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With so many Softube plug-ins to choose from, which one should be your first? We've put together a handy guide to help you answer exactly that question with four plug-ins we think would make for an excellent first step into the world of Softube.
As of version 2.5.18, all Softube products are qualified for MacOS 11 Big Sur on Intel-based Macs in our supported DAWs.
Apple Silicon support is pending. Please refer to our System Requirements on our Support page for further details.
Marshall-stacked, value-packed. Go all-in on the heritage and prestige of the Marshall Sound with the addition of legendary Marshall amps classic Marshall cabs to the already loaded—and updated—Amp Room pro audio guitar and bass platform.
Can’t get enough of our new Tape Echoes plug-in? We’ve taken all the best bits about it from our June 15th live stream, and compiled them in this highlights video. Check it out, learn more about it and enjoy to the live sound examples.
Missed the June 15th live stream? Catch up with the Amp Room segment in this highlights video. Enjoy the live walkthrough of everything that got updated and numerous sound examples.
They say actions speak louder than words. Instead of only telling you how much we appreciate you, we’re showing it too. During all weekends of July, one or more products will unlock at a special 48-hour price for Softube account holders.
Weiss Engineering is synonymous with sound quality, and we’ve developed quite a collection of high-end plug-ins in close collaboration with Daniel Weiss himself. Click below to learn more about all of them and how they work together.
Reintroducing 1984. Circuit modeled from a majorly righteous polyphonic synth that went on to outrun its era, Model 84 Polyphonic Synthesizer is a perfect facsimile of the original hardware with all the same quirks and linearities–plus some fresh innovations. It's the resurrection of a polyphonic icon.
Softube & Empirical Labs: a partnership made in analog heaven
Empirical Labs, under the leadership of the pro audio icon Dave Derr, is on a mission to make innovative, long-lasting equipment that’s a riot to use. Part of that success is due to ELI's dedication to real-world testing and results. As well as the conviction to go past good enough. It’s an ethos we can get behind. And so, after fifteen years of friendship, fun, and a dedication to sound quality, we proudly introduce the Softube + Empirical Labs series.
Whatever sound you're making, there's a console to suit. Learn more about the sonic characteristics of each Console 1 add-on and find the perfect one for you.
Carefully emulated and fanatically curated, Volume 5 is a windfall of remarkable-sounding instruments and tools created in collaboration with industry vanguards like Weiss, Summit Audio, Drawmer, Marshall, and more. Address your studio needs while ensuring that all aspects of your production process are executed with unimpeachable sound quality and pure authenticity. Mix and master with gear that gives your sound the status it deserves.
Many of you have asked us why we haven’t made a statement after the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Because of our previous silence about any human rights or political matters, we initially thought that our statement could be seen as a sign of trendy “political correctness” or a way for us to hide behind PR language.
We were wrong.
Softube’s partnership with Tube-Tech began with a train ride through a snowy Denmark to visit John G. Petersen from Lydkraft, Danish for “sound power”, and the company behind the blue Tube-Tech gear including the Tube-Tech CL 1B compressor. TC Electronic wanted the CL 1B as a flagship compressor plug-in for its Powercore platform and arranged this meeting between Softube and Lydkraft, one of Softube’s first projects with a third party.
Softube Modular is all about imagination and limitless creation. Here's a few examples of how we use Modular both as a powerful instrument, a versatile effects processor, and everything in-between.
We recently released three legendary Marshall amp sims as native plug-ins and modules for our pro audio platform Amp Room.
The world champ of digital mastering equalizers is now in plug-in form. The Weiss EQ1’s triumphant sonic qualities and flexibility make it the most highly-prized equalizer in the game. Softube’s plug-in version is a line-by-line port of the original with a higher sample rate, improved ergonomics, and increased functionality.
Paul "Willie Green" Womack is a producer, engineer, and songwriter based in New York. Enjoy this video, where he talks about hip-hop mixing and engineering as an art form, and walks through key parts of his work.
The Console 1 ecosystem gives you the sound quality of analog mixing desks, with the convenience of an in-the-box workflow, in all major DAWs: Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase, Cockos Reaper, Cakewalk by Bandlab/Sonar, Presonus Studio One, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, and more.
Watch how Finnish artist and producer Jolea takes ambient recordings and processes them in Ableton Live with the tactile experience of Console 1 Fader.
The last chain for your song, and the last chance to make or break it – the master bus is somewhere to focus serious attention if you want seriously premium-sounding results.
There is more to a great plug-in than the sound quality it imparts on your tracks. Workflow and user-friendliness are arguably equally important. To that end, we are proud to finally announce the completely overhauled Preset Collection, already available in the most recent update of all native Softube plug-ins.
Top-quality effects are a must if you're serious about your sound. Whether it's reverb or flanging, bitcrushing or phasing, Softube has you covered with class-leading audio processors and creative fun-boxes.
Ebook: 5 Ways Console 1 Helps You to Mix Faster and Better
How do you mix faster without sacrificing quality? The answer is simple – take a look at your workflow. This brief ebook suggests 5 ways our Console 1 ecosystem can make your mixing experience a joy, and help you turn out awesome mixes faster than ever.
New to Modular: Vermona Random Rhythm
The Random Rhythm module is a little bit like Frankenstein’s monster: robustly built with a passionate soul—but also, good-looking. Created in collaboration with German-based Vermona, whose musical heritage producing amplifiers and organs dates back decades, Random Rhythm is an exacting model of the original random-based, dual-channel trigger sequencer hardware. Concocted specifically for Modular, Random Rhythm lets imagination off-leash while maintaining full control over what’s being sequenced. It says random in the name, but there’s a method to the madness.
New to Modular: MIDI Step Sequencer
A Rewrite of the Classic Sequencer. Based on the storied Roland SH-101 and TB-303 step sequencers but with some plot twists all our own. The MIDI Step Sequencer contains 64 programmable steps, each able to contain a note on pitch or rest, tie, and accent. The MIDI Step Sequencer is now available as a standard module for Modular.
Using Console 1 with Ableton Live
Ableton Live is fully compatible with the Console 1 ecosystem. Whether you use Live in the studio or on the stage, tactile control of your most important DAW parameters inspires your production and performance to be even more musical. We created a video series showcasing the possibilities.
Musically fine-tuned, meticulously re-created
Far from just a compressor, the new Chandler Limited® Germanium Compressor plug-in is a mojo, color and character machine that almost feels like a musical instrument.
"A very well thought-out companion to the original Console 1, it’s much more than just a fader controller."
In this video series, we demonstrate some of the features that help you achieve faster and better mixes.
Industrial and electronic musician FM Einheit has created 46 sparking, buzzing, and brawling presets for our software Eurorack platform, Modular.
A seriously professional production needs slick, clear, characterful vocals. Read more about our picks to create a premium vocal chain.
100 new Parallels presets by Bjulin
Composer and sound designer Bjulin has created 100 additional downloadable presets for Parallels, our unique soft synth for special occasions.
Swedish DJ/Producer duo ManyFew are here to give us their five Sounds of the Summer: music production tips to turn your fruits and juices into Kir Royale. Call it mixology!
Softube Console 1 is a unique and powerful tool, carefully designed to improve your mixing workflow. In this video series, we demonstrate some of the features that help you achieve faster and better mixes. Enjoy!
Dave Isaac is a 3-times Grammy Award-winning producer who, in a career spanning more than 4 decades so far, has worked with huge artists like Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Whitney Houston, and Stevie Wonder, amongst many others.
We designed a new user experience, a new all-in-one installer, a simpler payment system, and many more tweaks to serve you better, and get the best sounds in the world into your hands and ears more easily than ever before.