Universal Audio has announced the release of the long-awaited, Solid State Logic-authenticated, SSL E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins for the UAD-2 platform.
The SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in for UAD-2 is the result of Universal Audio's circuit emulation of the SSL 4000 console, with both the Type E "black knob" and "brown knob" four-band EQ. Other features include high and low cut filters, and independent Expander/Gate and Compressor/Limiter.
The complement to the E Series Channel Strip, the SSL G Series Bus Compressor emulates the center section console dynamics from the SSL 4000. This plug-in features the same control set and compression characteristics of the hardware version, including its ability to "glue" together a mix. With SSL's direct involvement, UA says it has captured the essence of this iconic device with exacting accuracy - right down to the Auto Fade control.
SSL E Series Channel Strip Powered Plug-In features include:
- UAD circuit emulation of the SSL E Series console featuring both Type E "black" and "brown" EQ's, plus cut filters.
- Flexible Compressor range from transparent to "in your face".
- Highly responsive Gate including "no-chatter" mode derived from later SSL designs.
SSL G Series Bus Compressor Powered Plug-In features include:
- UAD circuit emulation of SSL G Series compressor.
- Specially tailored dynamic characteristics ideal for compressing the full mix or subgroups.
- Auto Fade feature from original console.
Pricing & Availability
Available for purchase via UA's Online Store, the SSL E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins sell for $299 and $249 respectively.
The SSL E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins are available as part of the new UAD Software v5.8.0 release. In addition to the two new SSL titles, v5.8.0 includes the Studer A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plug-in ($349), as well as anticipated 64-Bit Mac OS support and additional performance enhancements for all UAD-2 users on the Windows platform.
UAD Software v5.8.0 is available as a free download for Mac and PC users here.