First of , Let me say I am working on a Video for this plugin series , but have been having major life issues these past two weeks.
And the video will happen soon , but I have had the chance to play around with this and test it out, and see what compatibility issues there are .
First here is a shot of it in Wavelab .
I used it to Process an Opera Vocal that was recorded in a room that would not allow a decent Sound reproduction of the performance . It was a Recording that I wish I could do over under better circumstances because I just could never be happy with what happened . But Using a Combination of Image Widening and Compression / Multiband Limiting I could get peaks under some control and then I finished it off with the Lindell Audio Channel X , as you see here .
Adding some character to the centre of the image , Warmth and depth with the M/S settings in the EQ section output .
It was a Pleasant surprise to hear this work and the change in tone and tweaking the Mic Gain on the input stage added grit to the centre . The Compression section is very usable , giving you options For Ratio , Frequency selectable Soft Clipping ( WAY Cool) , Switches for Attack time and Release . But the Kicker is the Dry/Wet Option . Usually you would have to run an Effect Chain Host that had Balance controls to get that , But the Dry/Wet is built-in so you get a very smooth transition in the signal path that your running it on.
But How about Compatibility with DAW of your choosing ? We know that in the “Wild Wild West” of the new Digital Millenium , Your almost on your own when software companies aren’t listening to each other .
How about a shock . Are you ready ?
Yes , this is Lindell Audio’s ChannelX open in GARAGE BAND version 10 .
Now if that isn’t enough reason to get it , I don’t know what is . Many people do not know that GB will host AU Units , not just the built-in effects . And here is your proof . Plus It really Looks good .
Cubase , Wavelab , DSP-Quattro , StudioOne2 Producer version , Nuendo , whatever your using pretty much this Plugin will go there .
The Analogue buttons are to add the Saturated feel of actual analogue gear , Take some of the “Digital ” Sterility and soften it up , and it actually does a decent job of it .
Lindell Audio’s Website is a place to drool over stuff , as that , they ARE actually Hardware Audio guys , and the Plugin is designed to reflect the Actual Gear ,….That They Make. …………..Ummm …… Very Hard to top that .
Proof of Concept is this ,….. Actual Hardware . God I want that Rack , How cool is that .
Real Analogue , True control over a Single Channel of Audio in every detail , BUT ,… the Plugin Works in Stereo channels and as a Master Plugin , Yes …. I put it on the Master Bus and really like what it does .
When I get the problems sorted out with my Computer/Video setup ( Really bad timing ) I will get my video up about this as well.
But for now here is my Review of this Plug , and I must say if you’re in Audio , and you take it seriously . You should have this in your arsenal . Period . It is just what is needed .
Did I mention ….This runs EVEN IN GARAGE BAND ???? I need a drink now .