Softube are extremely proud to announce the release of the Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in for native formats. The original 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.

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.


  • Classic Tube-Tech sound in your computer
  • Created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech
  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Fix./man. mode for breaking traditional compression boundaries
  • External sidechain control
  • A seriously great looking GUI!
  • Very CPU friendly

The CL 1B plug-ins by Softube are the only Tube-Tech plug-ins that are fully endorsed by Tube-Tech.

For the month of October, Tube-Tech CL 1B Native is available at a special introductory 25% discount through the Softube web store and authorized dealers for $329. After October, the price will be $449.

The Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-ins are available in VST, AU, and RTAS (Pro Tools 7 or later) formats. The Mac version requires OS X 10.4 or later on a G4, G5 or Intel CPU with 512 MB of RAM. An iLok USB key is also required. A fully functional 10 day demo is available for downloaded from Softube.

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