TUBE-TECH a Classic Brand
Electronics designer John G. Petersen shipped the first PE1A program EQ's in June 1985.
John was inspired by the principles behind fine classic tube-based processors, such as Pultec and Teletronic. Since then, and throughout the intervening years, John has created a wide range of TUBE-TECH units, now considered classics in their own right.
TUBE-TECH gear has played, and continues to play, a very important role in thousands of recordings worldwide. So many well-known global hits have been either been recorded with, and/or performed on, TUBE-TECH units that we have literally lost count.
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TUBE-TECH represents the pinnacle of audio production and musical sound shaping. The “Blue Gear” continues its decades-long leadership, impervious to trends, technology, and competition.
"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