Aphex Channel, master preamp & Input processor. Complete High Performance Channel Strip. Analog outputs, S/PDIF & AES/EBU digital outputs.
With more and more studios foregoing consoles in favor of recording and mixing in the computer, a clean and versatile front end input stage is indispensible. There are dozens and dozens of channel strips and similar devices to choose from, but none that come close to the Channel by way of sound, features or performance.
The legendary Model 230 has been re-imagined, adding a host of new features to address a greater number of workflows while retaining the sound, functionality and versatility that made it one of the most in-demand processors ever for professional audio, live sound, broadcast and post production.
The Channel incorporates seven powerful devices within a compact, single rack space design, including five of Aphex's exclusive patented technologies. Together, the result is the highest possible audio quality, processing power and flexibility available.
The elegant front panel not only looks great, but is laid out in an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow with easy to understand labeling. Building on the foundation of the Model 230, the Channel features an instrument input, dedicated output and gain reduction metering, front panel sample rate and clock source selection, and a reference quality internal clock.
The Aphex Channel is a Tube Microphone Preamp and signal processor that is an indispensable broadcast station tool. You'll find them in the production room and installed as a permanent on-air processing for pumping up voices.
The Aphex Channel is a powerful and easy-to-use channel strip for commercial and project studios, featuring our reflected-plate amplifier tube microphone preamp design plus compression, gating, de-esser, parametric EQ, Aural Exciter, and Big Bottom bass enhancement. It is an extraordinary single rack unit that offers 7 of Aphex's most popular tools that help you work more easily and naturally, achieving the sonic quality you want without connecting several devices.
When space is at a premium in a touring rig, and night after night reliability is essential, the rugged Aphex Channel provides all the top quality processing needed for any instrument without taking up precious rack space.
Patented Reflected Plate Amplifier (RPA) Tube Preamp
Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroomLower operating temperature than conventional tube designs for longer tube lifeEach unit is individually tuned at the Aphex factory for unparalleled consistency - any two units are a matched pair
EasyRider Class A Compressor
Aphex's patented Wave Dependent Compressor - automatically adjusts attack and release times according to program complexityNo-Knee compression curve circuitry - automatically adjusts compression ratio based on program levelsIncludes Aphex's 1001 Class A VCA, used in the Compellor and Dominator
Logic Assisted Gate
Patented gate technology designed to avoid false triggers, clicks and chatteringDe-Esser
Split band universal de-esser designed to maintain presence while dramatically reducing sibilance on any voiceBig Bottom
Patented technology for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak outputParametric EQ
For the ability to precisely fine tune the all-important midrange between the Big Bottom and Aural Exciter.Aural Exciter
Patented technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility
Connector XLR-3FType Transformerless, NPN active balanced, tube second stageInput Z 2k ohms nominalMaximum Input Level (MIL) +25dBuCMRR >70 dB @ 60 HzNominal Preamp Gain 20 to 65 dBPhantom Power +48VDCPad 20dBEIN -127dBu (Input Shorted)Tube Type 12AT7/ECC81 Dual Triode
Connector XLR-3M and 1/4" TRS Phone JacksType XLR is Impedance Balanced (may be used unbalanced); TRS is unbalancedOut Z Balanced XLR 66 ohmsOut Z Unbalanced XLR 33 ohms; TRS 600 ohmsNominal Level XLR +4dBu; TRS -10dBVMaximum Output Level +25dBu Unloaded; TRS +11dBV
Attack / Release Program dependent, user variable release baselineRatio 4:1Threshold FixedKnee Medium Hard
Attack 0.1 millisecondHold / Release 300 milliseconds / 400 millisecondsThreshold Variable -50 to +20dBDepth Variable, 1 to 58dB
Attack 0.1 millisecondRelease 100 millisecondsThreshold Variable -20 to +20dBRatio 5:1Active Band 4 kHz to 20kHz Linkwitz-Riley 24 db/octave crossover
Connector type - Send 1/4" TRS Phone Jack, BalancedConnector type - Return 1/4" TRS Phone Jack, BalancedNominal Operating Level 0 dBuPoint of Insertion Between dynamics processing and equalizers
Frequency 50 Hz to 280 HzTune Off to +12dB
Frequency Tune 240 Hz to 8 kHzPeak / Dip ±12dBQ Range 0.5 to 5
Frequency Tune 500 Hz to 5kHzMix Off to +12dBANALOG AUDIOTHD