Gabriel Roth, Co- Owner, Chief Engineer and Producer, Daptone Studios, Broklyn, NY
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, The Budos Band, Naomi Shelton, Amy Winehouse
""There are very few pieces of outboard gear that I depend on, and very few audio company''s that I trust. However, anyone that''s worked with me at Daptone Studios can testify that the dominant color of my humble outboard rack is Tube-Tech blue. I have grown to depend heavily on their PE-1C and ME-1B equalizers for their unique musicality. I am able to distinctly reshape drums, horns, vocals, orchestral tracks, or even entire mixes without making them sound effected or cappy.
I can honestly say that I depend more heavily on Tube-Tech than on any other outboard gear. I endorse their products with confidence."
Check Gabriel demo his TUBE-TECH tricks. Videos from TUBE-TECH visit at Daptone + Gabriel''s statements.
Article about Daptone Studios
MTV Daptone Video
Amy Winehouse Recording Video
John O'Mahony, FreelanceEngineer and Producer, Electric Lady, NY
Coldplay, Metric, Alberta Cross, Kashmir (DK)
"I''m blown away by the CM1A compressor, its response is amazing, I never thought a Tube compressor could react like this!"
Listen to John O'Mahony's samples made with RM modules :CM1A and EM1A read Johns bio
Paul McCartney,Dianna Crall, Natalie Cole, Shelby Lynne, Ray Charles, Chris Botti, Babara Streisand, Steely Dan, Toto.
" I love my Tube Tech SMC2B and use it all the time! ( Mix bus compressor.)
Very often I use the TUBE-TECH MP1A Mic Pre. When I record Willie Nelson, it's a must.
Read more about Al Schmitt using TUBE-TECH and watch the interview.
Al Schmitt mixes Grammy nominated recordings with TUBE-TECH gear ( MIX Magazine )
Read Press release about Al Schmidtt and TUBE-TECH (TRANSAUDIO GROUP)
".......I use the Tubetech SMC2B on the mix buss on many occasions. I''ve used it on tracks for Rufus Wainright, Beck ,The All American Rejects, The Offspring. I love being able to have separate compression control over three bands. Often many stereo buss compressors will squish and darken the midrange of a track. In a rock track this takes the attack and impact out of the guitars and drums . Having the separate control over all parameters I can set my attack time to be the mildest on the electric guitar range. Being able to control the frequency range in the low end works well on tracks that are very dance oriented. I can adjust the crossover point and make sure the low end never gets to overcompressed and soft...... "
Marty Stuart / Nick Conley
Country singer Marty Stuart and long-time engineer Mick Conley went into RCA Studio B in Nashville to cut tracks for his Ghost Train album in the first room that Stuart ever recorded in, back in the early 1970s when he was playing with Lester Flatt. Conley then turned to a Tube-Tech SSA2B summing amplifier as the final stage in an otherwise in-the-box Cubase 5 mix.
'It's getting harder for a lot of studios to justify spending thousands of dollars on a good analogue console,' Conley said. 'Even when I have access to one, I only use a portion of its capabilities. But Marty and I both like tubes and transformers. We need some iron in our diet, right? So we asked the good folks at TransAudio Group to send us a demo Tube-Tech SSA2B summing amp. I should have known it would be like bringing a puppy home for a demo. There was no way we could send it back!'
Stuart and Conley also produce a weekly half-hour show, called The Marty Stuart Show, on the RFD network. Their new SSA2B makes a big difference there as well. 'TV is really very difficult,' said Conley. 'With the data compression and dynamics manipulation used in broadcast it is even more important to try to achieve as much separation as possible. With the new summing amp, the greater depth of field keeps things from wadding up in the centre, the way they otherwise do. The end result is greater clarity.'
David Morgan FOH Mixer
Steely Dan, Simon & Garfunkel, Lionel Ritchie, Whitney Houston,James Taylor, etc...
"My new love is the Tube-Tech CL-2A for vocals, I got introduced to it three years ago when I saw Clive Franks using it on Elton John. Elton''s voice sounded wonderful, and I was looking at the compressor hitting about four or five dB of compression and couldn''t hear it at all. What it added to a vocal mic was exactly what we want in live music, so I tried it on Lionel Richie. I''ve been using it on lead vocals ever since."
Rob Agostini, Soundbaker Studio, Australia
"I became a fan of Tube-Tech products about 12 years ago when visiting a studio which had several EQ''s and comps.
Now at my own facility, I have an LCA2B and use it extensively as a master bus compressor for mixing and often print stems - most commonly those with stereo sources. It works beautifully on everything (especially strings & drums). I gravitate towards this unit for having a very musical sounding compression for mixing."
Alexis Bardinet, GLOBE AUDIO MASTERING, Bordeaux, France
"We already own a Manley and a Maselec compressor in our main Studio and we wanted an analog multiband compressor with character... The digital multiband works well but without the "life" and the"breath" of an analog one, it's so clinical...
We arranged a test listening of the TUBE-TECH SMC2BM and we decided never to give it back ! It's just perfect for mastering... This box have an incredible sound, very musical with great bass frequencies and without the usual hardness of the valve compressor."
Villi Tokarev, Murmansk, Russia
Russian Star – Willi Tokarev.
Very popular Russian Chanson singer.
Villi Tokarev is an old fan of Tube-Tech and has a lot of TUBE-TECH gear in his studio.
MLTR is International Pop from Denmark
MLTR is the biggest International Act in China, Thailand and Indonesia.
MLTR is extremely popular all over Asia.
MTR has been TUBE-TECH Users since 1993.
MLTR have sold more than 9 million albums
(In Asia 9 mill.officially sold albums equals
about 900 mill. copies.)
The band was introduced to TUBE-TECH at their very first session in Medley Studio, Copenhagen by
freelance engineer Jesper Bo. ( J Bo is now working full time for Lydkraft and TUBE-TECH.)
When establishing their personal studio in 1993, the band bought two channels of
MP1A Mic pre
PE1C Program equalizer
CL1B Opto tube compressor
The Tube-Tech''s have been used for all major
recording tasks on all releases, since then.
The units are still in fine shape and have been used exclusively for recording all vocals,
acoustic guitars, percussion, etc on the latest album "Eternity", another big hit in Asia.
For MTR's upcomming release due in early 2012 the modular RM8 has also been active in Mikkel Lenz' Studio
Link to Producer, Composer and Guitarplayer Mikkel Lenz personal studio.
Link to MLTR official homepage
Pictures from Mikkel Lenz home studio: