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Tube Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Compressor

Tube Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Multiband Opto Compressor

Tube Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Multiband Opto Compressor

Tube Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Compressor

The TUBE-TECH SMC2BM 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, SMC2BM can also be used to solve / remove annoying frequencies in basses, vocals, etc. It can even be set up as a d-esser.

SMC2BM can be very effective when recording very dynamic vocalists without having to spend hours sorting out problems after the recording has been done.

The SMC2BM 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 SMC2BM the favorite mixing/mastering compressor of many top mixers and mastering engineers around the world.

For Live use the SMC2BM 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!

TUBE-TECH SMC2BM is the mastering version of the famous SMC2B Stereo Multiband Compressor

On SMC2BM all audio controls feature High Quality switches,fitted with precision resistors, to ensure extreme accuracy in settings and recals.

The SMC2BM has become one of the favorite mixing/mastering compressors for many top mastering engineers around the world.

The TUBE-TECH SMC 2BM 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 12 selectable frequencies: 60 – 1200 Hz for Low/Mid band and 6 selectable frequencies: 1,2 – 6,0 kHz for the Mid/High band.

Switchable crossover points ensure precise control of all three bands of opto-compression.

Independent band specific Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release & Gain parameters make the SMC 2BM as flexible as it is accurate.
Gain controls are fitted with 12 position gold plated switches with 1dB/step. Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release and Balance controls are fitted with potentiometers with 31 detents.

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 2BM 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 (-1 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
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