Softube releases Console 1 next generation audio mixer

Softube has announced the release of its Console 1 computer based audio mixing solution for Windows and Mac.

Softube Console 1

Console 1 will not only give you the world-class sound of the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model, but also the analog workflow of using physical knobs and buttons when you mix.

Console 1 is all about great sound and intuitive, hands-on control.

Console 1 features

  • Next generation mixer.
  • Tightly integrated hardware/software system.
  • Solid State Logic SL 4000 E model included.
  • Hands-on control and intuitive workflow.
  • Use with any major DAW.
  • Parametric equalizer, compressor, gate, transient shaper, high/low cut filters and harmonics/distortion.
  • Customize the channel by adding any Softube equalizer or dynamics plug-in.
  • The system will run and the settings can be adjusted without having the hardware connected.

Console 1 has a list price of $1,099 USD / 849 EUR, with an expected street price of $999 USD / 799 EUR (including 19% sales tax).

More information: Softube / Console 1

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  • 3ee

    Very interesting and seems like a quality build, too bad it’s so overpriced! Even if they’ve included the whole Softube plugin range within the package it would still be (a bit) overpriced. It’s basically, a controller and software (not even a DSP chip inside) … 1000 USD?! hahaha, price seems so annoying! :P

    • http://rekkerd.org Ronnie

      It’s not cheap but if you’re looking for a dedicated mixing package this looks pretty good to me. It comes with the modeled SL 4000 E analog console, which should be great I reckon, and other Softube plugins can also be used with Console 1. Plus, the website mentions more modeled mixing consoles and channel strips are to follow.

      If you do a lot of ITB mixing, this kind of workflow could be well worth the money.

      • 3ee

        Looks good to me too… but the price is just killing it.

        There are a dozen great plugins out there + midi controllers with a decent to “perfect” integration, that will certainly do the job for way less money…. so for a few extra mouse clicks that I won’t mind, I’ll happily forget about this…. dunno, there’s something really annoying about overpriced stuff.

        and the future software releases won’t be free additions of course!

        “Softube will also release more excellent models of high-end analog consoles and channel strips for Console 1 in the future, that can be purchased separately.”

  • cheesemaster

    I think this is very useful- especially since you can make adjustments
    with actual knobs that speeds up your workflow. The price may be high
    for bedroom producers not making a living from music, but the price is
    nothing for professionals working in the commercial: Film,TV, music
    fields.

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