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.
Loved and coveted by sound engineers all over the world for its super huge bass and its silky shiny treble, the PE 1C is Tube-Tech's modern day take on the famous Pultec tube-driven passive equalizer. It does things no other equalizer can, and when you start twisting the knobs you will find it's more versatile than it may appear at first.
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.
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.
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.
The Tube-Tech Mk II EQ Collection includes the combined Tube-Tech Mk II equalizer and the original legacy PE 1C and ME 1B equalizers.
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.
System Requirements Versions from 2.0 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:
All native versions
Mac OS X 10.9 or newer
Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10
Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
1 GB RAM or more, and at least 6 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space)
Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application
Please Note: Pro Tools 10 is not officially qualified by Avid higher than OS X 10.8
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)
All Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.