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Softube Console 1 MKII - Integrated Hardware/Software Mixer


The Softube Console 1 MKII is the next generation audio mixer - coming three years after the original Console 1 release. The MKII version has the same great build quality as the original, but also includes some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers - and it's less expensive than the original.  Used together with any major DAW, Console 1 will not only give you the analog sound that Softube's plug-ins are world famous for, but also the analog workflow of using physical knobs and buttons when you mix!

    • Softube Console 1 MKII Features:

      Feature Summary:
      A unique centerpiece for any DAW based studio
      Included model of Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console
      Expand the system with over 60 Console 1 ready plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio
      No mouse, no mapping, no hassle
      Premium quality hardware
      Mk II version offers same quality at a more affordable price

      Hardware Differences in Mk II
      Three years after the original Console 1 release, it is time to introduce the Mk II version. It has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers. More importantly, efficient manufacturing processes have made the system much more affordable.

      And the Winner Is ...
      The first-generation Console 1 was an immediate success and did not only receive prestigious awards and praise from the pro audio press—but more importantly, the end users loved it. Even seasoned engineers such as Michael Brauer, Jason Goldstein, Dave Isaac and Gareth Jones took the system to their hearts.

      Sound. Workflow. Control:
      Quickly switch between your tracks and control EQ, compressor, gate and more. Mix with the sound of the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E. Or customize your channels to fit your needs—there are over 60 Console 1 ready plug-ins available from Softube and Universal Audio.
      Modern Workflow:
      The Console 1 hardware gives you hands-on control of EQ, compressor, gate, volume and pan on all your tracks. No MIDI mapping is needed—the hardware is tightly integrated with the Console 1 software, straight out of the box.
      Timeless Sound:
      Pamper your tracks with the sound of the legendary Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console—probably the most used high end console in the history of music recording. Softube's emulation was developed in close collaboration with SSL, and it's included with the purchase of Console 1.
      Expand Your Options:
      Customize your channels with any of the over 60 available Console 1 ready plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio. Mix and match units from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios and many others. Pre-mapped and ready to go.
      A Lifetime of Mixing:
      Console 1 is a premium Swedish design, built to last for many years of mixing. Its steel chassis makes it solid as a rock, and the knobs and buttons have the responsiveness and feel you'd expect from a high end analog console.
      Add More Consoles:
      In addition to single Console 1 ready plug-ins, there are entire Console 1 channel strips available, with EQ, compressor, gate and modeled saturation from the original analog hardware. Currently, the options are Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series for Console 1, British Class A For Console 1 and Summit Audio Grand Channel for
      Control Your DAW:
      Console 1 works with any major DAW on the market. But certain DAWs—currently Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR—feature additional integration, meaning you can use the Console 1 hardware to control vital DAW functions such as track selection, volume, send levels, pan and solo/mute. We aim to have this functionality added for all DAWs.
    • Softube Console 1 MKII System Requirements:

      Console 1 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. Here are the system requirements:

      Common for Windows and Mac OS X:
      Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger
      1 GB RAM or more, and at least 900 MB hard disk space
      Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.2.1 or higher) compatible host application
      1 powered USB 2.0 compatible port
      Softube/Gobbler account
      Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads
      Broadband internet access for downloading software

      Mac OS X specific:
      Mac OS X 10.9 or newer

      Windows specific:
      64-bit Windows 8 or newer. We have not qualified our plug-ins for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
      Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer

      * Please visit the Softube website for DAW System Requirements for Console 1

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **

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