• Included for all Console 1 owners
  • Low latency monitoring and real-time plug-in control at your fingertips gives you the ultimate UAD workflow
  • Channel settings control, such as volume, pan, mute, send and rec/mon



Made for Console 1

Mix with the sound and feel of analog. Learn more

Console 1 Exclusive

Apollo Central


Softube Console 1 can now improve more than just your mixing workflow. With Apollo Central your recording workflow benefits as well. Included for all Console 1 owners and easily activated, Apollo Central gives deep and intuitive control of the Universal Audio Console software, allowing hands-on operation of tracking, near-zero-latency monitoring, and more.



The Greek god Apollo watches over songwriters, and now we're helping out from Sweden too. UA's Console software controlled by Softube's Console 1 makes you all-powerful over your music.


Experience the Ultimate Workflow

Low latency monitoring and real-time plug-in control at your fingertips gives you the ultimate UAD workflow. Operating your Apollo with a physical console instead of a mouse is a completely different experience.


"Console 1 and UA Console working together in harmony while tracking with Apollo and UAD plug-ins? What's not to like?"

Darrell Thorp
7x Grammy Award winning Producer/Mixer

The perfect match

If you own an Apollo interface, you will now be able to switch modes within the Console 1 on-screen display and affect preamp gain, volume, pan, cues, send levels, and more in UA Console.

Save time and trouble you'd usually waste fussing over a mouse and multiple plug-in GUIs, and use it instead to get creative and focus on your music.

They weren't literally made for each other, but Console 1 and Apollo interfaces are a flaming good team!

Goodbye mouse

You can load plugins and presets without touching a mouse, and control near-zero-latency guitar amps, reverbs, compressors, even Unison enabled preamps, using physical knobs, pre-mapped and laid out right there on your desk.

Hello productivity

Track with real-time effects; create and send headphone mixes; import and adjust a vocal chain; all with a hands-on analogue feel and a fingertip workflow. You'll save time, enjoy yourself, and do better-sounding work than ever.

"Console 1 now gives Apollo interface users fast hands-on control over all of the most critical functions for tracking and mixing. From level setting Unison preamps to applying Realtime UAD Processing, it's all right there at your fingertips, and a joy to use. This makes Console 1 a supremely powerful tool for Apollo-based audio production."

Lev Perrey
Director of Product Management, Universal Audio

In short


  • Made for Console 1, our mixing ecosystem. Learn more about Console 1
  • Channel settings control, such as volume, pan, mute, send and rec/mon
  • Preamp settings control, such as low, cut, input gain and also control of Unison plug-ins
  • Plug-in inserts control. All UAD plug-ins come pre-mapped to the Console 1 hardware
  • Output monitor track control


  • System requirements

    All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

    Versions from 2.5.38 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

    All native versions

    • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 12
    • Windows 10 and 11 64-bit 
    • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / Full Apple silicon support (M1 or higher)
    • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
    • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
    • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space)
    • Softube account
    • iLok account
    • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

    In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and our own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

    Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, under Apple Rosetta 2.

    With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page).

    Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

    AAX DSP version

    • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?
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