Universal Audio has announced the release of the Century Tube Channel Strip, a channel strip effect plugin that hearkens back to the days when record making was an immediate, visceral act of bold creativity.

UAD Century Tube Channel Strip

Capturing “the moment” is crucial — and capturing that inspiration with the right sound is just as important. The new Century Tube Channel Strip plug-in hearkens back to the days before infinite undo and decision-deferral, to a time where making records was an immediate, visceral act of bold creativity.

With an organic tube mic preamp, transparent dynamics control, and intuitively voiced EQ, the Century Tube Preamp plug-in is perfect for UA Interface users, allowing you to stay in the creative zone while you record, helping you capture first-take magic, with stunning results.

The plugin is available now, priced at 149 EUR.

The updated UAD Software also brings the Suhr PT100 Amplifier, a plugin emulation of the boutique tube amp.

Universal Audio Suhr PT100 amp
Universal Audio Suhr PT100 amp controls

For nearly 30 years, John Suhr has crafted high-end tube amps favored by tone freaks looking for refined, versatile takes on iconic amp designs. The Suhr PT100 Signature Edition amplifier is one such specimen; a three channel, 100-watt design collaboration between Suhr and world-renowned guitarist, tone hound, and badass, Pete Thorn.

Developed by Brainworx — and fully endorsed by John Suhr and Pete Thorn — the Suhr PT100 Amplifier plug-in authentically captures the original amplifier’s startling array of tones, expertly emulating its custom “plexi-style” transformers and EL34-powered output section. And it’s available exclusively for UAD-2 hardware and UA Audio Interfaces.

Suhr PT100 Amplifier costs 149 EUR.

The Bill Putnam Mic Collection features a collection of rare, iconic mics for the Sphere L22 microphone.

Universal Audio Bill Putnam Mic Collection

The Bill Putnam Mic Collection plug-in, exclusively for UA Audio Interfaces and UAD hardware, adds nine vintage mic emulations — modeled from Bill Putnam Sr.’s renowned collection — to the Townsend Labs Sphere L22 microphone.

These mic emulations not only nail the classic timbres of iconic mics used by Bill Putnam to track Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, and more, they also faithfully model the transient response, harmonics, proximity effect and three-dimensional polar response of the original mics.

The Bill Putnam Mic Collection is available for 249 EUR.

Also new in the UAD Software v9.6 update is the bx_masterdesk plugin from Brainworx.

Brainworx bx_masterdesk

Developed by Brainworx, and based on a complete chain of field-proven, high-end, professional analog mastering processors, the bx_masterdesk plug-in provides a fully featured mastering environment in a single plug-in that’s as easy to use as it is powerful.

Whether you’re in the rehearsal room quickly polishing a reference track, or a professional engineer delivering masters to record labels, the bx_masterdesk plug-in offers a complete, intuitive mastering processing chain.

bx_masterdeck is available at Universal Audio for 299 EUR.

More information: Universal Audio