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

      UAD User

      March 18, 2019

      good plugin

      good plugin, adds a lot of thickness to instrument tracks.

      M. Duchesne

      March 17, 2019

      Very flexible, easy and musical.

      Another iconic tool, just cant go without.

      A. Fusini

      March 15, 2019

      Manco sapevo di averlo dentro al pacchetto..

      Semplicemente? Una goduria.

      A. Bien-Aime

      March 14, 2019

      The Real Deal!

      I see why several hit records were recorded on this thing. It's pretty awesome.

      S. Bakas

      March 13, 2019

      Amazing sound on everything!

      Classic SSL sound with great detail!I love it on about everything that needs to be fat!!!

      g. paillotin

      March 9, 2019

      Mortel sa mère !!

      je recommande le noise gate sur kick et snare. Bien meilleur que ceux proposé dans pro tools ou les waves. L'équalisation est très belle. Bien au dessus en terme de qualité sonique que ses concurrents dans d autre marques.

      J. Calverley

      March 8, 2019

      Highly Recommended.

      Love the presets and ease of use and it's not a power hog.

      t. meulens

      March 7, 2019

      Must have

      This is my go to channelstrip and im in love with the gate it has some similar as the dbx channel with noise gate that makes vocals sound so dry !

      T. Paul

      March 7, 2019

      Awesome sound but huge DSP usage

      Even with 10 DSPs I won´t use this one on every channel. But it sounds awesome.

      UAD User

      March 3, 2019

      Best Plug-in EVER!

      If you’re looking for the SSL sound, this plug-in has it. With just a turn of a few knobs you can get that rich, clear, iconic sound that everyone is looking to get.

      E. Guerra

      February 19, 2019

      Awesome!

      The SSL channel strip helps to shape any instrument and put it into your mix. Great work UA.

      R. DIAMOND

      February 19, 2019

      Great focused eq

      Got this as part of satellite registration,great unique focused eq and compression,great addition to my growing uad plugins

      l. wade

      February 15, 2019

      Oooo yea

      I really like it a lot

      J. V P

      February 12, 2019

      Best SSL emu out there!!

      I’ve used SSL consoles my whole career. I love the sound and workflow of the channel strip. I’ve tried every SSL plugin out there. This is the first emulation that gets the sound right. From the inputs to the VCA outs. It reacts exactly as I would expect. The compressors are nice and punchy. The EQ can carve up anything you throw at it.

      One lesser known feature of this channel strip is that even with heavy compression, it has no aliasing!! Even at 44.1. It’s a serious plugin. Sounds like heaven. My favorite UAD plugin!!!! I have 40 DSP cores so I can use it on every track.

      K. Reid

      January 28, 2019

      The SSL Life

      I own a SSL4000 E/G and this plugin is really good I like the added fader and now she will eat some DSP but all the big dogs gotta be feed !!!

      B. Thorpe

      January 27, 2019

      Great Dynamic and punch

      Lovely in the dynamic range, wicked in the punch range. As a hip hop producer, I lean towards this to make my drums sound tight and precise.

      b. lugay

      January 22, 2019

      Wot

      Ok not sure why I like this better than the 1073. Been tracking with a few mic's and it very transparent. Thanks UAD.

      K. Smith

      January 22, 2019

      SSL 4000 E CHANNEL STRIP COLLECTION

      Words Would Ruin It, ITS JUST AMAZING! DSP SUCKS THOUGH, THAT'S WHEN THE SURPRISINGLY SIMILAR LEGACY COMES IN.

      K. Smith

      January 22, 2019

      SSL 4000 E CHANNEL STRIP COLLECTION

      Words Would Ruin It, ITS JUST AMAZING! DSP SUCKS THOUGH, THAT'S WHEN THE SURPRISINGLY SIMILAR LEGACY COMES IN.

      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 :)