Softube's hardware/software mixing system is now more versatile, and almost 50 per cent cheaper!
New from Softube comes Console I Mk II - the second-generation version of the high-end plug-in specialists' popular hardware/software mixing system.
First launched in 2014, Console I aims to bridge the gap between working with hardware and working in-the-box - "the best of the digital and analogue worlds in one compact system," is how they put it. The original version bundled together a software emulation of the classic Solid State Logic SL 4000 E mixing console, a host of Softube's own mixing and mastering plug-ins and a small but perfectly formed hardware unit that gave you all the faders, knobs and buttons required to get that 'hands-on' feel when mixing a track.
The new version expands on that by now also supporting UAD-powered plug-ins from other manufacturers, which means if you have a favourite (eg) limiter or compressor from the likes of Abbey Road, Chandler Limited, Tube-Tech or Fairchild, you can now use that plug-in with the Console I. This expands your range of options for use with Console 1 by over 60 plug-ins, making the system more attractive to a wider range of producers - especially when Softube has also dropped the price from $849 (£660 approx) to just $499 (£385 approx).
Console I Mk II is fully compatible with Presonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR out of the box - no MIDI mapping required - and Softube is currently working with the makers of other popular DAWs to bring this level of integration right across the board.
This video will give you more of an idea of the Console I Mk II's capabilities...
For full details, see Softube's own website