Passive, but there when you need it
Channel Strip has a sidechained Compressor on standby. All you have to do is select an audio source and bring down the Threshold. The EQ on the sidechain signal is enabled by default, in case you wish to use a specific frequency range.
All the essential controls, ready to be automated
Controls features eight Macros, each one mapped to a different but essential tool at the end of a channel’s signal chain.
Use Volume Auto and Panning Auto for automation. Determine the the mid/side balance for the mix with Mono Stereo. Gain stager provides final control over loudness before the signal enters the main mixer. The bottom Macros control high-pass and low-pass filters, along with resonance for each filter.
Aside from the Gain Stager, automate any of the parameters for smooth transitions.
Keep the mixer free of automation
In order to keep the Volume and Panning parameters on the main mixer available for the final mixing process, use the Volume Auto and Panning Auto Macros for automation instead. Keeping the faders on the main mixer free of automation will help speed up your workflow.
Save as default on channels
Using Channel Strip can save you a lot of clicking and time, especially if you save it in default Audio and MIDI channels.
No more adding the same basic effects over and over.
* There is an extra preset in the download zip file, where instead of Auto Filter, Cytomic The Drop is used for both the HP and LP filters.
Channel Strip comes at no price, it’s free to be used and shared by anyone. I have fun creating tools that improve my personal workflow, so why not share them as well?
I used a Channel Strip a lot during the creation of the new Sed Project – Scandinavia album. If you like my work here, feel free to check out the album through one of the following links: