I often get requests for super high end, desert island channel strips by professional recordists. The Millennia Media STT-1 channel strip is a great choice for those that require unparalleled clarity, dynamic range, and tonal control. Tube and solid state choices at every point in the signal chain allow the user to dial in the entire gamut of tones to suit the source that they are capturing. I cannot recommend very many other channel strips as highly as the STT1, when it comes to delicate, nuanced, mission critical recording. Character, three dimensionality, warmth, clarity, are available in spades.
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