IGS Audio TUBECORE is a fully symmetric, transformer balanced stereo mastering compressor – based on the typical vari-mu solution.
TUBECORE adds density and dimension to your mix in a magical way.
Apart from the classic INPUT, THRESHOLD and OUTPUT controls it introduces a switchable high pass filter in the sidechain, parallel compression (MIX knob), independent ATTACK and RELEASE switches, and user replaceable tubes accessible from the back of the unit.
The Tubecore was designed as a studio mastering compressor. It is built using the 3U enclosure, which improves front panel clarity and makes it easier to replace tubes located at the back. The compressor allows you to work either in dual mono or mid/side mode (M/S).
The design of the Tubecore is based on the possibility to replace the tubes. As a user, you can choose between a few types: 6N1P-EW (6N3P-EW) – standard set of tubes, “standard” IGS compression, 6BC8/6BZ8 – tight, transparent, punchy compression, 6386 – legendary compression, by famous twin triode, 5670 – deep and dark tube compression. The User’s Manual describes in detail how to replace tubes, so it is quick and straightforward.