PreSonus Channel Strip Collection

USD $59.95 (UK/EU orders incur VAT)

Add some unique character to your Studio One 3 mixing system! The PreSonus Channel Strip Collection consists of two audio FX plug-ins for Studio One (Artist and Professional). RC500 is modeled after the RC500 FET preamp. VT1 is a modeled high-end tube pre. Requires StudioOne Artist v3+

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Description

Summary

Pepper your tracks with a tasteful dash of PreSonus flavour via these two State Space modelled plug-ins recreated from classic PreSonus hardware channel strips, available in Studio One® Native Effects, VST3, AU, and AAX formats for use in your DAW of choice. The RC 500 is modelled from the PreSonus RC 500 FET Channel Strip; VT1 is modelled from a PreSonus classic tube channel strip. When the engineer who designed the original analog circuits can get together for drinks with the master of State Space Modelling, the resulting plug-in sounds so true to the original that even the designer of the analog hardware can’t tell the difference.

VT1: A tube legend

Stunning high-end sound and incredible versatility are hallmarks of this top-of-the-line, tube-driven channel strip, which integrates a boutique-quality tube preamp; a custom-designed FET compressor; and a custom, four-band, semi-parametric EQ. The VT1’s FET (Field-Effect Transistor) compressor includes fully variable attack, release, threshold, ratio, makeup gain, and bypass controls, and employs a soft-knee compression curve. The 4-band semi-parametric EQ combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q (width) control to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts. All bands have Gain (±16 dB) and Frequency controls, with overlapping frequency ranges and fixed Q (0.55). The low and high bands are switchable between shelving and peak. Designed with musicality in mind, the VT1’s smooth and refined sound is a great addition to any serious mix engineer’s plug-in arsenal.

RC 500: Solid-state smoothness

The RC 500 plug-in combines a custom-designed FET compressor and semi-parametric EQ in a distinctive, ultra-low-distortion, high-gain design. The RC 500’s FET (Field-Effect Transistor) compressor includes fully-variable attack, release, and threshold controls, as well as bypass controls. The “soft knee” compression curve and a fixed 3:1 compression ratio can be driven harder at the input-gain stage, with a lower threshold, to emulate higher compression ratios. This combination provides flexibility without adding complexity, making dialing in just the right sound quick and easy. The RC 500’s 3-band semi-parametric EQ combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts. The low and high bands are switchable between shelving and peak. The result is a sonically magical plug-in for recording engineers and musicians with a sound that is reminiscent of classic, vintage solid-state channel strips.

So how are these two strips different, exactly?

The VT1’s input stage offers an uncommon complement of tone-sculpting options and is great for making a particular track shine from inside your mix; the tube-modeled input section can be dialed up for boosted warmth and color, and the six impedance options allow for some nuanced filtering—lower settings are darker. The four-band EQ allows for serious filtering.

The RC 500, on the other hand, is here to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible without calling attention to itself. That fixed 3:1 compression ratio and 3-band EQ removes a significant amount of guesswork, and since it’s modeled on a Class-A solid-state preamp, don’t expect any tube overdrive, here.

In short, if you want a lot of control and deliberate, surgical tone-shaping added to your tracks, pick the VT-1. If you need some signal processing quick, easy, and transparent, choose the RC 500.

Key Features

  • Available in Native Effects, VST3, AU, and AAX formats for use in your DAW of choice
  • Compatible with Studio One 2.6.5 and higher. Prime, Artist and Professional
  • Pepper your tracks with a tasteful dash of PreSonus flavour via these two State Space modelled plug-ins of classic PreSonus hardware channel strips
  • VT1: Tube channel strip with FET compressor and 4-band EQ modelled from a PreSonus classic design
  • RC 500: Solid-state channel strip with FET compressor and 3-band EQ model from the original RC 500 hardware
  • Easy installation, authorization, and updates from PreSonus Hub plug-in manager application

 
System Requirements

The minimum system requirements may differ for DAWs other than Studio One. Please check the requirements for your DAW of choice with its manufacturer.

Note that the speed of your processor, amount of RAM and size and speed of your hard drive will greatly affect the overall performance of your recording system.

Mac (Studio One only)

  • macOS® 10.11 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core Duo processor (Intel Core™ Core i3 or better recommended)

 
Mac (Other host applications)

  • macOS® 10.13 or higher (64-bit only)
  • Intel® Core Duo processor (Intel Core™ Core i3 or better recommended)
  • VST3-, AU-, or AAX-compatible 64-bit host application

 
Windows (Studio One)

  • Windows® 7 (SP1 + platform update), Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 x64
  • Intel Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD X4 or better recommended)

 
Windows (Other host applications)

  • Windows® 10 x64
  • Intel Core™ Duo or AMD Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD X4 or better recommended)
  • VST3- or AAX-compatible 64-bit host application

 
Windows and Mac Systems (All host applications)

  • 4GB RAM (8GB or more recommended)
  • Monitor with at least 1366×768 resolution (high-dpi monitor recommended)

 
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