Designed specifically as an all-in-one vocal “golden channel strip,” the 1086 features an ultra low-noise, extended headroom mic pre with a variable-frequency low-cut filter and both low and high detail equalization controls.
The mic pre section has +48V phantom power, a -20dB pad and phase invert switch.
Following the mic pre are a compressor, a de-esser, an expander/gate, and a limiter.
Mic pre levels are indicated on a classic dbx backlit custom VU meter. The 1086 includes a pre-processing, mic pre “out” pick point output (both 1/4 inch and XLR) on the rear panel.
The dynamics processing section can also be accessed separately, making the 1086 two independent processors in one rack space.