Channel Strips

Choosing an ideal front end for a recording involves some serious decision making. Do you see yourself spending lots of time mixing and matching micpreamps compressors and Eqs. Are you adept at dealing with the rigeurs of signal processing and actually do you have the time to do this? For many writers and artists a 'go to' channel strip is the ultimate solution - the designer has done the hardwork and built a signal path - now you simply plug in guitars or microphones and record. Most of the major players have excellent offerings in this product sector, API, Avalon Design, Grace Design,  Neve, Manley and Focusrite to name a few ..