UF8 Advanced DAW controller is designed for today’s DAW-based production workflows and ultrafast turn-around times. UF8 is the culmination of…
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 of your 360°-enabled plug-ins. You can access it via SSL 360° for free, even without hardware attached.
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 and Meter. 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, UF1 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, UF1 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.
UF1 is the ultimate single fader controller for anyone who wants comprehensive control of their DAW. It offers complete control of a DAW’s pans, sends, plug-ins and more, plus the ability to customise 46 soft keys specifically to your workflow. Deep integration with the SSL Meter plug-in is what really sets UF1 apart, with the plug-in visualised on the glorious 4.3” IPS display. UF1 can be used standalone, or it can be partnered with UC1 and UF8 for the ultimate SSL console experience.
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 UF8/UF1/UC1 hardware.
Simultaneously connect to up to 3 different DAWs in the Plug-in Mixer and UF8/UF1 then switch between them easily.
You can control the Plug-in Mixer from UC1, UF8 and UF1 (by setting UF8 & UF1 to ‘Plug-in Mixer’ in SSL 360°) for a true console experience.
The 4K E Plug-in is the definitive software emulation of the 4000E console channel strip, authentically recreating the sound, processing and workflow of one of the most highly regarded and influential music production tools in history. Released in 1979, the 4000E console played a pivotal role in reshaping the way music was made. Its big, punchy sound, advanced processing tools and ground-breaking flexibility meant it quickly became the tool of choice for the world's top studios. The 4000E console dominated the studio landscape through the ‘80s &’90s and became the sonic signature of the era's most iconic albums and tracks, with many producers and engineers considering the console a major influence on the evolution of ‘modern’ production techniques and the sound of contemporary music.
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. Bus 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.
SSL 360 Link brings a new level of power and flexibility to your hybrid SSL workflow. It allows effortless control of any third-party plug-in using the UC1 hardware. UC1 draws upon decades of console design experience to provide a knob-per-function plug-in control surface and now with SSL 360 Link, you can control an unlimited range of sonic flavours, giving you even more creative options when producing and mixing music.
Delivered through a streamlined user interface and designed with intuitive setup features, SSL 360 Link lets you quickly start dropping third-party plug-ins into your session and control them with the advanced ‘console-style’ workflow that UC1 offers. Any third-party plug-ins mapped via 360 Link become visible in the Plug-in Mixer (also controllable from UF1 and UF8) alongside 4K E, 4K B and CS2, integrating them further into the virtual SSL console workflow.
An essential set of metering tools meticulously designed to tackle audio challenges, ensure consistency and deliver impactful mixes. Featuring measurements of Peak and RMS levels, phase coherence, stereo balance and frequency content, SSL Meter equips you with measurements for crafting top-notch mixes efficiently and effectively.
UF8 and UF1 work with all major DAWs and come with workflow-ready templates for Ableton® Live™, Cubase™/Nuendo™, Pro Tools®, Logic Pro®, Studio One®, LUNA™, Pyramix™ Mixbus™ and REAPER™. UF8 and UF1 also have 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 and UF1 are uniquely flexible and promote SSL's Open DAW Policy - Control 3 different DAWs simultaneously and keep your production and mixdown process agile.
UF8 & UF1 feature a customisable MIDI CC Layer for controlling synthesisers, sample libraries and external processing units such as modular synths and reverbs.
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.