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Softube - Chandler Limited Zener-Bender (Console 1 Exclusive)

The Zener-Bender For Console 1 combines in one channel strip the crisp and colorful character of the Curve Bender Mastering Equalizer with the big, punchy Zener Limiter to bring class, history, and most crucially of all, a phenomenal sonic impact. Component-modeled with Softube’s customary care and experience, the sound of these units together can take charge of any mix.

The Curve Bender’s filters, for example, can be placed before an existing Console 1 shape section, while the Zener’s THD circuit occupies Console 1’s drive section as a processor unto itself – making the Zener- Bender sonically assured in Console 1, while allowing you the feel and workflow of dedicated hardware. A winning combination.

Tracing the heritage of the Chandler Limited® Zener-Bender is like discovering an imperial family tree. The roots of the Chandler sound are in EMI consoles, used at Abbey Road from the 60s onwards to record some of the most seminal albums of all time, by the likes of Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

And right up to the present day the Curve Bender and Zener Limiter are being used in both hardware and plug-in form by top producers and engineers across records by world- leading artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, The White Stripes, Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift, and more. The influence of the Chandler Limited® sound cannot be overstated. It shapes the world it rules.

In short

  • The sound of the Zener Limiter and the Curve Bender Mastering Equalizer combined in one channel strip for Console 1
  • The historic EMI/Abbey Road sound from the late 60s realized by Chandler Limited®’s hardware and reimagined for a modern studio context
  • An entirely new sonic flavor for the Console 1 ecosystem
  • The units the Zener-Bender For Console 1 is based on were used on modern classic records by Beyoncé, The White Stripes, and Lady Gaga by some of the world’s top engineers

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System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10.
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • 8 GB RAM or more is recommended, as well as at least 8 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space, while sample libraries may require additional disk space. Specific information available on each instrument's page).
  • Softube account.
  • iLok account.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.

Please Note:Softube plug-ins support 64-bit hosts only, and a 64-bit OS is required. Therefore, for example, Pro Tools 10.x is no longer supported (contact support for latest 32-bit compatible instalers).

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