- Modern and powerful high-end reverb
- Also includes the TSAR-1R Reverb
- Extraordinary versatility
Modular ready / Effects
The TSAR-1 Reverb is not an emulation. It's not a stock design. It's not a static snapshot of a space. The TSAR-1 is a powerful, modern reverb algorithm. It's alive and vibrant, it's gentle and dreamy, and above all — it's natural and believable.
The TSAR-1 is the better-sounding alternative to the established, traditional reverb products. At a fraction of the price.
Magic through algorithm
The True Stereo Algorithm inside the TSAR-1 is what gives it its magic. The strength lies in its sophisticated sound and versatility, no matter whether it's used on strings and brass or rock drums and lead vocals, it always shines.
Powerful and intuitive
TSAR-1 has a comprehensive and easy-to-use interface that is unparallelled in other high-end reverb products.
This product supports
We love VU meters, Bakelite knobs, and analog quirks. But we want modern precision and workflow. The answer? Softube Extended Features. Easy-access panels with the innovations you need close at hand.
"TSAR-1 Reverb is one of the best sounding 'verbs out there at the moment."Mixer and author
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This plug-in can be used within Modular, our Eurorack platform. Click to learn more.
Easy to use, packed with presets
The TSAR-1 has been designed with ease of use in mind. Instead of a myriad of controls, we gave the user interface five sliders and a couple of switched options. But you may very well find you never need to use even these simple controls. Because we included a solid bank of presets, which will cover most of your needs. The presets are clearly named for their intended use, so find a setting you like, maybe tweak a little — and you're good to go.
Predelay Use it as a rhythmic effect or to carefully match the tail with the early reflections.
Time Longer or shorter reverb tail. Where do you want to go today?
Density Smooth, modern and dense, or sparse, lush and vintage.
Tone Dark or bright? No need to adjust dozens of knobs to get the character you need.
High Cut Too much sizzle? Cut the highs.
Early Reflections Type Large, Medium or Small? What room do you want to place your tracks in?
Early Reflections Mix Already got a good sounding room and just need some longer reverb? Turn down the earlies with the mix knob.
Diffusion Need that extra smoothness on your snare?
Modulation A vintage style chorus-y modulation, or a modern and classy modulation?
Reverb Mix and Output Volume They just have to be there, right?
Interactive Display Show both current and previous settings, and toggle between those by clicking on each of the parameter value displays.
Extensive Preset Library 41 well designed presets, categorized into a 'modern' and a 'vintage' set. The modern set focuses on the classy reverb sounds of today, while the vintage set mimics the characters of old school reverbs we still love to use.
"When it comes to reverbs, I want fast access to the key parameters like time, pre delay, tone, etc. These are all there, and the reverb also happens to sound beautiful. The TSAR-1 just sounds big!"Composer, producer and musician for Santigold, Charli XCX, Robyn, Lana Del Rey, Miike Snow
- True Stereo Algorithm.
- Extraordinary versatility.
- Comprehensive user interface.
- Modern and powerful high-end reverb.
- Extensive preset library.
- Also includes the TSAR-1R Reverb.
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 Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Reaper, 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?