Year / Date of Issue: 01.2021
Developer site: softube
Format: VST, VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
Description: Tube-Tech CL 1B v2.5.9 is a modern classic for a very good reason. Particularly as a vocal compressor, its combination of the characteristic warm, slow decay of opto-amplification and surprisingly versatile performance that may sound like bad has made it a staple for a wider variety of genres than perhaps any other optical compressor. Classic rock, cutting edge pop, rap and hip-hop, EDM … whatever.
This version of the Mk II benefits from a complete re-modeling of the sound from the ground up using decades of experience, technology and know-how. Sounds better than ever. And it looks fresh too, with cutting edge high-definition graphics. Not to mention updating the feature, adding side-to-side low-pass filters and side-mixing.
What’s your new favorite compressor? It could just be. To get it now.
– Classic Tube-Tech sound in your computer
– Created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech
– Each and every component carefully modeled
– Fix./man. mode for breaking traditional compression boundaries
– External sidechain control
– A seriously great magesy torrent looking GUI!
– Very CPU friendly
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In the plug-in, there is one functional limitation compared to the hardware: the sidechain only offers one output or bus choice. However, it can function like the hardware if your DAW supports external sidechaining.
There are also two added functions available only in the software version. First, there’s an internal lowcut-style sidechain with settings of 80 or 220 Hz; this allows signals below those frequencies to pass through the detection circuit without clamping down. Second, there’s a wet/dry mix control, allowing for “in the box” parallel compression techniques. Both of these features, along with the fact that the Tube-Tech CL 1B v2.5.9 Mk II can be launched as a stereo plug-in, make it very well suited to bus work.