Introducing the Heritage Audio Tubesessor, a clone of one of the industry’s most sought-after recording compressors, the CL 1B.
Rather than just a rebrand, the Tubesessor is a more accessible version of the original, with a few features that aim to make it even more versatile.
What’s different about the Heritage Audio Tubesessor?
Before we get started on the features, it’s important to note that this is still very much in high-end territory – so get ready to reach into those pockets.
It might be a modern remake, but Heritage Audio excels when it comes to using the best quality parts for vintage recreations that more than do justice to the original studio tools.
The Tubesessor expands on the CL 1B’s feature set, adding options in two specific areas. There are four different tube modes to choose from that introduce an increasing amount of saturation to the signal, including classic, mild, medium, and hot.
Although the original is renowned for vocals and bass, this addition means the Tubessesor could be useful on guitars or drum overheads too, especially when working with a linked stereo pair.
In addition, there are five selectable sidechain filters, making it slightly more of a workhorse than a luxury character compressor. With the ability to do both corrective and creative processing, you get more overall value.
If you’re considering a compressor for tracking and mixing in this price range or dreaming of owning a CL-1B, this is certainly an option worth considering.
With the energy and spatial constraints we are often faced with in music recording these days, it’s important that every piece of gear pulls its weight, so to speak, and the Tubessesor does just that.
Pricing and Availability:
The Tubessesor will be available for preorder soon from your favourite retailer at $2499 MSRP.
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