SSL® 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
I've used countless SSLs before, and every time i find myself using a DAW I miss the simplicity and the sound of it. No emulation ever came closer than this one, to the point where I can no longer tell if I'm using the real deal or not. The sound is crisp and clean, and the preamp section is simply amazing if used with Unison. I strongly reccomend this one.
I have not used any real SSL gear before, but I am impressed with the sound of this plug in, especially the fast compressor character, is very usable for room mics, percussion tracks. The EQ is amazing, very musical and transparent. Overall very happy. I wanted this in my arsenal for a long time, but now I payed around $100 with promotions and coupons, which I think is awesome!
It has presets for almost everything
Brings my individual tracks to where I want them to be
5 Reasons why I chose the SSL 4000 E Channel Strip | "Swiss Army Knife" Input Channel
After trying out several different Plugin Channel Strips I decided on this one, Here's why...
1) Clear Transparent with little coloration unless I want it.
2) Fast and intuitive for me to dial in what I need at the moment
3) I Liked the addition of the Jensen Transformer
4) Compressor works when lightly applied I still add an 1176 or LA2A when needed
5) The EQ section is readable and usable
Most important ...it just sounds good to me.
I am ready proud have SSL Channel strip plugin for my recording.
Punchy, Clear, and A Worthy Addition!
Wow!!! This channel strip is great on drums. Really great plugin. Legacy version sounds nice as well.
love it so much
Nothing but pure, audio UTOPIA!!!
As if the legacy version wasn't good enough, Universal Audio went ahead and created this beast of a plugin! If you ever had doubts about purchasing this plugin, then leave your doubts at the door. I own the SSL collection by Waves, and I can tell you that the UAD version miles away from the Waves version. And the black/brown combo is an awesome feature! I feel like Dr. Dre when he got his SSL console for the first time! Great job Universal Audio!
good EQ and Comp
One of the best.
It almost feels real.
Cause "If it sounds good..."
I recently plugged this into my 2-year-old Apollo Twin Quad MKII and embraced the hype of those who know what they paid for. Taking the DSP LoadLock off and doing the math on my session specs for small project tracking & mixing went a long way to getting more out of it.
Having limited experience on a couple of SSLs, knowing that sound is like knowing that chicken tastes like chicken, and not like fish. But if I had access to something like this when I was just getting started, I could teach myself how to fish for a lifetime and make anything I want, taste like chicken.
The game changer.
I just don’t know how I processed tracks before this one.
Not only does it emulates perfectly it’s hardware counterpart, but it also adds a little je-ne-sais-quoi to any input.
And, with the Unison tech inside, it transforms about any input source. I already tried it on a Fender Telecaster -it gave body to the sound like no other plugin-, on a JazzMaster bass -and it helped bring beautiful, colorful harmonics to both ends of the spectrum -, on an Alesis Strike Multipad -and every kit, every sample came to life on a whole different level- and vocals -and it just warmed up the source-.
It’s one of my go-to Unison plugin.
And mixed with the SSL glue compressor, it just makes for an every-type-of-situation tool that will add analogue feel and warmth to your productions.
Best channel strip
I was struggling to find my favorite channel strips lately, SSL-4000 is the answer for my prayers, Also loving the compression and gate. I can now plug in a toaster or a tooth brush and it will sound GREAT ! Thank you UAD keep up the good work!
SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection
I like it's user friendly UI. Like on drums very much. Vox is good too. It's all good..LOL
A classic to have!
The EQ section is amazing! It had helped me a lot shape the important elements in my mixes (vocals for exemple)!
But it's a shame that its CPU consumption is significant!
All purpose channel strip
So I pulled the plug on this with the 12 day of Xmas sell. Pulled up a bass drum guitar session and started tweaking the drum track. It is awsome! I ended up adding it to the bass and guitar. This may become my go to plugin. It does it all!
Can't describe how much better this is than the Waves version, which I always wanted to use but always provided mushy disappointing sound. This thing is crisp and gorgeous, and the added functionality of the preamp section (as an insert, not even talking unison) and the combo black/brown in the same plugin is just great. Love it.
Good channel strip
I have never worked with a real SSL, so my opinion is based on "What I Get", and not a comparison.
So far I have used the strip on recorded drums, a clone-wheel B3, Kawai grand, and vocals.
Using presets as starting point for drums made it real easy to get an excellent kinda 3D sound, perfect for pop, rock and country. It also makes the B3 shine, giving it a subtle bite, and it was easy to get excellent sounds from the piano, both lively acoustic sound, but also a more pop'ish shiny sound.
For vocal, I only used it once until now, and the strip was adding exactly what I expected to that performance. But I did no experiments on vocal tracks.
I have a feeling that 'this must be like using an SSL' - under all circumstances Iam very pleased with this strip.
Beware though, that you most likely will spend more money on DSPs shortly after ;)
J. von Matt
One, two, one, two.
Hard to say how good is this. Very good. :D
One of my favourites.