SSL 360° software takes hybrid music and audio production to the next level. SSL 360° is a cross-platform Mac and Windows application that forms the ‘brains’ of all your SSL 360°-enabled software and hardware in one convenient place. SSL 360° is constantly evolving as new products and new features are added, bringing our renowned advanced workflow experience to your desktop.
The SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer provides a single place to view and control all your SSL 360°-enabled channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins. If you use any of our 360°-enabled plug-ins, then the Plug-in Mixer page can be accessed for free inside the SSL 360° software application.
When you insert a 360°-enabled channel strip in your DAW session it gets automatically added into the Plug-in Mixer and likewise, the same happens with the Bus Compressor. If you remove the plug-ins from your session, they are also removed from the Plug-in Mixer automatically.
If you want to create a truly physical console experience, then you can use UC1 and UF8 to control the Plug-in Mixer directly.
With a rich history of producing the world’s finest analogue and digital audio consoles, we know a thing or two about console design and ergonomics. Drawing upon this deep understanding, our UF8 and UC1 control surfaces are designed specifically to promote muscle memory, whilst physically re-connect you to the music you’re creating. Powered by SSL 360°, these controllers give the kind of quality work surface your studio space deserves.
UF8 is a state-of-the-art studio controller that delivers a scalable, up to 32-channel control surface with unique features designed for today’s DAW-based production workflows and ultrafast turnaround times. Take command of your creativity and accelerate the speed of your songwriting, audio production and content creation with UF8.
UC1 is a hardware plug-in controller like no other. Dedicated knob-per-function Channel EQ and Dynamics controls, centre section featuring full Bus Compressor controls and authentic moving-coil gain reduction meter combine to offer the most creative, intuitive, and ultimately effective way of controlling 360°-enabled channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins within your DAW session.
Be in control of the session with your DAW’s Transport functions accessible from the top of the Plug-in Mixer, or directly from your UC1 or UF8 hardware.
Simultaneously connect to up to 3 different DAWs in the Plug-in Mixer and UF8 then switch between them easily.
You can control the Plug-in Mixer from both UC1 and UF8 (by setting UF8 to ‘Plug-in Mixer’ in SSL 360°) for a true console experience.
4K B: Full of tone, punch and rich non-linear analogue character, the 4K B is a detailed emulation of the legendary SL 4000 console B channel strip. The iconic sound of the SL 4000 B console is synonymous with records that emerged from London’s famous Townhouse Studio 2, the ‘Stone Room’ in the late 70’s, early 80’s.
Developed from our digital modelling of the renowned XL 9000K console, SSL Channel Strip 2 gives you everything you need to get that radio-ready, modern SSL sound in your DAW. SSL plug-ins are the only plug-ins designed by the team of SSL engineers at HQ in Oxford, with exclusive access to the original data sheets and specifications from which the consoles were made
The centre section compressor from SSL’s 1980’s G Series analogue console is an audio production legend. It is the secret behind countless classic recordings. Busa Compressor 2 Plug-in boasts a host of enhancements, including new Attack, Release and Compression ratios for added flexibility with individual sounds and subgroups, in addition to inbuilt wet/dry and S/C HPF control, as well as switchable 2x and 4x Oversampling.
UF8 works with all major DAWs and it comes with workflow-ready templates for Ableton® Live™, Cubase™/Nuendo™, Pro Tools®, Logic Pro®, Studio One®, LUNA™ and Pyramix™. UF8 also has the ability to control the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer Layer. Many producers and engineers prefer to split their creative process across multiple DAWs. UF8 is uniquely flexible and promotes SSL's Open DAW Policy - Control 3 different DAWs simultaneously and keep your production and mixdown process agile.
The table below details how your SSL 360°-enabled channel strips integrate with your DAW and UC1/SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer.
SSL 360° hosts the SSL 12 software mixer, where you can set up low-latency headphone mixes, choose your Loopback source and customise the user-assignable front panel buttons on SSL 12 via the powerful but intuitive console-style mixer on-screen.
SSL 12 provides an intuitive, virtual console-style mixer for dialling in headphone mixes. With independent pan, level and mute controls available for each send, the SSL 12 Mixer puts you fully in charge.
Choose from 3 different modes of operation for the headphone outputs that best suit your headphones – Standard, High Sensitivity or High Impedance. Or, you can choose to re-purpose each HP output as a balanced/unbalanced mono output, if you need additional line level outputs from SSL 12.
The 3 front panel switches come pre-assigned to CUT for the monitors, ALT speaker switching and TALKBACK mic engage/disengage but you can choose to change these buttons to any of the following functions to suit your needs - DIM, CUT, MONO SUM, ALT, INVERT PHASE LEFT, TALKBACK.