Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

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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.

Now You Can:

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

S. Trazos

February 18, 2021

Lo mejor para los oidos

Me quede impresionado con el resultado es increíble el resultado de este compresor.

C. Lawrence

February 12, 2021

The Danes do it again

I love this compressor on vocals. Some swear by Neve and others, but, for smooth well-tracked male and female vox, this is the one.

J. Geary

February 1, 2021

It doesnt add up.... but it does!

Ok this thing sounds freaking fantastic especially in a lot of places where CL1B wouldn't be my first thought. It has its own spot on my drum bus and brings a beautiful color to the table. Next time you want to add a little glue without presence, try this guy instead of the gbus or 2500. Im 99.999% sure this thing upsamples as well since i cannot get it to match the native version. In some cases its subtle but as you push further into compression the UA version keeps the body much better

F. Meng

January 29, 2021

nice sound!!

One of my favorite UAD plugins.

F. Meng

January 29, 2021

nice sound!!

One of my favorite UAD plugins.

Z. Khan

January 27, 2021

So smooth and transparent!

This is my go to compressor for tracking vocals. It gives my vocals that extra something that makes it shine. It’s one of the most transparent tracking compressors available I believe. Totally worth it!

UAD User

January 21, 2021

Simulation bluffante.

Le "grain" Tube-Tech dès sa mise en route, le threshold est d'une réactivité impressionnante ! Excellent plug à consommer sans modération...

L. Brown

January 16, 2021

5 Stars

Best compressor I own.


January 15, 2021

Male Vocals

Demo this on male vocals.. Thats how I discovered its Quality. Im writing this because I purchased it with my Blue Collar Dollars. Its a vocal compressor.

B. Ward

January 13, 2021


This is an extremely useful compressor that is able to transparently smooth out any source. I have to agree that there is nothing else that can compare to it.

l. lujianfei

January 9, 2021

Nothing Else Like It

Gives a very good color!

V. Pop Hristov

January 7, 2021

smooth operator

without this one don't even try to make a vocal chain,it would be a waste of time,same goes for the bass,acoustics etc...i even put this on drums to soften,gather but in the same time spread it a little bit...funny,it's almost indescribable...probobly the best comp on the market...don't think,just buy it

T. Delfini

January 6, 2021


Gives a very good color!

E. Harper

January 4, 2021

Nothing Else Like It

Great compressor. There's really nothing else like this. I switched out using my LA-2A's so much now that I have this. Put this after an 1176 for vocals and you'll be amazed!

K. Michael

December 31, 2020

Great for tracking vocals!

Incredibly close to the hardware unit, except for at lower threshold values (pumping artifacts are a lot more pronounced in the plugin version), but still an indispensable tool for tracking vocals. Very happy with this purchase!

K. Samuel

December 30, 2020


Been hearing about the hardware for years now but wanted to give the UAD emulation a try. Started with the 15 day free trial and on day two I had my credit card ready! #thanksforthe50%off

D. Smith

November 16, 2020

A better Emulation than Softtube...

Soft tube do really amazing emulations, until you do a like for like comparison with a Universal Audio version. The UA Tube Tech blows the softtube version out of the water. I guess because it's running on UA's outboard DSP but whatever the reason, way fewer digital artifacts than the soft tube version.

J. Henderson

November 14, 2020

Makes vocals a cinch

This thing rules for vox. So easy to dial in and get vox to sit perfectly

J. Monstad

November 5, 2020

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

A must have for producers

R. Mahjoub

November 2, 2020

Hate it

Nothing compared to the original hardware