Metric Halo ChannelStrip v4

Channel Strip Plugin

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Education Proof

Products with education pricing are for students & teachers only. To prove your education status we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.


Types of proof

Student

Student ID Card, Letter of enrollment, or similar

Teacher/Lecturer

Teacher ID Card, Lecturer ID Card, Payslip, Letter from the school/college

Education proof is submitted to the manufacturer and is accepted at their discretion.


The Basics

iLok is a copy protection method used by many of our brands.

It has 3 types of activations, iLok USB, iLok Machine, and iLok Cloud.

Different brands/products will offer different iLok methods. iLok USB is always an option, but the availability of iLok Cloud and iLok Machine methods is at the discretion of the software developer.


iLok Account

For all iLok protected products, you will need an iLok account. You can create one for free here: ilok.com/#!registration


iLok License Manager

To manage your iLok licenses, there is a dedicated app called iLok License Manager. This app is used to register, activate, and move your licenses between locations.

You can download the latest installers from the iLok website: ilok.com/#!home


iLok USB Key

iLok USB

This activation is stored on an iLok 2 or 3 USB key.

It is the best option for portability, if you frequently move between multiple machines, and offline use.


iLok Machine ID

Machine ID

This activation is stored locally on your computer.

While this is a convenient way to work offline, and does not require the additional cost of an iLok USB, there is the risk of a license being lost in the case of a drive failure.

This option also requires extra care when you upgrade to a new computer, the license(s) must be deactivated on your old machine first to ensure you do not lose them.


iLok Cloud

iLok Cloud

This activation is based online, and requires a "cloud session" using the iLok License Manager.

It requires an active internet connection for the entire time you use the plugin(s).

For over 25 years, Metric Halo's ChannelStrip has been an integral part of the sound of myriad Grammy-award winning, Gold and Platinum records, hit TV shows and blockbuster movies.

ChannelStrip has been the critical tool for getting "the sound" quickly for thousands of professional recording engineers, composers and musicians worldwide.


As a signal processing bundle, Channel Strip 4 integrates everything you need to process the channels that make up a mix as well as process the entire mix bus.

Featuring an Expander, Compressor, multi-band EQ, and a limiter, ChannelStrip provides a unified interface for processing your tracks.

It also includes phase invert, channel delay, comprehensive metering and SpectraFoo spectrum analysis - so you can see your audio as well as you can hear it.

ChannelStrip is an essential tool for every project.


Features

  • World-class Signal Processing and Workflow
  • Used by Grammy-Award winning Engineers on countless hits
  • Expander, Compressor, EQ, & Limiter in one processor
  • Fully parametric interpolated EQ
  • Integrated side-chain EQ for dynamics
  • Individually switchable side-chains for dynamics blocks
  • Individual side-chain listen for dynamics blocks
  • EQ/Compressor routing control
  • SpectraFoo spectrum analysis built-in
  • Scalable gain reduction meters
  • More than 250 presets included
  • Adjustable UI size / Disclosable Graphs
  • MH Preset Manager - Provides cross-platform presets

What's New in V4

  • Adds VST3 version on both macOS and Windows
  • VST3 Native Apple Silicon support for all VST host including Steinberg products (Cubase, Nuendo, etc).
  • VST3 Native Sidechain Support.
  • Adds support for EQ and Dynamics graphs in Pro Tools
  • Enables EQ and Dynamics pages in Avid Control/EuCon when running in Pro Tools
  • Undo/Redo
  • A/B snapshots and snapshot blend
  • Software update tracking
  • More flexible resizability
  • Common controls in the header bar (Help, Resize, Pane Disclosure)
  • All plugins support AU, AAX, VST2 and VST3 on macOS.
  • All plugins support AAX, VST2, and VST3 on Windows.
  • Improved Preset Management
  • Plug-in Settings copy/paste between instances
  • Plug-in details pane (accessed by the MH Logo) that shows:
    • About box
    • Links to documentation, tech support and frequently asked questions
    • Software update information and release notes
    • Current release notes
    • Plug-in Preferences
  • Significantly reduced size download for the installers on macOS
  • Adds a user configurable themes for most plugins
  • Adds user selectable knob styles for many plugins
  • Adds user preference for band colors
  • Adds user preference UI colors
  • Adds user preference for showing/hiding knob rings
  • Refines layout and visuals of the UI

System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.10 Yosemite and above
  • Windows 7 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Machine, iLok Cloud, and iLok USB licensing methods are supported
  • Includes 2 activations per license

Plugin Formats

AAX Native, AU, VST2, and VST3


User Manual

Crossgrade Proof

This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.


Types of proof

A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

A screenshot of your product registration

A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.