Eventide have announced the immediate availability of a new channel strip plug-in named the UltraChannel: a 64-bit native plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac and PC. It features micro pitch shift functionality from Eventide’s flagship H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ.
Most unusually, Eventide are making UltraChannel available as free download until midnight on July 8th, 2014. To claim your freebie, go to http://bit.ly/UltraChannel and copy and paste this Access Code: 0AA225EC. After the promo ends, UItraChannel native will cost $249.
The plug-in features a pair of dynamics processors: the O-Pressor, taken from the Omnipressor, which is capable of extreme compression, and a conventional compressor with de-essing and side-chain capability.
UltraChannel also offers soft-saturation, and transformer emulation which recreates transformer core saturation. Eventide describe this as adding harmonics to low frequency material while remaining relatively transparent to the rest of signal. The transformer emulation is intended to bring life to otherwise dull mixes and help glue disparate sound sources together.
Drag and drop reordering of the signal path of top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate) is also possible.