Tube-Tech Equalizer Collection

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Timeless equalizers revitalized

Fat, tube-driven, passive equalizers can be so much more than functional tools. They impart character and style to any source; drums, synths, vocals, guitars, strings, brass… you name it! As such, they’ve been sought after in top-of-the-line international studios for decades, and their sound enriches the textures of thousands of classic records, in every genre you can imagine.

Now combined into a single plug-in, which not only improves the workflow but allows for a revitalized approach to the sonics using our latest digital signal processing technology, the Tube-Tech Equalizers Mk II are a huge step forward for an already phenomenal pair of processors.

Updated sound

By combining the PE 1C and ME 1B equalizers, we've made a new beast which benefits from our latest signal-processing technology.

Loved and coveted

Sound engineers all over the world praise the 'Pultec' tube-driven passive equalizer PE 1C for its super huge bass and its silky shiny treble.

Complete visual make-over

The all-new high-res graphics look absolutely stunning on any display.

"It’s just about the perfect combo of tools for getting big, vibey bass and kick sounds that translate well between full-range and tiny laptop speakers. With access to that celebrated 'Pultec'/Tube-tech low-end followed by a no nonsense mid-range EQ."

Kristofer Harris
Producer & Mix Engineer for Belle and Sebastian, Ghostpoet, and Bear’s Den

Much more than function

Fat, tube-driven, passive equalizers can be so much more than functional tools. They impart character and style to any source; drums, synths, vocals, guitars, strings, brass… you name it! As such, they’ve been sought after in top-of-the-line international studios for decades, and their sound enriches the textures of thousands of classic records, in every genre you can imagine.


Quite a few tricks up its sleeves

Try, for example, the famous 'Pultec' low-end trick. Because the filters for the low frequency boost and attenuate functions are slightly offset in frequency (despite being controlled by the same frequency knob) it’s possible to create attractive and well-focused bumps or cuts in the low end by boosting and attenuating simultaneously. Give a kick drum more body, for example, by boosting heavily at 60 CPS and then attenuating to deal with the muddiness. The bump will remain, but you’ll have cleaned up too.


Unmatchable together

The ME 1B was designed to accompany the PE 1C equalizer, and provide control over the frequencies that the PE 1C cannot adjust. On its own it's a great tool to shape the midrange of any audio material, and together with the PE 1C it becomes a versatile and full-featured equalizer.


Straightforward interface

The user interface of the ME 1B is pretty straightforward. You have three different sections, the Low Frequency Peak, Mid Frequency Dip and the High Frequency Peak. The only confusing thing is that the mid section never boosts, but always attenuates the selected frequency. The other two sections, low and high frequency, always boost the frequencies. But as soon as you start to use the ME 1B in conjunction with the Tube-Tech PE 1C 'Pultec' Equalizer you'll find that these equalizers complement each other perfectly.

In short

  • Improved sound, updated using our latest signal processing technology.
  • Spectacular new high-resolution graphics.
  • Still the same epic audio processors they always were.
  • A ‘Pultec’-style low and high end equalizer.
  • Mid-range equalizer with the same passive, tube-driven design.
  • Combined into one plug-in for better workflow and sound than ever.
  • Legacy plug-ins included.

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  • System requirements

    • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested).
    • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
    • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
    • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument's page).
    • Softube account.
    • iLok account.
    • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
    • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
       

    However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

    Please Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required. Therefore, for example, Pro Tools 10.x is no longer supported (contact support for latest 32-bit compatible instalers).

    Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.

    The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

    AAX DSP is not in active development, but older products still support AAX DSP. For legacy TDM/VENUE, please see the Legacy Installers page.

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