Softube just released the second revision of their highly revered and successful Tube-Tech classic plugins collections. Softube Tube-Tech MK2 plugins collection consists of four different plugins namely : the famous CL-1B compressor, PE-1C program EQ, ME-1B Mid-Range Equalizer, and the Classic Channel plug-in, which is a channel strip which combines the other three. These plugins come with an entirely new sound, new additional features, and totally fresh new hi-resolution graphics.
In a nutshell, the plugins have improved. One cool thing about the update is, even after updating the plugins, Softube lets you keep the old versions. This is highly helpful for keeping the older plugins functional on old projects they were earlier used on. To cut the story short, here is the official press release text from Softube’s site.
As long ago as 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 favourites 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.
Webpage : Tube-Tech Mk II
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