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That Analogue Sweet Spot 

The Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in is a digital emulation of the Vintage Drive processor from SSL’s critically acclaimed Fusion hardware.

Designed to produce gentle harmonic saturation and soft compression reminiscent of driving vintage hardware into the analogue sweet spot, to all-out authentic analogue distortion. The Vintage Drive plug-in is a must have for adding an organic analogue feel to your tracks, groups, mixes and masters.

Fusion Vintage Drive Overview

Checkout the Fusion Vintage Drive on the video below:

Listen to the Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in in action  

Hear it for yourself – check out Sean Diving guiding us through processing vocals, bass and mix bus using Vintage Drive Plug-in.

Analogue Saturation and Compression 

Emulates the SSL Fusion’s vintage drive module, producing harmonic saturation and soft compression reminiscent of vintage hardware.

Organic Analogue Feel 

Enhance tracks, groups, mixes, and masters with an authentic analogue sound, ranging from gentle saturation to all-out distortion.

Density and Drive Interaction 

The Density and Drive controls work together to create harmonics, soft-clipping, and natural compression, allowing for precise sound shaping.

Exceptional DSP Design 

Developed with reference to original analogue circuit designs, real-life measurements, and close collaboration with the SSL Fusion hardware's designers.

Eco Mode 

Drops the plug-in into a zero latency & reduced CPU mode, for tracking and recording applications.

Presets from World-Class Engineers

Ships with presets from industry professionals including Adrian Hall, Alan Moulder, Caesar Edmunds, Charlie Holmes, Michael Brauer, Romesh Dodangoda, Sean Divine and Wez Clarke.

Free trial for 14 days

To start a 14-day free trial, simply download and install the Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in below.

Upon launching your DAW, click the 'Try' button to activate your free trial. If the Activation Experience pop-up does not appear on launch, simply add the plug-in on any insert. You will be asked to log into your iLok account, and the trial authorization period will begin.


SSL plug-ins can be authorised by machine-based iLok licensing or iLok 2 / iLok 3 USB dongles.

Fusion Vintage Drive Plug-in Mac


Fusion Vintage Drive Plug-in Windows



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