What is Tube-Tech compressor?

What is Tube-Tech compressor?

The TUBE-TECH CL 1B Compressor is an optical, all tube based compressor. The unit features a gain-reduction element, positioned immediately after the input transformer. It is controlled by the sidechain amplifier, which also contain the two time control circuits – one for fixed and one for variable Attack/Release.

Who uses Tube-Tech CL1B?

Kanye West
The dynamics processor that has been used for Kanye’s vocals throughout the recording as well as for all his live performances is the Tube-Tech CL-1B.

How good is CL1B?

CL1B Compressor This unit is great for vocals and bass GTR. I do mostly hip hop recordings so this compressor gets a workout mostly on vocals. My usual setting for this unit is set to fixed with about 10 db of gain and -15 on the threshold with about 6:1 on the ratio. It sounds smooth and silky like butter.

What is opto compression?

In an optical compressor, electricity (from the audio input signal) is converted into light, and the intensity of that light is registered by a sensor which controls the amount of gain reduction. The louder the input signal, the brighter the light, and the brighter the light, the more the gain is reduced.

How many compressors should I use for vocals?

You might need one compressor, or you may need six, but the main point is that most tracks need some form of compression on vocals to produce a consistent, smooth sound that’s sonically pleasing to the listener.

When should you use a tube compressor?

Tube compressors use tubes to apply gain reduction! These types of compressors tend to have a slower response to transients relative to other types of compressors, making them a good choice for instrument or mix buses.

What is opto compressor good for?

Opto compressors are often chosen to help smooth out audio with fewer transients, helping to fit tracks into the mix without colouring them too much. They are typically avoided for bus compression and mastering.

What is the best audio compressor?

Klark Teknik 1178-KT Classic Compressor.

  • Art Pro-VLA II 2-Channel Leveling Amplifier.
  • dbx 266XS Dual Compressor/Gate.
  • Warm Audio WA76 Discrete FET Compressor.
  • Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Optical Compressor.