At the start of NAMM 2017, Softube is proud to announce Console 1 Mk II which is an upgraded version of its hardware/software mixing system, with support for selected UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio and a substantial, permanent price drop.
Originally released in 2014, Softube Console 1 with its tightly integrated hardware and software, and included an emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console. You can check out our review of the original Console 1 here.
The Softube Console 1 Mk II, has been designed to be an upgrade that pick ups the most popular requests from users.
Support For Selected UAD Plug-ins
The new software, which will also be available to owners of the first-generation Console 1 will make it possible to use Console 1 with selected UAD Powered Plug-Ins from Universal Audio. This change means that there will be 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. The plug-ins are pre-mapped and easily selectable from the Console 1 software, so no MIDI mapping will be necessary.
The success of Console 1 has made it possible to make efficiencies in production, resulting in an price drop from $849 to $499. 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.
Greg Westall, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Universal Audio told us...
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 added...
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 in Spring 2017. Once released, existing Console 1 owners will be able to download the updated software and start using it with their Console 1-ready DAWs or plug-ins.