The complete Tube-Tech. Color, character, and everything you need.

  • The Tube-Tech Classic Channel — perhaps our best-loved plug-in emulation of analog hardware
  • The CL 1B optical compressor – a modern classic in a plethora of genres
  • Mid-range equalizer with the same passive, tube-driven design

Dynamics / EQ / Console 1 Ready

Tube-Tech Complete Collection

USD 225 USD 359


Tastefully warming and saturating any sound source with its tube-stages, and gently levelling them with its slow, smooth compression, the Tube-Tech Classic Channel is not a typical strip.

Comprised of three separate units, the passive tube-driven PE 1C and ME 1B ‘Pultec’-style equalizers and the world-famous CL 1B optical compressor, it brings warm, punchy analog sound to any production, and represents the very best in quality and versatility available for the modern DAW-based studio, or anywhere else for that matter.


"It's perfect for a vocal chain, bass channel, or even the entire stereo mix. I love the air of the top end and the compressor is versatile enough to do subtle mix compression or the aggressive bass or drum compression needed for modern pop music."

Joe Chiccarelli
Mixer/Engineer/Producer for Beck, U2, The Strokes, Elton John, etc.

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Epic Analog Sound

This Mk II version of our beloved Tube-Tech Classic Channel benefits from all the sonic improvements to its component parts – a ground-up remodel of the CL 1B, and revamped EQs using our very latest signal processing technology.


Slick Channel Strip Workflow

Using channelstrip plug-ins can emulate the analog console workflow in a pleasing and time-saving way. A consistent sound and approach on every channel is often the best route to a stellar mix in the box.


Seven Plug-Ins Included

Includes Classic Channel Mk II, individual Mk II plug-ins (Tube-Tech Mk II equalizer and CL 1B Mk II compressor), and all our legacy Tube-Tech plug-ins (Classic Channel, PE 1C and ME 1B equalizers, and CL 1B).


"The new CL 1B plug in is a life saver! It just feels so 'right'. I own a hardware CL 1B (but just one), and this plug allows me to use it on as many tracks as I want... and the new Wet/Dry control is a game changer! As for the Classic Channel mkII, it may be the most flexible EQ I have ever used going from dramatic to subtle... That, combined with the CL 1B in the chain make this plugin bulletproof! You can pretty much fix any issue you inherit with this thing!!!"

Kevin Kadish
Grammy nominated songwriter and producer for artists such as Meghan Trainor and Jason Mraz



The Softube + Tube-Tech partnership represents a step forward for already out-of-this-world products, not to mention a giant leap for your sound. Learn how to improve your workflow and harness the latest digital signal processing tech. Book a personalized video demonstration with our product demonstration team today. Learn more


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Long and happy partnership

As long ago as 2006, Softube formed a partnership with Tube-Tech of Lydkraft, Denmark, and began work on what would become the definitive plug-in representations of Tube-Tech’s best and most highly-prized analog hardware units.

In 2018 we released the updated Mk II versions; a total ground-up remodel of the CL 1B compressor, and a single combined EQ plug-in, taking advantage of our latest signal processing technology. We also added stunning high-resolution graphics and additional features to make the best even better.

Improved control

Building on the success of our original Tube-Tech plug-ins, we added features like parallel blend and side-chain low cut to the CL 1B.

Further to that, mid/side processing opens the Classic Channel up for the first time to serious applications of stereo-image management; compress and EQ your kick and snare differently from your overheads, for example, for a wider or more compact drum mix. Or in mastering, gently balance the vocal against the rest of the track by low-cutting the detector circuit of the ‘mid’ portion of the signal and homing in on exactly what you need.

Spectacular graphics

You might think the way a plug-in looks is immaterial. But size and resolution on a modern display  can be a big factor in user experience. The Tube-Tech MkII collections all use our very latest high-resolution graphics standards to match up to their extraordinary sound quality. Even on the biggest, most impressive screens, these units look sharp, clean, and real, so you're always in the moment.

What is the Classic Channel?

The Tube-Tech Classic Channel (the heart of the Complete Collection) combines the CL 1B optical compressor with the PE 1C and the ME 1B, two complementary tube-driven passive equalizers.

The CL 1B is a modern classic for good reason; across genres it brings warmth through its tube stages, transparent operation on transients through its quick attack, and smooth, musical levelling due to the slow reset characteristics of its gain reduction element.

And with the equalizers you can shape the sound of a track, a bus or a whole mix within seconds. The highs sound smooth and gentle, the mid-range airy and focused, and the lows full and fat.

Console 1 Ready

These plug-ins can be used within Console 1, our mixing system. Click to learn more.



"The Softube CL 1B Mk II retains its status in the cream of the crop of today’s best analog modeled plug-ins. I will also say that it takes the throne as Softube’s single best analog-modeled compressor."

Recording Mag


"This is a fantastic set of vintage-style, ‘tube’-powered mixing effects, easy to work with and fair dripping with musicality and analogue soul." 4.5/5



"it's a unique processor for bottom and top end treatments and its sound is so warm that sprinkling a little PE 1C onto vocal parts or using it more comprehensively on bottom-heavy content will allow you to produce results unattainable with regular EQs​." 4/5

Resident Advisor


"In a digital world where everyone is looking for one magical thing to make their work sound better, it may not be some saturator, or multi-band limiter at all, it might very well be Softube’s Classic Channel."



"If you’re looking for a specific emulation of Tube-Tech hardware, there’s probably nothing out there that compares."



"Quite Possibly The Best Analog Vibe You Can Achieve From An EQ Compressor Combo."

Production Expert


In short


  • Console 1 Ready: works as a native plug-in and in Softube Console 1, our mixing ecosystem. Learn more about Console 1
  • Created in partnership with and endorsed by Tube-Tech
  • The Tube-Tech Classic Channel — perhaps our best-loved plug-in emulation of analog hardware
  • A ‘Pultec’-style low and high end equalizer
  • Mid-range equalizer with the same passive, tube-driven design
  • The CL 1B optical compressor – a modern classic in a plethora of genres
  • Improved sound, with a total remodel of the CL 1B, along with an update to the EQs using our latest signal processing technology
  • New features – mid/side processing, and in the CL 1B, side-chain low-cut filters and parallel blend
  • Spectacular new high-resolution graphics
  • Legacy plug-ins included
  • System requirements

    • macOS Big Sur 11, Monterey 12, Ventura 13
    • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Computer with AU, VST, VST3 and/or AAX compatible DAW host software
    • Internet access (for downloading installers and managing licenses)

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