Favorite FREE channel strip plugin?

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KVRist
33 posts since 13 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 am

jens wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:08 pm
BaronWaterpark wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:33 pm
telecharge wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:38 pm
BaronWaterpark wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:01 pm
What is a channel strip?
Similar to what you find on a channel of an analog mixing console is how most would understand it.

ProChannel by Cakewalk is the best freebie, and it includes a free DAW! :hihi:
Well, most analog mixing consoles only have EQ on every channel.
That's not necessarily correct when it comes to professional (usually modular) recording consoles - plus they have insert points.
With the exception of SSL and newer models of API and Neve (and of digital consoles), it is correct. They are the exception rather than the rule. And your DAW also has insert points. So yeah, flimsy definition.

KVRAF
20590 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:01 am

BaronWaterpark wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:50 am
With the exception of SSL and newer models of API and Neve (and of digital consoles), it is correct.
That is patently wrong.


.- The EMI TG12345?

Compressor on every channel


- Neve 8060?

Compressor on every channel


- Neve 83049 (channel strip for 81series modular console)

Compressor included


- Studer 963 modular console?

Comp/lim modules exist



I stop here, not because there would not be many more examples but because it's entirely futile.

KVRist
33 posts since 13 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:12 am

The guy I replied talked about analog mixing consoles in general, not 500k$ high end or rare mixing consoles. The majority only have an EQ.

KVRAF
20590 posts since 12 Jul, 2003 from West Caprazumia

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:25 am

Yeah, keep moving that goal-post...

KVRist
33 posts since 13 Oct, 2019

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:34 am

Nope, that goal post was always there. But it is a futile discussion. I just wanted to make it clear that "channel strip" means different things to different people, and wondered what OP was looking for in one.

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KVRian
977 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:42 am

Hmmmm . I used a berhinger board recently that had compressors on half the channels
Turns out that's all I needed.

This thread turned me on to LOADED......wow...what a great plugin.

Thanks guys
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KVRist

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497 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:52 am

BaronWaterpark wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:34 am
Nope, that goal post was always there. But it is a futile discussion. I just wanted to make it clear that "channel strip" means different things to different people, and wondered what OP was looking for in one.
I meant mostly a plugin that includes eq and compression and hopefuly saturation.

KVRist

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497 posts since 30 Apr, 2018

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:53 am

Scrubbing Monkeys wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:42 am
Hmmmm . I used a berhinger board recently that had compressors on half the channels
Turns out that's all I needed.

This thread turned me on to LOADED......wow...what a great plugin.

Thanks guys
It looks amazing, I'll try it soon along with his other stuff.

KVRian
888 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Post Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:51 pm

I tried to demo Loaded but Cubase crashed on start-up. Removed Loaded and it opened fine. Anyone know if this is a known bug?
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

KVRer
7 posts since 21 Dec, 2020

Post Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:42 pm

I just tried it in Cubase Elements, and can't get it working either.

KVRist
33 posts since 13 Oct, 2019

Post Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:39 pm

AO plugins are sadly riddled with bugs.

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KVRian
977 posts since 21 Apr, 2017 from Bahia, Brazil

Post Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 pm

BaronWaterpark wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:39 pm
AO plugins are sadly riddled with bugs.
Sadly ....seems to be. LOADED just stops passing sound from time to time....seems to be gui related but I can't pin it down....bummer. I really liked it.
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