Product Description for the IK Multimedia T-Racks British Studio Series
Many of the most famous large-format consoles are British in origin, and this collection lets you tap into the processors and channel strips of those classic mixers. The processors in this collection offer a powerful and flexible toolkit to the mixing engineer, putting the sound and power of revered large-format analog mixing consoles in a convenient DAW format. Analog sound comes in two flavors: 80's vintage from British Channel, or modern high-definition with White Channel. In addition, you get a spot-on emulation of the most popular bus-compressor of all time.
British Channel has all of the character of the console that started the revolution, which was the de-facto standard used in countless rock and pop hits from the ‘80s and ‘90s (and still is a killer tool today in many top-level studios). Designed for tonal control, the precision and trademark sound of its 4-band EQ let you shape any track to fit in the mix. This tone monster's "split personality" allows you to take full advantage of either of the two EQ circuits (Black or Brown), which come from two different models of the console, and offer different frequency ranges and curves. Hi- and Lo-pass filters add even more control to rule out unwanted frequencies.
White Channel is the modern counterpart of British Channel, and features extended bandwidth and a pristine sound that helped define countless R&B hits from the ‘90s to the present. As with British Channel, the power of this channel strip resides in the complete set of features that top off its toneful EQ. The compressor and gate/expander will make dynamics control of each track easy and precise, with unmatched routing flexibility, because the dynamics section can be placed pre or post EQ. The input/output section can be used to drive the dynamics section harder, letting you create some pretty wild compression effects.
Bus Compressor provides an accurate emulation of the 2-bus compressor that’s probably been used more than any other in professional studios. The original unit was found in the same two consoles that British and White Channel are based on, and is the "not so secret weapon" used by countless professionals to give their mixes that "magic touch.” Strapping it across the stereo bus of your DAW instantly turns your mix...into music. Just a slight touch of gain reduction at low to mid ratios lets you access the famous "glue effect.” Bus Compressor can also be used to hit hard as the situation calls for it, whether in heavily squashed parallel compression applications or straight-on submixed drum tracks.