Some brands become synonymous with their fields. They so revolutionise and define their product or process that true experts can’t see beyond them. When it comes to audio mastering, the one-and-only name for many is Weiss.
So when Swedish developers Softube decided they wanted to use their expertise to sculpt a new range of mastering plugins, there was only going to be one brand they'd go to. Introducing new Softube - Weiss DS1-MK3 & Softube - Weiss MM-1. The gold standard of mastering plugins.
But that's not all, as well as these two new releases Softube have also announced that their Volume 1 bundle is being upgraded to 'Volume 2' and will feature three new plugins including the brand new Weiss MM-1 plugin!
Let's have a closer look at these new releases and see what they have in store for you...
Since its launch in the 1990s, the Weiss DS1 has become an absolute gold-standard unit, indispensable in mastering studios around the world despite a premium price tag. Its transparency, unparalleled versatility, and exceptional sound quality make it a must-have, heard (or rather not heard) on pretty much any major record you’d care to mention from the last twenty years. And in that time updates and improvements by Weiss have led to the near-perfection of the DS1-MK3.
And now for the first time, it is available as a plug-in from Softube, offering more flexibility than ever in a modern DAW environment, at a fraction of the cost!
Featuring the very same algorithms as the DS1-Mk3, 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.
It’s impossible to make it sound bad - the intelligent processes happening under the hood of this plug-in as you turn the amount knob; the filtering, compression, de-essing, and so on; have been carefully designed by highly experienced mastering engineers using the industry standard DS1-MK3 as a foundation.
You can have the best singer in the world, using the best microphone, but if you send your signal through an EQ, compressor, reverb, or mastering limiter that's anything less than the best, your results will never sound as good as they could. Every plug-in in the new Volume 2 collection is the best-sounding version available of what it is, meaning you can rely on them to match up to, even enhance, the great sound you work so hard on.