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.
Figure 477. ProChannel (collapsed).A. Pre/Post B. Global input meter C. Expand/collapse ProChannel D. Preset E. Global On/Off F. QuadCurve Equalizer graphBy default, ProChannel is collapsed and only shows a subset of all available controls. When collapsed, ProChannel shows the following controls:
Expand/Collapse . Expands/collapses the ProChannel module.
Pre/Post . Specifies if the ProChannel signal is routed prior to the channel’s FX Rack (pre) or after the FX Rack (post).
Global input meter. Activity indicator that shows if any module is processing audio.
Global enable/disable. When enabled, the audio signal flows through ProChannel. When disabled, ProChannel is bypassed.
QuadCurve Equalizer graph. Shows the equalization curve.Figure 478. ProChannel (expanded).A. Selected track B. Selected track’s expanded ProChannel C. Presets D. Compressor E. Equalizer F. Tube saturation
Collapse . Collapses the ProChannel module.
Gripper. Drag up/down to reorder the module.
Name. Module name.
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.
Enable/disable. Enable/disable the module.
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.Figure 479. Module header controls.A. Gripper B. Icon and Preset menu C. Next/previous preset D. Name E. Clipping LED F. Bypass G. Minimize/RestoreProChannel 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 <Cakewalk 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
Preset list. Shows selected preset name. Choose any existing preset from the list.
Preset. Shows selected preset name.
Load Preset . Opens the Open dialog box to the default preset directory. Choose a preset and click Load to load the preset.
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.
In addition to saving presets of the entire ProChannel chain (all modules), you can also save and load presets of individual modules. The per module preset controls are located on the left side of each module header bar.Figure 481. Module preset controls.A. Category type icon (click to open preset menu) B. Previous preset C. Next presetModules are arranged by category in the Insert Module pop-up menu, and each module displays its category icon. The following categories are available:
Table 77. ProChannel module categories
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