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Softube releases Weiss DS1-MK3 and Weiss MM-1 plug-ins, Volume 2, Spring Reverb for Modular and more


Softube has updated its software to v2.4.44 / v2.4.45. This release comes with a lot of things.

The Volume plug-in collection has been upgraded to version two, with the addition of three included plug-ins. Secondly, they have Integrated DAW Control in Cubase 9.5 for Console 1, which is their most requested feature as of late. On top of that Softube added Preset Collection, a preset manager and organizer for Softube plug-ins. Share your Modular patches with the world, and you don't have to bother about different preset formats. Speaking of Modular, you can now use Spring Reverb in Modular.

Last, but not the least, the Weiss DS1-MK3 compressor/limiter and its little brother Weiss MM-1 have been released.

Summary of new products:

Weiss DS1-MK3
$549 ($499 intro price)

Since its launch in the 1990s the Weiss DS1 has become popular in mastering studios around the world despite a premium price tag. It is now available as a plug-in, offering more flexibility than ever in a modern DAW environment, at a fraction of the cost.

In short:

  • Officially licensed and endorsed by Daniel Weiss himself.
  • Not an emulation, but a line-by-line code port of the original digital hardware.
  • Exactly the same processor as the $10,000 original, at a fraction of the cost.
  • Three processors in one; de-ess, compress, and limit, with the industry standard tool.
  • Processes at resolutions of up to 32-bit/192 kHz for exceptional sound quality.
  • Advanced metering - waveform view.
  • Featuring presets from Bob Katz.
  • Truly versatile de-essing. Choose your own filters, adjust frequency, and tailor the process to your needs working in stereo or mid-sides.
  • Digital compressor can operate at speeds no analog unit ever could, and offers you total control.
  • Two brand-new advanced limiter algorithms included, as well as the Weiss original.
  • Run multiple instances of this unit on the same mix at no extra cost.
  • Nothing sounds as clean, as transparent, as good. That's why the hardware is in every major mastering studio in the world.
  • Purchase of the DS1-MK3 also includes the new Weiss MM-1 intelligent Mastering Maximizer plug-in.


Weiss MM-1 'Mastering Maximizer'
$199 ($179 intro price)

Featuring the same algorithms as the original digital hardware unit, the MM-1 offers five flavours of limiting; Transparent, Loud, Punch, Wide, and De-ess; intelligently progressing as the 'amount' knob turns, and blendable with the mix control, to give you precisely the right amount of power over the feel of your masters.

In short:

  • Simple interface controlling detailed expert mastering processes.
  • Five flavors of loudness available.
  • Contains the very same technology as the hardware mastering processor, the Weiss DS1-MK3.
  • Fully licensed and endorsed by Daniel Weiss himself.
  • Great for maximizing your mix-bus quickly and effectively.
  • Go as loud as you want without sacrificing desirable tone and dynamics.
  • Impossible to get it wrong. Be the master of your own masters.



  • Added "Preset Collection", the new preset browser and organiser.
  • Console 1: DAW volume knob scaling has been tweaked for all hosts that support Integrated DAW Control.
  • Console 1: Minor graphics update to the EQ window.
  • Console 1: Added two new knob acceleration modes ("accelerated smooth" and "linear slow").
  • Apollo Central: Updated pagetables for Townsend Labs plug-ins, SSL E and OTO Biscuit.
  • Apollo Central: Added support for new Helios, Buxom Betty and ADA Flanger (UAD 9.5).
  • Console 1: Fixed "new name" on UA compatible Helios plug-in.
  • Apollo Central: Updated pagetables: Added missing "Shift" parameter for OTO Biscuit in Apollo Central mode. SSL E: Moved XFMR parameter to first page.
  • Pro Tools: Fixed an issue that could cause CPU spikes when using automation in Console 1.
  • Cubase: The bypass button is now set correctly when restoring a session with a bypassed VST3 plugin.
  • Graphics: Automatic disabling of OpenGL for older systems running the Carbon API.
  • Tape: Latency reporting corrected for 44 and 48 kHz.
  • Updated the looks of the toolbar, about boxes and setup screen. On Mac we now have full Retina support in the new Preset Collection window and for the Weiss, Tape and Fix Phaser plug-ins.

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