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Choice of pre amp and compressor emulation is not something which can be dictated but is down to taste, style of track, choice of mic and may other variables. Your ears which will tell you what works...
There is not an option on the LC to restore to factory settings. There are few settings that affect the unit operationally so a reset option is not really necessary or useful. The factory emulations...
The Liquid Channel does not feature a high impedance instrument input and a DI box is needed to connect an electric guitar or bass direct to it.
In terms of data content there should be no problem connecting between AES and S/PDIF ports. The problem with connecting them arises from signal level issues. An AES signal amplitude is 5V whereas S/...
This is not possible as the unit uses these names to recall/reference the emulations.
With a standard analogue compressor, when link is switched in, a diode circuit ensures that whichever channel requires the most gain reduction controls the action of both compressors. This way the...
Once armed, the Session Saver will monitor the post input gain signal. If the signal overloads it will turn the gain of the pre-amp down by 1dB. If the signal is still overloading then it will turn...
Focusrite have strived to make the Liquid Channel converters to the highest spec so as to preserve the detail in the recorded signal and keep THD and noise to the very minimum. We are confident that...
The Liquid Channel can store up to 40 pre emulations and 40 compressor emulations. You cannot trade memory places e.g. have 30 pres and 50 compressors. The emulations themselves are quite small files...
After the input stage, the signal gets converted to the digital domain to be processed and then gets converted back to an analogue signal before the analogue output. A pre D/A conversion AES output...
When using the Liquid Channel the incoming analogue signal is converted to the digital domain at one of 6 sample rates. When we sampled the impulse responses of the original gear it was done at 44.1...
No. The Liquid Channel (TLC) uses a digital filter based EQ which is modelled upon Focusrite's legendary ISA 110, whereas the Liquid Mix EQ uses dynamic convolution to emulate the unique sonic...
No LEDs illuminated • Is the POWER switched on? • Is the correct mains voltage being used for your unit? If not, the fuse may blow, requiring the correct fuse to be refitted. ( Click here to find the...
The Liquid Channel display should clearly visible. There is a small trimmer inside the unit which adjusts the display contrast so if the display is very dark then it is most likely that this needs to...
Distortion should not be introduced by the Liquid Channel until the O/L LED lights. If this is not the case then make sure the harmonics knob is set to 0, the compressor and EQ are not switched in...
Focusrite have developed Liquid Control which is free to download from the Liquid Channel page . This is a dedicated program for controlling the Liquid Channel remotely from your computer via a USB...
To link two Liquid Channels follow these steps: 1) Connect the 'digital link bus' out of the LC you wish to use as master to the 'digital link bus' in of the slave LC. 2) Connect the 'digital link...
We will continue to produce emulations of classic gear and post them on the assets page at the Liquid website until we have emulationted all of the vintage gear we can possibly get our hands on...
Focusrite do not have an audio demo of the Liquid Channel although a CD has been made independently of Focusrite which contains clips of the LC emulations: Lynn Fuston of 3D Audio, producer of the '...
When in 'as original' mode, as you change from one compressor emulation to the next, the Liquid Channel will try to keep the settings the same. On some emulations certain parameters are fixed so in...