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Aphex Essential Project Channel Strip

Model: Project Channel

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About: Aphex Essential Project Channel Strip

Project Channel is an extremely high quality channel strip, designed with ease of use in mind. The front panel is streamlined and very approachable. The included optical compressor features a single-knob ratio control.  Using this one knob and the 10-segment gain reduction meter, it is very easy to keep the dynamic range of the signal under control. The Aural Exciter brings the essence of an instrument or voice out to the front making it easy to hear in a mix.  The Big Bottom processor adds punch to your low end in a way that no EQ can. The S/PDIF digital output and dBFS output meter make it extremely easy to get a proper digital signal to an audio interface for recording.  The front panel sample rate button allows for easy selection of sample rates from 44.1kHz to 96kHz. Analog outputs are also provide for use with outboard A/D converters or use with analog mixers. The front panel instrument input allows for great sounding direct recordings of bass and guitar.  This input automatically overrides the rear panel XLR mic input, allowing the user to keep a mic plugged in.

While it’s easy to find similar products with more features, you’ll be hard pressed to find a similar product that sounds better.

Class A Preamp

  • Ultra-wide bandwidth, maximum gain and headroom
  • Inspired by classic British and American recording consoles

Optical Compressor

  • Uses Aphex’s proprietary optical element for speed adjustability from compression to leveling

Big Bottom

  • Patented technology for deeper and more resonant bass with little or no increase in peak output

Aural Exciter

  • Patented technology for increased presence and clarity with improved detail and intelligibility


  • Hi Z Instrument Input
  • Class A Mic Preamp w/ Phantom Power
  • Aphex Optical Compressor
  • Output and Compression Gain Reduction Metering
  • Aural Exciter
  • Big Bottom
  • S/PDIF Digital Output is a Canadian authorized Aphex retailer.

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Warranty: Aphex Essential Project Channel Strip Warranty:

30 Days

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • One year from date of original purchase.
  • All defects in materials and workmanship
  • The following are not covered:
    • Voltage conversions
    • Units on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed.
    • Damage or deterioration resulting from: Installation and/or removal of the unit; Accident, misuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification; Failure to follow instructions in the Owner’s Manual, User Guide or other official Aphex documentation; Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Aphex; Shipping damage – claims must be presented to the shipper