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Sound. Workflow. Control.

A unique hybrid between hardware and software

Included software emulation of Solid State Logic's SL 4000 E-series console​

Saves time, improves workflow, and helps you make better mixing decisions

A totally unique hybrid between hardware and software, Softube Console 1 gives the best of both worlds, and redefines mixing in the DAW-based studio. 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 70 Console 1 ready plug-ins available from Softube and Universal Audio.

SSL SL 4000 E-series included

Get the classic Solid State Logic crunch and character, straight out of the box. Expand your options with channel strips and plug-ins from Softube and Universal Audio.

Mix faster and better

Softube Console 1 has a unique and intuitive workflow, with the best features of both hardware and software mixing. With fewer practical distractions, you can focus on the music, not the technology.

One knob per job

One control per parameter, and no MIDI mapping required. Console 1 works with any major DAW on the market straight out of the box, and offers extra deep integration with select DAWs.

A Modern Mixing System

The Softube Console 1 mixing ecosystem is so much more than a simple DAW/plug-in controller. It’s an efficient, elegant, and amazing-sounding modern mixing solution, combining hardware and software to give you the best of both worlds: the versatility, affordability, and usability of in-the-box mixing, alongside the workflow, feel, and focus dedicated hardware can bring.


Console 1 can be used alone, or in combination with Console 1 Fader for a tight ‘complete desk’ experience. You can even use multiple Console 1 Fader units to build the ideal workflow for your specific studio.

Console 1 Works With All Major DAWs

With no need for MIDI mapping or assigning, Console 1 works straight out of the box. Studio One, Cubase, Cakewalk/Sonar, Reaper, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, and more – any host that can run a VST, AU, or AAX plug-in can work with Console 1.


Some hosts offer deeper compatibility, allowing control of the DAW itself from Console 1's hardware. Select tracks and control their pan, volume, sends and more directly from the hardware. Ableton Live, Presonus Studio One, Steinberg Cubase, Cakewalk by BandLab/Sonar, and Cockos Reaper are among these, with more being added regularly.

70+ Softube & UAD plug-ins are 'Console 1 Ready'

Design the ideal desk for any mix, all controllable from the same purpose-built hardware, without mapping. If you own gates, compressors, or equalizers from Softube or Universal Audio, you're already building a collection of amazing options for your Console 1 mixes.


There are more than 70 'Console 1 Ready' plug-ins. Emulations of classic hardware from Chandler Limited, Fairchild, Teletronix, Tube-Tech, Abbey Road Studios, and many others can be substituted for the relevant section of your Console 1 channel strip to create bespoke processing chains on individual tracks, groups, or across the whole mix.

Expansions: Add More

Colors to Your Palette

In addition to the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E-series console, several other complete channel strips are available, with EQ, compressor, gate and modeled saturation from the original analog hardware. This means you can have several classic analog consoles in a single studio, at a fraction of the footprint, power consumption, and cost, and with none of the maintenance responsibilities.


Treat your tracks to the extreme clarity and bandwidth of the SSL XL 9000 K-series console, for example, or the warmth and weight of the British Class A. Get a big bold modern rock sound from the American Class A, or add smooth, creamy color with the Summit Audio Grand Channel. These can all be added universally across the project, or selectively track by track. Mix strings and vocals with one desk, and the rhythm section with another. It's up to you.

 Ableton Live 10.1.9

Cubase 9.5.10 or higher

Reaper 5.50 or higher

Cakewalk by BandLab/Sonar (latest version)

Studio One 3.3 or higher

Ableton Live 8.4.1 or higher

Digital Performer (latest version)

Logic Pro 10.2 or higher

Nuendo 6.5 or higher

Pro Tools 11.2.1 or higher

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*AU only. Requires that all track names begin with a " # ". Note the blank space.

Console 1 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X:

Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.

8 GB RAM or more is recommended.

1 powered USB 2.0 compatible port.

Softube account.

iLok account.

Internet access for downloading software and managinglicenses.

iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLokdongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not arequirement).

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 orhigher) compatible host application should work

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - andour own rigorous testing standards - we only officially test our plug-ins andinstruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live,Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plug-ins are nottested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as thesystem requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues inunsupported systems though.


Please Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, anda 64-bit OS is required. Therefore, for example, Pro Tools 10.x is no longersupported (contact support for latest 32-bit compatible installers).


Mac OS X specific

Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but arenot tested).


Windows specific

64-bit Windows 7 or newer.

Intel Core Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.


How does Console 1 and Console 1 Fader integrate with myDAW?

While Console 1 and Console 1 Fader works in tandem with anyDAW that can use VST, Audio Unit or AAX plug-ins (Mac and Windows, 64-bit),different DAWs offer different levels of integration.

These DAWs support synchronized track selection, control ofDAW volume and pan, control of DAW solo and mute, control of DAW send levels,automatic transfer of track name, and automatic transfer of track number:


Ableton Live 10.1.9 (VST3)

Cubase 9.5.10 or higher (VST3)

Cockos Reaper 5.50 or higher (VST3)

Sonar (VST3)

Studio One 3.3 or higher (VST3)

These DAWs support automatic transfer of track name andtrack number:


Ableton Live 8.4.1 or higher (Mac/ AU format only. Requiresthat all track names begin with a " #". Please note the blank space)

Digital Performer (Mac/AU format only)

Logic Pro 10.2 or higher (AU)

Nuendo 6.5 or higher (VST3)

These DAWs support automatic transfer of the DAW's trackname:


Pro Tools 11.2.1 or higher (AAX)


Deeper integration between Console 1/Console 1 Fader and allmajor DAW:s is definitely something we would like to see. This is somethingthat we must work on together with the different DAW vendors though.


If there's any DAW that you're extra keen to see the DAWcontrol features in, please let us know. It might also be a good idea tocontact your DAW vendor and let them know that this is something you'd like tosee happen.

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