Softube Central

For effortless installation and activation of your Softube products


Softube Central is the brand new all-in-one installer that handles installation and license activation of your Softube products. You can find links to download it in My Account when you have linked your iLok. Once logged in to the Softube Central app, using your Softube account credentials, you will have a clear overview of your Softube products, how many authorizations you have at your disposal, and the ability to install your plug-ins with only a few clicks.

Keep your plug-ins up-to-date

  • The 'Install All' button at the top will install all your Softube plug-ins with one click.
  • As soon as there's an update available, you'll get a notification and the 'Install All' button will turn into an 'Update All' button.
  • You can also select to install single plug-ins using the 'Install' button next to each plug-in. 
  • Tip! Softube Central will install all plug-in formats that are available for your system. The installed formats are shown in bold next to each plug-in. Hover over each plug-in format to get some more info about them. 
  • Tip! The version number of your plug-ins is listed beneath each product, with the installed version to the left and the latest version to the right. 

Manage your activations

  • Softube Central will give you a clear overview of how many authorizations you have at your disposal.
  • Will let you choose if you want to authorize your licenses to your machine or to an iLok dongle. 
  • Did you know? Almost all Softube licenses contain two authorizations. For Console 1 and its exclusive add-on channels, it's actually three.  
  • Tip: Remember to de-activate your machine-based authorizations before you quit your work on a specific machine. This way, you'll free up those authorizations and they'll be ready for activation on another machine. 

Designed for a smoother experience

  • Softube Central will ask the system registry where the system's default plug-in folders are, and installs to those folders. 
  • If you just want to grab the actual installation files, Softube Central will let you do so by clicking 'Install' followed by 'Download only'. 
  • To make Softube Central work as intended, you'll need to have an iLok linked. You'll get a friendly reminder from Softube Central if you haven't completed the linking. 

In short

  • Handles installation of all your Softube plug-ins
  • The new license manager for Softube 
  • Everything in one place, for a smoother experience

What do you think?

We thrive on feedback from our users, so please don't hesitate for a second to send us an email and let us know what you think about Softube Central.

  • System requirements

    • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested).
    • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10.
    • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
    • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
    • 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. Specific information available on each instrument's page).
    • Softube account.
    • iLok account.
    • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
    • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
    • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (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 Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the 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.

    Please Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required. Therefore, for example, Pro Tools 10.x is no longer supported (contact support for latest 32-bit compatible instalers).

    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 the DAW application is recommended.

    AAX DSP is not in active development, but older products still support AAX DSP. For legacy TDM/VENUE, please see the Legacy Installers page.

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