Buchla and Moog started it all with their modular synthesizers in the 1960s. Doepfer made it affordable in the 1990s by introducing the Eurorack standard. Today, the Modular plug-in from Softube makes the modular synthesizer truly accessible to everyone.
Created in close collaboration with Doepfer, Softube Modular gives you both the sound, flexibility and expandability of a true analog modular synthesizer. But Softube Modular is more than just another virtual synthesizer plug-in—it’s an entirely new modular synth standard.
As a Modular owner, the basic package gives you a great toolkit to start out with. It includes six modeled Doepfer modules and over 20 utility modules. But there is much more to discover. Additional modules from quality Eurorack vendors—starting with even more Doepfer modules and a range of units from cutting-edge manufacturer Intellijel—are available for separate purchase.
More modules will continuously be made available. Owners of Softube’s drum synth Heartbeat can add its instrument and EQ modules to Modular and combine them with any other modules. Softube’s award-winning engineering team have modeled each analog module, component by component, and the resulting plug- ins are sonically indistinguishable from their hardware counterparts.
Welcome Experts—And Beginners
Experienced Eurorack synth users will be right at home from the start. Modular’s workflow is very close to the use of physical Eurorack modular synths. Add modules, connect them using virtual patch cords, adjust their knobs and switches to your heart’s desire. Get MIDI connectivity with the MIDI To CV/Gate Converter and add any of the included step sequencers—unless you prefer using your DAW’s built-in sequencer, of course.
To beginners, a modular synthesizer can be daunting at first. But Modular offers a wide range of expertly designed presets, immediately available to be put to use in your music. When you are ready to learn more about patching a Eurorack synth, the manual offers step by step patching tutorials that go hand in hand with the included tutorial presets.
Both experts and beginners will enjoy the included Performance modules. These give the user a limited set of knobs and buttons that can be freely assigned to control any parameter on any module in the current patch—making creative tweaking on the fly super easy and accessible for inspired studio production and live performances.
Modular is a cross-platform modular synthesizer plug-in standard, which features authorized emulations of modules from well known hardware Eurorack brands
True dynamic circuit-emulation—looks, functions and sounds like its hardware counterparts
Basic system contains six Doepfer modules (A-110-1 VCO, A-108 VCF, A-132-3 Dual VCA, A-140 ADSR, A-118 Noise/Random, A-147
Basic system also contains over 20 Utility modules (such as MIDI to CV/Gate, mixers, Slew, sample & hold, switches, multiples, Delay,
Offset, Sequencers, Clock Sources, Dividers, Logic and Signal Tools and Polyphonic MIDI to CV/Gate)
Additional authorized emulations from Intellijel available as add-ons (uFold II, Korgasmatron II, Rubicon). Many more modules from other quality hardware Eurorack vendors to be released
Simple design of own interaction layout with the Performance modules in classic synthesizer style
Softube Heartbeat drum channels and EQ can be used as separate modules for owners of Heartbeat
Can be used both as effect and instrument for your DAW and integrates beautifully with your hardware Eurorack modular More than 200 quality presets included covering a huge range of styles and sounds
High internal sample rate within system enables true feedback
"The Softube Modular Synthesizer offers a great introduction to modular synthesis for any synth fan. If you've been intrigued by the concept of hardware modular but turned off by the price, time, and dedication, then this is the perfect bridge. The presets sound great, are easily tweakable, expandable, and if you're interested in spending the time you can experiment with different modules and patches."
Prince, Lady Gaga, Macy Gray
Mac OS X 10.9 or newer.
Windows 64-bit, versions 8 or 10. We have not qualified our plug-ins for Windows 10 Anniversary Edition.
Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer
Screen resolution larger than 1280x800
1 GB RAM or more, and at least 6 GB hard disk space for installation (individual plug-ins take less space)
Any VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 10.3.7, 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application
Gobbler application to manage license activation and plug-in downloads
Broadband internet access for downloading installer and registering licenses.
All Softube plug-ins support both 32- and 64-bit hosts, although a 64-bit OS is required. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.