10 years ago this year Russ Hughes started the AIR Users blog, which morphed into Pro Tools Expert in 2012. To celebrate our 10-year anniversary we ran a competition with a Pro Audio gear and software prize pot worth over $30,000. One of the prizes was a bundle from our friends at Softube.
The competition closed on December 31st 2018 and the winner is Chris Alvarez.
“My name is Chris Alvarez. I’m from Perú in South America. I’ve always loved music production and the engineerings side of music. I’m currently attending a institute for a major in Audio Engineering. The institute is called Orson Welles and it is associated with AES. The work I’ve done so far since I got good grades, is work inside the institute tracking bands, being and operator of Pro Tools and to help in the radio department setting up the console. I thank so much Pro Tools Expert site, because when I needed help about Pro Tools, the tutorials and the tips and tricks were always useful. It really helped me to understand this really robust program.
To finish, my biggest dream is to mix and mastering records and apply all the knowledge I’m getting on my career on that, so the bundle of Softube is going to be really useful and a wonderful addition to my tools to make this dream true. Thank you much.”
Softube Volume 2 Plug-in Bundle
Their flagship plug-in bundle was updated earlier in 2018 to include three of Softube’s latest plug-ins.
Softube Volume 2 is a complete suite of pro audio production, mixing, and mastering plug-ins that range electronic instruments & amp rooms to EQs & compressors, modulation effects, reverbs & delays, right through to mastering processors & magnetic tape emulations.
Plug-ins Included In Volume 2:
Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer (new to Volume 2)
Tape (new to Volume 2)
Fix Phaser (new to Volume 2)
Drawmer S73 Intelligent Master Processor
Summit Audio Grand Channel
Summit Audio EQF-100 Full Range Equalizer
Summit Audio TLA-100A Compressor
Vintage Amp Room
Bass Amp Room
Softube Official Weiss DS1-MK3 Mastering Plug-in
The Weiss DS1 hardware is considered to be an absolute gold-standard unit that's indispensable in top mastering studios because of its exceptional transparency, unparalleled versatility, and top draw sound quality. Softube has produced a like for like version of the DS1 in plug-in format, and Softube wants to make it clear that this plug-in isn't an emulation, it's an exact line by line code port from the original digital hardware.