Expect a big sonic hit from Softube’s American Class A channel strip

Softube has used classic US mixing console hardware as the inspiration for its American Class A channel strip. Designed for those who want to achieve a big sound, it can be used on drums, guitars, bass, electronic sounds and vocals: pretty much everything, in other words.

The Shape section offers gate and transient designing, a 4-band EQ with proportional Q and range control, a compressor that can operate in feed forward and feedback modes, and an output drive section for that all-important crunch.

American Class A can run as a standard VST/AU/AAX plugin on PC and Mac and is compatible with Softube’s Console 1 mixing hardware, too. The regular price is $299, but you can currently purchase it for $249, and there’s also a 20-day demo version.  

Find out more on the Softube website.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.