Softube Console 1 MKII and Fader Bundle

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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.

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.

Softube Console 1 MKII Control Surface Features
  • 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
  • Supports VST, VST3, AU, and AAX
  • Windows and Mac OSX
  • Screen Resolution larger than 1280x800
  • 1 Powered USB2.0 Compatible Port
  • Any VST, VST3, AU or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher compatible host application)
  • Softube / Gobbler Account - Free
  • Mac OSX Specific - Mac OSX 10.9, or newer
  • Windows Specific
  • Windows 64 bit, versions 8, or 10
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64x2, or newer
  • Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads - free
  • Broadband internet access for downloading installer and license handling
  • Softube plug-ins support both 32 and 64 bit hosts, although a 64 bit OS is required
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192kHz in both mono and stereo
  • Check for latest requirements
Softube Fader Control
With improved epic workflow advantages, the Console 1 Fader is the result of ambitious dreams and the success of Console 1. Fader allows users to raise their sound quality bar to new heights. Mixing a masterpiece isn’t easy, but with Console 1 Fader it’s a new kind of joy.

Softube Console 1 Fader Control Surface Features
  • A ten-fader approach to Console 1, our hybrid hardware/software mixing ecosystem
  • High quality hardware, designed and built for both feel and function
  • Take fast and intuitive control of volume, saturation, filtering, and more
  • Two awesome-sounding component-modeled console emulations included
  • Expand your sonic options with Console 1 expansion channel strips (sold separately)
  • Layer Mode allows you to organize and affect your mix in powerful new ways
  • Spatializer tool offers fast per-channel control of stereo width
  • Works with all major DAWs straight out of the box – no MIDI-mapping required
  • Use alone, or in combination with the original Console 1 channel strip controller
Console 1 Fader is a set of ten motorized faders for your digital audio workstation (DAW). Console 1 Fader lets your fingers do the delicate job of mixing the levels of your audio tracks. Plus pan, mute and solo, high/low cut, drive, aux sends, and more. In short, you get the benefits of working with a physical mixer, without the price and size. Console 1 Fader also integrates seamlessly with Softube Console 1, so if you already have the first unit you’ll get a complete channel strip solution (with Console 1’s Shape, Equalizer and Compressor sections).

The faders are the main tools on Console 1 Fader. You can use them exactly as any other mixer, and their graphical positions represent the actual volume settings of the tracks.

They are also motorized, so when you use automation to add relative dynamic changes to your mix, the faders move accordingly.

At the top of each Console 1 Fader channel is the Solo/Phase button. The Solo function is convenient, when you want to hear one or several tracks in isolation. By holding Console 1 Fader’s Shift button, you can turn the Phase of a channel by 180 degrees. This can be useful in a few particular cases, e.g. when mixing a drumkit with phase issues.

As with most digital mixing devices, there are a lot more channels available than meet the eye. By pressing the Page + and Page – buttons, you can scroll through your mixing channels ten channels at a time. So when looking at channels 1–10, pressing + will take you to channels 11–20, and so on. Pressing – takes you back again.

The encoder to the right is used to control functions as Pan and Width (with stereo channels). After Console 1 Fader has been instantiated on a track, press Display On to see the big On-Screen Display (OSD). This is where the action is! Press Display On again to make the OSD disappear.

Hold down Shift (on Console 1 Fader, not your computer keyboard) and press the Display On/ Auto button. You have now activated Auto mode. This is a convenient function that makes the OSD pop up whenever you touch any the Console 1 Fader controls. After a few seconds of inactivity, the OSD disappears.

You can turn Auto mode off by pressing Shift + Display On/Auto again. When several mixer channels can be considered as “one component” or “one complete section” in you mix, it is often convenient to group them. On a physical mixing desk, there are usually group outputs. They let you assign a bunch of channels of, say, backing vocals to a group and adjust the total volume of that group with one slider (or a stereo pair of them). That way, while adjusting the overall volume of the backing vocals, you retain the internal volume relationship between those channels.

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Softube Console 1 Fader Control Surface Specifications
  • Dimensions (approx.): 17” x 1.6” x 7.5” (WxHxD) approx.
  • Weight (approx.): 6lbs approx.
  • Faders: 10 ALPS 100 mm high quality motorized faders with touch
  • Power: Powered by 8V DC. 3A. PSU included. 100-240V 0.75A
  • Computer Connection: USB 2 Type-B
  • Chassis: Powder coated steel
  • Panel: Screen printed poly carbonate overlay (3 colors)
  • Meters: 10-segment LED meters (5 green, 2 yellow, 1 red/clip)
  • Encoder: 1, mounted on a high grade metal potentiometer

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