The Pro Channel from ART is the latest offering from the world's most popular tube dynamics processing manufacturer, has created the world's best-sounding and most affordable professional recording channel. The Pro Channel features many new and exciting design enhancements to ART's pro and home studio staples, including the addition of a tube circuit to the compressor module. The Pro Channel allows you to select between ART's award winning optical/tube compressor or the coveted tube circuit (a design made popular by the sound of the old broadcast limiters – now costing thousands of dollars). The tube circuit is fast, fat and a bit aggressive, and is guaranteed to become a legend among compressors as has the Pro VLA. The four-band parametric equalizer has selectable Q for the two sweepable mid-bands. As with all design elements of the Pro Channel, these Q options were fine-tuned by some of the industry's top studio and live-sound engineers. Likewise, all new additions were made without compromise to the sound of the original designs (Pro MPA, Pro VLA, Tube EQ), which have become standards in professional studios and FOH rigs around the globe.
Specifications: • Attack time: Fast 2ms (optical), 0.5ms (tube); Slow 15ms (for 20dB of comp) • Boost and cut/frequency band: ±12 dB (wide), ±20 dB (narrow) • Compression ratio: Variable 2:1 to >10:1 • Dynamic range: >100 dB (20-20 kHz) • EQ frequency bands: Low shelf 40 Hz/120 Hz (selectable), Low-mid 20 Hz to 200 Hz/200 Hz to 2 kHz (sweepable), Low-mid Q wide/narrow (selectable), High-mid 200 Hz to 2 kHz/2 kHz to 20 kHz (sweepable), High-mid Q wide/narrow (selectable), High shelf 6 kHz/18 kHz (selectable) • Equivalent input noise: -130 dBu (XLR to XLR, 'A' weighted) • Frequency response: 10 Hz to 20 kHz (±.5 dB) • Input impedance: 1.67k ohms (XLR), 1M ohm (1/4") • Input/output connections: XLR (balanced) & 1/4" (unbalanced) • Insert connections: 1/4" (unbalanced) • Low-cut filter: -3 dB@10 Hz to 250 Hz (Variable) • Maximum compression: 30 dB (optical), 23 dB (tube) • Maximum gain: 65 dB (1/4" to 1/4") • Maximum gain XLR to XLR: 83 dB (XLR to XLR) • Maximum input level: +15 dBu (XLR).