Having a vintage gear collection in the studio is nice and inspirational but unfortunately, it is also time-consuming and expensive. SounDevice Studio's owner, Boris Carloff, knows this very well, as he has been collecting vintage gear for more than 20 years:
"There is always something not working. From tubes to scratchy pots, from meters to noisy caps. And the units are so rare that you can hardly ever use them on multiple channels simultaneously." To avoid these limitations, we were inspired to create a solution that included the best of these devices into one plugin. The result is UniChannel.
UniChannel delivers the warm analogue sound, but unlike its real hardware counterparts, it can be connected to every channel of your mix. You can also change the components with one click (instead of using a screwdriver or a patch bay). UniChannel has a preset for every occasion. And there are no ageing and broken components to maintain!
UniChannel includes 3 preamp types, 3 kinds of EQ, and 3 compressor types. That makes a total of 27 combinations, with a unique character for each of them. That’s 27 unique plugins in one! Bypass the EQ or the Compressor and you will hear that the sound variety is almost endless. Variety inspires.
VARM II is technology based on knowledge of chaotic behaviour and randomness of the analogue world. Thanks to VARM II, each plugin instance acts slightly differently. VARM models randomness of the subtle differences of the values of the electrical parts - exactly as in the real electrical units and the real console channels. The result is the truest representation of the hardware units’ sound.
The full German Channel is amazing on the drum buss. It is something like magic on voice, and we wouldn’t use anything else for jazzy styles or ballad intimacy. German features a fifties-style tube preamp, sixties-style rare EQ, and a very early fifties tube vari-mu compressor.
The US eighties-style op-amp preamp and the eighties-style EQ have mid punch, great for electric guitar or toms, and the US early fifties tube compressor is a fat monster that makes vocals silky with amazing colour.
The Classic British channel brings you fat transformer colour for aggressive bass, kick drum, and rock attitude. It includes a British seventies-style transformer fat preamp, a seventies-style EQ, and a seventies-style diode bridge compressor.
Hassle-free software protection
No iLok, no dongle nor internet access is required for activation. Our software uses licence files to activate your software. You can freely use the purchased software on all your computers as long as you are the user.
Realistic 3D yet flexible GUI
The photorealistic graphic user interface of the plugin gives you the feeling you are touching the real hardware. But it easily adapts to your needs. You can always drag the arrow in the bottom right corner to change its size - make it smaller to save valuable screen space, or enlarge it to make it easier to use.
FREE 15-Day unlimited trial
All the descriptions are nothing compared to putting your hands on the plugin. No saving limits. No noises. No boundaries. Engage the plugin in your project for real and fully exploit its powers for two weeks.
64-bit audio quality at ANY sampling rate
The plugin provides the maximum audio quality you can get. It uses internal 64-bit audio processing and can handle any sampling rate. 192 kHz or even higher.
Intelligent sleep on silence
This plugin intelligently detects whether it makes sense to perform processing at all. And if not, it temporarily turns on sleep mode. In such a state, it requires virtually no CPU at all to save the computing sources for other processes.
Our plugins never get obsolete. We keep track of the current operating systems and DAWs. And you may always update to the most recent version for free. Without paying a cent, a penny, or whatever currency you prefer.
Wow… This one really blew me away. Sitting at a desk full of analog gear is fun. It also gets hot. And it’s not something you want to take on the road. But I’m picky, so I still use it. Sometimes what we hear in analog is either the interaction between pieces of gear, or the cumulative effect of multiple analog stages, and UniChannel really manages to do something similar, beyond the normal deployment of saturation, EQ, and dynamics. I’ve tried a lot of plugins that aim to do what analog does, but UniChannel, quite honestly, is one of the few that truly succeeds, gives me that sound, and leaves me thinking about the sound after I’m done with it. For analog workflow and sonics in the box, it’s quickly become a staple.
I am hugely grateful to my friend and fellow bassist Colin Edwin for introducing me to United Plugins. My workflow has increased dramatically as has the quality of my audio. UniChannel is no exception as I'd been looking for just this type of plugin. All of the best channel strip building blocks in one place to create your own bespoke signal path without reaching for the soldering iron!