Equally at home in the studio as it is in your live rig, the 286s channel strip puts four powerful vocal processing tools at your disposal. First and foremost, the 286s is an excellent microphone preamplifier, which features a +48V phantom power, an 80Hz highpass filter, and a wide range of gain control.
Next, there's the 286s's compression section, which sports dbx's classic OverEasy soft knee function to smooth out vocals without robbing them of their natural expressiveness. Remove unwanted sibilance with the 286s's de-esser section - a must-have processor for live vocals and a great tool for taming harsh-sounding cymbals.
You can also add low-end resonance and high-end sparkle with the 286s's enhancer section.