Amek Pure Path, Channel In A Box

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

  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

    Feb 23, 2001
    Silicon Valley
    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!

  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.

  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 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.


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