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by J. Taylor-wade (12/11/2014):

Having spent many happy years using the E series ( including the very first one in BBC Maida Va ... Read more

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Overview

SSL 4000 Series Console Plug-Ins Bundle

The World's Finest Emulations of the SSL 4000 E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor, Together at Last.

For those who don't already know, The SSL 4000 Series is famous as the console series employed on more Platinum-selling records than any other. With its wide range of VCA compression characteristics and intuitive EQs — rich with colorful band interdependencies — it's easy to hear why. Today, working in close partnership with Solid State Logic, UA proudly unveils the SSL 4000 Series Classic Console Bundle for UAD-2 — a perfect match of exacting circuit emulations from these certified hit-making machines.

SSL E Series Channel Strip Plug-In

The SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in allows UAD-2 users on Mac and PC to apply classic SSL 4000 curves and compression to their music. This unique plug-in is distinguished by its remarkably authentic sound, and its inclusion of both the Type E “black knob” and “brown knob” four-band EQ and filters, long considered favorites in SSL lineage. Other features include high and low cut filters, independent Expander/Gate, and bespoke Compressor/Limiter.

SSL G Series Bus Compressor

The SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-in for UAD-2 is an incredibly faithful Solid State Logic-authenticated circuit emulation of the legendary SSL 4000 G console's bus compressor. The undeniable drive and punch of this G Series master compressor — modeled to exacting detail by Universal Audio — helped make the original 4000 G Series the world's most successful studio production console. Engineers have come to rely on this master compressor to "glue together" mixes like nothing else, as well as patching into it for wonderful results on drums, pianos and more.

Requires a UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card or Apollo Interface available from authorized dealers worldwide and the latest version of the UAD Powered Plug-In Software (available here).

"With the SSL Plug-Ins, Universal Audio have set a new standard for analogue emulation in software." 
       – Frederick Norén (Sound on Sound)

"I was immediately impressed with how open it [SSL E Series Channel Strip] sounded compared to the [other] 4K plug-in I had been using."
      - Jeff Balding (Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts)

“I have an SSL 4000 console. So for me [UAD SSL plug-ins] are just perfect, because the curves translate so accurately."
      – Just Blaze (Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Mariah Carey)

"UA has hit another home run with the new [UAD] SSL's! They're must haves, giving plenty of bang for your buck!"
     — David Isaac (Marcus Miller, Anita Baker)

“I'm loving it [SSL G Series Bus Compressor]. It's my new glue ... You guys just saved me 4K on outboard gear ... Well done.” 
     — Geoff Sanoff (Pro Sound News)

 

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  • Phil Tan

    (Usher, Mariah Carey)

    “There are several [plug-in] versions of the stereo SSL buss compressor… But the one I always go to is the UAD version. I’m an SSL console guy, and it sounds just like the hardware to me.”

    Ryan Hewitt

    (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

    “The UAD SSL plug-ins are pretty amazing! I use the compressor just as I would on an analog desk, attaining the same results.”

    Hector Delgado

    (Jay-Z, Ledisi)

    "On Vocals, I always use an LA-2A to a SSL E Series Channel Strip to an 1176LN to a Precision De-Esser. They're amazing."

    Ariel Borujow

    (P-Diddy, TI, Black Eyed Peas)

    "Since i jumped to mixing in the box i've been looking for that perfect SSL sound ... With the UAD SSL E Series Channel Strip i've found it!"

    Frederick Norén

    (Sound on Sound)

    "[The SSL G Series Bus Compressor] ... one of the best compressor plug-ins on the market."

  • Frederick Norén

    (Sound on Sound)

    "[With the SSL E & G Series] Universal Audio have set a new standard for analogue emulation in software."

    (Computer Music UK)

    "Sonically, the EQ works great for subtle enhancement of guitars, heavy EQing of drums, and plenty in between."

    (MusicRadar.com)

    "Great-sounding SSL emulation. Simple, familiar interface. Useful routing options."

    Geoff Sanoff

    (Pro Sound News)

    “I'm loving it [SSL G Series Bus Compressor]. It's my new glue ... You guys just saved me 4K on outboard gear ... Well done.”

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    SSL E Series
    by J. Taylor-Wade (Thursday 11 December, 2014)

    Having spent many happy years using the E series ( including the very first one in BBC Maida Vale 3) I can say it certainly has much of the desks character. It would be interesting if UAD incorporate the unison technology as much of the consoles sound derives from the mic pre's. Best software I h … Read More

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    G bus magic
    by B. Emerson (Wednesday 22 October, 2014)

    i had a chance to compare a real SSL g compressor across my mixes against the plug in and found the plug in to sound about 90% the same .. the main difference was the threshold on the hardware was more sensitive and i had to use less compression to reach the same 4db . great job UAD ;) … Read More

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    The Magic Glue That Was Missing
    by A. Gamez (Monday 14 July, 2014)

    Ive had the oportunity to work on a SSL desk some time ago and I was always impressed and in love with its buss compressor. It yielded a glue to my mix that is imposible to get without it. Due to my lack of budget, I couldnt afford to buy the real thing and for that reason, I used the waves versio … Read More

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    Smash that 2buss
    by Z. Barzilai (Tuesday 3 June, 2014)

    Have been using the analog version for a year now. this is so close i had to buy it. … Read More

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    PSE Recording Studios/UAD-2 in Pro Tools HD
    by P. Sillaro (Tuesday 13 May, 2014)

    As a hands on Studio owner I work with my gear every day. I became a fan of the UAD-2 system from the start. My new SSL plug-in is superb. Although I still use hardware, the UAD-2 plug-ins are the only ones I use. There is a real good reason why so many producers and engineers select UAD-2 plug-ins … Read More

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Artists
  • UA NAMM 2011 Artists

    A short collection of interviews with various platinum-selling producers and engineers at UA's NAMM 2011 booth… Read More

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Docs

UAD Plug-Ins Manual

UAD System Manual

Apollo Software Manual

UA Product Catalog.pdf

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