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4.5/5
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The preferred vocal compressor for pop, hip‑hop, and R&B.

Developed by Softube, the Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII plug-in for UAD hardware and UA Audio Interfaces is an update of this iconic optical compressor used by modern artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, and more.

Featuring numerous sonic enhancements and new high-resolution graphics, the Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII plug-in has been reimagined with Softube's latest component modeling and signal processing technology, for an even deeper emulation than before — capturing this modern classic in all its tube glory.

Track and mix with an updated emulation of a modern classic compressor, fully endorsed by Tube-Tech, Denmark

Enhance transients and retain dynamics with new Parallel Compression and Sidechain Low Cut controls

Add musical-sounding compression to vocals with the same “go-to” unit preferred by Kanye West, Rihanna, and Jennifer Lopez

Dial-up weight and tube character on drums, bass, acoustic guitars, and vocals

A Modern Opto

A Modern Opto

A studio staple across a variety of genres, the Tube Tech CL 1B takes the classic warm opto compression recipe and modernizes it with selectable Fixed, Manual, or Fix/Man attack and release settings, making it useful on myriad sources. From soft and gentle massaging of a vocal to accentuating punch and snap on drums or guitars, the CL 1B's vintage/modern approach to dynamics control make it a go-to compressor for pop royalty.

Added Versatility

Added Versatility

The new Parallel Compression control lets you easily blend in compression on a drum loop or lead vocal, while the added Low Cut Sidechain feature keeps your sources punchy by keeping greedy low end away from your compression threshold.

Stylish New Graphics

Stylish New Graphics

Along with the revamped sonics and added features, now you can tweak your CL 1B MkII from a new point of view with bold high-res graphics that pop — especially on 4K or Ultra HD screens.

Key Features

An updated emulation of a modern classic opto compressor, fully authenticated by Tube-Tech, Denmark

A legendary go-to vocal compressor for major pop, R&B, and hip-hop artists from Kanye to Jennifer Lopez and more

Added flexibility with new Sidechain Low Cut and Parallel Compression controls

Updated hi-res graphics for 4K and Ultra HD screens

Customer Reviews

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

Overall Rating

4.5/5
(349)

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July 7, 2024

Great Compressor

Excellent Compressor definitely worth the hype

T. McCleary

June 22, 2024

The taste of the pudding is in the eating

If you are wondering why most successful producers use Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII on vocals, just get it and you will understand immediately

A. Pashka

June 15, 2024

The single best compressor plugin for vocals

This is my #1 vocal compressor, it’s so open, clear, and rich. If you love the musicality of LA2As on vocals, you should get this. It just has something special.

P. Tshiombo

May 1, 2024

INCOYABLE

INCOYABLE CETTE PEPITE;

V. SMITH

April 10, 2024

Amazing!

Big fan of the hardware version, this did not disappoint. Got it just in time for a vocal session and it was all I expected and more.

M. Maj

April 4, 2024

Fav compressor

Very good and clean compressor.

O. Tekebaş

March 19, 2024

My favorite vocal compressor

This is my go to plugin. İ have almost all of uad compressors. But, this one is different for vocal recordings. Use it just a little and add distressor and a bit of eq

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

J. Blanco

February 9, 2024

No brainer

For me, is a no brainer, im really liking this compression, but i didn't use the original hardware, whatever its mark was, so i can't compare them.

Can say, that if u want a compressor for taming voices, without being so aggresive, u know -2 -3 dbs compression on low ratios for tracking and printing, for me, its the way to go, all over 2A really slight compression but taming spikes, and making the mid range not that harshy while keeping its character, if u are looking something like this, this is your compressor

A. Tahriri

February 1, 2024

Gefällt mir,

Ein der beste ist

J. Bin

January 30, 2024

Absolutely awesome

I have a lot of Compressors from uaudio teletronics, distressor, avalon, 1176s , manley, etc but this one is different. Very transparent very easy to use! Great sound! One of the best for vocals for example and well known for that. Very happy to have it. Always in my sessions now.

d. drula

January 24, 2024

beat maker et mix

comme beaucoup le savent faire des de bonne prise de voix s'avère parfois bien des combats. suivi du neve 1173 ce plugin change la donne pour moi qui fait de la pop, du rnb, du rap, c'est le top

T. Thierry

January 20, 2024

PLUGIN INCROYABLE

A changé la qualité de mes mix !!!

J. Mendel

January 18, 2024

Smooth!

Really like on lead / backing vocals. Even with lots of compression...love the sound. Keeps high-end intact!!

J. Del Prado

January 13, 2024

A CLASSIC

The Tube-Tech added that extra “oomph” to my vocals—now I throw it on every time I track!