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Century Tube Channel Strip™

Century Tube Channel Strip

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Real time recording inspiration for vocals, guitars, and more.

Capturing “the moment” is crucial — and capturing that inspiration with the right sound is just as important. The new Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in hearkens back to the days before infinite undo and decision-deferral, to a time where making records was an immediate, visceral act of bold creativity.

With an organic tube mic preamp, transparent dynamics control, and intuitively voiced EQ, the Century plug-in is perfect for UA Interface users, allowing you to stay in the creative zone while you record, helping you capture first-take magic, with stunning results.

Now You Can:

Enhance and simplify your recording workflow with a first-pass tool designed for tracking vocals, guitars, synths, and more

Stay in the creative zone and confidently print performances with a broad stroke, "do-no-harm," vintage-style tube channel strip

Easily flatter your performances with a vintage-style tube mic preamp, simple three-band EQ, and optical leveler on vocals, guitars, bass, drums, and more

Control UA Audio Interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in via Unison technology

Take A Listen

Take A Listen
5-Min UAD Tip
5-Min UAD Tip

5-Min UAD Tip

In this 5-Minute UAD Tip, learn how to use the UAD Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in to capture acoustic guitar and vocals with detail and emotion.

The Perfect Tube Mic Pre

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<sup>™</sup> Technology for UA Audio Interfaces

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

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

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.

Add Boutique Character and Color to Any Source

Add Boutique Character and Color to Any Source

Of course, the Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in isn’t just for UA Audio Interface owners. UAD-2 hardware owners can employ the Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in for mixing and tone shaping — without ever leaving the box.

5-Min UAD Tip
5-Min UAD Tip

5-Min UAD Tip

In this video, learn how to craft unique guitar and bass DI tones using Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in.

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      Key Features

      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

      Customer Reviews

      Century Tube Channel Strip

      Overall Rating

      A. Clark

      November 23, 2021

      Easy Easy

      This thing is really great running in parallel with synths. Overdriving the input adds a really great color. Love that the compressor and eq are simple and to the point.

      P. Slater

      November 15, 2021

      Awesome

      I got this free thinking I wouldn’t use it and I like it more than the Neve 73

      F. Brocchini

      November 15, 2021

      Superb

      fantastic product!

      G. Grinko

      October 30, 2021

      Good choice for mixing & live

      This product is great and powerfull for any music mixing and live perfomance! Iam using this when I mixing piano and drums sound!

      Thanks!

      M. O'Brien

      October 24, 2021

      This is what I have been looking for.

      Excellent little gem. I have been looking for something a little brighter than the amazing Neve 1084. The 1084 is warm and very refined. This is similar with a different brighter sound. It perfectly fills that EQ gap.

      K. Thabthimthong

      October 13, 2021

      Great tube sound.

      The sound very similar analog appliance. I love this sound.

      R. Lowe

      October 10, 2021

      Solid

      There are many options now for DAW plug-in channel strips. In my experience the Century Tube channel strip seems to land right in the middle of the sonic fairway. Not too aggressive or edgy, and not so transparent that I don’t find it useful. If a track has been recorded well but just requires a tool to help find its place in the mix, this channel strip has been a great place for me to start…and often where I end.

      B. Spence

      October 6, 2021

      Simply is great

      Purchased this a couple of weeks ago and like the simple controls and how easy it is to set up; on top of that it sounds great. I used for DI with Jazzmaster trying to get a "Motown" style guitar sound and it worked well for this. Also with DI P-Bass. I've used with a Male vocal works good. Sorta a Swiss army knife.

      j. Del Rosario

      September 29, 2021

      Crisp & Clean

      Is a really good emulation, more than that made my workflow very fast

      S. VA

      September 23, 2021

      TOP

      TOP

      S. VA

      September 23, 2021

      TOP

      TOP

      V. Basyul

      September 7, 2021

      Comp

      A good vocal chain!

      L. Rocha

      August 3, 2021

      Good emulation

      it has already solved some persistent problems for me, I found the compression amazing

      L. Rocha

      August 3, 2021

      Good emulation

      it has already solved some persistent problems for me, I found the compression amazing

      M. Noble

      July 27, 2021

      Clean

      I've been revisiting some old mixes and this plugin makes me look like I know what I'm doing. Because of the 5 minute tips by Ben I had to try it. If you're a folk/folk rocker who's more interested in your songwriting than mixing try it out. It will take you where you want to go with its clean sound and simplicity.

      I. Macaulay

      July 15, 2021

      Great for bass

      Was searching for a good DI bass sound and this is it.

      T. Martin

      July 10, 2021

      Well I'll be damned.

      Tried the demo with no expectations and immediately knew it would be my go to strip. I use it exclusively for voice over and it's so easy, fast and brilliant sounding. I actually use a hardware preamp (Avalon M5) then dial in the compression and eq on this plug-in and I just can't believe how great it sounds. Not overly "tubey" at all. It just sounds pleasing, full, clear and correct. After this plug, I do some light limiting and that's it. For my purposes, this beats all the other channel plugs I own...610, Voxbox, 737, Vision, etc. Why? I like LESS choices when massaging my audio before sending out. THIS DOES IT! All pros and zero cons for voiceover work.

      c. An

      July 3, 2021

      good

      goodgoodgood

      D. Murphy

      July 1, 2021

      Easy to use

      Amazing. Sounds so good. Better than I could have hoped.

      h. kim

      June 16, 2021

      Good!!!

      Good!!!