The Fat Channel plug-in that is part of Studio One and the StudioLive series of mixers is already a much-loved plug-in. In a recent shootout this free plug-in stood its ground against some of the best industry plug-in emulations.
Building on the success of their state-space modelling technology, Presonus is now offering an expanded set of plug-ins to use within the Fat Channel, both for use within their StudioLive series of mixers and also in Studio One.
Fat Channel Collection
The Fat Channel Collection Volume 1 includes emulations of some of the most loved studio hardware around giving users access to both compressors and EQs for use live and in the studio, even better some of them are free.
FET-based compressors such as the one in the PreSonus RC 500 use transistors to emulate a triode tube’s operation and sound. This type of compressor generally provides a faster attack time and better repeatability than the optical compressors typically found in channel strips. Modeled after PreSonus' RC500 signature FET compressor, this plug-in provides an ultra-fast attack time and repeatable performance. Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.
Stunning high-end sound and incredible versatility are hallmarks of PreSonus’ VT-1, which is modeled after a popular vacuum tube channel strip’s FET compressor. The VT-1 provides fast attack and repeatable performance. The VT-1 provides fast attack and repeatable performance with a fully variable ratio. Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.
Capturing the unique sound of a twin VCA gain-reduction amplifier design, the Brit Comp is ideal for taming piano dynamics or adding punch to drums and percussion. Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.
This model of an iconic compressor/limiter of the 1950s imparts an unmistakable silky warmth on just about any signal. Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.
Comp 160 Compressor
With simple controls, yet capable of extreme compression traits, the Comp 160 provides VCA character with a personality all its own. Try it on drums—you’ll be glad you did! Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.
Everest C100A Compressor
Based on a classic design focused on gentle, natural-sounding gain reduction, the Everest C100A helps control dynamics while still letting the signal breathe. Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.
The smooth character of this compressor allows you to create transparent or extreme color changes to your audio, making it a workhorse for just about any application. Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.
Tube P1B Compressor
In general, the response time of optical compressors tends to soften the attack and release, which can smooth out uneven volume fluctuations. Emulating an all-tube, optical design, the Tube P1B compressor delivers musicality, preserving the clarity of the signal even at the most extreme settings. Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.
It's rare to find a truly outstanding solid-state channel strip that can deliver a vintage vibe reminiscent of classic high-end products, yet employs a thoroughly modern design. The PreSonus RC 500 was one of these rare gems. The RC 500 EQ plug-in is modeled after the channel strip’s 3-band semi-parametric EQ and combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q to provide subtle signal-shaping without harsh artifacts. Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.
The VT-1 EQ models a popular vacuum tube channel strip’s 4-band semi-parametric EQ, which combines isolated filters and optimized, per-band Q. Designed with musicality in mind, this EQ is smooth and refined, which made it an instant classic. Included in the free PreSonus Bundle.
The 1960s-vintage EQ provides consistent, repeatable equalization using three overlapping bands, divided into seven fixed frequency points, each with five steps of boost or cut. Its selectable peaking or shelving filters for the high and low band, along with an independently insertable bandpass filter, provide an easy path to creating acoustically superior equalization. Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.
Solar 69 EQ
The sound of classic British EQ is absolutely legendary and has enhanced many a great recording. Emulating this classic British design, the Solar 69 EQ adds definition to kick drums, shapes electric guitars, and adds shimmer to acoustic guitars and vocals without sacrificing body. Included in the Classic Studio Bundle.
This EQ offers the world's most popular EQ curve. Using gently sweeping treble and bass EQ shelves, it allows you to make subtle, yet effective, changes over wide swaths of the frequency spectrum. Included in the Modern Classics Bundle.
Tube Midrange EQ
This midrange EQ is based on a passive, all-tube design for ultra-smooth and musical equalization, making it ideal for any midrange source material. Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.
Vintage 3-band EQ
With its distinct filter shaping, sheen, and bite, this three-band active EQ includes both high and low shelving filters, providing enhanced tone-shaping possibilities. Included in the Vintage Channel Strips Bundle.
PreSonus Fat Channel Collection Bundles
The PreSonus® bundle is free to all registered users of StudioLive® Series III consoles and rack mixers.
The Classic Studio, Modern Classics, and Vintage Channel Strips bundles are available individually from your authorized PreSonus dealer or from shop.presonus.com. Or buy all three bundles—11 processors in all—in the Fat Channel Collection, Volume 1, to supercharge your StudioLive Series III mixer and Studio One®.
PreSonus Bundle (free)
- RC500 Compressor
- RC500 EQ
- VT1 Compressor
- VT1 EQ
Classic Studio Bundle
- FC-670 Compressor
- Brit Comp
- Alpine EQ-550 EQ
- Solar 69 EQ
Modern Classics Bundle
- Baxandall EQ
- Comp 160 compressor
- Everest C100A compressor
Vintage Channel Strips Bundle
- Classic Compressor
- Vintage 3-Band EQ
- Tube P1B Compressor
- Tube Midrange EQ
Complete Fat Channel Collection, Vol. 1
Everything in the Classic Studio, Modern Classics, and Vintage Channel Strips bundles—11 processors in all
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