A channel strip is a device that allows the output of an audio device to be amplified to a line level and integrated into some other system. An audio channel strip may be a stand alone unit or one of many units built into a mixing desk. It usually includes a microphone preamp with a switchable phantom power voltage to drive condenser microphones and some form of audio equalization. Some designs also offer other facilities including audio compression, de-essing, noise-gating and limiting.
Manufacturers of stand-alone channel strips include:
- It allows control of sound effect levels and allows the audio signal to be routed to recording devices. It also allows the user to monitor critical listening and (where supported) adjust equalization.
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