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.
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.
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.
"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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