Electronics designer John G Petersen shipped the first PE1A program eq''s in June 1985.
John was very inspired by the principles behind fine classic tube based processors, such as Pultec and Teletronic.
Since then,throughout the last 26 years John has created a whole range of TUBE-TECH units, now being classics in their own right.
The TUBE-TECH gear plays a very important role in thousands of recordings from all over the world and it's a big part of the hits we all know so well.
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TUBE-TECH represents the ultimate in sound production and musical sound shaping. The Blue Gear has kept the leading position for many years, regardless of changes in recording techniques, trends, and competition from many other brands.
"Simply put, tubes sound pleasant to the ear. They treat signals with respect.
But perhaps more profoundly they place serious constraints on how much circuitry you can build into a unit.
With solid-state design, an engineer is free to ad circuitry with very little penalty, which can start you down the road of "fixing" percieved faults in the design with even more circuitry.
Unfortunately, the end result is usualy something that sounds worse than if the original circuit had been improved from the start.
As a result, I have to design very simple circuits.
There's no "patch" I can use to fix a circuit's faults. It has to stand by itself."
John Petersen 2012, Mix Magazine