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AES NY 2019 — Introducing Softube Console 1 Fader

The ideal complement to 2014's Console 1 debuts at AES New York

When launched and reviewed in 2014, Softube's innovative software/hardware hybrid Console 1 emulated most aspects of a mixer channel strip — but not the fader section. Five years on, their newly launched $699€599 Console 1 Fader logically addresses that omission in an innovative synthesis of software and hardware that neatly goes beyond what a standard fader control surface can offer — not least in that it has 10 faders (that is, matching our usual complement of fingers!) rather than the more commonly found eight.

In the linked video interview at the top of this article, conducted at Softube's AES stand on the opening morning of the show, SOS Feature Editor Sam Inglis spoke to Todd Urban from the company about the new launch.

The new Softube Console Fader 1 with an original Softube Console, on the Softube stand before AES New York opened.The new Softube Console Fader 1 with an original Softube Console, on the Softube stand before AES New York opened.Photo: Direct Red Media 2019

Softube Console Fader 1 in close-up on the AES show floor.Softube Console Fader 1 in close-up on the AES show floor.Photo: Direct Red Media 2019

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