Softube Console 1 MKII
My latest gear acquisition is the Softube Console One! Bye to Universal Audio (for now!) Although, I had a QUAD Thunderbolt Satellite and plugins by Manley, Pultec, Fairchild and Dangerous, I wasn't using them a lot. That made me reconsider the UA platform to invest in a system I would use all the time. I was browsing Michael Brauer's website (Coldplay, John Mayer, James Bay) which has a great Q&A on all of his techniques with multi-buss using the 2 extra busses from his SSL 9000J to treat separate groups of instruments. Michael has a hybrid room which has multiple summing mixers to replicate the multi-busses, a Softube Console 1, faders and a few 500 series. It's a small exact setup as his main room. I liked the idea of having the Softube Console 1 as the center section since it emulates an SSL 4000E or 9000K. I've mixed on SSLs and the tactile feel is what is missing from ITB. You can't have the same control moving a mouse. I loved the fact you have to put the Softube plugin across the channels like you would on a console. Hence, the name Console 1. This piece of equipment is exactly what I've been looking for! I'll write an in depth review once I install the unit.