Softube is releasing the biggest software update so far to its plug-in controller, Softube Console 1 Mixing System. They say that, with this latest release, they are adding even more responsiveness and control to the hybrid mixing system that launched its own class of gear. Here's the details in their own words...
The Console 1 Mixing System software update includes additional command over the drive and width sections from the Console 1 hardware, advanced visuals and metering, improved frequency analysis, independent exchange of drives and channel strip filters, and the ability to load distortion plug-ins--like Softube Tape--in the shape section.
The comprehensive update of the Console 1 Mixing System comes primarily in response to the needs of its users. Softube painstakingly analyzed feedback from Console 1 Mixing System owners and worked diligently to upgrade the system to meet the current demands of modern music production.
What's new for Console 1 Mixing System:
• Select drive from the Console 1 hardware without changing the entire channel strip
• New meters for RMS (inner) and Peak dBFS (outer) on both input and output
• Adjust the input gain and width in the output section from the Console 1 hardware and software
• Exchange channel strip filters without affecting other sections
• Load Tape, Harmonics, and Overstayer M-A-S into the shape section to distort before the EQ
• Improved FFT frequency analyzer, including four new operating modes derived from our highly esteemed Weiss EQ plug-ins
• Track color coordination for supported DAWs within the Console 1 Mixing System software and hardware units
• New Universal Audio plug-in compatibility for Console 1 Mixing System, including support for UA 175 B & UA 176, SSL 4000 E Channel Strip, SSL G Bus Compressor, Century Strip, Tube-Tech CL 1B MkII, Avalon VT-737 Tube Channel Strip, and API 2500
• A new meter bridge showing output volume, fader, and track, or strip and color for easier navigation
• Survey 10 to 20 tracks with Track Overview Mode, now available on both the Console 1 and Console 1 Fader units
• Persistent modes in Console 1 Fader for sends, input gain, and filter
• New color schemes for individual strips that make it simpler to identify which strip a section belongs to
• Added support for a wide range of languages, such as Cyrillic, Greek, Katakana, Hiragana, and more
• Improved fader and knob movements
• Show or hide the Console 1 software from the menu bar
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