Softube Mix Bundle
The Softube Mix Bundle is a collection of five essential tools that give you full control over the key elements of building a mix—compression, equalization, and reverb. These plug-ins are the same great Softube plug-ins professional recording musicians rely on daily, so you can mix with confidence, knowing that the FET Compressor you put on your vocal track is the same one used on hit records around the globe. This bundle includes ProChannel and VST versions. Please Note: This product requires a free iLok account (use of iLok USB dongle is optional).
The TSAR-1R is based on a powerful, proprietary modern reverb algorithm. It's alive and vibrant, gentle and dreamy—and above all, natural and believable. We've wrapped this versatile beauty in an exceptionally accessible interface—three knobs give you fast, immediate control over a wide range of ambient spaces.
This is a more modern active design made somewhere in the Swiss alps in the seventies. This one has three full bands (Low, Mid and High) with selectable gain (2dB steps) and frequency. The width (Q) can be selected via a switch and each band can be bypassed. It also features High and Low cuts.
Unlike the previous two, this one is Softube's own bastard creation. The main idea is to have an equalizer where you first set the band width with the Low and High Cut faders, which will automatically re-set the frequencies of the High, Mid and Low bands to match your recording. After that, you use the High, Mid and Low to create the sound of the track, focusing on the sound you're interested in.
Many "modeled" compressors are nothing more than futile attempts to get an off-the-shelf algorithm to match its hardware counterpart by tweaking a few parameters like the knee and attack/release times. But anyone who has worked with hardware compressors knows that there must be more to it. And there is.