The Desert Island Dual Channel Strip is an ultra-high-end mastering grade preamp with an extensive EQ section for tracking and mixing.
Like anything in life, when it comes to audio – there’s always another level that you can take things. The Dual Channel Strip from Desert Island is a meticulously crafted example of detailed design and high-precision engineering.
As a company, Desert Island Gear specializes in high-end recording console preamps and peripherals. So you can be sure the inspiration for the Dual Channel Strip came from this area.
Desert Island Dual Channel Strip
The Dual Channel Strip is built with custom transformers on the input preamplifier, the line in, and the output, so you can have plenty of fun trying to get different colours from the various gain stages.
The EQ section is equipped with multi-tap inductor mid-band EQ points that increase the accuracy of the Q controls. In addition, there’s a filter section with selectable 24dB per octave high-pass and low-pass filters that have no resonant bump at the cutoff point.
Overall, the Dual Channel Strip has been designed to enhance any recording or channel within your mix. From corrective carving to adding creative colour tones, you can work with single tracks or stereo groups from vocals and guitars to your entire mix.
The 4-band EQ section might be a bit too much machinery for most users at first, but it presents a new dimension in terms of extremely precise sound shaping.
Pricing and availability:
The Dual Channel Strip is currently available for preorder and shipping is expected by April. The unit is priced at $7,999 Canadian, which is currently just over $5,950 US. However, Desert Island is currently offering 20% off all preorders, which lessens the blow somewhat.
More about the Desert Island Dual Channel Strip:
- Desert Island Dual Channel Strip: Desert Island