SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

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$299.00

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The famed SSL 4000 channel strip, exhaustively re-modeled with Unison technology.

Introduced in 1979, the SSL 4000 E console brought a modern sound to the world, powering more Platinum-selling records than any other. Its bold, punchy character and incredible dynamics have made the SSL 4000 E a true industry standard and a bastion of modern recording.

In close partnership with Solid State Logic®, Universal Audio proudly unveils the all-new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces — an exacting end-to-end circuit emulation that goes far beyond UA’s original standard-defining SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in.

Now You Can:

Track and mix through a stunning update of SSL’s vintage analog channel

Get the full character of SSL’s Jensen transformer-based preamps with Unison technology

Sculpt your sources with both Type E “black” and “brown” knob EQ and filters

Harness the famous SSL VCA Compressor and Gate for incredible dynamics control

Explore creative sounds by swapping Dynamics routing, and placing EQ/Filters in the Dynamics sidechain

Mix with artist presets from Just Blaze (Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar), Ryan Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Avett Brothers), Ian Boxill (Prince, Tupac), and more

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SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

Turn Your DAW into a Classic SSL Console

Turn Your DAW into a Classic SSL Console

In crafting the new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection, UA’s team of engineers dug deep into the SSL 4000 E hardware, faithfully modeling the original preamp’s Jensen input transformers and dbx "gold-can" VCA output section. By capturing the preamp’s signature nonlinear amp behaviors you get all of the SSL hallmarks — expansive, punchy, deep, assertive character for all of your sources.

Get Famed British EQ in Spades

Get Famed British EQ in Spades

The SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection plug-in features both the Type E 242 “black knob” and 001 “brown knob” four-band EQ and filters. The “brown” EQ is easy to dial in and musical, while the “black” is more surgical and clean. Both offer iconic SSL band interactions and amp modeling, adding punch to drums, presence to vocals, and heft to bass.

Unison Technology for Apollo

Unison Technology for Apollo

Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in gives you the hardware’s mic/line preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviors. Just insert the plug-in into the Apollo’s Unison preamp slot to track in real time through a perfect SSL modeled preamp.

Expansion, Compression & More

Expansion, Compression & More

From subtle dynamics control to in-your-face smack, the E Series’ compressor gives guitars presence, makes vocals “pop,” and can add clarity, punch, and depth to your drum bus. PRE-DYN controls let you place the EQ or filters before the dynamics section for tons of different timbres, while the DYN-SC buttons provide frequency-dependent compression using the EQ filters, cut filters, or both.

Add Depth and Openness with any UAD hardware

Add Depth and Openness with any UAD hardware

Of course, the SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection isn’t just for Apollo owners. UAD-2 owners can use the SSL E Channel Strip on any source, without going outside the box. With the SSL E Channel Strip's complete console channel emulation, plus the included DSP-lite SSL E Channel Strip Legacy plug-in, you can craft your projects with Platinum‑selling sound.

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      Key Features

      Most authentic SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in, including mic preamp modeling

      Developed and voiced in close partnership with Solid State Logic

      Record in realtime using Apollo interface with Unison technology for authentic analog input impedance and gain staging

      Now includes Jensen transformer Input amplifier and other nonlinear circuit behaviors

      Exacting nonlinear circuit emulation of both Type E “black” and “brown” knob channel EQ and filters

      Flexible VCA Compressor range, from transparent to “in your face” aggression

      Highly responsive Gate including “no-chatter” mode derived from modern SSL designs

      Customer Reviews

      SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

      Overall Rating

      UAD User

      January 20, 2019

      Great

      Apart from just a great channel strip, I find it very useful having the compressor pre/post eq. It changes the tones and possibilities quite dramatically :)

      j. merturi

      January 18, 2019

      Excellent

      Makes vocals pop

      J. Poole

      January 15, 2019

      The Hit Maker

      I have every Unison Channel strip and the SSL is the best of them all.

      A. Warren

      January 14, 2019

      In unison. " Nice"

      Bit hungry on dsp. Great on the way in. Or bounce the track when its good to go. And invariably use it on something else.

      k. abadie

      January 12, 2019

      What a channel strip !

      My new go-to unison channel strip :D

      E. MLAMBEOU

      January 12, 2019

      Incroyable

      Le son est vraiment top! Point-trait.

      P. Dalakouras

      January 12, 2019

      SL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

      Great For Drums , Vocals, Synths.

      J. Tristán

      January 11, 2019

      Gran plugin

      Muy buen canal, buena calidad y le aporta vida a señales que de por sí no la tienen. Muy manejable, muy fácil de usar... todo ventajas. Siempre se va a mejorar lo que entrar en el canal. Hace la diferencia.

      A. Bal

      January 11, 2019

      SSL 4000

      It works better than my Hardware piece. Highly recommend.

      M. Peacock

      January 10, 2019

      Great plugin for wide range of uses

      Love this. Really versatile on a wide range of sources from vocals and horns to drums. EQ is easy to dial in and sounds great, and the channel/expander/gate are (IMO) the best of all the emulated channel strip plugins. Only downsides (for me) are that I’m not overly keen on the DI’d bass guitar tone (although to be fair I’ve never much liked the bass DI sound through any console... much rather use an amp/cab/mic or amp/cab plugin... so I guess that makes this realistic!) and it is VERY DSP-hungry. Don’t expect to run a bunch of these at the same time when mixing unless you have a monster UAD rig. But for tracking, I think it’s pretty much perfect.

      P. Degen

      January 9, 2019

      Amazing tool

      Unbelievable, how dull sounding instruments really start to shine when going through this plugin. I love it!

      S. Scott

      December 29, 2018

      Great start to a vocal chain

      I’ve used the Waves version for a while but the UAD modeling is far superior. The unison tech gives a vocal nice grit, combined with the most musical gate I’ve ever heard (great for tracking vocals in less that ideal rooms).

      J. Poole

      December 24, 2018

      The Hit Maker

      If you are struggling with clarity, separation, punch, and control over problem tracks, this is the one. When used with the Shadow Hills MC, bx Digital V3 EQ and bx Masterdeck, you will make the transition from Storm Trooper to Jedi Master...

      山. 匠

      December 24, 2018

      I was looking for SSL

      I get the most real sound in SSL I have.

      a. li

      December 23, 2018

      LIKE IT

      It has a nice open sound and the compressor and EQ's sound top notch.so easy to dial in a rough mix and then finish it using the rest of my tools.

      J. Schreifels

      December 21, 2018

      5 star analog greatness!

      Since purchasing the SSL Channel Strip, I was able to transform my drum sounds and get the analog big drum sounds I've been searching for. Thank you!

      P. BADDOO

      December 17, 2018

      Mixing with a new mindset

      A buddy kept telling me to start mixing with ssl. Got an apollo x from my girl and received this free plugin. Best tool i have used to date. so easy to dial in a rough mix and then finish it using the rest of my tools. The jensen transformer emu is amazing, I can't wait to track Vox with it.

      B. Johnson

      December 16, 2018

      Great channel strip.

      I have never used a real SSL, but I just tracked vocals through the updated SSL Channel strip and it sounded great. It has a nice open sound and the compressor and EQ's sound top notch. Definitely worth checking out!

      R. Sidhu

      December 15, 2018

      Guitars !!

      I've been using the SSL channel strip emulation for my clean and distorted guitars for years now. I got this because of it's integration with the Unison Pres. I was blown away. I think I've recorded some of the best guitars I've ever recorded with this. 110/100 recommended !

      R. Sidhu

      December 15, 2018

      Guitars !!

      I've been using the SSL channel strip emulation for my clean and distorted guitars for years now. I got this because of it's integration with the Unison Pres. I was blown away. I think I've recorded some of the best guitars I've ever recorded with this. 110/100 recommended !