Linköping, Sweden (May 19, 2017)—Softube’s Console 1 mkII now supports select UAD Powered Plug-ins from Universal Audio. Paired with its emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console, the affordable Console 1 Mk II ($499 street) work surface now offers 60 plug-ins, pre-mapped and easily selectable, thus no MIDI mapping, confirms Softube.

Also in the mk II version of Console 1 are entirely new channel strips—with EQ, compressor, gate and modeled saturation from the original analog hardware—modeled on Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series for Console 1, British Class A For Console 1 and Summit Audio Grand Channel for Console 1, with reportedly more to come.

Though compatible with all DAWs in the marketplace, certain DAWs—currently PreSonus Studio One and Cakewalk SONAR—feature additional Console 1 integration, allowing such functionality as track selection, volume, send levels, pan and solo/mute. “We aim to have this functionality added for all DAWs,” offers official Softube promotional materials.

The Console 1 Mk II software update with the UAD Powered Plug-Ins compatibility can be downloaded, for free.