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About Century Tube Channel Strip (https://www.uaudio.com/uad-plugins/unison/century-tube-channel-strip.html) …
– Vintage-inspired channel strip made for UA Audio Interface tracking, always easy to dial and musically flattering
– Console-inspired tube preamp with bold and musical hardware sound
– Three-band EQ with simple high and low shelf tone control and sweepable midrange
– Performance-inspiring single knob optical dynamics control with firm yet transparent response
– Physical input impedance and front panel control of gain staging and other preamp parameters with Unison Mic Preamp Technology
– Requires a UAD DSP Accelerator or UA Audio Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide
The Perfect Tube Mic Pre …
The Century Tube Channel Strip’s mic preamp will give all of your sources — especially vocals — a burnished tube color with the unmistakable warmth and detail that only a tube mic pre can provide. The stunning range of tones, from subtle to saturated, will coax inspiring performances no matter the genre. Tweak further with the Low/High gain switch to match the Century’s Tube Preamp to your microphone, with the Low setting complementing more modern condensers, while the High position excels with dynamic and ribbon microphones.
Unison™ Technology for UA Audio Interfaces…
Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Century Tube Channel Strip blurs the lines between analog and digital, giving you all of the important impedance, gain staging “sweet spots,” and circuit behaviors of a vintage tube preamp.
The secret is Unison’s bi-directional control and communication from the Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in to the digitally controlled mic preamps in UA Audio Interfaces.
Easy EQ Seasoning…
With its intuitive, musically voiced, three-band EQ, the Century Tube Channel Strip is perfect for quickly bringing out the details in a breathy vocal, adding some punch to an overdriven electric guitar, or giving an acoustic rhythm guitar propulsive sizzle and shine.
Optimal Opto Leveler…
Featuring a classic autoformer-driven optical leveler, the Century Tube Channel Strip’s dynamics section takes the guesswork out of compression settings with a single knob. You can quickly tame a dynamic vocal or bass performance and lock it into place, and add energy and harmonics to acoustic guitars or piano — all with a twist of a knob. The Century’s leveler can also compress as effect, adding grit and texture to keys and soft synths with character and vibe to spare.