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Extend the Fat Channel - like Scheps Omni

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asked Feb 17, 2020 in Instruments and Plug-Ins by tshadgett (4,590 points)
Would love to see the Fat Channel take some inspiration from the Scheps Omni Channel.

I really like the fact that the Omni has an inbuilt Saturation section and every section can be set to Stereo, Dual Mono or Mid/Side. The Saturation module could also be modular like the EQ and Compressor section and select from various Tape, Preamp or console saturations or perhaps distortion instead. Specific DeEsser inbuilt is great, along with Soloing individual bands of EQ and Mix knob on the compressor section. I like the monitoring section at the end of the chain and being able to insert another module in the chain is wonderful too - except I think Presonus would perhaps have the added bonus of adding not just another Fat channel insert (why limit it to one?), but perhaps any other VST if it's running inside Studio One. (Maybe this is a little like the Sonar ProChannel??)

I see that if Presonus implemented these, it would be a true Swiss army knife that could keep being expanded upon in the future.

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+1 vote
answered Feb 28, 2020 by philsalter (170 points)
I have to agree the Fat Channel is great, a Saturation control would be amazing. I'd love to see a 'full console' emulation of say an SSL - it's just waiting for that kind of modeling I think.

A 'full console' model with Saturation control would be amazing, maybe it could be paired up with a console shaper emulation to really make it work, obviously this would have to be an add-on purchase.

My last crazy idea is a little Fat Channel hardware controller, kinda like Softube Console 1, just a thought!