ProChannel features a collection of audio processing modules that can be dynamically added, removed, and reordered per audio track, Instrument track and bus in the Inspector and Console view. Combining compression, equalization, tube saturation modeling, console emulation, tape emulation, and convolution reverb in one convenient processor, ProChannel is designed to make it fast and easy to enhance any track or bus.Figure 411. ProChannel provides compressor, equalizer, tube saturation, console emulation, tape emulation, and convolution reverb processing for each channel.
Compressor (Platinum only). The Compressor modules let you limit the dynamic range and balance the overall level. Compression makes the loud parts of the signal quieter, resulting in a more even level. SONAR includes two different compressor modules:
PC76 U-Type Channel Compressor. This is the default mode when using ProChannel on a track. This mode is meticulously modelled after one of the most renowned and famous solid-state (F.E.T.) compressors that is used in professional studios and recordings. Known to bring out the brightness and presence of a sound. Commonly used on vocal tracks, but also recommended for stereo drum buses and guitar tracks. For details, see PC76 U-Type Channel Compressor module (Platinum only).
PC4K S-Type Bus Compressor. This is the default mode when using ProChannel on a bus. This mode is based on the legendary center console stereo bus compressor in one of the world's most successful analog studio production mixing consoles. Known to add punch and drive to a mix. Also recommended for instruments like piano and drums. This mode supports sidechaining. For details, see PC4K S-Type Bus Compressor module (Platinum only).
QuadCurve Equalizer. The QuadCurve Equalizer module allows you to fine tune the frequency spectrum of your music or sound. You have control over six individual bands, which allows you to attenuate or boost specific frequency ranges and shape the overall characteristics of the audio signal. Equalization may also be applied creatively, to add presence or enhance certain frequencies, to remove noise, hum or low-end rumble, for special effects or numerous other purposes. The QuadCurve Equalizer fly-out panel also includes a real-time FFT spectrum analyzer. For more information, see QuadCurve Equalizer module.
Tube Saturation (Platinum only). Digital audio recordings can sometimes sound sterile and lifeless. The Tube Saturation module employs advanced analog vacuum-tube circuit modeling, which allows you to apply ultra-high-quality analog warmth and saturation to individual tracks and full mixes. Under the hood are dynamic, virtual vacuum-tubes that mimic the “animated” nature of their real, analog counterpart as they respond to different audio input. The result is the coveted warm, lively and realistic analog sound of classic vacuum-tube processors and amplifiers. For details, see Tube Saturation module (Platinum only).
Softube Saturation Knob. The Softube Saturation Knob module borrows from Softube’s famous German FET distortion and compression circuitry modeling, and provides smooth, one-knob, frequency saturation operation for adding just the right amount of tube warmth to any track. For details, see Softube Saturation Knob.
BREVERB SONAR ProChannel (Platinum only). The BREVERB SONAR ProChannel module by Overloud provides world-class studio reverb. Dozens of professional presets are included. SONAR includes both VST and ProChannel versions of BREVERB SONAR. For details, click the Help button in the BREVERB SONAR VST version.
REmatrix Solo. The REmatrix Solo module by Overloud is a world-class convolution reverb that includes 100 impulse responses (IRs) designed by MoReVoX. You can also import your own IRs and control the EQ, length, delay, and stereo field of any single IR. REmatrix combines the high fidelity of a convolution reverb with the flexibility of an algorithmic reverb. The included presets were created in real mixing sessions, and are ready-to-use for music production/mixing. For details, see REmatrix Solo convolution reverb.
Panipulator. The Panipulator ProChannel module by Boz Digital Labs lets you simulate how your stereo mixes will translate to a variety of stereo and mono configurations. Check the mono compatibility of your mixes and identify various problems in the stereo field that are not always obvious when listening to proper stereo monitors. For details, see Panipulator.
Style Dial FX. Style Dial FX are powerful audio processing modules with a simple user interface. Each Style Dial FX module features only a single knob that lets you dial in the desired effect. The knob range goes from subtle to fully processed. SONAR includes the following Style Dial FX:
GRIT (saturation). Digital audio recordings can sometimes sound sterile and lifeless. The GRIT module provides smooth frequency saturation operation for adding just the right amount of tube warmth to any track. Dial in anything from warm tube sound to more of a modern amp overdrive. For details, see GRIT (saturation) module.
Additional modules will be available in the future from Cakewalk and third party vendors. For help with external ProChannel modules, select a module and press F1 to open its online Help.Figure 412. ProChannel modules.To show/hide ProChannel in the Console view, click the Modules menu, then click ProChannel.To show/hide ProChannel in the Inspector, click the ProCh button at the top of the Inspector, or press CTRL+I.Click the Expand/Collapse button in the Inspector or Console view.To close all instances of ProChannel, hold down the CTRL key and click any Expand/Collapse button .
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