I got the Softube Console 1 last summer and just got the SSL 4000e with it. I thought it was awesome right out of the gate. But since then, I've wanted to get another emulation, specifically the British Class A, which we all know to be a combination of Neve units loaded together into a single Channel Strip in the Console 1. While this isn't an endorsed emulation, everything I've read and heard about it is that it is a good representation of what the Neve units sound like. Their character and behavior are modeled nicely.
I recently purchased my Softube Console 1 on eBay. I couldn't really justify any other way to get this item, but now as I considered how to spend my money, I weighed out all the reasons I'd buy it, regardless of the money part of the equation. Here's what I came up with in terms of some basic recommendations for those out there considering this purchase in no particular order. I've also included a short video after with a verbal "monologue" to accompany this.
As mentioned in my previous post, I bought a Softube Console 1 on eBay. It arrived on Friday. I got it setup on Friday night and played around with it a bit and then made this video last night as a quick introduction to the hardware and software.