Softube Console 1 Fader

Availability: Discontinued

  • A 10-fader approach to Console 1, Softube's hybrid hardware/software mixing ecosystem.
  • High-quality hardware, designed and built for both feel and function.
  • Get the complete desk experience for your studio.
  • Take fast and intuitive control of volume, saturation, filtering, and much more.
  • Two awesome-sounding component-modelled console emulations are included.
  • 'Layer Mode' allows you to organise and affect your mix in powerful new ways.
  • Spatializer tool offers fast per-channel control of stereo width.
  • Works with all major DAWs straight out of the box, no MIDI mapping required.
  • Use alone or in combination with the original Console 1 channel strip controller.
Our price £479.00



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Softube Console 1 Fader

It's time for you to mix a masterpiece

Improving feel and workflow and making the best of hardware and software available in one place, Softube's Console 1 Fader allows you to raise the sound quality bar to new heights. Mixing a masterpiece isn’t easy, but with Console 1 Fader there’s no limit to what you can do. Now is the time.


Premium feel and feedback

Ten touch-sensitive 100 mm Alps motorized faders give you a premium, professional feel and feedback, while the weighty powder-coated steel chassis means durability and substance in a sleek Scandinavian design.


Analogue sound

Fader includes two console emulations (Tube and Discrete). Way more than a simple controller, Fader enriches the sound of your tracks in the same ways as a true analogue console would.


New levels of control

Riding faders is muscle memory for many mix engineers. For those of us who play the desk like an instrument, Console 1 Fader gives quick and intuitive control over volume, saturation, filtering, and much more.


Fader modes

Fader allows you to control track volume, drive level, drive character, input gain, low cut, high cut, and up to three send levels, all from the same high-quality motorized faders quickly and intuitively.


Transport controls

The three assignable buttons work by default as basic transport controls for the major DAWs, but each can be assigned to a key command of your choice (e.g. CTRL+Z), for whatever use you can imagine.



Mounted on a high-grade all-metal potentiometer, Console 1 Fader's single encoder offers control of pan per track, but also unlocks a powerful stereo spatialization tool, to widen or consolidate your individual tracks, situating each sound perfectly in your mix.


Layer mode

With Softube's innovative new ‘Layer Mode’ you can create layers of tracks, putting many levels of mixing at your fingertips. Low cut all your guitars at once or saturate your groups early on for a top-down effect in seconds.


A Modern Mixing System

The Console 1 Fader can be used alone or in combination with the original Console 1 channel strip controller for a tight ‘complete desk’ experience. You can even use multiple Console 1 Fader units to build the ideal workflow for your specific studio.

The Console 1 mixing ecosystem is so much more than a simple DAW/plug-in controller. It’s an efficient, elegant, and amazing-sounding modern mixing solution, combining hardware and software to give you the best of both worlds, the versatility, affordability, and usability of in-the-box mixing, alongside the workflow, feel, and focus dedicated hardware can bring.


There are many ways to mix your masterpiece

There are many ways to mix a masterpiece, but riding faders is a matter of muscle memory for a lot of us, and there is a good reason for this. Reaching out and grabbing five or ten different sounds or groups at once, and quickly adjusting, listening, adjusting, listening, balancing, is a full-body discipline, and software alone can’t come close.

Tapping into the same purpose-designed software environment as the original Console 1 channel strip controller, Fader brings new levels of control over the wider world of your mix. You can ride up to ten channels at once, working volume, high-and-low-cut filter values, drive and drive character (modelled desk saturation), and more. Then page up for ten more channels, and ten more, until you have easy access to your whole mix, even when tracks number into the hundreds.


Expandable, with world-class sounds

As all the audio signal processing happens in Softube's award-winning component-modelled software, you can switch out the 'circuitry' of your console instantaneously for a different desk sound across your whole project, or even channel by channel.

  • Dimensions (approx.): 43 cm x 4 cm x 19 cm (W x H x D)
  • Weight (approx.): 2,2 kg / 3 kg (with packaging)
  • Faders: 10 Alps 100 mm high-quality motorized faders with touch
  • Power: Powered by 8V DC. 3A. PSU included. 100-240V 0.75A
  • Computer Connection: USB 2 Type-B
  • Chassis: Powder-coated steel
  • Panel: Screen printed polycarbonate overlay (3 colours)
  • Meters: 10-segment LED meters (5 green, 2 yellow, 1 red/clip)
  • Encoder: 1, mounted on a high-grade metal potentiometer


System Requirements for the Console 1 Fader

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Console 1 and Console 1 Fader is available for both MacOS and Windows.


Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.13 or newer (older OS versions will not work)
  • Windows 10 64-bit (older Windows versions may work but are not tested)
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon - M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument’s page).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.


However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs, and Softube's own rigorous testing standards, they only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Ableton Live, Studio One, Reaper and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work if the system requirements are met. They cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.


Note: Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required.


Note: With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format.


These DAWs support synchronized track selection, solo/mute, DAW send, pan and volume in the most recent versions as of June 2021:

  • Ableton Live (VST3)
  • Presonus Studio One (VST3)
  • Cakewalk (VST3)
  • Cockos Reaper (VST3)
  • Cubase (VST3)


These DAWs support automatic transfer of the DAW’s track name and number to Console 1:

  • Presonus Studio One (VST3)
  • Cakewalk (VST3)
  • Cubase (VST3)
  • Nuendo (VST3)
  • Logic Pro (AU)
  • Ableton Live (AU only, requires that all track names begin with a “# “, note the blank space)
  • Digital Performer (AU only)
  • Cockos Reaper (VST3)