About Softube the Swedish rock ’n’ roll scientists
Aptly dubbed “…the Swedish rock ’n’ roll scientists…” by Sound On Sound magazine, 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, most recently, a major musical move into software instruments with Heartbeat, an advanced drum synth with comfortably familiar, yet special sound characteristics.
The company has received several awards 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. Not one for standing still, 2014 saw Softube successfully sidestepping into the hardware business with the release of Console 1, its next-generation software/hardware hybrid mixer.