Focusrite Liquid Channel  (ex-display)

Focusrite Liquid Channel (ex-display)

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The Focusrite Liquid Channel transports classic front-end processing into the digital age, removing the need for endless patching and adding fluidity and reliability to the studio environment. Quite simply, The Liquid Channel is every mic-pre and compressor combination in history, inside a single 192kHz 2U device.


  • Focusrite Liquid Channel (ex-display)

    The Focusrite Liquid Channel transports classic front-end processing into the digital age, removing the need for endless patching and adding fluidity and reliability to the studio environment. Quite simply, The Liquid Channel is every mic-pre and compressor combination in history, inside a single 192kHz 2U device.

    Main Features

    • 40 mic pres and 40 compressors
    • Cutting edge digital processing combined with an analogue front end
    • 100 programmable memory slots for instant recall
    • Free remote control software
    • 192kHz ADC/DAC as standard
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    The Liquid Channel is able to replicate classic pre-amps and compressors using a unique, two-part process. Firstly, the use of dynamic convolution techniques is applied, utilising lightening fast SHARC chips applying unique level-dependant impulse responses to every sample of audio. However, whilst this is more than sufficient to identically re-synthesise a compressor's sonic behaviour, in order to replicate precisely every subtle nuance, the pre-amplifier must physically match the way in which the classic unit interacts with a given microphone. The Liquid Channel's solution to this problem lies in its vast analogue front-end. A pre-amp with the ability to change its impedance and vary its signal path to either transformer or electronic, perfectly replicating the interaction characteristics of the original, whilst remaining entirely transparent within the signal path.
    The Liquid Channel can therefore replicate precisely the sound of any classic mic-pre and compressor. With entirely digital front panel controls, all parameters can be saved in one of ninety-nine User Memories, meaning that entire session set-ups can all be recalled at the touch of a button. A brand new digital EQ is also available, providing a comprehensive and truly 'liquid' channel strip.

    A USB connection on the rear panel links to a software application enabling the archiving of both replicas and surplus User Memories, as well as providing remote operation of the unit itself. The Liquid Channel comes complete with forty classic mic-pre's and forty classic compressors but is infinitely expandable, since the USB port also facilitates downloads of further replicas from a dedicated website.

    Finally, to account for variances in amounts of second order harmonic distortion (usually perceived as warmth) from one pre-amp to the next, a dial is included to permit control over this value. This essential feature ensures hardcore vintage enthusiasts are satisfied, bringing total control over every sonic attribute.

    Essentially, The Liquid Channel provides an unlimited supply of vintage sonic performance for the price of one unit, with all the added benefits of digital processing and control.

    Focusrite Liquid Channel System Requirements
    Mac

    Operating System: Mac OS X Panther (10.3.9 or later) - OS Version subject change
    RTAS Specs: Pro Tools 7.1 or higher (only if using the Liquid 4Pre TDM / RTAS plugin)
    Computer: Apple Mac Power PC G4, G5 or Intel Mac (any)
    CPU/Clock: G4/800 MHz (minimum), G4/1.5GHZ or higher recommended
    Memory (RAM): 256MB or more, 512MB or higher recommended

    Windows

    Operating System: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (all versions) or Windows Vista (all versions)
    RTAS Specs: Pro Tools 7.1 or higher (only if using the Liquid 4Pre TDM / RTAS plugin)
    Computer: Windows XP compatible PC (Pentium 4 1GHz or higher recommended)
    Network Card: supporting ethernet 10Base-T, 100Base-TX, or 1000Base-T
    CPU/Clock: 1.0 GHz Intel or compatible, 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or Xeon recommended
    Memory (RAM): 256MB or more, 512MB or higher recommended

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    On demo in store No
    Brand Focusrite
    Condition Ex-display

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