True-blue sound with lightning-fast workflow.


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The authentic, officially licensed sound of Tube-Tech

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Extremely fast workflow with simple controls

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Based on the combined magic of Tube-Tech's SMC 2B & Equalizers

Dynamics / Console 1 Ready

Tube-Tech Blue Tone

USD 69 USD 99


Tube-Tech Blue Tone gives you outstanding sound quality with an ultra-fast workflow. Blue Tone features multiband compression and classic equalization with simple macro controls. It has eight unique modes with typical settings for the most common use cases. Blue Tone ensures fantastic results quickly and easily without having to start from zero and dial in multiple parameters in multiple plug-ins on each bus or channel.

Simple and fast. Authentic and powerful. Hit the perfect note with Tube-Tech Blue Tone.


Softube & Tube-Tech: making modern classics

Our partnership with Tube-Tech goes back to 2006 when we began work on the definitive plug-in representations of the Danish company's best and most highly prized analog hardware units.

In 2018, we utilized our latest signal processing technology and released Mk II versions of CL 1B and Classic Channel. The super stunning high-resolution graphics and additional features made the best even better.
Never ones to rest on our laurels, we've also released the only officially licensed Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Compressor plug-in, the new Tube-Tech Complete Collection 2, and additional updates to CL 1B Mk II.

Now, we bring you the quickest and easiest way to get the best of Softube and Tube-Tech with Tube-Tech Blue Tone.

Discover our Tube-Tech partnership & series ›

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Based on Tube-Tech SMC 2B

The Tube-Tech SMC 2B hardware is a staple of the world's most respected studios. We modeled every component and stage of this famed three-band stereo optical comp. The result is software that is indistinguishable from the hardware in our tests. Blue Tone gives you the authentic sound of Tube-Tech because we based it on our expertly modeled, officially licensed, and extremely popular Tube-Tech SMC 2B Multiband Compressor.

Learn more about Tube-Tech SMC 2B ›


Eight magical modes

Blue Tone's eight unique modes let you quickly handle critical mix and bus tasks that range from the low-end EQ trick to classic vocal compression sounds, multiband widening, fattening up of tracks, and more. Just select a mode and dial the amount to get the sound the pros use in seconds.


Drawing on legendary equalization

We based Blue Tone's EQ section on the classic Tube-Tech equalizers PE 1C and ME 1B. Sought after by top-of-the-line studios through the decades, their sound enriches the textures of thousands of classic records in every genre imaginable.

Learn more about Tube-Tech Equalizers Mk II ›


Console 1 Ready

This plug-in can be used within Console 1, our mixing system. Click to learn more.

Designed by Experts, Built on Legacy

Softube has a long history of emulating professional audio gear. After two decades collaborating with premium brands like Tube-Tech, Weiss Engineering, Solid State Logic, and Chandler Limited, we have a rock-solid reputation for recreating classics in software form that sound exactly like their hardware counterparts.

Tube-Tech Blue Tone is built on this legacy. Our meticulous approach to component modeling ensures that Tube-Tech Blue Tone captures the true-blue Tube-Tech sound with stunning Softube sound quality. And nothing less.

In short

  • Renowned Tube-Tech sound with easy-to-use controls
  • Created in collaboration with and officially licensed by Tube-Tech
  • Featuring the multiband compression of Tube-Tech SMC 2B and the legendary equalization of PE 1C and ME 1B
  • Eight sound enhancing modes:
  • Vocal Clarity
  • Vocal Focus
  • Mix Bus
  • Mix Bus (Wide)
  • Drum Bus
  • Bass Instruments
  • Keys/Guitar
  • Console 1-ready



This product supports
Extended Features

We love VU meters, Bakelite knobs, and analog quirks. But we want modern precision and workflow. The answer? Softube Extended Features. Easy-access panels with the innovations you need close at hand


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  • System requirements

    • Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14
    • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Computer with AU, VST, VST3 and/or AAX compatible DAW host software
    • Internet access (for downloading installers and managing licenses)

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