All-tube mastering multiband compressor with stereo side chain
The Tube-Tech SMC 2BM is an all-tube mastering stereo multiband compressor based on the highly popular SMC2B.
The Tube-Tech SMC 2BM offers the exact same performance as the SMC2B but features high-quality switches and detented controls for ultra-precise setting and recalls. Using three independent stereo compressors and smooth 6dB/octave crossover filters in an all tube signal path (only the side-chain and power supply use solid-state paths), makes the SMC 2BM a superb unit to add rich tones and punch to any mix.
With detented controls over the threshold, ratio, attack, release and make up gain as well as precise LED gain reduction metering for each band, the SMC 2BM offers all the controls you need to shape your songs masterfully. After the summing stage are found an overall gain control and a stereo balance control
Tube-Tech SMC 2BM Main Features:
All-tube opto-compressor-based multiband compression
3 bands per channel, with variable crossover frequencies between bands
Detented Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Gain controls for all 3 bands
Master output gain (off to +10dB)
LED display shows gain reduction
Conductive plastic potentiometers
Clickless bypass relay
Frequency response at -3dB: 5Hz to 60kHz
Low noise: < -60dBu at 10dB gain