TC Electronic has announced immediate availability of the Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in for Pro Tools|HD. The CL 1B plug-in is based upon highly advanced component emulation technology, and brings the sound of the legendary CL 1B compressor/limiter to Digidesign Pro Tools HD, HD Accel and VENUE systems.
The CL 1B plug-in offers up to 30 dB of gain and a variable step-less ratio ranging from 2:1 to 10:1. It features innovative attack/release controls, with three different settings, enabling the CL 1B to be used as an insert- or bus compressor.
The Sidechain/Link button in the stereo instance of the CL 1B plug-in recreates the dynamic master/slave relationship between the left and right channels, a feature usually found when having two mono units interconnected via the Sidechain Bus found on the hardware version of CL 1B. As a unique feature, users can set whether the control of the compression is to be fixed at either left or right .
One capability that is unique to the CL 1B plug-in is the advanced metering, which can display the left channel, the right channel or both channels.
The CL 1B plug-in uses an immaculately crafted algorithm, that allows the use of up to two instances in mono/stereo at 44.1 / 48 kHz or one instance in mono/stereo at 88.2 / 96 kHz per DSP chip on Pro Tools|HD Accel hardware. On Pro Tools|HD Core hardware one instance is supported per DSP at 44.1 / 48 kHz.
Pricing and Availability: The plug-in retails at EUR 740 excl. VAT.