Softube Console 1 Channel Mk III Control Surface

With 27 touch-sensitive knobs and two smart screens, this hardware grants hands-on control of Softube's included Core Mixing Suite analog-modeling plug-ins.


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Softube Console 1 MKII Control Surface

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The Console 1 MKII gives you hands-on control of your Universal Audio and Softube plug-ins -- like the included Solid State Logic SL 4000 E channel strip!

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.

Take a closer look at how to use Softube Console 1 and Console 1 Fader in our hands-on video demo:

Get a quick overview of Console 1 mkII's hardware and software in this video:

Three years after the original Console 1 release, the Mk II version is here. 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.


- 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 read more 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.

See how Pete Townshend uses Console 1 in this video from Softube:

Want to control your Universal Audio Apollo interface from your Console 1 hardware? Check out this video:

See 5 things you can do with EQ, using the Console 1 and Softube plug-ins:
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Computer connectivity: USB Type B

Software included: Console 1 MKII software, SSL SL4000 E emulation plug-in

Compatibility: Softube plug-ins, select Universal Audio plug-ins, PreSonus Studio One, Cakewalk Sonar

System Requirements

- Mac: Intel Core 2 Duo or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
- PC: Intel Core 2 Duo/AMD Athlon 64 X2 or higher, 2GB RAM minimum
Operating System:
- MacOS X 10.9 or later
- Windows 8, 10, 64-bit


Height: 2"
Depth: 7.5"
Width: 17"

UAD plug-ins currently compatible with the Softube Console 1 MKII control surface:

UAD Chandler Limited Curve Bender
UAD Chandler Limited Zener Limiter
UAD Fairchild 660
UAD Fairchild 670
UAD Fairchild 670 Legacy
UAD Harrison 32C
UAD Harrison 32C SE
UAD Helios 69
UAD Precision Buss Compressor
UAD Precision Equalizer
UAD Precision Limiter
UAD Precision Maximizer
UAD Pultec-Pro Legacy
UAD Pultec EQP-1A
UAD Pultec EQP-1A Legacy
UAD Pultec HLF-3C
UAD Pultec MEQ-5
UAD SSL G Bus Compressor
UAD Summit Audio TLA-100A
UAD Teletronix LA-2A Gray
UAD Teletronix LA-2A Legacy
UAD Teletronix LA-2A Silver
UAD Tonelux Tilt
UAD Tonelux Tilt Live
UAD Trident A-Range
UAD Tube-Tech CL 1B
UAD Tube-Tech ME 1B
UAD Tube-Tech PE 1C
UAD UA 1176LN Legacy
UAD UA 1176LN Rev E
UAD UA 1176 Rev A
UAD UA 1176SE Legacy
UAD UA 610-B
UAD Valley People Dyna-mite

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted February 4, 2019 by Michael M in Cherry Hill, NJ

"Best mixing experience I’ve had"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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I’ve spent thousand on waves plugins, I currently subscribe to the everything bundle by Slate, but they have nothing on C1. I got more done, faster and had a better experience on C1 than ever mixing before. It doesn’t do everything, you’ll still need reverbs, etc. . You’ll still need to draw automation, but it gets you very far, very fast. I ordered a stand that will put it at a better viewing angle as you can’t see the LEDs when laying flat on the desk. This is one area I think they could have improved on.. they could have added a little drop down leg like you see on some iPad stands. The plugin sounds great! SSL 4K for anything rock, metal, etc.. The British console sounds different and worked great on a less heavy song I’m mixing. Aside from a specialty plugin here and there from other manufacturers, I’m going all console 1 for my channel strip needs.

Musical Background:

Drums, synth, guitar, live sound engineer, studio engineer

Musical Style:

Rock / metal / electronic
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