Wednesday, 7 June 2017

4ms joins ever-expanding Softube Modular platform

Softube is proud to announce that highly respected synth module-maker 4ms has joined the ever-expanding Modular platform — the virtual Eurorack system released last year to rave reviews — to become a licensed brand alongside Doepfer and Intellijel.
One of the most striking Eurorack modules made by 4ms is the Spectral Multiband Resonator; having joined Softube’s successful Modular platform, it is fitting that the first product is also available to Modular owners today: 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR). In short, 4ms SMR can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, act as a vocoder, remix tracks, harmonize, output spectral data, quantize other oscillators to scales, and much more besides. It is deep, versatile, and endlessly expands what it is possible to achieve with Modular. Moreover, the 4ms SMR plug-in is light on the host computer’s CPU and comes complete with 75 expertly produced presets.
Simultaneously, Softube is releasing Modular-adapted versions of its award-winning TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R reverbs. These use the same algorithms and have the same feature set as their standard plug-in counterparts, meaning Modular users now have an easier way to add the world’s finest plug-in reverbs to their synth patches. But it extends far beyond that. The Volume and Wet/Dry parameters are CV controllable, making for new and creative uses — setting an envelope filter to control the Wet/Dry level, for instance. In addition, patching the reverb output to any other module opens up a whole world of creative possibilities, such as shimmering pitch-shifted reverbs, filtered spaces, and crazy feedback mayhem. 27 new presets are available to get going.
Get this, though. The license for TSAR-1 and TSAR-1R for Modular is one and the same as for the standard versions of the plug-ins, so owners of both Modular and either of the reverbs — including all subscribers and owners of the Volume 1 bundle — can simply download the update and get to work without making any additional purchases. Conversely, buying TSAR-1 or TSAR-1R with the intention of using them with Modular makes them available as traditional reverb plug-ins… one license, many uses!

4ms SMR is an add-on to Softube’s Modular, and can only be used from within the Modular platform. It is available now at an introductory price of $39. After June 30, 2017, the module will be priced at $49.
More in-depth information, including a must-see 4ms SMR video, is available here: http://softu.be/4ms_smr

Both TSAR… plug-ins are presently part of Softube’s ongoing Summer Sale, so TSAR-1 is now available for $199 (down from $269) while TSAR-1R — which is feature limited, but uses exactly the same reverb algorithm as its bigger sibling brother — is $49 (down from $99). Prices return to normal after June 30, 2017.

For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated TSAR-1 product page — predominantly focusing on the standard plug-in version — here: http://softu.be/TSAR_1

About Softube (www.softube.com)
Founded by Oscar Öberg, and aptly dubbed “…the Swedish rock ’n’ roll scientists,” Softube has developed high-end software for the music market since 2003. Its own product roster ranges from modeled guitar amplifiers to professional audio mixing plug-ins and also includes the award-winning Console 1 hardware/software mixing system, as well as software instruments (Hearbeat and Modular). The company has received several awards — including, most recently, two TEC (Technical Excellence & Creativity) awards at the 32nd Annual event for the Marshall JMP 2203 and Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962 plug-ins (both developed by Softube exclusively for Universal Audio’s UAD/Apollo platform) — and award nominations in recognition of its innovative products. Productive partnerships have been formed with an assortment of pro audio companies held in high regard around the globe — including Abbey Road Studios, Mutronics, Solid State Logic, Summit Audio, Tonelux Designs, Tube-Tech, and Trident Audio Developments — to fashion faithful models of their analog hardware units. These third-party companies have happily lent their names and logotypes to the resulting plug-ins. Above and beyond its impressive namesake product lineup, Softube has also developed software products for other notable companies, such as Ableton, Fender, Cakewalk, Marshall Amplification, Native Instruments, Propellerheads, TC Electronic, and Universal Audio.

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