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ProChannel (Producer only) ► ProChannel modules and controls

ProChannel can be displayed either collapsed or expanded in the Inspector and Console view. When collapsed, only a subset of all available controls are visible.
Note: When expanding ProChannel in the Inspector, ProChannel fills the entire width of the Inspector. When expanding ProChannel in the Console view, ProChannel extends to the right of the channel strip.
A. Pre/Post B. Global input meter C. Expand/collapse ProChannel D. Preset E. Global On/Off F. QuadCurve Equalizer graph
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Expand/Collapse . Expands/collapses the ProChannel module.
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Preset. Shows selected preset name. Hover the mouse over the Preset control to access Load Preset and Save Preset controls. For details, see Presets.
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Pre/Post . Specifies if the ProChannel signal is routed prior to the channel’s effects bin (pre) or after the effects bin (post).
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Global input meter. Activity indicator that shows if any module is processing audio.
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Global enable/disable. When enabled, the audio signal flows through ProChannel. When disabled, ProChannel is bypassed.
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QuadCurve Equalizer graph. Shows the equalization curve.
A. Selected track B. Selected track’s expanded ProChannel C. Presets D. Compressor E. Equalizer F. Tube saturation
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Collapse . Collapses the ProChannel module.
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Preset. Shows selected preset name. For details, see Presets.
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Insert Module (Inspector only). Lets you insert a new module from a pop-up menu. See also To replace a module.
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Gripper. Drag up/down to reorder the module.
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Icon. Each module category has its own unique icon. For details, see Module categories.
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Name. Module name.
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Clipping LED. Shows if the input signal to the module is clipping. If there is any distortion in the ProChannel signal chain, the clipping LEDs let you identify where the clipping occurs.
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Enable/disable. Enable/disable the module.
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Minimize/Restore. Collapse and restore the module height. Hold down the CTRL key and click to collapse/restore the same module on all selected tracks. Hold down the ALT key and click to collapse/restore all modules in a track.
A. Gripper B. Icon C. Name D. Clipping LED E. Bypass F. Minimize/Restore
ProChannel includes several presets to get you started. However, because all audio material is different, the real power and fun is to experiment with the controls to come up with settings that suit the audio material you are working with.
ProChannel presets are saved to disk as *.pcp files. By default, presets are stored in the <SONAR program folder>\ProChannel presets folder. To change to the default preset folder, go to Edit > Preferences > File - Folder Locations.
A. Current preset B. Load Preset C. Save Preset
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Preset list. Shows selected preset name. Choose any existing preset from the list.
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Preset. Shows selected preset name.
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Load Preset . Opens the Open dialog box to the default preset directory. Choose a preset and click Load to load the preset.
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Save Preset . Opens the Save As dialog box to the default preset directory. Type a name and click Save to save the current ProChannel settings as a new preset. To overwrite an existing preset, type the same name as the existing preset.
Note 1: To see the Load Preset and Save Preset buttons in the Inspector and collapsed Console view strips, hover the mouse over the Preset control.
Note 2: If a preset is referring to a plug-in that is missing, only the module header is loaded and the module is collapsed. When expanded, the module will be empty to indicate the plug-in is missing.
Modules are arranged by category in the Insert Module pop-up menu, and each module displays its category icon. The following categories are available:
Note: The number of available categories depends on the modules you have installed. By default, SONAR X2 includes Equalizer, Compressor, Gate and Tube Saturation modules, and therefore shows the Frequency, Dynamics and Simulation categories.

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