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Softube Modular

Virtual Modular Synth
Published February 2019
By Simon Sherbourne

The fully loaded palette of modules.The fully loaded palette of modules.

If you're Eurorack curious but short on space or cash — or simply allergic to 3.5mm patch cables — Softube's Modular might be for you.

Softube's Modular plug-in has been around for a couple of years, but has recently enjoyed renewed attention with some exciting new modules and excellent price deals. Competition has also hotted up in the virtual modular market, so now seems like a good time to take a deeper look.

Modular's concept is simple: it's a virtual Eurorack synth environment in a plug-in (VST, AU, AAX). It behaves in software just like its hardware equivalents and features movable modules, front-panel cable patching, and integration with your host DAW via virtual MIDI/CV/clock converters. Like other Eurorack sims, Modular seduces with the possibility of building a modular synth at a fraction of the cost of hardware, and with instant patch recall and the chance to start afresh whenever you want. But can software really capture the essence of the Eurorack experience?

Click & Collect

The basic Modular plug-in includes a selection of core modules to get you started. You can then expand your palette by purchasing additional individual modules. The base package is very inexpensive considering how much is included. You get all the modules you need to integrate with your DAW and external hardware, and a slew (sorry) of utilities, sequencers, mixers and...

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Published February 2019