Universal Audio SSL 4000E Channel Strip

With improving modeling software and upgraded DSP with UAD-2, the SSL4000E Channel Strip has been upgraded even more. The classic console desired by many, is now more faithfully updated.

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 has made the SSL 4000 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.

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, the new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection offers all of the expansive, punchy, deep, assertive character of the original hardware.

Owners of UA’s acclaimed Apollo audio interfaces can track in real time with SSL’s vintage analog channel, like having the original hardware. The SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection plug-in also supports Universal Audio’s Unison™ technology, giving Apollo users the SSL 4000 E’s all-important impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making it a legendary hit-making console.

*$149 upgrade price from legacy SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in.

SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Legacy Plug-In Key Features:

  • An authentic end-to-end circuit emulation of SSL’s iconic analog channel strip exclusively for UAD-2 and Apollo interfaces

  • Includes Jensen transformer and Input amplifier modeling 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

  • Unison technology for Apollo interfaces offers authentic tone, touch, and feel of the SSL 4000 E’s preamp including precise impedance matching

  • DSP-lite SSL E Series Channel Strip Legacy plug-in included

Price: $299 ($149 Upgrade from Legacy)
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