Clicking on the Expanded View Button in the corner of each processor opens up a much larger version that fills the entire module area, making editing more comfortable and offering additional functionality. They are all now provided to you in one flexible yet fully cohesive channel strip plugin. The Pre module includes a wonderful saturation circuit, with three modes. Scheps Omni Channel features five modules that you can use in any order you like: The Pre module provides three types of analog saturation, letting you add diverse colors of harmonic distortion as well as filters and thump resonance controls. It sounds great when pushed to its extremes and can be subtle and clinical as well. If they offered that option, there could be separate lists for drums, bass, guitar, and so forth. Just bought the Omni Channel and will be using it soon in some up and coming music.
The central Mid and Tone bands, meanwhile, include Wide and Narrow bell shapes. Add to that two settings to introduce downsampling into the filter, and you get something rather original. I'm happy the Scheps Omni Channel exists. All four can be used as parametric bell filters, but each band also offers two alternative modes. With Scheps Omni Channel, Waves took a somewhat different approach: It collaborated with mixer extraordinaire Andrew Scheps to create a multifaceted plug-in that seeks to re-create, in a single plug-in, the collection of key processors Scheps regularly uses.
You get four frequency bands to work with, every one sweepable all the way from 16Hz to 21kHz, rather than each covering its own range, and yielding up to 18dB of cut or boost. If you are starting out and need a very good channel strip to start with, Waves Omni Channel is it. The Tone band is a little different. The next module is a Gate, which can be set either as a conventional gate or downward expander. This is something special that has been very well thought through.
Narrow is a fairly sharp peak, and Wide differs in width between the two, being tighter and more focal in the Tone band. The star of the show. Scheps Omni Channel gives you the best of both worlds. Irrespective of which musical genre you are working on, waves Scheps Omni Channel plugin will help you stay focused while you mix. It is nice that it is there. Summary I own a great many channel strip plug-ins from different vendors. I love the sound of all the individual modules and the flexibility of their application.
This thing is packed with so many features and hidden doodads that in many cases, it might be the only plugin needed on a sound. Thanks again for all you do and add to the song writing and mixing community. Most Channel strip plugins around emulate vintage mixing consoles which often sound amazing, but limits sound engineers specific and limited sonic color. Lastly, there is no kitchen sink. Extra Insert You can insert one Waves plug-in that you own into this strip. And you can save the whole thing as your own user preset. When first launched, all five modules are visible, but clicking the button at the top right of any one of them pulls it out into the Expanded View.
It has to be Waves, no choice in the matter. If yes, please share on your social media by clicking the buttons below. Zoom in and you have four de-ess modules. This is a masterful plugin by Waves and Scheps, and one that I will reach for often. But any Waves plug you have.
It feels like I work faster, which allows me to spend more time being creative while wasting less time wondering where the inspiration has gone. Scheps Omni channel is frankly one of a kind, designed in conjunction with Andrew Scheps who had this concept in mind. This plugin was designed in collaboration with Grammy-winning mixer Andrew Scheps Adele, Jay Z, Metallica. I especially like the saturation choices and the fact that I can drag and drop the processors in any order. This plug-in has brought me fully back on board with Waves again and plays to their design strengths in a wonderful way. Below the Compressor Type buttons, you get a Threshold knob and a 5-step gain reduction meter as in the Gate module.
There are way too many options to unpack for each module, so I'm just going to gush about my favorite ones. I hear it is a very good gate. For live sound, Scheps Omni Channel offers zero latency and full discrete control over each stereo channel. As a stereo insert, modules can operate in stereo, dual mono, or mid-side. Here comes the best channel strip vst plugin in recent times; Waves Scheps omni channel plugin. It is worth having the plug in just for this. On the front panel you get two separate de-essers.
Gate flips between gating and expansion, and enables adjustment of internal or external sidechain filters and hysteresis. The excellent presets which you get from the Load button in the upper right sometimes have these modules in different orders. It sounds smooth and is full of character to boot. Either way channel strips work great for me. These links help support the creation of content on this channel, No opinions have been paid for. There are plenty of excellent channel strip plug-ins on the market, but thanks to its comprehensive feature set, smart design, excellent sound quality and reasonable price, Scheps Omni Channel is poised to become one of the top choices in this very competitive market segment.
That will satisfy those coming in who have already purchased and played with , and also let those curious about this channel strip plug know that something special is definitely going on. Just know that all the four bands have marvelous lovely tone. Its most common use is with a square wave, where the width of each segment is modulated in time; but in , this square is replaced with twelve basic wavetables. They have an adjustable range, according to the manual, of 4dB to 26 dB. Last, the Master Section has a brick-wall limiter with a Threshold knob and a status light that indicates when the limiter kicks in. The three Saturation types—Odd, Even, and Heavy—represent odd harmonics, even harmonics, and clipping, respectively. Amazingly so, like other default modules, this insert slot can be moved around and positioned anywhere in the chain.