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

      S. Shaw

      April 6, 2021

      A+ Usability

      It looks like a gimmick, but is actually a handy tool that is quick to dial in and never sounds bad. Great combination and friendly on DSP.

      R. Schwilden

      February 20, 2021

      Amazing with my bass

      This channel Strip is easy, straight & forward, not a lot of buttons and provide amazing controlled sound on a bass track.
      Preamp (smooth crank) , EQ and great compressor. It provides you wonderful feeling when you play recording your stem.
      10/10 and ready for the mix.
      Used in Unison enabled on a Apollo Solo.
      Great high experience.
      Big Up !
      Ps: It impressed my sound engineer
      #easytouse #justplaymusic #bassist

      M. Freise

      February 14, 2021

      Excellent glueing tool

      provides nice harmonics and it sounds real❗️
      usually i am using the Whitestone p331 for the purpose…
      but on the road or in the box this plugin is great

      D. Rohde

      February 5, 2021

      Very easy to use and Big sounding

      Really good for Giuitar and Bass, in a second there a good sound, i ,like this Plug in

      W. Bradley

      January 13, 2021

      Great for bass

      Sounds awesome on bass. This is now my go to channel strip for recording bass. Very simple and easy to get a great tone.

      S. van Servellen

      January 10, 2021

      Surprisingly awesome channel strip

      Quickly has become one of my favourite channel strips. It effects sound of my guitar in very nice ways before further processing. The pre amp itself has fantastic sounding saturation that can be pushed toward full distortion but kind to the ears, the eq and comp sections are so simple I’m not distracted by options and can focus on essentials. Level of DSP usage is reasonable which makes it overall high impact plugin.

      J. Manness

      December 19, 2020

      Perfect for a Modern Bass DI Sound

      I was revisiting this to find a clean, modern bass DI preamp and I think it edges out the 610-B and Manley VoxBox for that clean sound. If you want thump, grab the 1084 for bass.

      S. GARCIA FERRO

      December 17, 2020

      Unison excelence

      When is time to get quick demos on voices or bass, the century Channel goes straight to the point. And when voiceover are demanding is my first choice into my arsenal UAD great channel strips

      M. De Carolis

      December 15, 2020

      The best century tube channel strip

      if you want the real sound of a tube channel stripe this is your plugin.

      V. Michel

      December 14, 2020

      Einfach Gut!

      Ohne viele Worte.....
      Einfach Gut!

      V. Michel

      December 14, 2020

      Einfach gut.

      Einfach gut, ohne viele Worte.

      I. Williams

      December 1, 2020

      It’s definitely professional.

      I haven’t quite push the limits on what this interface can fully do as of yet. I’ve been tinkering and mainly testing with a few of the plugins and how the DSP is responding. It's impressive with how the latency is holding up both on my iMac and MacBook Pro. Low latency has always been the issue on how my hardware holds up. Give me a couple of months of use. I would like to offer a second review.

      D. Yi

      November 30, 2020

      good

      thx good

      L. PATRICK

      November 16, 2020

      Too Much Tube

      Maybe it's me but I just can't find the sweet spot with this plugin. It seems like it's too harsh sounding for my taste right now.

      D. van Haarlem

      November 5, 2020

      Secret weapon....

      I love it on vocals and guitars, you have to get the leveling right though. This needed a little practice (on my side) as the leveling controls are very interactive and respondent of one another.
      But when you hit the sweet spot it really enhances everything you put through it, and gives it a smooth tube vibe.

      D. Porter

      October 26, 2020

      Easy great sound

      Easy to dial-in a great sound... hard to make it sound bad. That makes this a great buy for beginners and experts. Great for tracking in Unison.

      R. Martinez

      October 26, 2020

      Awesome!

      This guy is not only super intuitive ad easy to use, but the sound you get out of it is simply astounding!

      J. Davies

      October 22, 2020

      Welcome to this Century

      I bought this plugin for acoustic guitar. Vocals too in mix sometimes. Most of my recordings are hard rock and acoustic seventies style songs. Neve no eq preamp is my go-to for tracking in Unison.

      J. Ayers

      October 19, 2020

      Its good

      Maybe even real good!!!

      J. Ayers

      October 19, 2020

      Its good

      Maybe even real good!!!