UltraChannel

Professional Audio Engineering For All

UltraChannel™ is a high-precision channel strip that includes several feature-packed versions of Eventide’s legendary effects, all in one plug-in. Whether mixing or mastering, regardless of genre, UltraChannel is the ultimate tool to make your tracks and mixes come to life. It not only has industry benchmark performance, but is also the most versatile channel strip available due to our exclusive FlexiPath™ routing, which allows processors to be ordered based on desired workflow.

The Secret Sauce of Mixing

UltraChannel shines in carving out space for any instrument or vocal to sit just right in the mix. There are an infinite number of ways to generate the exact tone, dynamics and frequency characteristics you’re seeking. Additionally, through its support for side-chaining, you can use an alternative audio source to color the characteristics of your main signal. It wouldn’t be an Eventide if it didn’t also feature micro pitch functionality (from our flagship H8000 hardware) to thicken or increase the stereo spread of any instrument or vocal.

 

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Features

FlexiPath™

Allows drag and drop for reordering the signal path of the top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate) for ultimate flexibility and experimentation.

Soft-Saturation and Transformer Emulation

The output module of UltraChannel contains a model of an analog transformer which can be driven into saturation. When subtly used, it provides distinction for signals of low frequency content. When driven hard, it recreates classic transformer core saturation.

O-Pressor

Eventide O-Pressor Comes with two built-in compressors, one with de-essing and side-chaining, the other is the unique O-Pressor. Derived from of our legendary Omnipressor™, the O-Pressor adds character and extreme compression to your signal-processing arsenal.

5-Band Parametric EQ

Eventide UltraChannel 5-Band Parametric EQ Covers the entire audio spectrum allowing you to edit the Frequency, Gain, and Q of each of the 5 bands

Over 200 Presets

Over 200 Presets Includes wide range of Factory Presets, many created by Eventide artists, tailored to signal sources such as guitar, bass, kick drum, snare, piano, strings, synths and vocals. They make exploiting UltraChannel’s enormous processing power easy to deploy.

Micro Pitch Shift & Stereo Delays

Micro Pitch Shift & Stereo Delays
Apply Eventide’s patented pitch shifting to any source and control the panning and delay spread. Runs in parallel with a pair of delays that allow you to feed its signal back into any of the other modules.

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Countless Applications

Features Channel Strip

Producers

UltraChannel can replace several plug-ins at once, allowing you to minimize CPU loading while still giving you full sonic control over every aspect of your tracks.

Mix Engineers

Carve a unique space for each element of a song through selective EQ, gating, and tempo-synced delays.

Sound Designers

Change the entire feel of an instrument through filtering, pitch shifting, delays, or aggressive compression.

Reviews

I thought it would be interesting to compare the plug-ins to the hardware they emulate. To be honest, I was not expecting them to be that close in sound, but I was in for a surprise...I was kind of blown away at how alike they sounded after trying several different settings on each processor.
John Baccigaluppi
Tape Op
UltraChannel is a great channel strip with some bonus features not found on other strips. It is easy to use…it comes with allot of presets which sound awesome from the get go and  offer up a great starting point to shape your sound just the way you like it.
Producer Spot
...this module's main strength is that it combines unusually full-featured versions of processors in a single plug-in. While not heavy on the CPU it's not light either, so it's probably not something you'd want to put on every channel. But for tracks where you plan to use a number of processing modules, like vocals and drums, the UltraChannel makes the tweaking process simple.
Craig Anderton
Harmony Central
UltraChannel is more than just your average channel strip. It also features Eventide's signature delay and modulation effects, and is almost like an entire effects collection in a single plug-in.  
Mike Levine
audiofanzine.com

Customer Testimonials

UltraChannel changed my mixing style. I have PT11 HD 2 Accell and large pot of plug-ins which cost a bundle, but this one leaves them all in the dust, I have never been able to place vocals (in the box) in a mix correctly, all my plugs make the vocals smaller than the music but with this plug-in it’s so easy to place vocals and it has a lot of headroom without causing distortion.
—Dushane

Specifications

Compatibility

Platform Compatibility

Microsoft Windows 7+ and Apple OS X 10.7+

DAW Compatibility

Software Plug-In Format
Pro Tools 10 + AAX Native
Cubase 7+ VST
Nuendo VST
Wavelab VST
Logic 8+ AU
Ableton Live 7+ AU, VST
SONAR VST
Studio One AU, VST
Digital Performer AU
Reaper VST
GarageBand AU

Frequently Asked Questions

General

Eventide's native plugins do not require the use of an iLok USB dongle, however they do use PACE's iLok License Manger for authorization which is available from http://www.ilok.com.

Hover your mouse over the Eventide logo to find out the version of UltraChannel you're using.

Using iLok License Manger, you can activate the license in two separate locations, each of which can be either a computer, or an iLok license key. You can move these licenses at any time using PACE's iLok License Manager software.

In order to authorize your plug-in you need to install the iLok License Manager from www.ilok.com and move the license to either your computer or iLok license dongle. Even if you have a licensed iLok plugged in, the iLok License Manager must be installed.

There are several reasons you may see this error, but a common one is a mismatch of the serial number format. All Eventide plug-ins have a serial number in the form of XX-###### where XX represents a two letter sequence defining the product type and ###### is a 6 digit number. All plugins also have a 16 digit license key in the format ****-****-****-**** where each * can be either a letter or number. The license key is entered on the second page of the registration process.

If you believe your serial number and license key are entered correctly, please contact our Support department and we will solve the problem as quickly as possible.

Compatibility

All Eventide native plugins are 64 bit compatible with AAX, AU and VST.

We currently test in house against ProTools 10, ProTools 11, Ableton Live 8, Ableton Live 9, Apple Logic 9, Apple Logic X, and Steinberg Cubase 7. However, in the rare event that users encounter problems with other DAWs we make efforts to investigate. If you experience such problems please inform us in our Forum.

Our native plug-ins including H3000 Factory Native, Blackhole, Omnipressor, and 2016 Stereo Room native plug-ins support AAX32, AAX64, AU, and VST on Mac, and AAX32, AAX64, and VST on Windows.

Troubleshooting

Eventide has its own preset format using .tide preset files. By default the installer installs the .tide presets to your Documents/Eventide/Presets folder. It may be necessary to check that the installer has placed the presets in this location. You can load these presets using Eventide's Preset Bar which is part of the plug-in GUI itself. Some hosts have their own preset bars which are used by the host. Eventide's .tide presets will not show up in this preset bar. To load an Eventide Factory Preset you have to use the preset bar which is inside the actual plug-in GUI, usually below the hosts preset bar.

Registration

First you need to create an account at www.ilok.com and download their iLok License Manager software. Install it on your computer. Second, register your plug-in on eventideaudio.com, which will automatically send a license to your iLok account. Make sure to install the plugin into your computer. Intallation files are located on individual product pages and on the Downloads page.

Alternatively, for products that allow computer authorization, after you've installed iLok License Manger and registered the plugin, you can launch your DAW. Once the DAW scans the installed plugin it will present a dialog box to install the license on your computer or iLok.

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