Eventide is giving away its new UltraChannel 64-bit native channel strip plug-in for AU, VST, and AAX64 for Mac and PC for free until midnight on 8 July. The UltraChannel 64-bit native plug-in features micro pitch functionality from Eventide’s flagship H8000, stereo delays with variable feedback paths, plus two stages of compression, gating, and five bands of parametric EQ. It is normally priced at $249.
UltraChannel features a pair of dynamics processors: the O-Pressor, capable of extreme compression (this is the compressor section of the Omnipressor) and a conventional compressor with de-essing and side-chain capability. UltraChannel also offers Soft-Saturation, and Transformer emulation which recreates transformer core saturation. This feature adds harmonics to low frequency material while remaining relatively transparent to the rest of signal. While relatively subtle, in aggregate, Transformer can bring life to otherwise dull mixes and help glue disparate sound sources together. FlexiPath routing allows drag and drop for reordering the signal path of the top level components (O-Pressor, compressor/de-esser, EQ, Gate). UltraChannel includes a variety of factory presets tailored to signal sources such as guitar, bass, kick drum, snare, piano, strings, synths and vocals. A number of the presets were created by Eventide artists.
So, how do you get UltraChannel for free?
First up, you’ll need a free iLok.com account and to install the iLok License Manager (this is just for authorization – you don’t need a physical iLok dongle). Please download and install iLok License Manager if it is not already installed on your computer. This application allows users to authorize up to two computers or an iLok dongle to use UltraChannel. An ilok.com account can be created free either at ilok.com or within the iLok License Manager application.
2, Then, go to the Eventide promo page, and scroll down toward bottom of page until you see the request form. Fill in the form using the access Code 0F736710, then press submit button.
3, Your license for UltraChannel will be deposited to your iLok account, and therefore will appear in iLok License Manager.You’ll also receive an email with download instructions.
4, At this point, you can move this license onto your iLok or computer and the plug-in will be authorized and work. Alternatively, for products that allow computer authorization, after you’ve installed iLok License Manger and registered the plug-in, you can launch your DAW. Once the DAW scans the installed plug-in it will present a dialog box to install the license on your computer or iLok.
If you run into any problems installing, authorizing or using UltraChannel, please consult the UltraChannel FAQ.
Remember, UltraChannel is only available as a free download through midnight July 8, 2014, after which it will cost $249. The giveaway license is fully functionality and is valid for lifetime. It will not expire even when the full version goes on sale.