Our friends at Softube, makers of crafted pro audio software, have announced Console 1—an integrated hardware/software music mixing solution.
Softube’s Console 1 allows the user perform an entire mix with a world-class modeled mixer channel, controlled by physical knobs and buttons on a rugged piece of hardware. The system can be used with any major DAW host and the software can be inserted on any or all channels of the mix.
Included in the purchase of a Softube Console 1 system is the Console 1 hardware and software, including the new UK 4k for Console 1. UK 4k is a model of a well-known large-frame British mixing console, with a few additions. The channel consists of several sections, including the original’s equalizer and compressor, modeled mixing console saturation and Softube’s unique Dynamic Shape—a combined expander/gate and transient shaper.
For further sonic variation, the mixer channel of the Console 1 software can be customized using any Softube equalizer or compressor in the software’s mix chain, and new mixer channel models for Console 1 will be released in the future.
The USB-powered hardware is a heavy and rugged piece that puts the user in perfect control of their mix and any aspect of the Console 1 system. The hardware not only controls the effect’s settings, but allows the user to switch channels, toggle the on-screen display view, load other plug-ins into the mixer chain, group channels and much more. The LED meters and circles around each knob provide instant visual feedback so it’s possible to perform a full mix without even looking to the computer screen, for an analog-like workflow and mix experience.
Console 1 will be available in stores after summer of 2013. Price is expected to be around $1000 USD.
- Integrated hardware/software music mixing solution
- World class analog channel simulation
- Hands-on control and intuitive workflow
- Four-band equalizer, compressor, emulated analog console saturation and unique Dynamic Shaper section
- Use with any DAW
- Built-in sidechain and parallel compression with any Softube compressor
- Customize the channel by adding any Softube plug-in