As you know, a mic preamplifier is a very important part of any recording chain. But when it comes to selecting a preamp, many people heavily favor channel strips. A channel strip is basically a type of preamp with additional signal processing circuits; similar to an entire channel in a mixing console. If you want additional flexibility and options that will make your recordings sound even better, a channel strip is the way to go.
How many channels do you need? When it comes to the number of channels in your channel strip, the choice depends solely on your needs. If you are a beginner or amateur musician, a single rack channel strip is a great choice. For more extensive recording situations, Industrie Music carries channel strips with up to 8 channels. Multichannel channel strips are very popular with studio owners.