Great on buss recording guitars
If your using the console to record one of the guitar amp emulations, I found the CL !B was really a great buss compressor for recording electric guitars. I usually put the OceanWay Studio plugin and the CL 1B behind that and it just sound really warm and opens up the guitars in an interesting way that is different than the other compressors in the UAD product line. It's not perfect for all types of music, but it's an interesting combination and usage. Haven't had a chance to put this on vocals, but I imagine it works great there too. It's very subtle effect on guitars without being overbearing like the 1176 and without being in your face like the LA2.
cl1b Tubetech really big
The first impression was that its sounding really big.
Thats what tubetech is known for.
I use it in channel an master as well
D. van Haarlem
Outstanding CL1B emulation!!!
Nothing but Love for this CL1B version of UAD. I own the hardware version and this plugin really nails it, especially as I can use more instances in my sessions; and without taxing my cpu of course. Normally it's King for vocal channels but lately I tried it on a mix bus for a session with very slight compression, wow... Instant smoothing sheen. You need two hardware pieces for that experiment ;-)
Great job UAD!
My favorite vocal compressor, now available in plugin form.
Can’t tell you how much this compressor is vital for me in hardware form. Used on every vocal I do. The UAD plugin version is pretty nice as well. I like it.
Great Compressor !!! Good Job!!! Thx
The others are good but...
this is the dogs blookcs! So easy to get what you want.
I've only had the pleasure of using a hardware version of this unit once before, but this plugin delivers in spades. I use it on nearly every acoustic instrument I record, and it works well on vocals too.
Favorite new compressor plugin
Another compressor plugin to add to the UAD go-to list: UAD 1176s, LA2As, Summit TLA100... and now the UAD CL1B. This one is hard to beat. It has a great balance between grabby and smooth, warmth and detail, vibe and clarity. On vocals (probably the most obvious choice) there is likely none better (and if there is, it's probably one of the aforementioned UAD compressors!) This one hits it out of the park.
Best Vocal Compressor
I was tired of all my compressors for vocals and I finally found one that I actually like! I'm used to the sound of high end outboard compressors and I'm glad to finally find a plug in that actually compares. You may not get the sound of tubes, but the way it reacts with a vocal is perfect. No coloration, but a smoothness and thickness that no other plug in will do. Thanks Softube and Universal Audio!!!
Not going to demo, just going to buy
Bought the native version of this & I have to say it's great. Hopefully they will release the channel also. Very musical tube compression. It just has that sound!! If you don't have the native version buy it. If you have the native version you probably still want to buy it.