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The Tube-Tech CL 1B is a modern classic for a very good reason. As a vocal compressor in particular, its mixture of characteristic warm slow opto gain reduction and surprisingly versatile can't-sound-bad operation have made it a staple across a wider variety of genres than perhaps any other optical compressor. Classic rock, cutting-edge pop, rap and hip hop, EDM... you name it.
This Mk II version benefits from a complete ground-up sonic re-model, utilising another decade's worth of experience, technology, and know-how. It sounds better than ever. And it looks fresh too, with cutting edge high-res graphics. Not to mention the feature-update, adding side-chain low cut filters and parallel mixing.
Your new favourite compressor? It could just be.
Tube-Tech Compressor Collection
Reviewed By Masta Cress
April 16th, 2013
After trying this compressor i was kind of addicted. It was a real seesaw inside of my head.
I thought long about buying it. I searched for alternatives... without success.
Why spending so much money for a SINGLE plugin? WHY?
I can tell you: Because it is cheaper than its hardware counterpart. Maybe it was a false
move to do. I could have put the money ($299) to an hardware EQ. (LOL?).
But now i regret nothing! Its simply awesome to have it. I use it all the time. It will
be a part of my typical sound now and in the future. I put it on the Bassdrum its
going to squash it like a vegetable under a tractor - edit some settings - PUNCH
there it is! I problably distend the whole thing. But I tried everything to clone the
sound with other virtual effects... aah nothing came close. I love this baby.
The second special thing besides the compressors sound is its time modes.
There you have a classic "Opto" mode for glueing type of tasks and also good
for vocals. Then you have a classic Attack-Release-mode. From Transient-
Eating up to Holding-Down-Device-Like-Things (the 60s Sound) everything
is possible. Additionally you can set it to "auto-manual"-mode which means
the Attack-Time will be fixed and with the Attack and Release parameters
you can tweak the release curve. (How long it will take to release the
compression and how long the release will actually take) It can be used
for 'holding' the compression longer than usual.
Nothing more to say besides: try it out for yourself.Read Review
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