The Joemeek oneQ is the most full-featured, technologically advanced studio channel! The oneQ raises the bar for all studio master channels!
A single channel combining Mic Pre (with Burr-Brown IC), four band EQ, the most flexible of any Joemeek ever, our "signature" optical compressor, De-Esser, and Enhancer, it's a master channel like no other.
Housed in a 2u chassis, the elegantly sculpted faceplate is intelligently laid out, with clear, easy to read legends and a large analog VU meter.
We even included 24bit, 96K A/D converters with word clock input and output.
The Joemeek Digital Audio Interface provides high quality digital audio outputs plus the ability to synchronize to an external word clock. The digital audio outputs are compatible with most digital recorders, as well as Digital Audio Workstations and mixers. S/PDIF format is available from the optical and RCA phono connectors, while the transformer coupled XLR connector provides an AES3 compatible output.
The Joemeek Digital Interface has highly stable onboard master clocks for low-jitter, hi-fi results. Internal sample rates of 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz or 96kHz are selected by means of rear panel switches. 44.1kHz is the standard used for audio CD's, while 48kHz and 96kHz are widely used in recording studios. In general, the higher the sample rate, the better the audio fidelity, but the more disk space is required for the recording. For example, recording at 96kHz requires twice as much storage as 48kHz. Consult the manual of your recorder or DAW as to what sample rates it will accommodate.
Alternatively the oneQ may be set to the frequency of an external master word clock, generated, for example, by the studio's recorder or DAW. When connected to the BNC socket provided, a suitable external word clock will be detected automatically and will override the twinQ's internal word clock.
The front panel LED labelled 'EXT CLK' illuminates when the oneQ is successfully locked to an external word clock. To avoid distortion, care should be taken not to overdrive the input to the Digital Interface. The red LED next to the Output Gain control is labeled "PEAK FSD" which stands for "Full Scale Digital". Occasional flashes are OK but if it is on all the time, turn something down!
Input impedances: Mic: 1.2kohm; Line: 20kohm, Instrument: 2.2MohmPre-amp overall gain: 18dB to 60dB (variable)Common mode rejection: 70dBEquivalent input noise: -127.5dBu (unweighted)Distortion: 0.001% (below Compressor threshold)Frequency response: 15Hz to 70kHz (-3dB)Maximum input before clipping: Mic: +24dBu; Line: +45dBuHeadroom before clipping: +24dBuPad: 20dB attenuationHigh Pass Filter: 12dB per octave cut below 80HzCompressor threshold: -6dBu to +22dBu (variable)Compressor ratio: 1:1 to 10:1 (variable)Compressor attack time: 1 msec to 100 msec (adaptive)Compressor release time: 0.1 sec to 3 sec (adaptive)EQ Boost and Cut: ±15dB (bell response)EQ "Q": 0.9 (1.6 octaves)LF Frequency: 80Hz/120Hz switchableLMF Frequency: 200Hz to 2kHz variableHMF Frequency: 600Hz to 10kHz variableHF Frequency: 7kHz/14kHz switchableNominal output levels: +4dBu/-10dBvOutput impedance: 100 ohmOutput Level switch: 12dB attenuationNoise Floor: -85dBu (typical, with ~40dB mic gain)VU Meter: Analogue movementPower supply: 115V / 230V ac mains, 50/60HzPower consumption: 30WMechanical: 482W x 88H x 220D (overall)Weight: 3 kilos