Harrison is opening up more of its Mixbus 32C DAW’s sound and feel with the release of 32C Channel. The channel strip plug-in is, of course, derived from the Harrison 32C analog console from 1975. It features the original four-band parametric EQ, filter section, a characterful compressor, Master and Routing sections. No preamp emulation is mentioned, but feel free to put your go-to pre before the channel strip, then crank the latter’s input fader until the analog sauce is dripping.
Harrison 32C Channel plug-in
The four-band parametric EQ features proportional Q adjustments, switchable bell/shelving curves for the high and low bands, and a pair of broad midrange bands (186Hz to 4.1kHz and 370 to 8.1kHz). The HPF and LPF filters are immediately below, featuring a Bump switch for the HPF filter. To the left are the Input and Output controls, and the Compressor with just Ratio and Makeup knobs. You can choose from 3 modes – Compressor, Leveler, and Limiter. The flexible Routing section lets you place the Compressor, Filters, and Equalizer between the Input and Output stages as you deem fit. Metering is achieved via virtual VU meter, output peak meter, and a gain reduction meter for the compressor. Like most Harrison plug-ins, 32C Channel strip gets straight to the point.
Harrison 32C Channel – Price and availability
Until August 31, Harrison 32C Channel is sold for USD 49, down from USD 89. Only Plugivery seems to have it at the time of writing, but it’s not mentioned as an exclusive reseller. The plug-in works under Windows, macOS, and Linux in AAX, VST3, VST, and AU formats.