Console 1 Explained

From setup to mix templates, this course will walk you through what you need to know in order to speed up your mixing
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Learn how to mix and master your music using a dedicated hardware/software solution with your DAW.

Mix with your ears, not your eyes

  • Learn Console 1 workflow
  • Build faster mixes with SSL plugins
  • Find and address problems in a mix
  • Learn to create custom channel strips
  • Build a proven mixing template
A Powerful Skill at Your Fingertips
Learning the Console 1 workflow helps speed up your workflow and very useful tool at your fingertips. The SSL 4000 has been used on most grammy-winning records in history. Learn how to use this sound on your mixes. Submit better sounding mixes to your clients.
Content and Overview
Suitable for beginning engineers, through this course, you'll learn the fundamentals of mixing on the Console 1 system. This is a dedicated "analog-desk" mixer for your DAW. It bundles the SSL 4000 E plugin which has been used on more grammy-winning records than all other SSL consoles.
Starting with the hardware overview and setup, this course will take you through setting up your first mixing template. A template you can use over and over on any mixing session, allowing you to focus on mixing with your ears, not your eyes.
With these basics mastered, the course will take you through customizing and saving channel strips for use in later projects.
Students completing the course will have the knowledge to create entire mixes using the Console 1 with SSL 4000 E software.

What are the requirements?

  • This course is done with Pro Tools 11.3.1 and Console 1
  • Applies to any supported DAW for Console 1
  • Will also explain mixing fundamentals like Filters, EQ, and Compression

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Mix an entire project with the Console 1
  • Create custom channel strips from the hardware
  • Apply Console 1 workflow to their projects

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for newbies who are not familiar with Console 1
  • Anyone considering buying the Console 1 system
  • Engineers who'd like to mix with an analog-style desk in a DAW

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

Solid State Logic SL 4000 E was introduced in 1980 and is to this day used in a large number of high end studios all over the world. Softube's model includes the most sought after equalizer version, the black knob E242. With Console 1 you are replicating the workflow and sound of these analog giants.

Console 1 Compared to Traditional Mixers
Section 2: Setup

Walkthrough of software dsiplay


Setting up Console 1 with DAW. Explanation of Track Name and Number. Solo Safe on Aux Channels.

Section 3: Hands-on with Console 1

Gain staging, drive and filters. Solo safe, Mutes, Track Select

A note on "relative knob changes"
1 page

Description of EQ model and bands.


Compressor settings

  • Special Effects Controls
Section 4: User Functions
  • Select All Tracks
  • Creating Groups
  • Duplicating Track Settings
  • Presets
  • History
  • Settings
  • Renaming/Rearranging Tracks
  • Set Auto Display Delay
  • Using Console 1 Without the Hardware

Automating paremeters

Section 5: Customizing Your Channel Strip
  • Load Plug-Ins
  • Changing the Order of the Sections
  • Using External Sidechain Signals
Section 6: Solid State Logic XL 9000
  • Variable Harmonic Distortion
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Instructor Biography

Music Tech Courses Pulsating Waves, Our passion for learning ignites our passion for teaching

A veteran in the Industry, Alex has worked for major companies including Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Akai Professional, just to name a few. Obtaining a B.A. in Music Technology, Alex has since become an effective product trainer and evangelist.

Alex has gained his popularity in the social network providing cunning videos online. Whether it’s explaining mixing concepts or showing the latest tools in digital audio, his ability to educate the online community is one worth watching.

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