External Rack Overview
Processors which are not built into console are called “external processors or devices” or “outboard gear”. These devices can be used by routing to/from them in the signal chain via the patchbay or hardwired in the signal path. These devices reside in the “external rack” somewhere near or surrounding the console.
The routing matrix provides access to all of the inputs & outputs in the entire environment. Route audio anywhere and create simple-to-complex signal chains.
Read more about the patchbay.
Intended to “replace” the sound. Meaning, it won’t be “blended” with the original.
For more information on dynamic processors, see the dedicated article.
Mono compressor modelled after a studio-classic.
Mono compressor with faster settings than the PK-2A.
Stereo Compressor with parameter linking.
An inline processor with Gain/Trim, EQ & Compression.
An EQ with unique parameter controls.
A graphic equalizer.
Intended to create an enhanced stereo image that is “blended” with the original sound.
All time-based effects offer the “Mono to Stereo” feature.
Reverb designed to emulate spaces by cubic metrics using the “Finite Element Method” used in various predication analysis sciences.
Feedback delay unit.
Record 8 patchable inputs to a stereo file. The output of the 8 track can be routed back anywhere in the environment using the patchbay.
A classic analog-style tape machine.
Records the monitor source output to a stereo file.