By PSW Staff • May 19, 2017 Console 1 Mk II from Softube Softube has confirmed that Console 1 Mk II — a much more affordable version of its hardware/software mixing system, representing a leap forward from its predecessor with support for selected UAD powered plugins from Universal Audio — is now globally available from any authorized Softube dealer. Originally released in 2014, Softube Console 1 included emulation of a Solid State Logic SL 4000 E console, offering the best of the digital and analog worlds in a compact system. Console 1 Mk II has made most frequent user requests reality, thanks to the software update with support for selected UAD powered plugins from Universal Audio. 60 such plugins are already available for the system, all pre-mapped and easily selectable, so no MIDI mapping is necessary. The hardware itself has the same build quality as the original units, with some minor layout changes such as more visible LED markers. Moreover, the success of Console 1 has made it possible to make efficiencies in production, resulting in an MSRP drop from $849 to $499. Console 1 Mk II is globally available from any authorized dealer with an MSRP of $499. (The software update with the UAD powered plugins compatibility can be downloaded for free here. Softube Tagged with: Consoles Digital Mixers Plugins Softube sound reinforcment Universal Audio · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.