The Joemeek sixQ packs a wealth of features into a single rack space studio channel.
A single channel mic pre, based on our high quality Burr-Brown IC, three bands of highly musical EQ, and our signature optical compressor make for a highly capable recording instrument. With a front panel instrument input
Output either analog or digitally directly to your sound card or DAW for a warm, musical analog sound - just what you've been looking for!
The Joemeek Digital Audio Interface provides high quality digital audio outputs. The digital audio outputs are compatible with most digital recorders, as well as Digital Audio Workstations and mixers. S/PDIF format is available from the optical and RCA phono connectors.
The Joemeek Digital Interface has highly stable onboard master clocks for low-jitter, hi-fi results. Internal sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz are selected by means of rear panel switches. 44.1kHz is the standard used for audio CD's, while 48kHz and 96kHz are widely used in recording studios. In general, the higher the sample rate, the better the audio fidelity, but the more disk space is required for the recording. For example, recording at 96kHz requires twice as much storage as 48kHz. Consult the manual of your recorder or DAW as to what sample rates it will accommodate.
Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 20kohm
Pre-amp overall gain: 10dB to 60dB (variable)
Common mode rejection: 70dB
Equivalent input noise: -128.5dBu (unweighted)
Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)
Frequency response: 15Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)
Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +21dBu; Line: +45dBu
Headroom before clipping: +21dBu
Compressor threshold: dBu to -20dBu (variable)
Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)
Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)
Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)
Nominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBv
Output impedance: 75ohm
Output Level switch: 12dB attenuation
Noise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)
VU Meter: Analogue movement
Power supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60Hz
Power consumption: 30W
Mechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)
Weight: 3 kilos
High Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80Hz
EQ Boost & Cut: +/-15dB (zero phase-shift bell response)