Softube Tube Tech Complete Collection
With an updated sound, enhanced features, and totally refreshed, hi-res graphics, Softube's range of Tube-Tech plug-ins has done something that seemed impossible, they've improved. In 2006, Softube began work on what would become the definitive plug-in representations of Tube-Tech’s best and most highly-prized units. The PE 1C ‘Pultec’ Program Equalizer, inspired by a classic tube-driven passive EQ design conceived as long ago as the mid-1950s, and still revered in top studios today. The ME 1B Mid-Range Equalizer, designed as the perfect partner to the PE 1C, aiming with charm and authority at the vital body of mid-range frequencies. The CL 1B Optical Compressor, which, in an increasingly clinical digital world, is an oasis of smooth and dignified character; personality; color; providing pleasingly versatile dynamic control of everything from bass and vocals to drum groups and the mix bus. Not to mention the Classic Channel plug-in, which combined all three units into a singular and very special channel strip.
All four plug-ins had the distinctive and appealing blue faceplate, and just the right blend of simplicity and flavor to make them firm favorites with artists and engineers across genres and generations. And now they have been ‘re-mastered’ to look and sound even better. More than that, though; For the first time ever, the two EQs exist in a single plug-in GUI, giving the complete intended workflow immediately and intuitively. The CL 1B Mk II compressor features new sidechain low-cut filtering, and a parallel blend knob. On top of the new features in the CL 1B, the Classic Channel Mk II now has mid/side processing capabilities. New organization of the range means that for prices matching the original individual plug-ins, you can now buy or upgrade to one of three ‘collections’, which include the appropriate legacy versions along with the better-than-ever re-mastered plug-ins.
- Improved sound, with a total remodel of the CL 1B
- New features – mid/side processing, and in the CL 1B, side-chain low-cut filters and parallel blend
- Spectacular new high-resolution graphics
- Still the same epic audio processors they always were
- A ‘Pultec’-style low and high end equalizer
- Mid-range equalizer with the same passive, tube-driven design
- The CL 1B optical compressor - a modern classic in a plethora of genres
- Legacy plug-ins included