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Tube-Tech CL 1B is one of those units that has a defined personality while still being useful on a variety of sound sources in a variety of situations. It can be used for a calm and natural dynamic control, but depending on your settings, it can bring out punch and life from any material. Because of its way of treating the signal differently depending on the frequency content, it gets a lot of love when used on material with a wide frequency range, such as an electric bass that both needs low end control and a snappy presence, or an acoustic guitar that needs to be large sounding and close to the listener. And sometimes, the opto character is just what the doctor ordered for a full mix. A big part of the CL 1B sound is that the optical gain reduction circuit has a tendency of an initial very quick release time, which then drastically slows down and can take several seconds to fully recover. This has a way of giving a transparent control of shorter events in the signal while retaining a grip of the overall material. It's a sound and texture you will not find in any other compressor. The Tube-Tech CL 1B Compressor is also available in the Tube-Tech Classic Channel bundle, together with the famous Tube-Tech PE 1C "Pultec" Equalizer and Tube-Tech ME 1B Mid-Range Equalizer equalizers from Softube.


Are UAD plugs any better than native alternatives?

...years and own most of their plugins. IMO at the moment theres no UA compressor that can compete with the softube CL1B or Abbeyroad RS124. If you own a UAD-2 then great their very good however id never advise anybody to go out and buy one now (the cards are too expensive before you've even...

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What do you think about apollo twin? I have Audient ID22.

Save your money. Concentrate on improving your own mixing methodology and skills. The improvements you can make there will far outweigh the difference between an iD22 with plugins, and an Apollo Twin and UAD plugins. kfhkh

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Have BAE 1073 MP, want to ad EQ and comp for Vox tracking

Thanks ! I will check out your suggestions. Still I kind of miss an eq on my bae 1073 mp, to add some 8k high shelf before going into my daw. Would you prefer to track w/o eq ? Just had some investigation. I could add a Warm eq (pultec) and their LA2A to my 1073...

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