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Tube Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

Tube Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor front view

The Tube Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor can also be used to resolve or remove unwanted frequencies

Tube Tech SMC 2B Multiband Opto Compressor

The TUBE-TECH SMC2B is the Multiband Compressor that brings the full music back in your mix!

The possibility of combining sweet overall 3 band eq with individual compression of the three bands can make wonders for your mix, both for bus submix use, (drums, instrument groups or vocals) but especially on the main mix.

As an extra feature, SMC2B can also be used to solve / remove annoying frequencies in basses, vocals, etc. It can even be set up as a d-esser.

SMC2B can be very effective when recording very dynamic vocalists without having to spend hours sorting out problems after the recording has been done.

The SMC2B is one of the few audio processors, that is very hard to bypass, even after a short listening test, and it will tend to stay inserted forever because of the color and dynamics it can add to your mixes. These facts have made the SMC2B the favorite mixing/mastering compressor of many top mixers and mastering engineers around the world.

For Live use the SMC2B is also adding quality and musicality to top touring acts.

Try it for your own mixing, and hear the magic no other compressor can deliver!

Variable crossover points ensure precise control with all three bands of opto-compression. Independent band specific Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release & Gain parameters make the SMC 2B as flexible as it is accurate.

The TUBE-TECH SMC 2B Stereo Multiband Compressor features three independent optical stereo compressors. The signal is divided into three bands (Low, Mid & High) by 6 dB/octave x-over networks with variable frequencies: 60-1200 Hz for Low/Mid band and 1,2-6 kHz for the Mid/High band.

The design of the x-over networks optimizes the summing of all three bands, resulting in a flat frequency response (within +/-0,25 dB), when the gain controls for each band are set at the same level. The three compressors feature Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Gain and a display showing gain reduction. Master levels are set with Output Gain and Balance controls.

Both Input and Output are balanced and have fully floating transformers with a static screen. The power supply and the sidechain circuit is based on a solid state circuit. With the exception of the output stage all DC voltages are stabilised.

Tube Tech SMC 2B Specifications

  • The world's only "all tube based " multiband compressor design
  • Three bands per channel with variable crossover frequencies between bands
  • Stereo sidechain with variable Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Gain controls for all three bands
  • Master Output Gain (off to +10 dB)
  • Balance Control (+/-1,5 dB)
  • LED display showing compression
  • Freq. response @ -3 dB: 5 Hz to 60 kHz
  • Low noise: < -60 dBu @10 dB gain
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • Clickless bypass relay

Sound demo of the Tube Tech SMC 2B