TEC Award nominee (TEC Awards)
MIPA 2014 Award (Musikmesse International Press Award)
Resolution Awards 2015 winner (Resolution Awards 2015 winner)
Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014 (Professional Audio Editors Choice 2014)
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)
Bonedo Rating (Bonedo)
Music Radar Rating (Computer Music)
Pro Tools Expert Editors Choice (Pro Tools Expert)
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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 60 Console 1 ready plug-ins available from Softube and Universal Audio.

Console 1 Product Video

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 60 Console 1 ready plug-ins available from Softube and Universal Audio.

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Modern Workflow

The Console 1 hardware gives you hands-on control of EQ, compressor, gate, volume and pan on all your tracks. No MIDI mapping is needed—the hardware is tightly integrated with the Console 1 software, straight out of the box.

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Timeless Sound

Pamper your tracks with the sound of the legendary Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console—probably the most used high end console in the history of music recording. Softube's emulation was developed in close collaboration with SSL, and it's included with the purchase of Console 1.

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Expand Your Options

Customize your channels with any of the over 60 available Console 1 ready plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio. Mix and match units from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios and many others. Pre-mapped and ready to go.

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A Lifetime of Mixing

Console 1 is a premium Swedish design, built to last for many years of mixing. Its steel chassis makes it solid as a rock, and the knobs and buttons have the responsiveness and feel you'd expect from a high end analog console.

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Add More Consoles

In addition to single Console 1 ready plug-ins, there are entire Console 1 channel strips available, with EQ, compressor, gate and modeled saturation from the original analog hardware. Currently, the options are Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series for Console 1, British Class A For Console 1 and Summit Audio Grand Channel for Console 1, with more to come.

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Control Your DAW

Console 1 works with any major DAW on the market. But certain DAWs—currently Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR—feature additional integration, meaning you can use the Console 1 hardware to control vital DAW functions such as track selection, volume, send levels, pan and solo/mute. We aim to have this functionality added for all DAWs.

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And the Winner Is ...

The first-generation Console 1 was an immediate success and did not only receive prestigious awards and praise from the pro audio press—but more importantly, the end users loved it. Even seasoned engineers such as Michael Brauer, Jason Goldstein, Dave Isaac and Gareth Jones took the system to their hearts.

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Upgraded Hardware

Three years after the original Console 1 release, it is time to introduce the Mk II version. It has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers. More importantly, efficient manufacturing processes have made the system much more affordable.

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Got More Questions?

Console 1 is a unique approach to hands-on mixing in a DAW based studio. Here's an entire page dedicated to clear up some questions you might have. Console 1: Questions and Answers

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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 60 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
Softube Console 1 in 60 seconds
Console 1: The Pro Users
Henrik demos Console 1 to Sonicstate
Console 1 recent updates video
Softube Console 1, the official demo video.
Sound On Sound interviews Niklas Odelholm
Recording.de interviews Henrik Andersson Vogel
Chris and Jim from SSL explain all about the 9000 series consoles to Softube's Henrik.
Softube Console 1 in 60 seconds
TEC Award nominee (TEC Awards)

TEC Award nominee
www.tecawards.org​/tec​/14nomineestech.html

MIPA 2014 Award (Musikmesse International Press Award)

MIPA 2014 Award
www.mipa-award.de

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

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

Bonedo Rating (Bonedo)

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

Music Radar Rating (Computer Music)

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

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

Studio Recommends (Studio)

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

Quotes

Click to show Michael Brauer

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

Click to show Pete Townshend (photo by Ross Belot)

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

Sam Inglis, Features Editor, Sound On Sound magazine.

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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.

Click to show Alan Branch

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

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)

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