The Aphex Channel Preamp & Input Processor gives you a clean and versatile front end input stage. The Aphex Channel pre adds a host of new features to address a greater number of workflows while retaining the sound, functionality and versatility that made the legendary Model 230 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. The elegant front panel not only looks great, but is laid out in an intuitive, easy-to-use workflow with easy to understand labelling.
The Aphex Channel is a Tube Microphone Preamp and signal processor that is an indispensable broadcast station tool. It's also 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.
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.
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.
Aphex Channel main features include:
Patented Reflected Plate Amplifier
(RPA) Tube Preamp
Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroom
Lower operating temperature than conventional tube designs for longer tube life
Each unit is individually tuned at the factory for consistency – any two units are a matched pair
EasyRider Class A Compressor automatically adjusts attack and release times according to program complexity
No-Knee compression curve circuitry – automatically adjusts compression ratio based on program levels
Includes Aphex’s 1001 Class A VCA, used in the Compellor and Dominator
Logic Assisted Gate designed to avoid false triggers, clicks and chattering
Split band universal de-esser designed to maintain presence while dramatically reducing sibilance on any voice
Big Bottom for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak output
Parametric EQ to precisely fine tune the midrange between the Big Bottom and Aural Exciter
Aural Exciter: Patented technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility