SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection

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$299.00

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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

      H. Onoz

      April 20, 2018

      Definitely authentic

      Although there should be only a personal computer in front of you, the console sounds when you close your eyes. It's strange.

      UAD User

      April 19, 2018

      Great emulation of awesome console

      Sounds great! Quiet, great EQ and really takes my mixes to the next level!

      C. Carr

      April 18, 2018

      All around excellent!

      I think this is my most often used UAD channel strip. (Except drums I normally reach for my API Vision channel strip)
      For all other instruments this is my normal goto channel strip and it sounds great. Also sounds great when running it off a bus. Can really clear up and move a sound to the front of your mix.

      A. Gamez

      April 17, 2018

      An old time favorite

      The SSL 4000 E Channel Strip is a must have for all those analog yet digital lovers. Makes mixing so much fun. The sound is just as I expect it to be from an SSL preamp and EQ and it really outshines the waves version.

      B. Ward

      April 14, 2018

      SSL Unison tracking!

      SSL 4000 E channel strip sounds great and has input modeling that is very useful for tracking in unison or use it to re-amp tracks to add the SSL flavor and punch.

      K. Ogata

      April 14, 2018

      Realy nice sound!

      This plugin better than waves's SSL Channel.

      UAD User

      April 12, 2018

      Good Channel Strip

      Sound Good!

      I. Brooks

      April 12, 2018

      Sounds like amazing outboard gear!

      Very authentic modeling.

      J. Toifl

      April 10, 2018

      SSL like the original :)

      The best plugin I've heard and the best UA has done so far.

      R. Keene

      April 10, 2018

      I finally have arrived!

      As an artist looking for that perfect sound the uad ssl got me in the game.........!

      R. Keene

      April 10, 2018

      I finally have arrived!

      As an artist looking for that perfect sound the uad ssl got me in the game.........!

      h. YU

      April 10, 2018

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      UAD User

      April 7, 2018

      Just amazed!

      These plugins are so like the old school analog units! I feel like I am a rich man as I own 107 plugins! YES! I am a RICH Man who makes awesome recordings! Business is BOOMING!!!

      UAD User

      April 7, 2018

      Love it! Use it! Love it!!!

      What else can I say but typically, another fantastic UAD Plugin! Best Ever!

      M. Brascich

      April 6, 2018

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      Best SSL EQ and Compression... i love it, an amazing quality and easy to use.

      s. carter

      April 3, 2018

      Yes

      Uad gives the best chance at being on the console itself

      K. Key

      April 1, 2018

      OMG!

      The previous version is still my go to channel strip plugin because it's more DSP friendly than this one but to record I use this one 80% of the time!
      Ok that might change...I just got the Neve 1073 Preamp..!

      D. Janez

      March 30, 2018

      The exact counterpart of the real thing. No real SSL 4000 more needed.

      In simple words, this plug is totally astonishing. Can't say if it's the real thing or not glued into a mix. Can't believe it.. This new SSL 4000 emulation is so close to the real analog console, and it's true. One of the best things I've ever heard. You absolutely need for a SSL 4000 console, that's it. But now I don't need for that SSL 4000 anymore. I only need for a couple of UAD-2 Octo, and I'll own the real console, into my Pro Tools system.

      D. de Vries

      March 29, 2018

      Great sound for a VO guy

      I just recently purchased the channel strip after having recorded an audiobook in a studio that used the Apollo Twin Duo mkII and this plug-in. I really liked the sound of it and picked it up despite its rather hefty pricetag. I have to say that, using the setting that were crafted for my voice by the engineer in that studio, it sounds really terrific in my own project studio (I'm not an engineer! Can you tell?). Having all the processing in one Unison plug-in makes it the last plug-in I'll need. Well done!

      L. Bermudez

      March 28, 2018

      Ssl 4000 e channel strip collection

      When I saw the plug in in sale call my attention but now that I owned I'm over warm of this product..brutal lo recommend in London. Excellente.