Amek Pure Path, Channel In A Box

Discussion in 'Mixing' started by Phil Blackbourn, Jan 31, 2005.

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  1. anyone got one, used one?

    thinking about adding one or two to my setup.

    what are your thoughts on the unit?
     
  2. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

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    Search the archives, it has been discussed. I own a pair mostly just for the eq. which is great.
     
  3. Blenn

    Blenn Guest

    I own two as well as the focusrite ISA 428. I did have the Liquid channel but that went back. The Pure paths are fantastic. The preamps are fantastic. The EQ is excellant and the compressor is quite decent. A great channel strip period!

    Paul
     
  4. What didn't you like about the Liquid Channel?
     
  5. Blenn

    Blenn Guest

    It's not that I didn't like the liquid it's just a bit gimmicky. The preamp is an excellant preamp but the emulations dont seem - well I dont know how to say - rounded. The compressors I found excellant but I have most of those with the UAD-1 cards. The ISA 428 gave better results for me so I got that instead.

    I think in another 18mths or so the technology behind the liquid will be sounding better - -I am just not quite convinced yet. They're all too subtle for me hear any significant difference and again not full enough sounding.

    Paul
     
  6. The whole concept of preamp modeling seems a little strange...the whole point of high end pre's is that there is no other way to get the sound...now if the LIquid was like a $500 entry home unit...that would be different.
     
  7. Blenn

    Blenn Guest

    I would have to agree with that - except that the units own propriety preamp is probably worth £750 UK alone coupled wiht a decent AD up 192 and some great compressor emulations makes it almost worth the asking price. But it still, for me , falls short of what it's point is.

    Paul
     

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