Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII Compressor

$299.00

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$299.00

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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

V. Waltinger

July 29, 2015

Wow! Beautiful

Wow! What a beautiful compressor on leadvocals! I am not the first nor will be the last one to say that but I only can chime in with all my <3 ;-). This is one outstanding compressor for vocals! Definitely worth the price.

R. Jason

July 22, 2015

You want big smooth vocals?

Look no further than this wonderful, spot on software version of one of the great pieces of gear. I've used the hardware (at OTHER studios) for years. After 7 days recording with the demo, allowing myself a FULL evaluation, I will say it's pretty much spot on to the hardware unit. I seems like it actually has maybe a wewe bit more headroom, or maybe the combination with my new Apollo 8 upgrade from my Apollo is contributing. Regardless, I'm about to pull the trigger. I urge all having a demo yet to be used to do so if you have crucial vocals, bass, even electric guitars to record. My main use is vocally. While I still love my LA2A collection, I find this guy a bit more transparent, and focused overall.

Z. Nieman

May 10, 2015

Finally! Very good, versatile compressor

I was hoping UA would release a version of this unit, and they did! It delivers. I prefer this over the LA-2A plugin. It has the level of control you would expect from a fully featured compressor and it offers a range of sound that can be almost unnoticeable to in your face! Highly recommended. I won't bother trying to explain the sound, demo it or buy it. It packs a punch, and represents the latest (as of this writing) of UA's analog modeling.

F. Pilz

May 9, 2015

Form gentle to hard AND always in your face

I' ve been working with the CL1B for some years...it simply is a workhorse, that always brings a rich patina to the audio.
Great Plugin for the uad!!!

V. Koenig

May 8, 2015

A little Rocker!

This Compressor rocks. The CL 1B sounds fat, punchy, big and can sound very smooth. The CL 1B is a great allrounder, for all signals.
Get this plug about 10 minutes ago :) well done.....

N. Nodurft

May 7, 2015

Buying When Demo Expires

I used to use hear the real thing on vocals all the time in my old internship and loved it. When I saw this had been released I knew I had to check it out since the real one is my all time favorite vocal compressor. I haven't been able to shoot it out, but I was instantly taken back to that smooth intimate sound that I remembered so well. It just sounds, professional. It works amazingly when paired with my Manley Reference mic. The fact that I can track vocals through this on the way in just makes it that much better, and it's surprisingly very light on dsp. It uses a little less than 5% of my apollo duo. Definitely the best plugin vocal compressor I've heard.

T. Liljegren

August 10, 2015

The allmighty champion!

When UA released the updates of the 1176 and LA2-A I thought that "no compressor can possibly sound better than this"!
Then came the Summit from Softtubes and so I was blown away again.

And then I saw this bugger coming into the UA arsenal, and I thought, could there possibly be anything that beats the previous ones?
Noooo, but YES!
Especially on vocals, bass, piano, guitars, horns, strings or what ever. This Tube tech improves everything.
For example vocals: Suddenly your track just sounds naturally warm and fat without any pumping or wobbling at all.
Definately my new "go-to" compressor. Hereafter, all other ones lays silently in the UA-archive to never be used again.

C. Brandner

September 20, 2015

Interesting Plugin, but unacceptable change of pricing

So sorry to say, but the adoption of apple price politics (charging customers according to their origin) to your online shop is unfair and frustrating.

l. laing

June 2, 2015

love this thing

This thing just makes your music sound good, tight, and smooth. Wish it had more presets……i dig the starting point templates to just turn on while I'm creating. other than that its superb.

B. Schumacher

July 9, 2019

No side chain

For a software compressor it sounds good but there‘s no sidechain available on the UA platform which generally makes UAD an inferior choice for compressors. I hope that they’ll get this fixed one day

J. Poole

July 9, 2019

Tested

This beats the 1176 with variable ratio compression and sonic clarity while beating the LA 2A with variable attack and release times. PERFECT!

F. Peristeris

June 29, 2019

ANOTHER "MUST HAVE" COMPRESSOR FRON UAD

I noticed the great capabilities of this machine when I first used many years ago in the abandoned from thw T.C Powercore. I was curious to see what UAD did for this amazing implementation, and I was pleased to find that it is a real transfer of the hardare machine to plug in. CL1B is the compressor everybody needs if he uses vocals, basses and more of all in my opinion.....keyboards. This compressor is one of the most friendly and easy to use and you really have to try hard to make it sound bad.....

m. patrick

June 29, 2019

bien

basic et simple

O. Lamas

June 29, 2019

PHAT BIG THICK.

PHAT BIG THICK with anything you throw at it. Did not think I could love it more, then MkII came out...... Just like I like them.
Well done UAD.
And thank you.

Z. Ou

June 25, 2019

Real beast

Original plugin is a toy but this one is a beast. Killed New 1176 and 670 collection with no mercy, demo one day to buy.

D. Belcher

June 22, 2019

Improved Version of the Tube Tech

I have the original version of this plugin that on many things it sounded great but it was not as versatile as I had hoped it would be. It had a luscious gooey character that seemed a little much on many sources and so I found myself turning to other compressors. After some hemming and hawing I demoed this new version and everything that I found disagreeable on the original version they seemed to correct. It seemed to react to the source much better and I can use this on a lot more material. I know they added more features but I think the update on the plug in itself is what is great. I bought it after I demoed it on material I had previously passed on with the other version.

UAD User

June 19, 2019

Smooth

I love the smooth texture on vocals. Definitely looking forward to recording more often.

J. Jordan

June 19, 2019

Woowww!!!

Absolutely a must for vocals. Great response, clear, yet vibey!

l. wilson

June 17, 2019

Perfection

Great addition to Greatness

R. Holl

June 15, 2019

!!!

Great ! Thanks UAD !