphone. Then you need a great front end to get that microphone's signal onto hard disk, memory card, or tape. That's where the new Aphex Channel comes in. It provides everything you need to optimize and process the signal coming from your microphone. The Aphex Channel is a single-rackspace unit. It combines an RPA (reflected plate amplifier) tube preamp stage (with 48V phantom power, a 75Hz filter, and a 20dB pad), a parametric EQ, an Aural Exciter, and a Big Bottom bass processor, along with an EasyRider Class A compressor, a logic-assisted gate, and a split-band de-esser. It has an onboard analog-to-digital converter with AES/EBU (on XLR), S/PDIF (on RCA), and S/PDIF optical (on TOSlink) outputs, so you can route your signals straight from mic to Channel to DAW, with no additional digital/analog conversions. Word clock I/O is provided for locking digital signals together at sample rates up to 96kHz - you can use the Channel's internal clock, or you can lock to an external clock source. Both high-impedance (guitar or bass) and microphone-level inputs are supported. Even with all of those functions, the Channel's front panel is clearly laid out and easy to navigate. Metering is provided for both input and compressor gain reduction. In use, the Channel sounds great with both microphones and instruments. With the compressor and the Big Bottom/Aural Exciter, you can get outstanding bass sounds running direct (the parametric EQ helps to fine-tune the mids). Microphones are clear and present, and you have tons of options for optimizing the sound as you lay it down to tracks. If you're looking for an all-in-one front-end solution, the Aphex Channel delivers - it's astounding how much power and flexibility you get in a single rack space! And the price is a fraction of what it would cost to purchase the equivalent units separately. Call your Sales Engineer to learn more!
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See also: Aphex, Aphex Preamps, Aphex Channel Strips