Complete Vintage Virtual Studio
UniChannel delivers the warm analogue sound, but unlike its real hardware counterparts it can be connected to every channel of your mix. 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!
Inspiration in variety
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 Key Features
Complete vintage studio
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 aging 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 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 which 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.
Automatic Gain Compensation
Automatic gain compensation quickly adapts to current settings and ensures the output sounds as loud as the input. This even protects you from thinking that something sounds better in cases it is just louder.
- Windows 8/10 Required (32 or 64-Bit)
macOS (10.10 and newer, 64-bit) Intel/AMD/M1 processor with SSE2 support
- VST/AU/AAX Compatible