Universal Audio Century Tube Channel Strip

Channel Strip Plugin

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iLok Account

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iLok License Manager

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iLok USB Key

iLok USB

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Capture "first-take" Magic with Easy-To-Use Preamp, EQ, and Compression

With a vintage-inspired tube mic preamp, transparent dynamics control, and intuitively voiced EQ, the Century Tube Preamp plug‑in lets you stay in the creative zone while you record and mix, helping you capture inspiration with stunning results.



Features

  • 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 record performances with a broad stroke tube channel strip
  • Easily flatter your tracks with a vintage-style tube mic preamp, simple three-band EQ, and optical compressor
  • Control Apollo interface mic preamp gain staging and impedance directly from the Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in via Unison technology

Included Versions

  • UAD Native - Runs on your Mac or PC without UA hardware (AAX, AU, VST3)
  • Apollo Realtime & UAD-2 - Runs accelerated on Apollo interfaces and UAD‑2 hardware (AAX, AU, VST2)


The Perfect Tube Mic Pre for Your Vocals

The Century Tube Channel Strip's mic preamp will give your vocals the 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.

Use 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 Technology for Apollo

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, thanks to UA's groundbreaking Unison technology.

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 Apollo.


Easy EQ Seasoning for Vocals, Guitar, and More

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.


Get Optimal Compression Quickly

Featuring a classic optical leveler, the Century Tube Channel Strip's dynamics section takes the guesswork out of compression settings with a single knob.

Quickly tame a dynamic vocal or bass performance, 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 Character and Color to Your Mixes

Of course, the Century Tube Channel Strip plug‑in isn't just for realtime recording with Apollo.

You can also run it natively in your DAW and give your vocals, guitars, and synths, vintage‑inspired tone, and character - without ever leaving the box.


System Requirements

  • MacOS 10.15 Catalina and above
  • Windows 10 and above (64-bit only)
  • Intel, AMD, or Apple Silicon CPU
  • Free iLok account and iLok License Manager
  • iLok Cloud and iLok USB licensing methods are supported

Plugin Formats

  • UAD Native: AAX Native, AU, and VST3
  • Apollo & UAD-2: AAX Native, AU, and VST2
  • Crossgrade Proof

    This crossgrade is for owners of a competing DAW. To prove your DAW ownership, we require that you upload proof in the form of an image/PDF.


    Types of proof

    A copy of your purchase receipt for the original license or the most recent update/upgrade

    A screenshot of your product registration

    A photo of your package (either CD/DVD or printed manual), with the unique serial number included in the photo.