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Tube-Tech Complete Collection Upgrade from CL1B

Channel Strip by Softube

Note: This is an upgrade for existing owners of the Tube-Tech CL1B. The full version of the Tube-Tech Complete Collection is also available.

Everything Tube-Tech – Colour, Character, and Completion

Tastefully warming and saturating any sound source with its tube-stages, and gently levelling them with its slow, smooth compression, the Tube-Tech Classic Channel is not a typical strip.

Comprised of three separate units, the passive tube-driven PE 1C and ME 1B ‘Pultec’-style equalizers and the world-famous CL 1B optical compressor, it brings warm, punchy analogue sound to any production, and represents the very best in quality and versatility available for the modern DAW-based studio, or anywhere else for that matter.

Epic Analogue Sound

This Mk II version of Softubes beloved Tube-Tech Classic Channel benefits from all the sonic improvements to its component parts – a ground-up remodel of the CL 1B, and revamped EQs using Softube's very latest signal processing technology.

Slick Channel Strip Workflow

Using channel strip-plug-ins can emulate the analogue console workflow in a pleasing and time-saving way. A consistent sound and approach on every channel is often the best route to a stellar mix in the box.

Seven Plug-ins Included

Includes Classic Channel Mk II, individual Mk II plug-ins (Tube-Tech Mk II equalizer and CL 1B Mk II compressor), and all Softube's legacy Tube-Tech plug-ins (Classic Channel, PE 1C and ME 1B equalizers, and CL 1B).

Long and Happy Partnership

As long ago as 2006, Softube formed a partnership with Tube-Tech of Lydkraft, Denmark, and began work on what would become the definitive plug-in representations of Tube-Tech’s best and most highly-prized analogue hardware units.

In 2018 Softube released the updated Mk II versions; a total ground-up remodel of the CL 1B compressor, and a single combined EQ plug-in, taking advantage of Softube's latest signal processing technology. Softube also added stunning high-resolution graphics and additional features to make the best even better.

Improved Control

Building on the success of Softube's original Tube-Tech plug-ins, Softube added features like parallel blend and side-chain low cut to the CL 1B.

Further to that, mid/side processing opens the Classic Channel up for the first time to serious applications of stereo-image management; compress and EQ your kick and snare differently from your overheads, for example, for a wider or more compact drum mix. Or in mastering, gently balance the vocal against the rest of the track by low-cutting the detector circuit of the ‘mid’ portion of the signal and homing in on exactly what you need.

Spectacular Graphics

You might think the way a plug-in looks is immaterial. But size and resolution on a modern display can be a big factor in user experience. The Tube-Tech MkII collections all use Softube's very latest high-resolution graphics standards to match up to their extraordinary sound quality. Even on the biggest, most impressive screens, these units look sharp, clean, and real, so you're always in the moment.

What is the Classic Channel?

The Tube-Tech Classic Channel (the heart of the Complete Collection) combines the CL 1B optical compressor with the PE 1C and the ME 1B, two complementary tube-driven passive equalizers.

The CL 1B is a modern classic for good reason; across genres, it brings warmth through its tube stages, transparent operation on transients through its quick attack, and smooth, musical levelling due to the slow reset characteristics of its gain reduction element. With the equalizers, you can shape the sound of a track, a bus or a whole mix within seconds. The highs sound smooth and gentle, the mid-range airy and focused, and the lows full and fat.

Features

  • The Tube-Tech Classic Channel — perhaps Softube's best-loved plug-in emulation of analogue hardware.
  • 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.
  • Improved sound, with a total, remodel of the CL 1B, along with an update to the EQs using Softube's latest signal processing technology.
  • New features – mid/side processing, and in the CL 1B, side-chain low-cut filters and parallel blend.
  • Spectacular new high-resolution graphics.
  • Legacy plug-ins included.

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument's page).
  • iLok account (if you do not already have an iLok account you can make one at ilok.com).
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

Important Note: Due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softubes plug-ins and instruments are only tested in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. Softube cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

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