FOCUSRITE Liquid Channel

The Liquid Channel is every mic pre and compressor combination in history, inside a single 192kHz 2U device

Key Features:

  • 40 mic pres and 40 compressors
  • Best of both worlds
  • Digital head, analogue heart
  • Global Recall
  • Remote Control
  • 192kHz ADC/DAC as standard

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    Product Code: 100066486

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    £1,499.00
    The Liquid Channel transports classic front-end processing into the digital age, removing the need for endless patching and adding fluidity and reliability to the studio environment. Quite simply, The Liquid Channel is every mic pre and compressor combination in history, inside a single 192kHz 2U device.
    Converter performance
  • Sample rate: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz
  • Bit depth: 24-bit

    ADC
  • SNR: 120dB measured with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass A-weighted filter
  • Frequency response: +-0.05dB between 20Hz ? 22 kHz
  • Maximum input level: +22dBu
  • THD+N: 0.00035% (-109dB)

    DAC
  • Dynamic range: 116dB measured with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass A-weighted filter
  • Frequency response: +-0.05dB between 20Hz / 22kHz
  • Maximum output level: +22dBu
  • THD+N: 0.0007% (-103dB)

    Jitter
  • Internal clock:
  • AES digital output:
  • External clock:
  • Analogue and digital path

    Mic pre
  • Gain range: +6dB to +80dB, switched in 1dB steps
  • Frequency response: variable, set by pre-amp chosen
  • THD+N at analogue out: 0.001% measured with a +4dBu 1kHz input signal with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • THD+N at AES digital out: 0.0005% measured with a +4dBu 1kHz input signal with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Mic noise: EIN = -126dB measured at 80dB of gain with 150 Ohm source impedance and 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Noise at analogue out: -92dBu measured at +6dB gain with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass

    A-weighted filter
  • Noise at AES digital out: -119dBFS measured at + 6dB gain with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass

    A-weighted filter
  • Maximum input level: +16dBu
  • Input impedance: variable, set by preamp chosen
  • CMRR: Transformer: 123dB @ 60dB of gain
  • Electronic: 102dB @ 60dB of gain

    Line input
  • Gain range: 10dB to +10dB, switched in 1dB steps
  • Frequency response: 0dB +-0.1dB between 20Hz and 20kHz
  • THD+N at analogue out: 0.001% measured with a +18dBu 1kHz input signal with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • THD+N at AES digital out: 0.0004% measured with a +18dBu 1kHz input signal with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass filter
  • Noise at analogue out: -92dBu measured at 0dB gain with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass

    A-weighted filter
  • Noise at AES digital out: -120dBfs measured at 0dB gain with 20Hz/22kHz bandpass
    A-weighted filter
  • Maximum input level: +22dBu
  • High pass filter
  • Roll off frequency: switchable between 75Hz and 120Hz, frequency measured at 6dB down point, 12dB per octave roll-off

    Harmonics
  • Distortion range: 0 to 15 where 15 (maximum) = 10% of 2nd-, 20% of 3rd- and 10% of 5th-order at 0dBFS (level-dependent distortion)

    Compressor
    In ´As Original´ mode the parameter ranges will be the same as on the original unit being emulated. In ´Free´ mode the parameter ranges are as follows:

  • Threshold range: -40dB to 20dB switched in 1dB steps
  • Ratio range: 1:1 to limit
  • Attack range: 0.1ms to 2.5s
  • Release range: 0.1ms to 2.5s
  • Make-up gain: -20dB to +20dB switched in 0.5dB steps

    EQ

    High Shelf
  • Frequency range: 200Hz to 20kHz
  • Gain: +/-18dB

    Mid Band
  • Frequency range: 100Hz to 10kHz
  • Gain: +/-18dB
  • Q: variable between 0.8 and 2.5

    Low Shelf
  • Frequency range: 10Hz to 1kHz
  • Gain: +/-18dB

    Weight
  • 8.6kg
  • 19Ibs

    Dimensions
  • 484mm (W) x 85mm (H) x 270mm (D)
  • 19" (W) x 3.5" (H) x 10.6" (D)
  • 2U rackmount
  • 40 mic pres and 40 compressors
    The Liquid Channel comes loaded with forty classic mic-pre and forty classic compressor emulations, with an expanding library online.

    Best of both worlds
    The Liquid Channel fuses cutting-edge analogue design with lightning fast SHARC DSP to deliver the finest preamp emulations possible.

    Digital head, analogue heart
    The Liquid Channel uses an analogue preamp front-end to match the input impedance and signal path of the device being emulated before applying dynamic convolution for amplification characteristics.

    Global Recall
    100 programme memories allow you to save every parameter, whilst the file format provides easy transfer of these settings to other Liquid Channel users.

    Remote Control
    Free software application LiquidControl allows comprehensive remote operation and archiving facility of emulations and programme memories.

    192kHz ADC/DAC as standard
    The Liquid Channel features the finest conversion paths possible, ensuring the audio is unaffected whilst dynamic convolution is applied in the digital domain.

    Not all vintage units are born equal
    So the ´Harmonics´ dial lets you account for variance in vintage originals, or use levels of 2nd, 3rd and 5th Harmonic distortion creatively.



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