SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

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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

      r. kopman

      April 6, 2020

      Claissic Sound

      I had no idea this would sound identical to the real deal! very impressive

      A. Reverberi

      April 1, 2020

      Welcome home

      i haven't worked on a E in about 10 years and this channel strip brought right back home. It definitely captures the essence of an E console, and thank god I dont have to use a Floppy disc to save the automation :)

      J. Daranowski

      March 22, 2020

      On my every channel

      Best channel strip for everything

      D. Pezzati

      February 14, 2020

      A must have!

      I worked often on a real SSL console and this is the closer model I try. Now you can have all the SSL power at a smaller price!

      T. Leahy

      February 12, 2020

      Cheaper than a console

      Makes the waves version sound muddy and muffled by comparison.

      C. Lee

      February 11, 2020

      SSL is where its at!!!

      Killer Console Channel Strip! The SSL 4000 E works exceptionally well on any track as a preamp or as a plugin insert.
      Works great on mixes, the presets are dialed in very well and super easy to access, therefore simplifying your workflow even more.
      UA (and SSL) have does it again!! Great Job Guys!!!

      e. nolte

      February 3, 2020

      SSL 4000E Channel Strip

      I like to use it for mixing. The presets are very useful. You can dial up incredible sounds very quickly without disrupting the workflow.

      s. yang

      January 31, 2020

      Powerful sound!

      It's a plugin for making very powerful sounds.

      Not only the preamps, but also the compressors, gates, and equalizers are very satisfying.

      I personally use it for mixing rather than recording.

      If you are curious about the unique texture of the SSL 4000E, sign up for a 14-day demo!

      D. Flett

      January 15, 2020

      SSL 4000 E Channel strip Collection - Excellent!

      I am impressed with the sound of this plug in. I wanted it for a while but when the special offer appeared along with a coupon, it was a no-brainer. A must have for any recording set up!

      T. Crémier

      January 15, 2020

      Mixing with SSL 4000 Console right in your computer

      A must have for mixing, easy to use, everything sounds great through an SSL Channel Strip !

      I. BUMBA

      January 11, 2020

      Very good

      Sounds really good and defined.

      C. Torres Carpizo

      January 10, 2020

      Amazing

      It is a DSP hog so I mainly use it for tracking, vocals and wow! It does the job, if you record with any UA interface it is a must have...

      F. Quillet

      January 3, 2020

      Great

      I use it with a C414 and it work amazing.

      K. Kajiya

      January 1, 2020

      AMAGING!

      The best emulation of SSL console!

      s. hunter

      January 1, 2020

      As you would expect...

      The SSL 4000E channel strip sounds as good as I have come to expect from any UAD product. This probably sounds a little anal, but I would really like a little more variety in the presets that could include synths, pianos, strings and horns....just a bigger variety to get started. A little thing, but I think a good one. Otherwise, you guys all know out there by now that it will sound fab!...steve

      r. sveinungsen

      December 31, 2019

      Punchy and tight

      This channel tighten up my tracks, and give them a little punch. Nice overall sound i think !!

      M. Drasner

      December 29, 2019

      The Best

      So I have been sifting through various channel strip and amp emulation plugins to find the right sound for monitoring bass guitar, and then voila! This SSL strip has hit a major home run in my book! I look forward to testing it with all different kinds of instruments and vocals, but it’s hard to put the bass down!

      A. Bertók

      December 28, 2019

      Best

      The best emulation of SSL console! Gives great punch to voice. Absolutely one of the most useful channel strips available and easy to use.

      A. Moleri

      December 26, 2019

      Legendary Sound

      I've used countless SSLs before, and every time i find myself using a DAW I miss the simplicity and the sound of it. No emulation ever came closer than this one, to the point where I can no longer tell if I'm using the real deal or not. The sound is crisp and clean, and the preamp section is simply amazing if used with Unison. I strongly reccomend this one.

      A. Lizama

      December 23, 2019

      Impressed

      I have not used any real SSL gear before, but I am impressed with the sound of this plug in, especially the fast compressor character, is very usable for room mics, percussion tracks. The EQ is amazing, very musical and transparent. Overall very happy. I wanted this in my arsenal for a long time, but now I payed around $100 with promotions and coupons, which I think is awesome!