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The monophonic

legend, perfected.

  • Based on a classic analog monophonic synth from the early ’70s, with the emphasis on sound quality
  • A component-modeled marvel that’s true to its era with actual use cases and tricks correctly replicated in the software to take you to funkytown
  • An entire system that includes a model of the original instrument, an FX version, an Amp Room module, and seven Modular modules

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Model 72 Synthesizer System

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Imagine traveling in time to the early ’70s, an era where new and experimental sounds were shaping pop music and taking it a step further. Softube’s Model 72 Synthesizer System is your vintage synth time machine. It’s component modeled down to the smallest details from 1972 hardware in pristine condition with all the quirks and non-linearities intact, hence the name Model 72.

The result is incredibly authentic sound, with all the warmth and smoothness heard in countless records. Now imagine this classic has traveled into the future to pick up some contemporary features like doubling and spread to create a stereo like sound image and evolve into a full system with multiple versions for different applications. Wish you were here? Take the Autobahn.  

Designed by Experts, Built on Legacy

Softube has a long history of modeling professional gear. After nearly two decades working in collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Tube-TechSolid State LogicChandler Limited®Weiss Engineering, and Trident, we have a solid track record recreating indisputable classics in software form that sound precisely like their hardware counterparts. This includes expertise in synthesizer plug-ins like Modular, Statement Lead, and Monoment Bass.

Model 72 is built on this legacy, and we took the same meticulous approach we always do – everything needs to be exact, with skillful recording, precise testing, and fine-tuning to sound exactly like the corresponding hardware or even better in terms of clarity. Nothing less.

“There’s a certain feeling of magic in the sound I always look for in the instruments I use, be them hardware or software. I can’t explain exactly why I get that wow feeling but Softube keeps giving it to me! I especially love using Model 72 in the Modular environment. 10/10!”

Dorisburg (Alexander Berg)

Composer

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Sound Quality: Our First Priority

The Model 72 Synthesizer System’s plug-ins and modules are in a class of their own compared with similar software when it comes to sound quality.

Just Like the Original Hardware

Model 72 was created with the same meticulous and accurate component modeling process you’ve come to expect from Softube’s mixing and mastering plug-ins.

Vintage Sound in Different Applications

It has the perfect vintage mojo and includes four versions that can be used in many different applications – as an instrument, as effects, in Modular, and in Amp Room.

Overview

A Revolutionary Monophonic Synth

Model 72 is based on a fully modeled vintage monophonic synthesizer that has been a true legend in music instrument history since its introduction in 1970. Affordable, easy to use, and small enough to carry around to studios and gigs, it was the first synthesizer designed for and accessible to musicians and became the archetype for all synthesizers that followed. The sounds it produces can be warm, lush, and luxurious or fat, distorted, and gnarly but not at all ear-piercing.

A Revolutionary Monophonic Synth

Model 72 is based on a fully modeled vintage monophonic synthesizer that has been a true legend in music instrument history since its introduction in 1970. Affordable, easy to use, and small enough to carry around to studios and gigs, it was the first synthesizer designed for and accessible to musicians and became the archetype for all synthesizers that followed. The sounds it produces can be warm, lush, and luxurious or fat, distorted, and gnarly but not at all ear-piercing.

A Revolutionary Monophonic Synth

Model 72 is based on a fully modeled vintage monophonic synthesizer that has been a true legend in music instrument history since its introduction in 1970. Affordable, easy to use, and small enough to carry around to studios and gigs, it was the first synthesizer designed for and accessible to musicians and became the archetype for all synthesizers that followed. The sounds it produces can be warm, lush, and luxurious or fat, distorted, and gnarly but not at all ear-piercing.

User Interface

Tone Generation & Mixer

The tone generator is the heart of Model 72. This section consists of 3 oscillators, with the top two identical in terms of output waveforms and features and linked to the incoming note information. The third oscillator can be unlinked from the incoming note information and used as a free-running modulation oscillator with extended tuning range on the tune knob, and also features slightly different waveforms. The mixer section consists of 5 switches for turning on and off the different sound sources that mix into the filter and amp sections.

Tone Generation & Mixer

The tone generator is the heart of Model 72. This section consists of 3 oscillators, with the top two identical in terms of output waveforms and features and linked to the incoming note information. The third oscillator can be unlinked from the incoming note information and used as a free-running modulation oscillator with extended tuning range on the tune knob, and also features slightly different waveforms. The mixer section consists of 5 switches for turning on and off the different sound sources that mix into the filter and amp sections.

Tone Generation & Mixer

The tone generator is the heart of Model 72. This section consists of 3 oscillators, with the top two identical in terms of output waveforms and features and linked to the incoming note information. The third oscillator can be unlinked from the incoming note information and used as a free-running modulation oscillator with extended tuning range on the tune knob, and also features slightly different waveforms. The mixer section consists of 5 switches for turning on and off the different sound sources that mix into the filter and amp sections.

Tone Generation & Mixer

The tone generator is the heart of Model 72. This section consists of 3 oscillators, with the top two identical in terms of output waveforms and features and linked to the incoming note information. The third oscillator can be unlinked from the incoming note information and used as a free-running modulation oscillator with extended tuning range on the tune knob, and also features slightly different waveforms. The mixer section consists of 5 switches for turning on and off the different sound sources that mix into the filter and amp sections.

Tone Generation & Mixer

The tone generator is the heart of Model 72. This section consists of 3 oscillators, with the top two identical in terms of output waveforms and features and linked to the incoming note information. The third oscillator can be unlinked from the incoming note information and used as a free-running modulation oscillator with extended tuning range on the tune knob, and also features slightly different waveforms. The mixer section consists of 5 switches for turning on and off the different sound sources that mix into the filter and amp sections.

Overview

In short

  • An entire system based on a classic analog monophonic synth from the early 1970s with the emphasis on sound quality
    Era correct: component-modeled to perfection, with all the quirks and non-linearities intact – it sounds and behaves just like its original hardware counterpart
    Actual use cases and tricks of the hardware correctly replicated in the software
    Four versions included: Model 72 Instrument, Model 72 FX, Model 72 module for Softube Amp Room, and seven Model 72 modules for Softube Modular. Learn more about Softube Amp Room and Softube Modular
    Create combinations in Modular never possible before in real life or in the world of software
    Software-exclusive features added: doubler, stereo spread effect, and expanded controls

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All native versions

  • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 11.6.1 – MacOS 12 Monterey support pending
  • Windows 10 64-bit – Windows 11 support pending 
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon – M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 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).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

 

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

 

Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, in macOS Monterey running under Apple Rosetta 2, and initial tests do look promising. Silicon M1 native support is pending.

Note: We have run initial tests of Softube Central and our plug-ins within Windows 11 with positive early results. Further testing and announcements will follow.

 

With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All native versions

  • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 11.6.1 – MacOS 12 Monterey support pending
  • Windows 10 64-bit – Windows 11 support pending 
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon – M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 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).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

 

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

 

Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, in macOS Monterey running under Apple Rosetta 2, and initial tests do look promising. Silicon M1 native support is pending.

Note: We have run initial tests of Softube Central and our plug-ins within Windows 11 with positive early results. Further testing and announcements will follow.

 

With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All native versions

  • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 11.6.1 – MacOS 12 Monterey support pending
  • Windows 10 64-bit – Windows 11 support pending 
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon – M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 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).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

 

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

 

Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, in macOS Monterey running under Apple Rosetta 2, and initial tests do look promising. Silicon M1 native support is pending.

Note: We have run initial tests of Softube Central and our plug-ins within Windows 11 with positive early results. Further testing and announcements will follow.

 

With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All native versions

  • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 11.6.1 – MacOS 12 Monterey support pending
  • Windows 10 64-bit – Windows 11 support pending 
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon – M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 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).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

 

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

 

Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, in macOS Monterey running under Apple Rosetta 2, and initial tests do look promising. Silicon M1 native support is pending.

Note: We have run initial tests of Softube Central and our plug-ins within Windows 11 with positive early results. Further testing and announcements will follow.

 

With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?

All Softube products require a computer with appropriate DAW host software (none of which are included).

Versions from 2.5.18 and newer of the Softube plug-ins have the following minimum requirements:

All native versions

  • Mac OS X 10.13 up to 11.6.1 – MacOS 12 Monterey support pending
  • Windows 10 64-bit – Windows 11 support pending 
  • Mac: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon – M1 support pending
  • Windows: Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon / AMD Quad-Core or newer
  • Screen resolution larger than 1280×800
  • 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).
  • Softube account
  • iLok account
  • Internet access for downloading installers and managing licenses
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use an iLok key for authorizing your plug-ins (note that a physical iLok USB key is not a requirement)

 

In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (Pro Tools 11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work. However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs – and our own rigorous testing standards – we only officially test our plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro ToolsLogic ProCubaseAbleton LiveStudio OneReaper, and Cakewalk. Softube plugins are not tested in non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. We cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

 

Note: We have checked the basic functionality of our plug-ins, and Softube Central, in macOS Monterey running under Apple Rosetta 2, and initial tests do look promising. Silicon M1 native support is pending.

Note: We have run initial tests of Softube Central and our plug-ins within Windows 11 with positive early results. Further testing and announcements will follow.

 

With regards to the different VST formats, we strongly recommend using VST3 as some of our plug-ins have features that are not present in the older VST format. Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo. The most recent maintenance release of your DAW application is recommended. AAX DSP is not currently in active development. TDM/VENUE is no longer supported (old downloads are available on the Legacy Installers page)

Find the Softube installer you need both Softube Central and individual plug-ins.

AAX DSP version

  • For AAX DSP you need to meet the above requirements for the Native versions. You also need to have an Avid HDX processing card. For plug-ins available for AAX DSP, see Which Softube plug-ins support AAX DSP?