Support for select UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio and a substantial permanent price drop. The Mk II version of Softube’s award-winning hardware/software mixing system Console 1
is an enormous leap forward.
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.
Softube have announced the Console 1 Mk II, an upgrade that addresses the most frequent user requests. First, the new software—also available to owners of the first-generation Console 1—makes it possible to use Console 1 with select UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Universal Audio. There are now over 60 world-class plug-ins that can be used from within the Console 1 system, including plug-ins based on units from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios and many more. No MIDI mapping is necessary, the plug-ins are pre-mapped and easily selectable from the Console 1 software.
Secondly, the success of Console 1 has made it possible to make efficiencies in production, resulting in an MSRP drop from of 20%! The hardware has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers.
All of these changes come in addition to the recently released software update, which added DAW control functions for Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR.
AUTO PGreg Westall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Audio states:
“Softube and Universal Audio share a lot of core values, like the importance of sound quality, ease of use, and a love for good music. Seeing that Universal Audio and Softube are longtime partners, and that Console 1 is a super intuitive control surface, it all just makes so much sense.”
Oscar Öberg, president of Softube, comments:
“The concept of Console 1 has been extremely popular, and we haven’t been able to keep up with the demand. I’m excited that we finally are able to manufacture larger quantities of a Console 1 that’s not only better but also a lot more affordable.”
The new Console 1 Mk II units, and the software update with the UAD Powered Plug-Ins compatibility, will be available spring of 2017. Upon release, existing Console 1 owners can download the updated software from www.softube.com and start using it with their Console 1 ready DAWs or plug-ins.
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