Here's what Softube have to say...
Tube-Tech CL 1B is a true studio classic, heard on tons and tons of records for the past 20 years. Like its hardware counterpart, the Tube-Tech CL 1B native plug-in sounds soft, smooth, groovy and can compress an insane amount of dB's without sounding bad.
The CL 1B plug-ins by Softube are the only Tube-Tech plug-ins that are fully endorsed by Tube-Tech.
This version requires no DSP hardware but uses the same outstanding modeling technology and algorithms as the famous Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in for TDM and PowerCore (distributed by TC Electronic). The sound is of course just as fantastic as its predecessor. With this unprecedented accuracy, down to details such as the precise VU meter behaviour, the Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in is definitely in a league of its own.
"There are barely words to describe what I think about the CL1B plugin. The sonics are outstanding. The GUI is awesome. I thought it was just a picture until I started turning the knobs. I own hundreds and hundreds of plugins but... the CL1B plugin is the most accurate representation of a hardware that I have EVER seen." Tony Shepperd - Producer, Mixer, Engineer_(Madonna, Faith Hill, Whitney Houston, Lionel Richie, Elton John, Back Street Boys, etc.)
Pricing and Availability:
Tech CL 1B is available today at the Softube web shop and through authorized dealers at an introductory price of $329 (web price, excl. VAT) that runs through October 2009. After October, the price will be $449 (web price, excl. VAT).
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