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SSL is one of the most iconic names in the recording industry, often credited with revolutionizing the mixing process with their innovative E Series consoles. Over the years, the E console has become one of the most emulated units of all time, and today almost every professional mixing engineer has used an SSL signal processor in one form or another. There are countless plugin iterations of the classic SSL channel strip. Which is best for your toolkit? Many engineers cite the E with starting the trend of heavy, aggressive dynamics processing we know and love today. The G Series EQ used steeper filter slopes and incorporated a variable proportional-Q design, which increases the Q value the more you boost or cut the signal—much like a Pultec. However, with the press of a button, the compressor can be toggled from the E Series channel compressor to the G Series bus compressor on either plug-in.
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Channel strips are very useful tools in music production. There are countless channel strips to choose from, both in hardware and software forms. In the Production Expert podcast Mike, Julian and Eli ask whether hardware channel strips are still useful in when we have high quality mic preamps in our interfaces and plug-in channel strips?
This guide is supported by Sweetwater and contains links to their product pages, however the recommendations below have been made independently by us at Gearank. They are basically a single or double channel of a mixing console providing signal processing functions. These may include things such as a preamp , compressor , limiter, equalizer, exciter, de-esser, and even auto tuning. Various channel strips provide different combinations of signal processing.