It sounds pretty good and for free, it's hard to beat.
And if You're after retro sounds, the pitch shifter and delay,
will give you instant 80s feel.
It has a number of drawbacks, though ( see below )
Kaboom75 wrote:Ultrachannel is a re release of a plugin from 2006 ...
That explains a lot of things:
- The tiny GUI
On todays higher resolution displays, it's simply too small
- no Analyzer
Common in everything surgical, today. Not in 2006.
- Pace / iLok protection
pretty save sailing with Pace, around 2006. Not around 2012 ( and many other 'eras' ).
- Pace on a free plugin
As hard as it is to wrap a plugin into Pace code, as hard it is, to get it off again.
- A 'big' plugin for free
I guess a V3, addressing the 2006 issues, is in the making and will cost a upgrade fee.
Similar to Soundtoys
Other niggles :
- Low spec'd Gate.
- Low spec'd De-Esser
- No numerical read outs
Again, apart from spreading the Pace virus, the above cons are minor.
Still a good free plugin.
If You need a good channelstrip and can spend some money,
I'd recommend Voxengo ( Voxformer )
Sadly, one of the best is no longer available -- Mixcontrol Pro V1
( with the outstanding compressor code from Michael Olsen )