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tappert
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60 posts since 27 Apr, 2012

Postby tappert; Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:13 am what do you think about Softube effects?

Hi,

I noticed that nobody mentioned Softube in the previous thread "Which Companies Score a 10/10? - In Effects"

I know that sound quality is not the only requirement in this ranking but I was a bit surprised to see the results as their products are quite expensive.

So, what do you think about their effects?
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sqigls
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2501 posts since 24 Dec, 2004, from Melbourne, Australia

Postby sqigls; Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:13 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

i think they're smashing. all iLok gripes aside :P
they obviously sound superb, and I don't think i've ever actually had a Softube plugin crash on me.
Robmobius
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2975 posts since 9 Sep, 2010, from A shit hole (Ireland).

Postby Robmobius; Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:27 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Definitely one of the best companies around in terms of quality... But they have always been on the more expensive side.
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trmupstage
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225 posts since 25 Sep, 2002, from Chicago

Postby trmupstage; Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

I own so much of their stuff. Great sound and super low CPU usage. Warbler is not my favorite, but once they are installed, it's pretty hard to beat them. I don't know how they make them sound so good with such a low processor hit. Definitely worth having.
sl1200mk2
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60 posts since 6 Jun, 2003

Postby sl1200mk2; Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:14 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

I think the majority of their plugins are pretty incredible and among the best in the business. While expensive, they consistently run sales and you can regularly find users here (and probably other forums) selling licenses. I've been able to get nearly all of mine for at least 50% off and many cases more than that, so with some patience it's well worth it.

I've liked their stuff so much it led me into really looking into their Console 1 unit which again I was able to find in mint condition used at a great deal with the Brit Class A included. With Console 1, I really didn't 'get it' all this time and overlooked it until recently, but once I researched it and then actually got my hands on one I was pretty blown away. So much so I bid on and won their Volume 1 package in this years KVR Charity Auction to basically complete the portfolio. Only thing I don't have yet which I still want is their Tape sim which I'm waiting to go on sale at some point.

There's a few of their plugins that I'm not interested in, but Console 1 (Brit Class A / SSL 4K), Tube-Tech channel and Summit channel have become the basis for nearly everything I do now. I use some UAD and Kush plugins for additional compression and character, then Sonnox and FabFilter for surgical EQ's and limiting.

Just blows me away the selection and quality of stuff we have to use today!
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rod_zero
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2575 posts since 28 Jan, 2011, from MEXICO

Postby rod_zero; Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:52 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Their effects are more geared towards vintage emulations. They are pretty good.

I do like their instruments, heartbeat sounds great and modular is innovative and sounds superb. }

The iLok stuff I don't like it, but it isn't that much of a deal breaker,
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Faland
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134 posts since 9 Feb, 2017

Postby Faland; Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:33 am Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

With Soundtoys they are the best plugins I ever used.
You can create every kind of music with just these two devs.
(Actually, to be honest, you can create any kind of music with the DAW stock plugins too...) :scared:
MogwaiBoy
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2170 posts since 26 Nov, 2015, from Way Downunder

Postby MogwaiBoy; Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:21 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Regarding sound quality, did they fix aliasing?

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acYm
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548 posts since 11 Sep, 2015

Postby acYm; Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:04 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

doubtful, there's 2x oversampling and it seems to suffice to most people. I'd like a 8x switch as well.
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Jax Pok
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587 posts since 1 Mar, 2015, from UK

Postby Jax Pok; Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:56 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Really like Softube especially their Modular softsynth it sounds as good as my Korg Odyssey only Modular has far more possibilities. Trying out their new plugins right now. Hope their new chorus comes out for none UAD too.
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aMUSEd
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28302 posts since 14 Sep, 2002, from In teh net

Postby aMUSEd; Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:07 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Only got a few because most of their effects are mastering ones, but not particularly impressed with what I have, the spring is so so and the feedback one is terrible, Ohmicide does it much better
Robmobius
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2975 posts since 9 Sep, 2010, from A shit hole (Ireland).

Postby Robmobius; Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:13 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

aMUSEd wrote:Only got a few because most of their effects are mastering ones, but not particularly impressed with what I have, the spring is so so and the feedback one is terrible, Ohmicide does it much better


Their low end stuff is a bit meh... Like that Feedback, Tube Delay and springverb.
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robotmonkey
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1821 posts since 20 Jun, 2012

Postby robotmonkey; Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:17 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

Since they need Gobbler on top of iLok the only recommendation is to avoid them at any cost.

Good effects otherwise.
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dangayle
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420 posts since 29 Mar, 2014

Postby dangayle; Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:17 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

I think they sound good, but they need to work on their preset management and GUI sizes. Modular in particular has terrible preset management. I don't care about presets for things like flangers or whatever, but big complex setups in Modular really could use some TLC.

Other than that, the plugins are just too small on my MacBook.
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SuperFly76
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1840 posts since 21 Sep, 2004, from Musician, Recording Engineer, Producer

Postby SuperFly76; Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:33 pm Re: what do you think about Softube effects?

I love 'em! Softube, Soundtoys, ValhallaDSP, and Eventide make it all over my productions. I also still use a smattering of T-Racks compressors too, but Softube compressors are seeing more and more use from me.
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