Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

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Frankenstraße 18 b
20097 Hamburg

Tel: +49 (0)40 210 35-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 210 35-300


Founded in 2003 in Sweden, Softube AB develops mathematical models and DSP algorithms for audio software. It emulates vintage tube and transistor preamplifiers, amplifiers and loudspeakers, also engaging in creating great sound studio effects.

Valley People Dyna-mite

Squash drums, get a snappy bassline, enhance track dynamics, duck, gate, key or de-ess - the Valley People Dyna-mite is a swiss army knife limiter/expander design with unique character that inspires to new sounds! Faithful replica of the Valley People Dyna-mite, a multi-dynamics tool capable of limiting/ compressing, expanding, gating, keying, ducking, de-essing, etc.

  • Limiting: Peak and average limiting, incl. negative ratio (-20:1) limiting and detector HF filtering (for De-Essing purposes)
  • Expanding: Hard or soft with extreme gate settings and detector HF filtering
  • Ducking or Keying modes with external side chain (where available)
  • Threshold knob with auto make-up gain
  • Release ranging from 0.05 to 5 sec/20 dB with Anticipatory Release Computation (ARC) to reduce pumping
  • Output volume with accurately modeled output distortion and clip LED

Tube Tech PE 1C

This is THE Pultec style equalizer! The PE 1C design marked the birth of Tube-Tech 25 years ago and was created as an exact replica of the original Pultec. Today, the PE 1C is a vintage classic still in production and can be found in professional recording studios all over the world. The Tube-Tech PE 1C plug-in by Softube captures every nuance of the hardware version. It has an extremely analog sound that is evident as soon as you start using it. Every aspect of this studio standard, 25 years in the making, is now finally available as a plug-in.

  • THE Pultec style equalizer!
  • Classic Tube-Tech sound, created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech
  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Unique interaction between filters
  • Modeled output transformer
  • Extremely analog behavior of frequencies, phase, distortion, etc

Tonelux Tilt

Go from shimmering bright to warm and wide with a twist of a knob! The Tonelux Tilt plug-in is a fast and easy way of making a track sit better in a mix or make it sound "warmer" or "cooler". It's also perfect in a live situation where you need to tweak the whole mix to adjust for ear fatigue. The Softube Tonelux Tilt plug-in is the first and only software recreation of the Tilt that is officially endorsed by Tonelux.

  • Created together with original Tonelux designer Paul Wolff
  • Famous Tonelux Tilt control from the MP1 mic pres
  • Loudness control: beef up or thin down your mix
  • High and Low Pass filters, with 12 dB/oct option
  • Modeled output transformer distortion
  • Tilt Live plug-in included, optimized for live sound engineers


The TSAR-1 Reverb is not an emulation. It's not a stock design. It's not a static snapshot of a space. The TSAR-1 is a powerful, modern reverb algorithm. It's alive and vibrant, it's gentle and dreamy, and above all - it's natural and believable. The TSAR-1 is the better-sounding alternative to the established, traditional reverb products. At a fraction of the price.

  • True Stereo Algorithm
  • Extraordinary versatility
  • Comprehensive user interface
  • Modern and powerful high-end reverb
  • Extensive preset library

Acoustic Feedback

Screaming guitar feedback made easy — release your inner beast with the first realistic guitar feedback simulator on the market. Go from moderate and subtle to rampant and wild at the twist of a knob (or two). To break new musical ground, try inputting a synthesizer, a violin, or even your mother’s grand piano. Acoustic Feedback comes bundled with a limited version of the White amp from Vintage Amp Room.

  • Realistic simulation (physical modeling) of guitar feedback
  • Fully responsive to vibratos, bends, slides, tremolos, etc.
  • Simple user interface: Control amount of feedback with the Feedback knob and sensitivity with the Tolerance knob
  • Compatible with foot controls via MIDI
  • Includes a stripped-down, but extremely useful, version of the White amp from Vintage Amp Room

Bass Amp Room

Bass Amp Room consists of a classic bass amplifier model, three distinctive speaker cabinets with click-and-drag mics, and a blendable DI section with tone controls and a limiter. And it's all you need to create a unique signature sound — the strength lies in the ease of use of the individual blocks and the huge range of sounds these can produce when combined. Bass Amp Room is all about getting a sound you know you can trust, and getting it quickly.

  • Authentic amp and cabinet modeling
  • Easy to use mix and DI panel
  • Built-in one-knob limiter in DI panel
  • Flexible and continuous click-and-drag mic positioning
  • Amp/Cab Bypass possibilities let you use cabinets from other Amp Room products

FET Compressor

When creating FET Compressor, Softube set out to make the most accurate emulation of the most famous solid-state compressor. Instead of modeling individual features and putting them together digitally, Softube have modeled the unit in its entirety: input and output stages, gain reduction feedback loops, bias differences of different transistors, etc.

  • Modeled analog compressor, input and output stages
  • Super fast attack time (just like the original)
  • Sweet input and output stage distortion
  • Very CPU friendly
  • Parallel compression, external side chain, look-ahead and more

Metal Amp Room

Metal Amp Room was designed to bring you the most brutal, evil and aggressive sound that can be squeezed out of your DAW. It was co-developed with Patrik Jensen (The Haunted) and tailored to his needs. It features continuous mic placement and twin mics with adjustable stereo panning. Get huge stereo sounds with adjustable phasing effects, a plain old one-mic-right-against-the-cone, or anything in between. The cabinets were measured in the In Flames studio (former Studio Fredman) by Tue Madsen and Patrik Jensen.

  • Brutal metal amp with a raw and authentic sound
  • Program-dependent guitar noise gate
  • Two cabs with two mics per cabinet
  • Easy to use balancing stereo mic preamp for balancing the two click-and-drag mics
  • Amp/Cab Bypass possibilities let you use cabinets from other Amp Room products

Passive-Active Pack

The Passive-Active Pack is a collection of three very different equalizers, each contain emulations of real workhorse equalizers, used on thousands of recordings from past to present. Passive Equalizer is a three-band EQ with an unprecedented clear and open sound, a warm low end and sparkling top. Active Equalizer is Passive's counterpart with three fully parametric bands and a tight and focused sound. Focusing Equalizer is an unconventional take on the EQ concept: the low, mid and high bands move automatically and musically in relation to the high- and low-cut filters. It also features filters from the Passive and Active EQs as well as an outstanding one-knob saturation control.

  • Authentic component modeling
  • Passive: Wide and open sound
  • Active: Tight and focused sound
  • Focusing: Musically adaptable filters
  • Focusing: Outstanding one-knob saturation

Spring Reverb

Spring Reverb is an authentic spring reverb recreation that will add vintage character and grit to any audio track. It also includes novel features such as a fully automatable Shake control that will shake the virtual strings around for those thunderous spring effects, and a Tension control that tightens or loosens the springs to cover a wide range of spring reverb sounds.

  • Shake control that shakes the springs around
  • Tension control to shape the spring character and reverb length
  • Number of spring pairs continuously adjustable from 1 to 3
  • Tube driver simulation with Bass and Treble in the reverb section
  • Very CPU friendly

Trident A-Range

The Trident A-Range is a legendary piece of equipment. As only thirteen A-Range consoles were ever made, it remains a holy grail for sound engineers and producers around the world. The A-Range channel features four bands of equalization and high and low-pass filters, the sound of the bands is often referred to as "colorful" and "musical". The A-Range plug-in is fully endorsed by original designer Malcolm Toft and Trident Audio.

  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • Same sweet-sounding EQ filters that made the original legendary
  • Interaction between the different bands, making this equalizer one of its kind
  • Saturation control
  • Very CPU friendly

Tube Delay

Tube Delay is a marriage between analog and digital, combining the warmth and natural compression from tubes with the features and versatility of a digital delay. The effect is perfect for fattening vocal tracks, adding slap-back echo to drums or getting a gritty delay for guitars!

  • 1,000 ms delay
  • Sync tempo to host
  • Vintage style passive EQ
  • Gritty feedback feature
  • Tube preamp simulation

Tube-Tech CL 1B

Tube-Tech CL 1B is a true studio classic heard on tons and tons of records for the past 20 years. Like its hardware counterpart, the Tube-Tech CL 1B native plug-in sounds soft, smooth, groovy and can compress an insane amount of dB's without sounding bad. With this unprecedented accuracy, down to details such as the precise VU meter behavior, the Tube-Tech CL 1B plug-in is definitely in a league of its own.

  • Created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech
  • Each and every component carefully modeled
  • External sidechain control
  • Fix./man. mode for breaking traditional compression boundaries
  • Very CPU friendly

Vintage Amp Room

Straightforward and simple, Vintage Amp Room emulates three great guitar amps in a complete studio setup with speaker cabinets and fully flexible microphone positioning. It’s easy to use for live performances and recordings, as well as for re-amping and last-minute tweaking. Amp Room has none of the added gadgets or weird-sounding presets sometimes found in simulation software. Focusing on quality and accuracy, it simulates three amps, with sounds that are timeless and authentically raw.

  • Three great-sounding vintage amp models that handle like real amps
  • Raw and authentic sound
  • Flexible and continuous click-and-drag mic positioning
  • Fully automatable parameters
  • Compatible with all effects that work with real amps