Inspired by classic British units from the 60s and early 70s you can now add body and character to your tracks with a Console 1 strip plugin. Paired with the smooth workflow and hands-on control delivered by with Console 1, Softube's British Class A For Console 1 collects coveted and distinctive sounding units from the pro audio world in a single channel.
The Softube British Class A Plugin starts with a fat transformer crunch of the input stage, next comes the tone from the honey-sweet equalizer, then control dynamics with the musical compressor, next smash it al into oblivion with the limiter, and finally keep things tight and tidy with the smooth gate.
Softube British Class A For Console 1 Modules
In the early 70s, recording engineers were quick to figure out that they could use these amazing consoles to add a rich and dense tone to recordings. The trick was to push the transformer-coupled input stage harder than it was really designed for. Still a studio trick used today by the lucky few with a hardware original: get your hands on the British Class A for Console 1 and try it for yourself. The transformers we've modelled here were used in the first and most coveted generation of the original analog input channels, so Drive is guaranteed to give you the most authentic British sound.
The British Class A Equaliser has been based on several different original vintage hardware pieces. However, the British Class A Equaliser offers even greater flexibility by incorporating dual mid bands instead o fjust the one. This lets you shape your sounds in more creative ways that with the original hardware would have required two daisy-chained equalisers.
The British Class A Compressor is based on the classic British diode bridge compressor/limiter, which first came out in 1968. But just as with the equaliser, they have added extra flexibility, incorporating a modification used by many top-level studios to improve control of attack times and additional release times.
The original compressor unit incorporated both a compressor and a limiter. For maximum flexibility they have modelled the two separately and installed them as two distinct plug-ins in British Class A. The British Class A Limiter has been designed for exceedingly subtle level control or for beating your sounds into submission.
One of the lesser-known classic British units, the original gate shared the same form factor as the famous equaliser and compressor units modeled in British Class A. It was also a transformer based class A design to help keep tracks tighter and cleaner.
Made For The Console 1
You can use the British Class A as a plug-in or in conjunction with the Softube Console 1.
Price And Formats
British Class A For Console 1 - includes licenses for VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX Native. The price is normally $249 but Softube have an introductory offer of $199 for a limited period.