Universal Audio has announced the release of the long-awaited, Solid State Logic-authenticated, SSL E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins for the UAD-2 platform.
SSL recording consoles have been used to mix more Platinum-selling records than any other desk. The SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in for UAD-2 is the result of Universal Audio’s painstaking circuit emulation of the esteemed SSL 4000 console, complete with both the Type E “black knob” and “brown knob” four-band EQ — widely held to be the favorites in SSL’s signal processing lineage. Other features include high and low cut filters, and independent Expander/Gate and Compressor/Limiter.
The perfect complement to the E Series Channel Strip, the SSL G Series Bus Compressor emulates the center section console dynamics from the SSL 4000, in all its hit-making glory. This plug-in features the same simple control set and transparent compression characteristics of the hardware version, including its famed ability to “glue” together a mix. With SSL’s direct involvement, UA has captured the essence of this iconic device with exacting accuracy — right down to the Auto Fade control.
Available for purchase via UA’s Online Store, the SSL E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins sell for $299 and $249?respectively.
SSL E Series Channel Strip Powered Plug-In features include:
- UAD circuit emulation of the SSL E Series console featuring both Type E “black” and “brown” EQ’s, plus cut filters
- Flexible Compressor range from transparent to “in your face”
- Highly responsive Gate including “no-chatter” mode derived from later SSL designs
SSL G Series Bus Compressor Powered Plug-In features include:
- UAD circuit emulation of SSL G Series compressor
- Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing the full mix or subgroups
- Auto Fade feature from original console
More information on the SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in can be found at http://www.uaudio.com/products/software/ssl-channel-strip/index.html.
More information on the SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-in can be found at http://www.uaudio.com/products/software/ssl-bus-compressor/index.html.
The SSL E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins are available as part of the new UAD Software v5.8.0 release. In addition to the two new SSL titles, v5.8.0 includes the groundbreaking Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in, as well as highly anticipated 64-Bit Mac OS support and additional performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.
UAD Software v5.8.0 is available as a FREE download for Mac and PC users worldwide at http://www.uaudio.com/support/uad/downloads/index.html.