Softube – Console 1 Weiss Gambit Series (Windows)

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System Requirements

  • Windows 10 (older Windows versions may work but are not tested) (Windows 11 Pending) (64-bit only).
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer.
  • 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).

The Crystal-Clear Sound of Weiss for Console 1


  • A tidy channel strip based on 1:1 code ports of the original Weiss DS1-MK3 and EQ1 units.
  • Created in partnership with—and officially licensed by—Weiss Engineering.
  • With special features such as below-threshold compression.

It’s here. One of the most highly requested components for Console 1 makes its debut. Introducing the Weiss Gambit Series for Console 1. A painstaking extraction of the top features from two of the most admired digital processors, Weiss DS1-MK3 and Weiss EQ1—plus characteristic extras—the result is the clean, sharp channel strip engineers everywhere have been waiting for.

Joining a storied slew of offerings in the successful partnership of Softube and Weiss Engineering, Weiss Gambit Series gives you the algorithms of the originals. But it also sports exclusive, high-end features such as below-threshold compression. Weiss Gambit Series channel strip for Console 1: created for mastering, now tailor-made for mixing.

Alliance to Inspire

Another refreshingly new product brought to you in partnership with Weiss Engineering.

A Meticulous Melding

A strict, 1:1 code port combining the best of Weiss DS1-MK3 and Weiss EQ1 into a singular channel strip.

New Sensations

The Weiss Gambit Series channel strip gives Console 1 user an entirely new way to play. Combined with other channel strips in the Console 1 ecosystem, Gambit Series gives sonically rich returns on investment. Deploy the SSL 4000 strip on the close mics of a drum kit and the Zener-Bender strip on the overheads and room mics. Drop the Weiss Gambit Series strip on the drum bus, utilizing some of that unique below-threshold compression to expose the details and tones between the hits. Then sit back and savor the sound.

The apex of mastering units since its launch in the 1990s, the Weiss DS1-MK3 is an indispensable tool in studios around the world. Unrivaled versatility and incomparable sound quality have made it an essential ingredient in nearly every major record of the past two decades. While Weiss’ updates and improvements to DS1-MK3 have made it practically perfect, Softube + Weiss’s fully digital compressor/limiter/de-esser performs tasks that an analog unit couldn’t even dream of.

Fringe Benefits

Softube’s exclusive partnership with Weiss Engineering comes with some pretty sweet perks. In creating the Gambit Series, Softube had the opportunity to work in collaboration with Daniel Weiss himself. Together they created features for the channel strip that make it a powerful mixing tool that can also be used for mastering. Features such as high/low pass filters, gate, expander, below-threshold compression, surgical equalizing, compressor, and limiter.


  • A tailor-made mixing channel strip for Console 1.
  • Improved functionality and features for the Console 1 workflow.
  • A neat and clean channel strip based on 1:1 code ports of the Weiss DS1-MK3 and EQ1.
  • High and Low-Cut filters from the Weiss EQ1.
  • Gate, Expander, and Below Threshold Compression in the Shape section.
  • 4 Band EQ from the Weiss EQ1.
  • Compressor from the Weiss DS1-MK3.
  • Limiter from the Weiss DS1-MK3 with added modes from the Weiss MM-1.
  • Thoroughly unique below-threshold compression.
  • Created in partnership with—and officially licensed by—Weiss Engineering.


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