Softube has announced that it is shipping the Tube-Tech Classic Channel Bundle and Tube-Tech ME 1B for native (VST/VST3/AU/RTAS) platforms. The Classic Channel and ME 1B are available today at the Softube web shop and at authorized Softube dealers at a price of $699 and $199 respectively, excl. VAT. For previous owners of the Tube-Tech CL 1B and Tube-Tech PE 1C plug-ins there are upgrade paths to the Classic Channel Bundle. Please visit the Softube website or a Softube dealer to get your price.
The Tube-Tech Classic Channel is a new take on a vintage channel strip. It's a combination of three Tube-Tech classics: The industry standard CL 1B compressor, the warm "Pultec" PE 1C equalizer and its perfect companion, the midrange ME 1B equalizer.
Tube-Tech Classic Channel Bundle Includes:
- Tube-Tech Classic Channel
- Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor
- Tube-Tech PE 1C "Pultec" Equalizer
- Tube-Tech ME 1B Mid-range Equalizer
The combined plug-in will save you processing power and enhance your workflow while the separate units will give you all the options and flexibility you may need.
Like all Softube offerings, the Classic Channel benefits from Softube's patented simulation technology, where every component, down to the subtlety of the output transformer, is taken into account.
A fully functional 20 day demo can be downloaded from www.softube.com.
The Tube-Tech ME 1B plug-in is a unique take on the classic Pultec MEQ-5 midrange equalizer. There's a lot of mojo going on in the Pultec designs, but the biggest mojo of it is that it is so well-designed that almost whatever setting you use, it will sound good.
Just like the PE 1C Pultec equalizer, the Tube-Tech ME 1B is a passive, tube-based equalizer. It was designed to accompany the PE 1C equalizer, and provide control over the frequencies that the PE 1C cannot adjust. On its own it's a great tool to shape the mid-range of any audio material, and together with the PE 1C it becomes a versatile and full featured equalizer.
The focus of the PE 1C, "program equalizer", is the shelving filters and the mid-range boost. It cannot attenuate the mids, and you don't have the ability to get bell shaped filter curves in the lows and highs. The ME 1B solves all these drawbacks of the PE 1C by offering the user three bands of equalization: low frequency boost (200-1000Hz), an almost full range sweepable cut (200-7000Hz) and a high frequency boost (1.5-5kHz).
- Pultec style mid-range equalizer.
- Classic Tube-Tech sound, created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech.
- Each and every component carefully modeled.
- Perfect companion to the Tube-Tech PE 1C.
- Modeled output transformer.
- Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, etc.
- CPU friendly.