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Why is it called FAT channel? What does FAT stand for?

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asked May 10, 2020 in StudioLive Series III by billfisackerly (170 points)
Why is it called a "FAT" channel? I understand what it does, but I am curious as to why the name "FAT". Is it an acronym? Is it an insult? Was the technician who developed it morbidly obese?

I can find lots of articles about what to do with it, but nothing as to the origins of its name!

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answered May 13, 2020 by jonnydoyle (403,360 points)
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It's a secret.
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answered Sep 26, 2020 by vincepaul (270 points)
I don't know what's wrong with some people that they take the time to downvote you but not the time to answer or just think, "let me not be a **** and move along." I would guess that FAT is a play on words on FET (Field Effect Transistor) plus the idea that compression will make your channel strip sound fat.