The Awesome Channel Amp has an LCR passive mix buss (left – center- right selectable just like most consoles had up to the late 60′s, no pan pot) in the unit. Since it is a double wide module, AwTac was able to use the extra set of I/O jacks for a mix buss. With a standard XLR cable, you can connect one Awesome into another and *POW* now you have a mixer. Just like that. The buss level, just like the paradigm of all lust worthy classic consoles with a passive buss, is conveniently set at mic level. After you’ve chained all your Awesome’s together, a special (awesome if you will) breakout cable plugs into the standard XLR jack and delivers the Left and Right buss to the mic pre’s of your choice. This obviously sets you up for a myriad of tonal choices when both tracking with multiple mic’s mixed to a mono source (there are still *some* people that track guitars like this, right?) and mixing your stems (or tracks) from your DAW.
The Awesome Transistor Amplifier Company (AwTAC) has ensured that mixing functionality is designed to work with every 500 rack currently on the market. If it has a male and female XLR, you can use that rack to build a mixer out of Awesomes.
"The sonic and working aesthetic of the Channel Amplifier is clearly based on recording technology of the early 1970s. Audio in the unit passes through between three and seven discrete amplifiers (depending on what's engaged), two transformers, and an inductor. Each audio stage is individually designed to complement what comes before and after it, and each one sounds large and expansive. Simply engaging the EQ (set flat) sends the signal through three additional amplifiers, increasing the tonal "color" options. This is essentially how complete consoles from that era operated - with each stage designed as an individual component but meant to work within an entire "system." When people say that an individual API 312 module doesn't sound the same as it did in an original console, this is usually why."
"Although there is certainly a general '70s vibe to the unit, the Channel Amplifier is pretty much unlike anything else I've ever used from that period or otherwise." - Chris Garges - TapeOp Magazine
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