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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.

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

      4.8/5
      (662)

      A. Giroux

      June 11, 2024

      I’m sure it will be great

      I haven’t had the chance to really try this out but what can go wrong with SSL. Only heard great things about SSL

      F. Biagiotti

      June 10, 2024

      Typical 4000 sound.

      Very satisfied with this purchase, exactly what I was hoping from a SSL Channel Strip plugin!

      .

      June 6, 2024

      Excelent channel strip

      The perfect sound of a ssl channel strip

      M. Santos

      June 6, 2024

      One more color for me

      The SSL 4000 E is a nice new color for my recordings and mixes. I like the pre amp sound and the ability to have a sharp and beautiful equalizer when I need

      S. Allí

      June 3, 2024

      Best SSL Channel

      Best SSL Channel Strip sounds perfect

      l. dorville

      May 29, 2024

      magnifique

      J'ai l'occasion d'utiliser le SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection et je dois dire que cela a été une véritable plus value pour mes projets musicaux. En tant que passionné de production musicale, je suis toujours à la recherche d'outils qui peuvent réellement transformer et élever mes mixages, et cette collection a fait exactement cela.

      a. Silva

      May 21, 2024

      Plugin incrível

      Sem dúvidas o meu melhor plugin, com ele chegamos ao som desejado muito fácil, a única ressalva é que e um pouco pesado, mas muito bom mesmo

      a. Silva

      May 21, 2024

      Plugin incrível

      Sem dúvidas o meu melhor plugin, com ele chegamos ao som desejado muito fácil, a única ressalva é que e um pouco pesado, mas muito bom mesmo

      T. McCleary

      May 18, 2024

      PRECISION

      There are numerous emulations of the SSL units out there, but what isn’t out there is precision which is important and that is always discerned when you hook up this and any other UAD plugin.

      G. Halleron

      May 17, 2024

      Great plug in!

      I love having this as an option now. It pretty much does make everything sound better. Great plug in!

      J. Kelly

      May 16, 2024

      Magic!

      I love this in Unison with my x4. Classic

      J. Kelly

      May 16, 2024

      Magic!

      I love this in Unison with my x4. Classic

      S. Winkler

      May 12, 2024

      I thought I didn't need it

      I was wrong

      Y. Chistyakov

      May 11, 2024

      SSL 4000 E Channel

      Diese Konsole finde ich als eine sehr gute Emulation vom SSL Mischpult.

      U. Soto

      May 10, 2024

      What can I say... It's a freakin' SSL Channel Strip!!!

      You can't go wrong when you go and purchase a UAD/SSL Channel Strip. I've used the actual analog console and gotta say it's really close to the original. Great job as always Universal Audio!!!!

      M. Konneh

      May 9, 2024

      Top notch

      Was sleeping on this-Just get it!

      p. albert

      May 9, 2024

      Excelent

      Produit à la hauteur de mes attentes

      J. Medina

      May 8, 2024

      The best

      I've tried all the SSL channels on many mixes over the years and haven't found anything like this.

      H. Marek

      May 7, 2024

      The best!

      The best emulation of SSL console!

      C. Zanabria

      May 6, 2024

      One of the best pre amp emulations I've tried

      I love the color it gives to vocals and how ti makes them sound so crisp.