Eventide has released UltraChannel Native – a 64-bit native channel strip plug-in – as a free download through July 8th, 2014.
UltraChannel Native is a plugin (AU, VST, and AAX64) for Mac and PC. It offers micro pitch functionality, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ.
Here’s a video intro:
UltraChannel Native Channel Strip Plugin
UltraChannel features a pair of dynamics processors: the O-Pressor, capable of extreme compression (this is the compressor section of the Omnipressor) and a conventional compressor with de-essing and side-chain capability.
UltraChannel also offers Soft-Saturation, and Transformer emulation which recreates transformer core saturation. This feature adds harmonics to low frequency material while remaining relatively transparent to the rest of signal. They say that, while relatively subtle, in aggregate, Transformer can bring life to otherwise dull mixes and help glue disparate sound sources together.
FlexiPath routing allows drag and drop for reordering the signal path of the top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate).
UltraChannel includes a variety of factory presets tailored to signal sources such as guitar, bass, kick drum, snare, piano, strings, synths and vocals. A number of the presets were created by Eventide artists.
UltraChannel is available as a free download through midnight July 8, 2014, after which it will cost $249. Use Coupon Code 07D96411.
If you give UltraChannel a try, let us know what you think of it!