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CS-5501 Channel Strip Introduction

CS-5501 is a channel strip plugin with EQ, gate/expander, deesser compressor, limiter and saturation, flexible module routing and oversampling.


  • 2x 7 band EQ.
  • 2x noise gate/expander.
  • 2x compressor, VCA/FET/OPTP design.
  • 2x deesser.
  • 2x limiter.
  • saturation.
  • thermal noise for analogue sound emulation.
  • HQ over sampling.
  • signal overshot protection.
  • linkable input/output fader including phase inversion.
  • extended metering, input/output/gain reduction, Peak, RMS, EBU and VU.
  • perceptual loudness matching (powered by AB-LM Lite).
  • module routing.
  • extensive side-chain support for many effect modules.
  • many comfort functions like soloing and signal monitoring.
  • preset management.
  • selectable colour theme.
  • large and easy to use GUI.
  • 64-bit internal processing.
  • very efficient CPU usage design.