Console 1

Sound. Workflow. Control.

Quickly switch between your tracks and control EQ, compressor, gate and more. Mix with the sound of the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E. Or customize your channels to fit your needs—there are over 70 Console 1 ready plug-ins available from Softube and Universal Audio.



$499
Sound.
Get the classic SSL crunch and character, straight out of the box. Expand your options with the many available plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio.
Workflow.
Mix faster and better. The intuitive workflow is unique for Console 1, and lets you focus on the music—not the technology.
Control.
One control per parameter, no MIDI mapping needed. Console 1 works with any major DAW on the market and offers extra deep integration with select DAWs.

Console 1 Works with every major daw on the market

Presonus Studio One, Cakewalk Sonar and Cockos Reaper feature additional integration: select tracks and control their pan, volume, sends & more directly from the hardware.

& more

Control over 70 plugins by Softube and Universal Audio

Mix and match units from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios and many others.


Expansions: Add more Consoles to your Arsenal

In addition to the included SSL 4000 E, there are entire channel strips available, with EQ, compressor, gate and modeled saturation from the original analog hardware.


Who's using Console 1

"I'm using Console 1 on pretty much everything I do, and it suits my workflow very well."

PETE TOWNSHEND

Rock legend with The Who and as a solo artist

"Console 1 lets me have the hands-on feel of analog, without losing the flexibility of the digital world. It is the center piece of my hybrid mix room."

MICHAEL BRAUER

Seven Grammy awards, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay

"When Console 1 came it was just like ... that's what everyone's been looking for!"

JASON GOLDSTEIN

Grammy awarded mix engineer for Beyoncé, Jay-Z and The Roots

 

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Awards & Reviews
TEC Award nominee 2018 (TEC Awards 2018)
MIPA 2014 Award (Musikmesse International Press Award)
TEC Award nominee (TEC Awards)
Resolution Awards 2015 winner (Resolution Awards 2015 winner)
Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014 (Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014)
Professional Audio Magazine Award (Professional Audio Magazine)
2014 Most Innovative Products (Pro Audio Review and Mix Online)
Gear of the Year nominee 2014 (Gear of the Year nominee 2014)
SOS Award nominee 2015 (SOS Award nominee 2015)
Beat Empfehlung der Redaktion (Beat)
Prosound Network Best of Show NAMM 2014 (Prosound Network)
Audio News Room Award (Audio News Room Award)
Studio Recommends (Studio)
Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice (Pro Tools Expert)
Music Radar Rating (Computer Music)
Bonedo Rating (Bonedo)
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In Short

  • A unique centerpiece for any DAW based studio
  • Included model of Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console
  • Expand the system with over 70 Console 1 ready plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio
  • No mouse, no mapping, no hassle
  • Premium quality hardware
  • Mk II version offers same quality at a more affordable price
Console 1 Product Video
Softube Console 1 in 60 seconds
Console 1: The Pro Users
Console 1 recent updates video
Henrik demos Console 1 to Sonicstate
Sound On Sound interviews Niklas Odelholm
Softube Console 1, the official demo video.
Chris and Jim from SSL explain all about the 9000 series consoles to Softube's Henrik.
Recording.de interviews Henrik Andersson Vogel
Softube Console 1 in 60 seconds
TEC Award nominee 2018 (TEC Awards 2018)

TEC Award nominee 2018
www.tecawards.org​/nominees​/technical

MIPA 2014 Award (Musikmesse International Press Award)

MIPA 2014 Award
www.mipa-award.de

TEC Award nominee (TEC Awards)

TEC Award nominee
www.tecawards.org

Resolution Awards 2015 winner (Resolution Awards 2015 winner)

Resolution Awards 2015 winner
www.resolutionmag.com

Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014 (Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014)

Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014
www.professional-audio.de

Professional Audio Magazine Award (Professional Audio Magazine)

Professional Audio Magazine Award
www.professional-audio.de

2014 Most Innovative Products (Pro Audio Review and Mix Online)

2014 Most Innovative Products
mixonline.com​/news​/news-products​/2014-most-innovative-product-awards​/423070

Gear of the Year nominee 2014 (Gear of the Year nominee 2014)

Gear of the Year nominee 2014
www.musictech.net​/2014​/11​/gear-of-the-year-2014-voting

SOS Award nominee 2015 (SOS Award nominee 2015)

SOS Award nominee 2015
www.sosawards.com

Beat Empfehlung der Redaktion (Beat)

Beat Empfehlung der Redaktion
www.maclife.de​/beat

Prosound Network Best of Show NAMM 2014 (Prosound Network)

Prosound Network Best of Show NAMM 2014
www.prosoundnetwork.com

Audio News Room Award (Audio News Room Award)

Audio News Room Award
audionewsroom.net​/2015​/03​/softube-console-1-review-back-in-comfort-zone.html

Studio Recommends (Studio)

Studio Recommends
forum.studio.se​/index.php​/page​/index_original.html​/_​/tester​/softube-console-1-lyfter-dina-datormixar-r557

Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice (Pro Tools Expert)

Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice
www.pro-tools-expert.com​/home-page​/2014​/3​/3​/softube-console-1-review.html

Music Radar Rating (Computer Music)

Music Radar Rating
www.musicradar.com​/reviews​/tech​/softube-console-1-599341

Bonedo Rating (Bonedo)

Bonedo Rating
www.bonedo.de​/artikel​/einzelansicht​/softube-console-1-test.html

Quotes

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Console 1 lets me have the hands-on feel of analog, without losing the flexibility of the digital world. It is the center piece of my hybrid mix room.

Michael Brauer, Seven Grammy awards, Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Coldplay

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The whole system working together is a winner ... Console 1 is a brilliant godsend!

Barry Rudolph, Contributing editor for MIX Magazine and 'New Toys' columnist for L.A.'s Music Connection Magazine.

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I'm using Console 1 on pretty much everything I do, and it suits my workflow very well.

Pete Townshend, Rock legend with The Who and as solo artist.

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The Console 1 from Softube has become an indispensable part of the set up at Kore Studios. The intuitive layout of the hardware and great sound of the plug-ins make it an obvious first choice for mixing. I was amazed how quick the learning curve was. At last a control surface where I actually feel in control!

George Apsion, Owner, Kore Studios, London

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Very easy to use, sounds excellent, perfect correspondence between hardware and software.

Sam Inglis, Features Editor, Sound On Sound magazine.

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When Console 1 came it was just like ... that's what everyone's been looking for!

Jason Goldstein, Grammy awarded mix engineer for Beyoncé, Jay-Z and The Roots.

Click to show Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses

I love Console 1. Why does it sound so good? It sounds so different to other plugs—like im on an actual SSL. It's bad ass.

Bill Reynolds, Bass player for folk rockers Band Of Horses as well as producer of other artists in the same vein of music

Click to show Geoff Sanoff

Console 1 is an elegant solution to a problem I didn't fully realize I had until I started using it. Mixing should be about listening, not mouse clicks and waveforms, and Console 1 brings listening front and center to the mix process. I am looking forward to watching this platform expand.

Geoff Sanoff, Bruce Springsteen, Sarah Brightman, Green Day, Television and Michael Stipe.

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I think finally console emulations are worth the time and trouble to use ... what Console 1 adds is a workflow and sound quality that very closely resembles mixing on a traditional console.

Alan Branch, Jeff Beck, U2, Nine Inch Nails

Click to show Koen Heldens pondering the next move.

Softube's Console 1 provides me with analog flagship console sonics, workflow and ergonomics (including traditional dynamics and EQ insert points) in the digital age without having to leave the sweet spot of the mix.

Koen Heldens, Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliott, Timbaland

Click to show Russ Hughes

Console 1 is not a control surface; it's the closest thing to having an analogue mixer, without all the downsides. I didn't understand the Console 1 before, but now I do and I love it.

Russ Hughes, Mix engineer

Console 1 is fresh thinking at its best. Softube has created a fast workflow that leaves mouse mixing and crudely mapped plug-in controllers in the dust. By means of a tight hardware/software integration, Console 1 offers the best way of working your mix that we've seen to date.

Studio, Magazine (Sweden)