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Console 1 Channel Mk III

Sound and feel.

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Better, faster mixing with knob-per-function workflow design.

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Touch-sensitive Analog Feel™ potentiometers for an expensive outboard gear touch.

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Authentic, high-end console sounds from the company known for precision modeling of high-end gear.

Hardware / Ecosystem

Console 1 Channel Mk III

USD 899

Say goodbye to mixing with a mouse. Let your ears guide your sound. Twist a knob and submerge yourself in the feeling of a world-class studio. Put timeless, high-end consoles at your fingertips with the workflow of the future. Discover your dream console. Discover Console 1 Channel Mk III.

Mixing. The way it should be.

Console 1 Channel lets you use your hands to mix and your ears to sculpt your sound. Each knob corresponds to a specific parameter and no mapping is necessary. Gain is always gain. Ratio is always ratio. The dual high-resolution smart screens keep you focused on the sound of your mix. Intuitive and efficient, Channel lets you go deeper into your creative process. And enjoy it!

World-class console sound

Console 1 Channel gives you world-renowned console sounds because that’s what we do: give you exacting models of professional-grade, standard-setting gear — from Solid State Logic and Tube-Tech to Chandler Limited. You can load Summit Audio Grand Channel, Weiss Gambit Series, or our extremely punchy Empirical Labs strip. Channel comes with our take on the perfect channel strip: our new Core Mixing Suite software.

World-class console feel

Console 1 Channel will be the sexiest gear your desk has seen in a while. The premium materials, anodized aluminum top with a stunning Nordic Night Sky finish, and robust build mean that it outshines all others in its class. But Channel is more than just studio bling. Every rotation of Channel’s touch-sensitive Analog Feel™ potentiometers – and an increase of more than ten times the resolution over our previous generation – gives you the sensation of the priciest outboard gear. They feel analog because they are.

Core Mixing Suite: the perfect channel strip

Console 1 Channel comes with our new Core Mixing Suite software. It gives you the award-winning sounds of Tape, FET Compressor Mk II, and Bus Processor in the versatile preamp, shape, equalization, and compression sections. Also included is an innovative drive section befitting our reputation for saturation. Core Mixing Suite combines our deep DSP knowledge with processors that will take you through your entire process, from the broad strokes to the surgical corrections.

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A perfect fit for your DAW

Just plug it in and Console 1 Channel works with all major DAWs. Without mapping. Click below to learn more about Console 1 compatibility with Logic, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Cubase, Studio One, LUNA, Reaper, FL Studio, Nuendo, Bitwig Studio and Cakewalk.

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A perfect fit for your studio

A studio is as individual as the music makers who call it home. Console 1 Channel is built to fit your studio – no matter the setup.

Expand your system

Make your Console 1 Channel setup even dreamier with Console 1 Fader Mk III and our wide selection of high-quality channel strips and plug-ins.

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Console 1 Fader Mk III

The companion to the new Console 1 Channel Mk III is coming. Stay in the loop here.

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Channel Strips

Get the renowned sounds of British Class A, Summit Audio Grand Channel, Chandler Limited Zener-Bender, and more.

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Console 1-ready Plug-ins

Learn how to create a custom console with your favorite Softube & UAD plug-ins.

Technical specs & setups

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VESA mount

Put Console 1 Channel right where you want it with VESA mounting.

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Rack mount

Seamlessly incorporate Channel in your desk or rack.

Console 1 Features Comparison

Compare and contrast Console 1 generations.

Features
Console 1 Channel Mk III
Console 1 Mk I and Mk II
Included Software
Console 1 Core Mixing Suite, including:
Tape/Preamp: tape drive model
Filters: 6, 12, 18, 24, 48 dB included (default is 18 in bass and 12 on top
Shape: Dynamic Shaper, Panner, Dual Dynamics
2 EQs: Modern precise and vintage passive parallel
3 Compressors: FET Mk II, Opto and Bus Compressor
SSL 4000E Channel Strip
Connectivity
Dual USB-C ports
Single USB-B port
Daisy Chain Units
Yes
No
Power
Console 1 bus powered (USB-C), or powered by included power supply
Console 1 bus powered
Sections
Tape/Preamp
Filters
Shape (Dual)
EQ (Dual)
Compressor (Dual)
Drive/Character
Filters
Shape
EQ
Compressor
Drive/Character
DAW Control
Volume
Pan
Solo/Mute
6 Sends
Track Select
Volume
Pan
Solo/Mute
3 Sends
Track Select
High Resolution Screens
2 high resolution screens showing EQ and compressor curves, VU meter, and track information
No
LED color
51 RGB LEDs for track selection. White LEDs for knob read-out
Yellow LEDs
Knobs
27 touch sensitive high-resolution Analog Feel potentiometers 
26 encoders
Mounting options
100 mm M4 VESA on the bottom. M4 threads on the sides
No
Construction
Anodized aluminum top, injection moulded smooth sides and back with integrated connectivity points
Plastic top, sheet metal frame and back
Dimensions (W x H x D)
435 mm x 45 mm x 219 mm / 17.1" x 1.77" x 8.66"
428 mm x 42 mm x 189 mm / 17" x 2" x 7.5" 
Weight
1,80 kg / 3.96 lbs
 2,5 kg / 5.7 lbs

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a new Console 1 Fader coming?
  • Yes, Console 1 Fader Mk III will make its debut in 2024. Stay in the Fader Mk III loop.

Can I mix and match Console 1 hardware versions? 
  • Yes! Channel Mk III works with Fader and Fader Mk III will work with Console 1 Mk I and Mk II. 

What happens to my projects if I switch from Console 1 Mk I/Mk II to Channel Mk III? 
  • Nothing! Channel is backwards compatible, but it is recommended that you finish big projects before you upgrade. 

Will Channel work with my DAW?
  • Console 1 Channel works with all major DAWs — no mapping necessary — and has the exact same functionality as with Console 1 Mk II. Learn more about compatibility with your individual DAW here.

How will previous generations of Console 1 be supported?
  • Console 1 Mk I and Mk II will continue to be supported with software updates and the ability to purchase software to improve the experience of mixing with previous generations.

Will Core Mixing Suite be sold separately?
  • Core Mixing Suite is included with Console 1 Channel Mk III and will be available for purchase for existing Mk I and Mk II owners.

What are the dimensions & weight of Channel?
  • Dimensions (W x H x D)
    435 mm x 45 mm x 219 mm / 17.1" x 1.77" x 8.66"
  • Weight
    1,80 kg / 3.96 lbs 

    Detailed dimensions: Millimeters | Inches

What are the mounting options for Channel?
  • Channel can be VESA mounted or rack mounted. Rack mounts will be available from Softube.com shortly after Channel is available for purchase.
  • System requirements

    • Monterey 12, Ventura 13, Sonoma 14
    • Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 11
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Computer with AU, VST, VST3 and/or AAX compatible DAW host software
    • Internet access (for downloading installers and managing licenses)

    Read full System Requirements and our Terms and Conditions 

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