Apollo Console Tutorial

UA Unison Preamps & Channel Strips Explained®

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    How Does Unison Work?

    Learn all about how Unison enabled plug-ins work, and how to use gain stage mode from your Apollo hardware.

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    API Vision Channel Strip

    This channel strip combines a mic preamp, two filters, gate/expander, compressor/limiter, and four band equalizer into a single plug-in. Hear how the filters effect the compression when used in sidechain mode, and explore the various sections in detail.

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    Manley Voxbox Channel Strip

    Explore this classic vocal tube driven channel strip that features Opto-Style compression before the preamp stage, as well as three bands of Pultech style EQ, and a built-in De-esser.

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    Neve 1073

    Hear how this dual input stage preamp and EQ circuit is used with the line level input and mic input modes, on both voice and individual drum kit elements.

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    Neve 88RS

    Explore the qualities of this modern sounding channel strip based on the Neve 88 series consoles, with their transformer based mic preamps, formant spectrum four band EQs, VCA style dynamics section, and two cut filters.

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    SSL E Channel

    Learn about the various SSL E Channel functions and hear examples of the EQ section, compression and gating, side chaining, and its fast attack characteristics in action on drum and guitar tracks.

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    UA 610 Tube Preamp & EQ Collection

    Learn all about and listen to these two classic preamps, known for their harmonic detail, rich clipping, and saturation characteristics!

Product Overview


Studio pro Eli Krantzberg reveals the technology and magic behind Universal Audio’s Unison Preamp technology and plug-ins! Learn all about the different Unison Enabled Plug-Ins and best practices for using them in your tracks and productions.

Eli starts at the beginning, explaining how Unison Enabled Plug-Ins work, and how to use Gain Stage Mode from your Apollo hardware to change their sonic response. Next, Eli covers all the Unison Enabled Plug-Ins one by one, so you know exactly what they add to your sound, as well as how to dial them in for different coloring and tone.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you have or want to use Universal Audio Unison Enabled Plug-Ins, check this video tutorial series out. You’ll know exactly how to get the most out of them when using them in your tracks and mixes, making the process faster and more creative. Watch “UA Unison Preamps & Channel Strips Explained®” today!


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UA Unison Preamps & Channel Strips Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excelent! Perfect
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Simple and quick walk through the tone and features.
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is the best Love every tutorial Eli has made. There appears to be a bit of a mistake in this video however when discussing the UA610. The way to get the most coloration with this plugin is with the gain dial not the level dial-though they do work in tandem.
Date published: 2020-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent tutorials for anyone. These tutorials don't waste your time. The information presented is straight-forward and includes pretty much anything you need to know about these plugins. They are invaluable for someone such as myself who's swamped with information while attempting to put together a recording system and has limited time to pour through manuals.
Date published: 2020-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from UA Unison Preamps & Channel Strips - Looking for More Good review, I wish it was a bit more in-depth in terms of vocals and instruments other than mainly drums. It would have been great to listen to each pre & CS over the same passage of vocals to hear the differences between them without getting overly extensive in length.
Date published: 2019-06-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very detailed and specific really gets into the meat of each plug-in
Date published: 2019-03-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent showcase! If you were wondering about any of the plugins explained in this video series, then look no further. Eli's explanations are not overly wordy and his examples are practical. Very inspiring, indeed.
Date published: 2018-11-11
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Useful Another useful and articulate review from Mr. Krantzberg. I do wish there were more examples of live sound examples into the Unison preamps, instead of the narrator's voice only. After all, one of the main selling points of these Unison-ready plugins is their ability to bilaterally work with the Apollo hardware.
Date published: 2017-12-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very in-depth! Eli really dives into each Unison preamp! Very informative.
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Indeed helpful! Short and informative about using the preamps in UA-universe!
Date published: 2017-10-22
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