Softube Tube-Tech Classic Channel (ESD); channelstrip plugin; Tube-Tech CL 1B, ME 1B und PE 1C combined in a channelstrip with switchable signal routing or available as single plugins; detailled emulation of the analog Tube-Tech hardware; supported formats: VST2/VST3/AU/AAXnative/AAXdsp; system requirements: Win7 (64-Bit) min., Mac OSX 10.8 min., Dual Core CPU, 4 GB RAM, 6 GB HD, internet connection, iLok LicenseManager
As an answer to the age-old question and quarrel: no, I don?t own nor have used the original hardware. My opinions are based only on the software version. So the neverending software vs. hardware dispute shall continue?.
But as far as the software version is concerned, it sounds wonderful in it?s own right!
The Pultec-style PE-1C and ME-1B eqs are gorgeous units. As they are character EQs, you can?t DO everything with them. But very likely you?ll end up using them ON everything! These PE-1C and ME-1B ?finalize? your mixes wonderfully, the low-end body and high-end sparkle you can add with them is very addictive. It?s relatively rare that I use them as the only EQs in my whole sidechain, but there aren?t many tracks that will be without them? They are wonderful, airy and large-sounding.
But as far as the CL-1B compressor is concerned, I?m in love!! It?s brilliant, versatile, larger-than-life-sounding compressor! It?s everything I?d except a high-end optical compressor to be: creamy, lush, smooth, but still articulative, punchy and snappy if needed. This is by far the best software compressor I?ve ever used, and easily beats hands down many ?real? hardware compressors. In my opinion, CL-1B is a real must! Does it sound as good as the original hardware? I don?t know. Does it sound darn good by itself? Yes it does!!
As a side note: Softube?s own presests are actually very useful and carefully thought! Quite often when I use them as a ?starting point?, I end up using the preset "as is" or doing really minor tweaks.
I highly and warmly recommend the Softube Tube Tech Classic Channel!
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