SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
MY GO TO SSL PLUG IN
The pre amp alone convinced me to buy this! Could not recommend this enough!
Always on every channel In my mix 10+ for this plugin a must
The dynamics on this new version is just as bad a the original. not even close to the real deal You have to crank the threshold all the way to get a real amount of reduction on a kick drum. its just not RIGHT.
Glorious BUT DSP ...
My favorite thing about this plug-in is the mid-range clarity and bite when boosting. Don't sleep on it as a pre-amp in unison mode either. Absolute juggernaut of a plug-in. Only drawback is it's a major DSP hog, hence the 4 stars.
Vocal mixing, WOW
At first, I thought it would just be another EQ that gives you a headache until I really got to know it. Now my vocals are crisp and full of life. The gate is probably my favorite thing about the SSL. Only problem is the amount of CPU but once you use it, you can see why.
Can't Go Wrong!!!
Simple great!!! I've giving every SSL authorized plugins a try and non of them sound like the UA version. It just sounds GREAT!!! The EQ, Compression, Gate, the ability to change from brown buttons to black button series, changing the circuit on the Pre, The way it reacts in Unison, I mean, I can go on and on about this plugin, and then you get the SSL G BUS Compressor... Don't get me started on this!!! GLUE GLUE GLUE... They just work INSANELY GREAT together, my go to Channel Strip and Bus compression
One of the most important plugin in my studio and one of the best in my collection plugins!
I have jut purchase a ssl E and used it in several sessions. The plugin sounds great：full of energy and punches. Even the lagacy mode sounds great enough to me.
I have a little suggestion：what if adding a led to bell button on HF and LF eq area to show if it is engaged？I think sometimes this will be useful.
I have every SSL authorised plugin from all developers and UAD is the one you need
I own all the official SSL authorised models I started with waves, then when brainworx had an officially authorised version I bought that but then I upgraded my old UAD SSL version and it was so true to the desk UAD won the plugin award for the best SSL realistic model using their UAD platform. Its a clear winner in its definition of sound compared to the waves and plugin Alliance (brainworx) versions all of which are officially authorised by SSL but none are the same in their quality.
Its clear the UAD Platform is a higher level so if you want the best then always choose the UAD version of any direct emulation.
Another home run
For one who will probably never get to even be in the same room as an actual SSL console, let alone use one, this is another spectacular plugin gift from UA. Thank you! It sounds just wonderful.
Made me love my apollo pre's
I had a bit of a love/hate relationship with my apollo twin MKII before I demo'd and bought this strip. As a Unison Pre - It honestly changed the way the pre-amps / line in sound and performed in an incredible way. It brought warmth, air and punch to it. Tons of fun to mix with too!
CANT GO WRONG WITH THE SSL!! IT IS NOW MY GO TO FOR EVERY SESSION!! CRAZY PRE AMPS TOO
Nice addition to my arsenal
I can't believe how to close this strip sounds to the real thing. I'm totally happy with everything I've purchased so far. These plugins bring life to my and others music that I work on.
It's really great，but It takes up too much DSP
J. Flynn Dale
The SSL 4000e is where the magic happens!
Where would the record business be without SSL? I cone tell you, however Universal Audio nailed it. If you want to make records like the pro’s this is where it’s at!!!!
SSL 4000 E Channel Strip
This is amazing, love it on the vocals.
Love this plugin. The EQ section is out of this world. Great for finding problem frequencies, doing minimal cuts and boots, as well as extreme eq shaping. This thing seems to handle everything I throw at it really well!
Favourite channel strip but very high usage on dsp
I really like the EQ and mic pre from this plugin, but is very heavy with the dsp usage
4 out of 5
I like the color of the SSL 4000 E channel strip, it adds that commercial sound we're all used to. The EQ is fantastic, but the Gate is a little disappointing.
Everything a Channel strip should be
Love what this does to a stem, only gripe is that it used a lot of resources, so you cant use it on every track :-(