ART Pro Audio Voice Channel

$499.00

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

The ART VoiceChannel is the perfect complete channel input strip for recording, broadcast or high profile live applications where maximum performance and detail is required. Designed to deliver in critical applications where full control of...
Vendor ART
Product Code art-voicechannel
The ART VoiceChannel is the perfect complete channel input strip for recording, broadcast or high profile live applications where maximum performance and detail is required. Designed to deliver in critical applications where full control of the audio source is required, the VoiceChannel combines a single Class-A tube mic preamp, full-featured dynamics control, De-esser, expander and semi-parametric EQ into one unit with analog and digital output as well as the ability to direct connect to any computer or laptop via integrated USB port.

Designed to be a powerful channel strip and the ideal all in one input solution for analog or digital recording, each stage of the VoiceChannel's signal path provides full control and a full feature set for each component, making it the perfect choice for tracking critical vocals and solo instruments.

Tube Preamp
The VoiceChannel's preamp section uses a Class-A tube design with variable input impedance and selectable tube plate voltage to create the most versatile high performance microphone preamplifiers in their class. Capable of delivering incredible warmth, presence and clarity 12AX7A vacuum tube used in the circuit delivers controlled 'musical sounding' overload characteristics for added warmth and presence, while maintaining a wide dynamic range with unsurpassed sonic detail and clarity.

Variable Input Impedance
Variable input impedance optimizes the input for the widest possible range of microphone sources. The ability to vary the input impedance of a VoiceChannel's preamp changes the load the microphone 'sees' in the system, dramatically altering its performance and character. This creates a wide range of new sonic possibilities with any modern or vintage condenser, ribbon or dynamic microphone.

The variable impedance control is infinitely variable allowing much finer control and the ability to tune the preamp to the microphone's ideal sweet spot.

Selectable Tube Plate Voltage
The selectable tube voltage function delivers a wide variety of providing the either high plate voltage to the tube, ensuring maximum output with extremely low noise and distortion, or lowering the plate voltage to increase warmth and tube character.

Comprehensive Dynamic Control & EQ
The VoiceChannel delivers full dynamic control from the integrated fully variable Compressor / De-Esser / Expander section. Unlike most channel strip processors in this class, every function of the VoiceChannel's dynamics control is easily tunable from the front panel. Complete control of compressor's threshold, ratio, attack and release as well as de-esser frequency & level and expander / gate threshold are fully variable from smooth high quality low noise pots.

The VoiceChannel's semi-parametric EQ offers wide tune-ability and tone control, and for added versatility the EQ can be patched before OR after the dynamics processor with a simple on-button touch on the front panel - no re-patching required. Separate insert jacks on the back panel allow you quick quiet in-line connectivity to external signal processing gear immediately after the Mic preamp (before the EQ and dynamics processor) in the signal path. Another insert patch point exists just before the A/D converters.

Digital Connectivity and USB Output
The ART VoiceChannel can direct connect to virtually any recording platform, analog or digital console making it one of the most versatile input strips in your audio toolkit. Choose between a wide range of outputs including balanced analog out, 44.1 KHz to 192 KHz AES/EBU, S/PDIF, or ADAT digital output or if need be, direct connect to any computer or laptop via USB. All analog and digital outputs provide comprehensive metering for a detailed indication of audio levels.

Features:
• Ideal input solution for any recording application
• Fully Featured Tube Microphone Preamplifier with Selectable plate Voltage and Variable Input Impedance
• Exceptional warmth and definition from proven ART Tube Preamp design
• Smooth musical sounding dynamics control including Compressor / Expander / De-Esser / Gate
• Powerful Parametric EQ selectable Pre or Post Compressor in signal path
• Flexible digital connectivity including ADAT Lite-pipe / AES/EBU / S/PDIF / TOSLink Digital Output supports 44.1 to 192 KHz Sample Rates
• USB direct-connect to computer or laptop

Specifications:
Preamp
Microphone Gain: 0 dB to +60 dB
Instrument Gain: +3 dB to +40 dB

EQ
Boost/Cut: +12 dB on each band
Low Freq. Tuning: 50/150 Hz Selectable
MID 1 Freq. Tuning: 100 Hz to 3 KHz continuously variable
MID 2 Freq. Tuning: 500 Hz to 15 KHz continuously variable
High Freq. Tuning: 5K/15 KHz Selectable

Compressor/Limiter
Attack Time: 250 uSec. to 100 mSec.
Release Time: 100 mSec to 3 Sec.
De-esser Tuning: .5 KHz to 15 KHz continuously variable
Compression Ratio: 1:1 to 20:1
Expander Slope: 1:1.5

Frequency Response
Analog In to Analog Out: 12 Hz to 100 KHz +0, -1 dB
Analog In to Digital Out: 12 Hz to 20 KHz +0, -1 dB @ 44.1 KHz sample rate
16 Hz to 42 KHz +0, -1 dB @ 96 KHz
THD: 1 KHz
UPC:
L.A. Music is a Canadian authorized ART retailer.

SHIPPING POLICY

Shipping Charges

Shipping charges apply to orders under $199. $14.95 is the usual shipping price for most products under $199, however there can be added shipping costs for over-sized, over-weight shipments, and items shipping to "Beyond Point" areas as outlined below. The customer will be notified of any additional costs before the order is shipped.

Free Shipping over $199

Free shipping is a limited time offer available on qualifying orders $199.00 and over (excluding tax) anywhere in Canada with the exception of:

  • Over-sized / over-weight shipments. We reserve the right to add shipping charges when required. The customer will be notified of any additional costs before the order is shipped.
  • All purchases qualify for a free shipping allowance. For most orders this allowance will cover the entire shipping cost. In some cases where product price is low and the weight/size of the product is high or large we may need to charge a small shipping charge. If there are any additional shipping costs you only pay the difference between our shipping allowance and the actual cost. We will subsidize most of the extra shipping costs. An example of this is: Behringer products they may cost very little but weight a lot. We will try to post the surcharges on the products at the time of checkout however sometimes we may need to contact you before shipping. If you have any questions please contact us by phone and we will look into the shipping rates for your area.
  • "Beyond Point" areas in Canada as outlined below. Shipping to the US is $29.95 and there may be an additional charge for over-sized/over-weight shipments and for the "Beyond Point" areas in the US as outlined below. Some of our products do not ship to the US. Please call us for more details.

Free shipping does not apply to "Beyond Point" areas, including but not limited to the following:

The customer will be notified of any additional costs before the order is shipped. If necessary, "Beyond Point" deliveries may be shipped via Expedited Post Parcel. Furthermore, if a P.O. Box or a rural address is specified for delivery, L.A. Music retains the right to use Expedited Post Parcel service with an authorized signatory. L.A. Music reserves the right to revoke this limited time offer at any time.

Shipping Terms and Conditions

If LAMUSIC.CA (we) have your product(s) in stock, we will email you a confirmation notice that the item(s) are ready to be shipped; that notice is our acceptance of your order. Your order will be deemed to be accepted only if and when we send an acceptance/confirmation email to your email address confirming that the order has been received. L.A. Music is not responsible for typographical errors in pricing or product specification inaccuracies in our catalog or web site. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shipping/Delivery Times

In-stock orders (excluding special delivery items) generally ship within 2 business days of placing your order. Out-of-stock orders will ship once the item is back in stock. Total price of the order will only be charged to Credit Card accounts after the product has been shipped. Orders paid via PayPal will have accounts charged once the initial acceptance email has been sent.

All delivery times are measured in Business Days, meaning Monday-Friday. This means, for example, an order placed Friday is processed Monday.

Order Accuracy

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Ship to Address/ P.O. Boxes

If the ship-to address is not directly accessible by Purolator Ground/Canada Xpresspost, there may be additional shipping costs involved – you will be advised of these BEFORE your order is shipped. Also, there may be additional shipping costs if shipping weight exceeds a certain amount; you will be notified prior completion of shipping. We also may ship your order via Expedited Post Parcel service if Purolator/Canada Xpresspost service is not a viable option. Expedited Post delivery times vary and may take longer to arrive than Purolator/Canada Xpresspost service. Any Purolator/Canada Xpresspost orders shipped to a P.O. Box or rural address will be shipped "Hold for Pickup" to the nearest Purolator/Canada Xpresspost depot/agent.

Order Status/Backorders

Order status can be viewed under 'Review Orders' which can be found under the My Accounts section of our web page. If your order is completely or partially backordered, please contact us for an estimated time of arrival. Since items are constantly being reordered, wait time for backordered products is not long. Once we receive the backordered items, the order is likely to be shipped to you within 1-2 days of arrival to us. Backorders can occur under circumstances such as; distributors and manufactures do not have immediate stock, the product is special order and/or it has been recently released and supply is not readily available. Under these circumstances, the estimated time of arrival is relative and given to us by our suppliers and so, we rely on the estimated information as a guarantee as well. You will have the option of waiting for the next available shipment or to cancel your order. In this situation, we advise the customer to wait for the shipment because his or her order becomes top priority.

Change or Cancel your Order

If for any reason you wish you change your order or cancel your order, you may access the 'Change Quantities/Cancel Order' under the My Accounts section on our web page. You will not be able to alter your order if the confirmation letter has been sent, therefore under that circumstance, please call 1-877-76-MUSIC and we can assist you with the change. We require immediate notice if you choose to cancel your order. However, if we do not receive and process your cancellation request before we accept and ship your order, your cancellation request will not be effective.

International Shipping

L.A. Music Custom Guitars primary ships to Canada. There are some brands we do ship Internationally. Please call us toll free for more details. Please create an account by clicking the "My Account / Order Status" link at the top right hand side of our site. During signup we'll ask for your shipping address details including country. If your country is not in the drop-down menu of available countries, unfortunately we cannot ship to your country at this time. At this Point.

Fender Musical Instrument Corporation "FMIC" products do not ship outside of Canada.

If you have any further inquiries, you may contact us at:

L.A. Musical Instruments
230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, ON
L5G 1G9
1-877-76-MUSIC

RETURN POLICY

Our In Store Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit

If you are not completely satisfied with any product for up to 7 day after your order is received, we will offer an exchange or a full store credit (store credit has no expiry date).

Our Online Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because of the nature of online purchases and the lack of actual "touch and feel" perspective for items, L.A Music offers a 7 day return window from when your order received. A minimum 5% restocking charge will apply for returns on online purchases only.

Our online return policy does not apply to any in store pickups or purchases because you will be able to physically inspect the item and try it before leaving the store. Any in store pickups or purchases as such will apply to our 7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit.

Return Procedure

Returns will only be accepted within 7 days of receiving your purchase either by in-store pickup or by the ship date you received it. All returns are subject to a minimum 5% restocking fee. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping costs unless the item was not received as described. Buyer receives a full refund in their original payment method less any shipping charges and a minimum of 5% restocking fee.

Returns must include all original packaging, manuals and warranty cards. Customer must supply a copy of the original invoice. All returns will be inspected for wear or abuse, additional charges may apply. Returns after 10 days will NOT be accepted. No returns on special orders/non-stock, discontinued or clearance items, software, books, CD's, clothing, opened or used strings, internal earphones, harmonicas, drum heads, or sticks, turntable cartridges, bulbs, or tapes. L.A. Music does not give cash refunds if you paid by Visa or Mastercard you will be refunded by a credit to your card (processed within 7 business days). Other Authorized returns will be at your choice, credited on account, exchanged, or L.A. Music cheque (processed within 7 business days).

Email us or call us at 1.877.76 MUSIC (1.877.766.8742) or 905.271.0303 to receive a Return Authorization Number. Once you have your RA# (Return Authorization), write it in the space provided on the label. Returns sent to us without a Return Authorization Number will not be accepted.

Send your return to:

L.A. Musical Instruments
230 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga, Ontario
L5G 1G9
Canada
905-271-0303

Return Policy

Our In Store Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit

If you are not completely satisfied with any product for up to 7 day after your order is received, we will offer an exchange or a full store credit (store credit has no expiry date).

Our Online Policy:
7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Because of the nature of online purchases and the lack of actual "touch and feel" perspective for items, L.A Music offers a 7 day return window from when your order received. A minimum 5% restocking charge will apply for returns on online purchases only.

Our online return policy does not apply to any in store pickups or purchases because you will be able to physically inspect the item and try it before leaving the store. Any in store pickups or purchases as such will apply to our 7-Day 100% Satisfaction Guarantee by Exchange or Store Credit.