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Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel Upgrade from CL1B & PE1C

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Releasetime Top Product Award (Releasetime Top Product Award)Recording.de Redaktionstipp (Recording.de)Bonedo Rating (Bonedo)
PAM Editor's Choice 2011 (Professional Audio Magazin)

The Classic Channel is not your everyday channel strip, with a surgical equalizer and fast bus compressor. The Classic Channel is a vintage style and warm sounding channel strip put together from the most famous and classic Tube-Tech gear: The "Pultec" equalizer PE 1C, the mid-range equalizer ME 1B and the tube driven opto compressor CL 1B.

 

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With the two Pultec-style equalizers you can shape the sound of a track, a bus or a mix within seconds. The highs sound smooth and gentle, the mid-range airy and focused, and the lows full and fat, almost at any setting. Add the final touch with the CL 1B compressor, versatile but with a distinct personality. Forget about precise and minute tweaks with 0.1 dB read-outs. The Classic Channel is about the good sound, and the way to get there is easy. Just turn the knobs and you'll see.

 

Tube-Tech Classic Channel is in my opinion the very best plug-in emulation of a real hardware unit. It shines on lead vocals and acoustic guitars.

Koen Heldens, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Timbaland

 

Combining the three units in a single plug-in makes adjustments easier, as you will often find that the compressor affects the equalizers and vice versa. By default, the sound passes the equalizers before the compressor, but you can easily put the compressor first with a single switch.

 

In Short

Combines Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor, Tube-Tech ME 1B Mid-Range Equalizer and Tube-Tech PE 1C "Pultec" Equalizer into one single plugin
Individual bypass for each of the three units saves CPU
Place the equalizers first and the compressor last or vice versa.
Classic Tube-Tech sound, created together with the designers at Tube-Tech.
Each and every component carefully modeled.
Modeled output transformer.
Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, attack, release, etc.

 

A truly faithful and very exact replica of the hardware CL 1B. Finally it's possible to experience natural musical compression in a plug-in.

John G. Petersen, Designer and president of Tube-Tech

 

Two EQs and One Compressor. Easy user interface with four panels. Two equalizer units, one compressor and one bypass and routing panel.

 

PE 1C "Pultec" EQ for the High and Low Frequencies. Use the famous Tube-Tech PE 1C "Pultec" Equalizer to set the highest and lowest frequencies.

ME 1B Mid-Range EQ for Focus and Presence. The Tube-Tech ME 1B Mid-Range Equalizer is a godsend for getting a modern and focused vocal sound or that extra bite in the guitar track.

CL 1B Opto Compressor for that Extra Punch. The Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor is a true studio classic, used on everything from acoustic guitar and strings to rap vocals.

 

Bypass and Routing Panel. Bypass any unit to save CPU. Route the EQ before the compressor (the old school way) or the other way around (modern).

Developed together with Tube-Tech. As usual, we have had the help from the bright minds and sensitive ears of the Tube-Tech crew. The original Tube-Tech Classic Channel is more than $8000 worth of hardware! A great inspiration and superb build quality!

 

The CL 1B is a true compressor for all seasons. I found it perfect for any individual track from bass to vocals to drums because it is precisely adjustable and able operate perfectly for any kind of dynamic control from transparent and subtle to more typical compression chores with 2 to 6dB of peak compression and then all the way to major audio clamping with a striking, and colorful character. It's a big winner for me and is a major player in all my mixes from now on!

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

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