Originally released in 2014, Softube Console 1 quickly earned a large and dedicated following, receiving prestigious awards and rave reviews in the pro audio press. With its tightly integrated hardware and software, and the included emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console, Console 1 offered the best of the digital and analog worlds in a compact system.
Significantly, Console 1 Mk II has made most frequent user requests reality, thanks to the significant software update with support for selected UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Universal Audio. 60 such plug-ins are already available for the system, all pre-mapped and easily selectable, so no MIDI mapping is necessary. Needless to say, the hardware itself has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers.
Moreover, the success of Console 1 has made it possible to make efficiencies in production, resulting in an MSRP drop from $849 to $499. Now that it is globally available from any authorized dealer, there has never been a better time to go grab a Console 1 Mk II. Say hello and wave goodbye to mouse-mixing… forever!
Console 1 Mk II is globally available from any authorized dealer with an MSRP of $499. (The software update with the UAD Powered Plug-Ins compatibility can be downloaded for free from here: http://www.softube.com/download.php)
More in-depth information, including a must-see Console 1 Mk II video, is available here: http://softu.be/2jW2vBJ
About Softube (www.softube.com)
Founded by Oscar Öberg, and aptly dubbed “…the Swedish rock ’n’ roll scientists,” Softube has developed high-end software for the music market since 2003. Its own product roster ranges from modeled guitar amplifiers to professional audio mixing plug-ins and also includes the award-winning Console 1 hardware/software mixing system, as well as software instruments (Hearbeat and Modular). The company has received several awards — including, most recently, two TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) awards at the 32nd Annual event for the Marshall JMP 2203 and Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 plug-ins (both developed by Softube exclusively for Universal Audio’s UAD/Apollo platform) — and award nominations in recognition of its innovative products. Productive partnerships have been formed with an assortment of pro audio companies held in high regard around the globe — including Abbey Road Studios, Mutronics, Solid State Logic, Summit Audio, Tonelux Designs, Tube-Tech, and Trident Audio Developments — to fashion faithful models of their analog hardware units. These third-party companies have happily lent their names and logotypes to the resulting plug-ins. Above and beyond its impressive namesake product lineup, Softube has also developed software products for other notable companies, such as Ableton, Fender, Cakewalk, Marshall Amplification, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, TC Electronic, and Universal Audio.
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