Softube launches new Console 1 ‘Fader’
Posted on: Wednesday 23rd of October 2019
Five years on from the launch of their innovative software/hardware hybrid Console 1 (reviewed Resolution V14.2/V15) , Softube’s newly launched €599 Console 1 Fader adds a 10-fader controller. Console 1 Fader comes with two software-based component-modelled analogue console emulations, Tube and Discrete, which offer filtering, saturation and more.
The ten faders can be configured to control volume levels, high and low cut filter values, drive and drive character (with emulated desk saturation) and more. The interface allows for switching/paging which ten channels you can control, catering for mixes that boast hundreds of channels. The provision of ten faders is better suited to modern mindsets, rather than the tape-track based tradition of eight. The faders are touch-sensitive and motorised, to provide a “premium and professional feel and feedback”, Softube say, “while the weight powder-coated steel chassis means durability and substance”.
A single knob on the Console 1 Fader offers pan control on every track, and can also activate a spatialising tool for widening or “centrifying” individual tracks. Layer Mode enables the user to create layers of tracks, to be adjusted simultaneously with volume, filter, drive or other parameters.
The Console 1 Fader is compatible with all major DAWs straight out of the box, without having to map MIDI commands.