Tube-Tech SMC 2BM

Stereo Multiband Compressor with Stereo Sidechain Inputs, Discrete All-tube Opto-compressor-based Circuitry, and Detented Controls for Reliable Recall
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$5,299.00
Sweetwater Savings: $451.00 MSRP: $5,750.00
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Tube-Tech SMC 2BM
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Multiband Mastering Compression with Timeless Tube Tone!

When you run your sound through a Tube-Tech mastering SMC 2BM stereo multiband compressor, you get top-quality results no other processor can deliver. This all-tube mastering engine is simply incredible! A set of detented controls makes recall ultra-precise and completely consistent. So, when you run your mixes through it, you get phenomenal results you can rely on! At Sweetwater, we spent a day playing with these powerhouse dynamics units, and everybody was raving about them. It's no wonder many top mixing and mastering engineers swear by their SMC 2BMs. As soon as you hook one of these remarkable compressors up, you'll be blown away by its impact.

Using musically smooth 6dB/octave crossovers and three independent stereo opto-compressors on discrete all-tube signal paths, the SMC 2BM treats your sound with multiband compression that's both colorful and incredibly punchy. It has all of the standard controls you'd expect from a compressor, including Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, and Makeup Gain, plus LED gain-reduction meters for each channel as well as post-summing output gain and stereo balance controls. Only the sidechain path and the power supply are solid state, so you know your audio will get the full benefits of the SMC 2BM's tube circuitry. So, if you want incredible mastering all-tube multiband opto-compression that lets you get more from your music, you need a Tube-Tech SMC 2BM!

Tube-Tech SMC 2BM Mastering Stereo Multiband Compressor Features at a Glance:
  • 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
  • Stereo sidechain
  • Master output gain (off to +10dB)
  • Balance control
  • LED display shows gain reduction
  • Conductive plastic potentiometers
  • Clickless bypass relay
  • Frequency response at -3dB: 5Hz to 60kHz
  • Low noise: < -60dBu at 10dB gain
The Tube-Tech SMC 2BM delivers hard-hitting all-tube multiband opto-compression that top mastering engineers trust!

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A special-order product is one that we don't normally keep in stock. We order it from the manufacturer as soon as you order from us. We have great relationships with all the manufacturers we carry, so we can get your special order to you as fast as or faster than anyone else. Remember that special orders are non-returnable and non-cancelable, so make sure the item is right for you. A Sweetwater Sales Engineer can help you decide — call (800) 222-4700 for assistance!

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Tech Specs

Number of Channels 2
Controls Hi, Mid, and Low Band Controls for: Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Gain
Threshold -20dB to 0dB
Ratio 1.5:1 to 10:1
Frequency Response 5Hz-50kHz @-3dB
Inputs 2 x XLR
Outputs 2 x XLR
Sidechain I/O Stereo Sidechain I/O
Rack Spaces 3U
Height 5.25"
Depth 8.1"
Width 19"
Weight 12.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number SMC2BM

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