Softube’s Console 1 Fader is a hybrid mixing platform for your DAW

Softube has expanded its Console 1 hybrid mixing platform by launching Console 1 Fader, a hardware/software solution that centres on a new controller that features ten touch-sensitive 100m motorised faders.

These are housed in a classy looking and durable powder-coated steel chassis. The faders can be configured to control not only volume, but also high- and low-cut filter values, drive and drive character. By scrolling through pages, you can control multiple banks of 10 channels at a time.

There’s just the one knob; this can be used to control both the pan for the selected channel and a stereo spatialisation tool. There’s also a Layer mode that enables you to make adjustments to multiple tracks simultaneously.

Fader ships with two software-based component-modelled analogue console emulations: Tube and Discrete. It can be used either in combination with the standard Console 1, or on its own. You can also use multiple Fader units together.

Console 1 Fader is available now for PC and Mac priced at $599/€599. Find out more on the Softube website.

Softube Console 1 Fader

(Image credit: Softube)
Ben Rogerson

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. 

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