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Scheps Omni Channel 2

The perfect channel strip, created with Andrew Scheps: Now expanded with new features
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The Perfect Channel Strip. Now Expanded with New Features.


Designed with Grammy-winning mixer Andrew Scheps (Metallica, Jay Z, Adele, Low Roar), Scheps Omni Channel 2 combines the efficient design and cohesive sound of classic analog channel strips, with the diverse sonic color and flexible sound-shaping possibilities available only in digital.

Scheps Omni gives you Andrew’s time-tested combinations of compression, EQ, and saturation tones. Now you can mix and match four preamp saturation colors, four types of compression, and flexible EQ, de-essing, gating options—all combining to deliver a cohesive analog channel strip sound, thanks to Andrew’s careful design.

The new version of the plugin, Scheps Omni Channel 2, expands the palette into new sonic territories. The new features include: CRUSH, a fourth saturation flavor for aggressive distortion. SOFT, a new soft-knee compressor, in addition to the Omni’s VCA, FET, and OPT. A new 24dB-per-octave filter with serious resonance, perfect for creative effects such as filter sweeps. Plus, the ability to host absolutely any VST3 plugin, by any manufacturer, in the Omni’s insert point, in order to add any effect to the Omni signal flow.

“The original Omni plugin was my dream for a plugin. Everything I like to use in every mix—in one window. Now, after using the plugin for several years as my main mixing tool, I wanted to add even more options that I use on a regular basis. We’ve now expanded the plugin, to really push the envelope on what you can do with it.”—Andrew Scheps

  • 5 modules for preamp color, EQ, de-essing, compression, gating
  • Choose from 4 analog preamp saturation colors with filtering
  • Choose from 4 compression options with easy A/B/C/D comparison
  • DS2 dual de-esser goes beyond conventional sibilance control
  • Re-order the channel strip’s signal chain order however you want
  • Internal and external sidechains with filters
  • 250 presets by Andrew Scheps, plus more Grammy-winning mixers
  • Andrew’s FOCUS presets help you focus on key controls for your mix
  • Host any VST3 plugin (Waves or other brands) in Omni’s “Insert”*
  • Internal MS, Duo, Stereo routing per module
  • Zero latency, perfect for mixing in the studio and live
Watch It in Action

Advanced Functionality, Streamlined Workflow

  • NEW in Scheps Omni Channel 2

    Scheps Omni 2 is now more versatile than ever, with exciting new features added: CRUSH, a new preamp saturation flavor that can be driven to aggressive distortion. SOFT, a new soft-knee compressor, in addition to the Omni’s VCA, FET, and OPT. A new 24dB-per-octave filter with serious resonance, great for creative effects. Plus the ability to add VST3 plugins by any brand in the Omni’s insert point.

  • The Preamp: Superior Signal Shaping

    Add color with 4 harmonic saturation options: ODD, EVEN, HEAVY, and the newly added CRUSH for serious distortion. Variable high and lowpass filters let you tailor your frequency response—with slopes up to 24dB-per-octave for radical sound design effects. The “thump” option provides a gentle low-end resonance to lift bass or kick in the mix.

    Features: Glue Mixes without “Squashing”
  • Unequalled Equalization

    Omni Channel re-invents EQ, with “mid” and “tone” parametric stages that serve different purposes in a mix (focused and wider, respectively)—along with two traditional parametric/shelving EQs.

  • Dynamic Dual De-Essing

    The DS2 module has two independent de-essers that control dynamics at any frequency, with adjustable bandwidth and shape. They’re not just about vocals—tame harsh amp sims, remove buzz from synths, and more.

    Features: Fast and Efficient Operation
  • 4 Classic Compression Flavors

    The Compressor section offers four classic compression types: The slow, smooth OPT; fast and transparent VCA; FET, which splits the difference between the two; and the newly added SOFT, a soft-knee compressor. Whether you’re clamping down hard on overheads, smoothing out vocals, or sustaining guitars—now you can easily choose the exact compression flavor of your choice.

    Features: From Vocals to “The Ringo Drum Sound”
  • Golden Gate

    Whether used as a gate or linear expander, this module offers unprecedented creative options thanks to sidechaining, filtering, MIDI learn, and comprehensive routings for stereo or mid-side processing.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • Focus on What’s Important with FOCUS Presets

    To help you focus on the most important controls that will make a real difference to your mix, Andrew created a set of “FOCUS” presets. Dedicated to vocals, drums, bass, and other sources, these presets not only give you a great starting point—they also visually highlight the key controls you may want to tweak in order to fine-tune your sound.

    Scheps Omni Channel 2 adds new FOCUS presets, covering the newly added CRUSH, SOFT, and 24dB Filter features.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers
  • Host Any Waves Plugin or Any VST3 Plugin by Other Brands!

    Add any Waves plugin, or any VST3 plugin by other brands, to the Omni’s signal flow: Simply insert the chosen plugin into the Omni’s ‘Insert’ point. Now you can add any reverb, delay, modulation effect, additional compressor—anything—into the Omni chain. The Omni’s signal flow is completely flexible: you can move any module, including the plugin in the ‘Insert’, anywhere within the channel strip, in whichever order you prefer.

    * Please note: Non-Waves VST3s cannot be hosted in Scheps Omni when opened inside SuperRack or eMotion LV1.

    Features: Multiple Modes Fit Different Material
  • 250 Presets by Grammy-Winning Mixers

    Activate your creativity with over 250 presets from world-class engineers and producers—Andrew Scheps, Jacquire King, Tony Visconti, Tony Maserati, Steve Lillywhite, Frank Filipetti, Billy Bush, Dave Darlington, and many more.

    Features: Precision Modeled Transformers