View Full Version : Channel Strip Plug In

Kenny Gioia
10-26-1999, 11:30 PM
Has anybody noticed that the compressor on Channel Strip kicks butt.

Try it on your stereo Mix with the attack about 20, the release about 200, In fast mode with threshold about -14.5 and autogain ON.

It sounds like the SSL.

Just thought you'd like to know. I can't get that renaissance to do that.

10-27-1999, 10:31 AM
how does the eq compare to the REQ from waves? I've been looking at this plug but don't know how they do the processing (truncated/dithered) and don't think they offer an NT demo. Is it a "no compromise" plug or more of a feature laden one?

10-27-1999, 11:49 AM
I Looovvveeee my Channel Strip!


Kenny Gioia
10-27-1999, 09:37 PM
The EQ to me is equal to the Renaissance EQ but I think the Filterbank EQ is probably better than both although I haven't played with Channelstrips EQ enuff.

My Demo ran out.

10-28-1999, 01:16 AM

But i haven't seen this Channel Strip plug in yet.
Where can I find it on the web?

10-28-1999, 02:16 AM
If CS does sound like an SSL it could be great used as a compressed drum group compressor. Save me having to patch my real SSL compressor in via an interface!

10-28-1999, 07:56 AM
I like channel strip, it makes me happy

Danny Caccavo
10-30-1999, 05:00 PM
anyone try out the McDSP compressorbank? Kicks ass for drums. I think it ships this week. You can download a demo of it at www.mcdsp.com


[This message has been edited by Danny Caccavo (edited 10-30-99).]

10-31-1999, 03:48 PM
Yeah, there is a few channel-strip type plugs out there, which one do you mean?


10-31-1999, 05:40 PM
A couple of links:

Info and demo versions of ChannelStrip are available from the folks that brought you SpectraFoo at Metric Halo's website:

FilterBank and CompressorBank are from McDSP:
They also have demo versions.

Bruce Paine

11-04-1999, 04:32 PM
It really seames like a userfriendly plug
and it sounds quite nice but I hope we only could get away from all this graphics. Im use to listen to what what Im doin not looking. Please take away all the crap and do knobs not TVs.

11-05-1999, 05:33 AM

You can turn off the graphics by clicking the 'Graphs' arrow under the "M" Logo.


11-06-1999, 10:11 AM

You are the greatest ! Thanx


12-06-1999, 09:19 AM
I downloaded the demo. Loved the compressor. One problem though. The bottom of the plug-in window ran past the viewable limits of my screen. I could not see the bottom paramaters of the EQ section. Anyone else have this problem? Also $1000 seems a bit pricey. Is it worth it?

Steve MacMillan
12-06-1999, 07:48 PM
I like Channel strip because it's so radical. You can pile up over 60db of gain with the most narrow Q of any ProTools plugin. I made a kick bark like a dog.

I wish there was a way to hear the sidechain to either the compressor or gate like you can with waves C1.


12-07-1999, 12:10 AM
Bark like a dog??!! LOLL!!!!!LOL!!!!!!

Lay off the crack Steve!!!


12-07-1999, 03:31 AM
Hi every Channelstrip owner,

How about makin a few presets we can use as
"Produceher" did ? I bought my CS a few days ago and think it will be the plug to use.
I just miss a couple of good presets that would make life easier. LETS WORK TOGETHER AND MAKE SOME.



12-07-1999, 10:27 AM
I haven't played with the Channel Strip, but I do LOVE that McDSP stuff (esp the CompBank), and in fact, I asked McD to make a -full- plug-in mixer for PT, because his plugs to all the right math, dithering the outputs like the Waves RenEQ does and LIKE THE DIGI MIXER DOES NOT.

Maybe he'll do it if enough of us ask... ?



Ste phen
12-07-1999, 11:05 AM

Regarding the graphics problem, MH has fixed this problem with the new "wide" version CS 1.1. You may already know-it came out about two weeks ago.