Softube Console 1 Mk 2

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Including Softube Console 1 Analog Drive Edition

Including Analog Drive Edition

All customers, that register their Softube Console 1 MK2 in the period from 01-04. - 31-12-2022, will receive the Console 1 Analog Drive Edition with Tape, Harmonics, Passive-Active Pack as well as FET Compressor gifted directly from Softube.

Hardware controller incl. software

  • Mixing and mastering with analog workflow
  • Compatible with selected UAD plugins
  • High-quality controls and buttons
  • Can be integrated into all common DAW systems in AU, VST, VST3 and AAX formats
  • Ergonomic user interface for an intuitive workflow
  • Incl. license for Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model plugin
  • Parametric EQ, compressor, gate, transient shaper, high - and low-pass filter, analogue modelled saturation
  • Individual adjustments can be implemented via optional plugins from Softube and UAD
  • Connection via a standard USB cable (included)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 428 x 42 x 189 mm
  • Suitable case: Art.492943 (not included)
System Requirements
  • Shipping Format: E-Mail
  • License validity: perpetual
  • Copy Protection: iLok 2 / iLok 3 (401447) / Machine License
  • Simultaneous Activations: 1
  • Windows: from 7 (64-Bit)
  • Mac OS (64 Bit): from 10.12
  • CPU min.: Dual Core
  • RAM min.: 8 GB
  • HD Storage min.: 8 GB
  • Display: 1280 x 800
  • add. System requirements: iLok License Manager
Supported Formats
  • AAX native 64-Bit
  • AU 64-Bit
  • VST2 64-Bit
  • VST3 64-Bit
available since March 2017
Item number 406035
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Delay No
Dynamics Yes
Effect Filter No
Encoder/Decoder No
Equalizer Yes
Guitar amps/-effects No
Metering/Analyzing Tool No
Modulation Effects No
Multieffect / Plugin-Host No
Overdrive/Distortion No
Preamp / Saturation Yes
Psychoacoustic tool / Enhancer / Exciter No
Restauration No
Reverb No
Special FX No
Summer / Mixing Consoles No
Tape Simulation No
Pitch Shifter / Harmonizer / Timestretching No
Transient Processing Yes
Vocoder / Vocal effect No
Mastering Tools No
Hardware Controller Yes
USB 1
Fader 0
Rotary Encoders 26
Bus-Powered 1
Additional Features integr. Software
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Twice as much mixing control in half the time!
Plastic Fly 17.04.2017
This is a sensational product. If you can't mix "in the box" with this then you're in the wrong game. This controller gives you precision control for mixing - packaged with the best SSL 4000 emulation I've heard. The sounds and processing all come from the computer through your DSP, but the Console 1 makes the sound crystal clear and warm and you can change the character completely by swapping out the software expander, EQ or compressor sections with other kit. I use Universal Audio plugins already and now Console 1 gives me immediate, real-time hands on control of all the faders and knobs for most of my UAD favourites.

Even if you don't have acces to UA stuff, Softube has a whole bunch of other software processors and other channel strips available. But, as packaged, this gives awesome control and makes huge difference to any mix. It's so quick to use. I loaded it onto a 31-track song (and I'm only using a Mac Mini) and the processors ran fine.

I always wondered about the Console 1 - what is it really for? But when the price came down for the launch of the Mk 2 I thought, what the heck. I've been running a home studio for a couple of decades and I used to work in a music store, here in Edinburgh and so I thought I knew all there was to mixing on proper analogue desks. But I am blown away by this controller. I can't bring myself to tell you how much I've spent on other kit recently which this controller just replaces the need for!

The "Pros" are that: it speeds up workflow immensely cos all the controls for all your tracks are right there - no more squinting at the screen and trying to move the G/E knob with a mouse; everything you're doing is shown on screen right in front of you - you can see the compression shape and EQ cuts happen; it can be used to control UA plug ins; the SSL mixer emulation it comes with is a brilliant emulation of probably the best desk ever built; it males good mixes easy to get to, store and copy. It's really well built but does not take up too much desk space.

The only "Con" I've heard is that some people would have preferred to have a couple of faders on there two - but I got used to the knob straight away (especially with the fine-adjust function) so I don't miss a fader.

All DAWs will come loaded with EQ and compression plug-ins and maybe even an expander/gate. Some DAWs even have really good presets for individual drums, instruments and mixes. But getting hands-on control of all these things across all my tracks and the busses and Mix tracks has just shortened the time it takes to record, mix and pre-master my stuff by half. Plus - the controller gives me unbelievable sound sculpting opportunities. None of my DAWs have put all this together like this - the Console 1 lay-out even makes me think about using "drive" and "character" and "sustain" controls on everything!

I guess it's just a lot of fun to use. I should probably get back to it.
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Making mixing tactile and fun
rgdonaire 30.08.2021
Softube Console 1 made the process of mixing very fun and exciting, you build muscle memory with it and feel more physically connected to the music if that makes sense. I'm very happy with this purchase when it comes to the meat and potatoes of the mix.

Pros:
- Compact form factor.
- Console 1 software works pretty smooth, always there when you need it and non-intrusive when you don't need it.
- Low CPU load.
Cons:
- Integration with UAD console is a disaster, don't fall in that marketing trap.
- Some UAD plugins loaded into console seem to use more DSP as opposed to running outside of console.
- It's easy to overprocess tracks by having console loaded into your whole session.
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excellent
K the G 19.01.2022
I use it everyday. Its just amazing. Has improved my workflow immensely. I work in games and using the console on all of the tracks just makes mixing and layering sounds super fast. The SSL 4000E emulation sounds very good , as well as all the other ones sound top notch ! I highly recommend this product
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Logic X needs time to setup
Ms_Clean 19.09.2019
I nearly sent this back, but after some help over at Gearslutz i got the unit working with Logic X. Yes Logic X supports track numbers & names with Console 1, which is important for workflow reasons. The key is to get all your tracks and Aux's in the right order (a multi output plugin needs to have all the aux's on the arrange page and in the correct order, as an example). If not tracks and Console 1 get out of sync. It would be so much easier if Softube detailed these setup steps for each DAW. Presets are missing (depite the SSL having them), and they are refusing to comment on the full Apple integration. Maybe they have given up on it ? Anyway once working its a great sounding product, with quality hardware. Shame Softube support is so layed back.
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