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Statement Lead

Synth by Softube

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Write a Hit. Make a Statement.

  • The synth for contemporary lead sounds, perfect for music production and songwriting.
  • Phenomenal sound quality and analogue feel from careful recordings of rare, expensive hardware synths and built-in Softube effects.
  • The intuitive user interface and the presets make it easy to get started, resulting in polished sounds in no time.
  • Modular Ready: works as a native instrument plug-in and as modules in Modular, Softube's Eurorack platform.

When inspiration strikes and your new hit song begins to take shape, it feels like magic. The trick is finding that inspiration in the first place, and it also helps a lot if you have an easy way to transport your ideas from inside your head to a flawless recording that you can share with the world.

Statement Lead is a state-of-the-art, user-friendly synth designed with the contemporary producer and songwriter in mind. With carefully recorded and processed sound sources from  rare and expensive synths and built-in effects of the highest quality, and modules for the endlessly expandable Eurorack modular synth Modular, Statement inspires you to make a statement. This is the lead synth you need to create hit songs that sound polished and finished with no complications along the way.

Designed by Experts, Built on Legacy

Softube has a long history of modelling professional gear. After nearly two decades working in collaboration with premium pro audio brands like Tube-Tech, Solid State Logic, Chandler Limited®, Weiss Engineering, Trident, and more, Softube have a solid track record recreating indisputable classics in software form that sound precisely like their hardware counterparts.

This includes expertise in mixing and mastering tools and synthesizer plug-ins like Modular, Softube's Eurorack platform, that was developed in close collaboration with Doepfer and includes modules from Buchla, Mutable Instruments, Intellijel, and more.

Statement is built on this legacy, and Softube took the same meticulous approach they always do – everything needs to be exact, with skillful recording, precise testing, and fine-tuning for the best sound quality.

High-Quality Effects

Statement comes with built-in effects that give you precise control over your sound. Sculpt your lead parts exactly how you want them with Drive, Reverb, Delay, and more.

Rare, Legendary Sounds

Build up your own unique sounds with a mix of one or two of the 90 waveforms recorded from a variety of rare, expensive hardware synths.

The Perfect Songwriting Tool

The carefully designed presets make it easy to get started, and the intuitive interface speeds up the process of going from idea to finished song.

Use it in Modular

Statement Lead includes Source, Filter, and FX modules for Softube Modular so you can build your own version or create a hybrid monster synth.

Unique Sound Sources and Cool Filter/Sequencer Options

The sound sources include 90 waveforms in 11 different categories. Each sound is built up by a mix of one or two of these waveforms. You can also opt to add a dirt layer of looped material such as TV Screen, Taped Storm, and Robotic Noise or transient material such as Plastic Attack and Metal Attack from the Analog Dirt section to add some grit for a richer or dirtier sound. The dirt can be mixed with the other sound sources and sent to the filter or sent dry to the output section.

The filter section with built-in modulation sequencer consists of an analogue-sounding low-pass filter with three slope types, 6, 12, and 24 dB/octave. You can adjust cutoff frequency, feedback, envelope type and timing, and how much the envelope will affect the cutoff frequency. The sequencer is always running with its tempo synchronized to the DAW clock, so you’ll always get a rhythmic change in time with your music. The loop length of the sequencer can be set from 1 (no loop) to 16 (all of the available 16 steps), and these steps can be set to levels or as distinctive on/off triggers to affect filter cutoff or output volume, either stepped or slewed.

A Few Powerful Tone Controls, All Kinds of Creative Possibilities

Shape your sound further in the Tone section, where you can mix your sound sources and choose whether you prefer an overall sharp attack or a slow fade-out for your sound. Punch sets the overall amplitude envelope of the sound, from a slow buildup to something snappier and punchier. With Auto Glide, you can start or end each note with an automatic pitch-bend up or down with a programmable time and range that can go from minus two octaves to plus two octaves. You can select how you want to trigger it, for example if velocity is above a certain threshold, if aftertouch reaches a certain level, or every time a note is played or released. This is very useful for creating organic analogue sounds. Aging sets the amount of unpredictability – if you turn this up, you get less stable pitch and more unpredictable attacks, dirt and grit, and analogue goodness.

Sculpt Your Sound with High-Quality Effects

Statement comes loaded with effects make it easy to fine tune, create spaces, add clarity, and further sculpt your lead sounds. These include Drive, Reverb, Delay, Multiband Compression, and Spatialization. The Delay and Reverb are very sophisticated and adapted for synthesizer sounds featuring Synced pre delay and ducking on the Reverb, 8 individual L & R taps, and ducking on the delay. The Multiband Compressor is a smart one-knob solution, and the control set has been thoroughly tweaked to give you as much control as possible with as few knobs as possible. These effects have been thoughtfully selected and specifically designed for polyphonic synthesizer-lead sounds with the same superb quality as Softube mixing plug-ins.

A Modern Instrument Designed by the Best

The extensive source material for Statement Lead came from carefully recording and processing the sounds of rare, well-known, expensive hardware synthesizers to produce 90 different waveforms in 11 different categories to serve as sound sources. To accomplish this, Softube worked with sound designer and rare synth collector Tobias Menguser, who also partnered with us to create Softube's synth for bass sounds, Monoment Bass. 

Inspiring presets to get you started For a producer in the EDM, drum and bass, and house genres, it’s essential to have presets you can browse through to achieve a polished sound in seconds. This is so much easier than working with the complicated parameters of an analogue synth. Statement comes loaded with carefully created presets. There are no fillers—they're all good and the perfect starting point to find the type of sound you hear in your head. After you find it, you can dig deeper and start tweaking until it’s exactly the sound you need.

Statement Lead & Monoment Bass: Synth Siblings

Softube’s bass synth Monoment Bass has the same kind of user interface and many of the same features as Statement. They were designed to work perfectly together to write and produce hit songs in the EDM, drum and bass, and house genres. Use Monoment for bass sounds and Statement for lead sounds and you have the entire range covered.

The two synths feature quite different waveforms and slightly different effects with the same intuitive design and phenomenal sound quality. If you use Monoment already, Statement is the perfect addition for you, and you’ll feel right at home when using it. If you don’t and you’re ready to create complex sounds with an analogue feeling, they’re the perfect pair to meet all of your songwriting needs.

The Modular Modules

Statement Source

Statement Source is the source engine from Statement Lead as a stand-alone module. It has a built-in amplitude envelope, waveform mixing, dirt level, and aging. It can be played polyphonically within modular over midi and/or monophonically at the same time via the gate and note jacks. The dirt level, punch, release, and aging parameters have CV control.

Statement Filter

Statement Filter is the filter section from Statement Lead as a stand-alone module. It has a built-in filter envelope and sequencer. The envelope is triggered through the external gate jack. All of the sequencer functions, which include slew, range, amount, and swing, have external CV control. The sequencer is automatically locked to the DAW tempo at all times.

Statement FX

Statement FX is the effects engine from Statement Lead as a stand-alone module. It has five modes, drive, reverb, delay, multi comp, and spatialization, that can be run one at a time. Up to three parameters in each mode have external CV control.

In Short

  • A 5-octave polyphonic synth designed for lead sounds with an organic, analogue feel.
  • Amazing sound quality from meticulous recordings of rare, expensive hardware synths.
  • High-quality Softube effects built right into the plug-in.
  • The perfect songwriting tool for for EDM, drum and bass, house, and more, with an intuitive user interface and 150+ carefully designed presets.
  • The lead sounds counterpart to Monoment Bass, with the same type of interface and similar features.
  • The 90 sound sources can be used two at a time with smart, modern tools that make it easy to dial in the foundation of the sound.
  • Advanced analogue-sounding filter with its own modulation sequencer.
  • Advanced Auto Glide for creating organic-sounding analogue sounds.
  • Analog Dirt feature: adds grit for a richer or dirtier sound.
  • Aging feature for less stable pitch, more unpredictable attacks, and even more dirt and grit.


  • 90 Sound Sources and waveforms
  • 20 Layer Sounds as Analog Dirt
  • Analog sounding low pass filter with 3 slope types, 6, 12 and 24 dB/oct
  • 16 Step filter sequencer
  • Advanced Auto Glide with conditional features
  • Aging feature: pitch, attack, dirt and grit.
  • Drive
  • Reverb with ducking and synced pre-delay
  • Delay with ducking and 8 individual L and R taps
  • One-knob multiband compression
  • Spatialization 
  • 150 stunning presets

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.12 or newer (older OS versions may work but are not tested (64-bit only).
  • Windows 64-bit, versions 7, 8 or 10 (64-bit only).
  • Intel Core 2 Duo, AMD Athlon 64 X2 or newer.
  • Screen resolution 1280x800 or larger.
  • Supported sample rates: 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4 and 192 kHz, in both mono and stereo.
  • 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).
  • A Softube account is required to register and install the software.
  • An iLok account is required for authorisation of the software.
  • Internet access for downloading installer and managing licenses.
  • iLok generation 2 and up, if you intend to use a physical iLok dongle for authorizing your plug-ins (note that an iLok dongle is not a requirement).
  • In theory, any 64-bit VST, VST3, AU, or AAX (11.0.2 or higher) compatible host application should work.
  • The most recent maintenance release of the DAW application is recommended.

However, due to plug-in host differences between DAWs - and Softube's own rigorous testing standards - Softube only officially test their plug-ins and instruments in the most recent versions of Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase, Live, Studio One, Digital Performer, Reaper and Sonar. Softube plugins are not tested in the non-listed systems, but they most likely work as long as the system requirements are met. Softube cannot guarantee a solution for issues in unsupported systems.

Important note: make sure that you always use the latest iLok License Manager. It is not included in the Softube installer but can be downloaded from​

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