Tube Tech make deep blue, vintage stylee compressor and equalisers, have been making them for over two decades and make them in funky Denmark, what’s more.
Lurking within the Tube Tech range are a couple of real winners, in the form of either end of their compressor range. I can confidently say that there are few vari mu style compressors better than the CL1B and no better multi band than the all tube SMC2B (now also available in a mastering version).
Frustratingly, Tube Tech has been overlooked in recent years as the new wave of US manufacturers have manipulated user groups and chucked $$$ into heavy advertising. This is bonkers, crazy, patso, loco…insane. Were Tube Tech to suddenly claim to be the latest kid on the LA block, bang a bunch of adverts in the mainstream techie mags and list even a fraction of happy producer and studio clients, the brand would clean up. It outperforms 90% of high-end tube gear, looks infinitely sexier and costs a whole bunch less. Yet Manley, Chandler, Thermionics, Universal and others have gained a far higher profile in recent years. Sure, all these brands are good, but I suspect that in A/B comparisons, eight out of ten cats would purr a little louder at the Tube Tech sound.
So…we’ve put our hand in our pockets and ordered a bunch for our demo stock. I really feel strongly that anyone looking for a full sounding, rich, dreamy comp for vocals, bass or even mix MUST at the very least check out Tube Tech. Similarly, mastering and mix engineers deserve the chance to put the SCM2B through its paces.
Come and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.