First, the Console 1 is the first hardware device by the acclaimed plugin manufacturer Softube. This product may revolutionize how people mix in the box. The G-Technology G-DOCK ev is an expandable Thunderbolt-equipped hard drive storage solution that incorporates two removable hard drives. It is one of the most studio savvy hard drive systems he have encountered. Softube is primarily known for their plug-in development. The author's first introduction to their work was using the Abbey Road Studios Brilliance Pack plug-in after its release nearly a decade ago. The majority of the Softube plug-ins that the author've worked with over the years are devoted to modeling various classic pieces of hardware and the company obviously spends a lot of care coding each plug-in as, in most instances, their sonic performance is almost indistinguishable from the hardware piece it emulates. After employing the Console 1 on the author's last several mixes, he is sold. The surface provides a creative, intuitive workflow that feels analog, sounds amazing and is amazingly affordable.
Long, Russ (2014) About Softube. In: Pro Audio Review, pp. 20,22-23. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/555952/.