Year / Date of Issue: 01/05/2021
Developer site: Softube
Format: SSX / VST / VST3 / AAX (MODiFiED)
Bit depth: 64bit
System requirements: Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10.
Description: The real battle for a clean and bright mix is often fought in the midrange. The Tube-Tech ME 1B is a tube-type passive equalizer designed for mids – and mids only. So get ready, soldier, go, forward, forward!
The ME 1B is Tube-Tech’s unique take on the classic Pultec MEQ-5 midrange equalizer. There are many mojos in the Pultec design, but the biggest benefit is that it is so well engineered that almost whatever setting you use it will sound good.
Like the Pultec Tube-Tech PE 1C, the Tube-Tech ME 1B is a passive tube equalizer. It was designed to accompany the PE 1C EQ and provide control over frequencies that the PE 1C cannot control. It is a great tool for shaping the mid frequencies of any audio material in itself, and with the PE 1C it becomes a versatile and full-featured equalizer.
ME 1B’s user interface is pretty straightforward. You have three different sections: low frequency peak, mid frequency dip, and high frequency peak. The only confusing thing is that the middle section never boosts, but always attenuates the selected frequency. The other two sections, bass and treble, always boost frequencies. But once you start using the ME 1B in conjunction with the Tube-Tech PE 1C “Pultec” equalizer, you will find that these equalizers complement each other perfectly.
Pultec-style mid-range equalizer
Classic Tube-Tech sound co-created with Tube-Tech designers
Each component is carefully modeled
Perfect companion for Tube-Tech PE 1C
Simulated output transformer
Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, etc.