UF1 is the ultimate single fader controller for anyone who wants comprehensive control of their DAW, bringing SSL’s renowned advanced workflow…
UF8 is a studio controller designed for today’s DAW-based production workflows and ultrafast turn-around times. An expandable 8-channel advanced DAW controller, UF8 connects engineers, producers and artists directly to the creative process, offering absolute command of their workflow and significantly accelerating the speed of audio production and content creation.
UF8 is the culmination of SSL’s 40+ year legacy of mastering production workflows and studio ergonomics built into generations of classic SSL consoles. This depth of understanding of studio production, combined with decades of engineering excellence, delivers a premium finish tactile USB controller that distills SSL workflow and quality.
With UF8 at the heart of your studio setup, you can effortlessly navigate through large sessions and focus on the music, instead of the mouse. Hi-res displays with constant visual feedback and intuitive layout of controls allow you to stay creative for longer.
Whether you need to solo tracks quickly or access your most used editing functions from the touch of a button, UF8 will help you create more engaging content for your audiences, faster and more efficiently.
UF8 is perfect for finessing your dialogue automation rides and assigning all your essential session shortcuts to the user-keys for enhanced productivity, tailored to suit your post workflow.
Put some feel back into your mixing with UF8's 100 mm high-quality motorised faders, perfect for balancing multiple tracks at once or riding your reverb sends. Scale your system up to 32 faders (4 UF8s), for the full SSL mix experience.
*As an eligible SSL hardware owner, you can claim a 6-month FREE Complete Access subscription. After 6 months you will go onto a month-to-month plan of $34.99.
You can claim this via registering your controller in the user portal and then clicking 'Get Additional Software'. See this FAQ to find out more (link to FAQ that tells user how to register their hardware).
Please note this offer is offered once per user, regardless of how many pieces of eligible controller hardware you own.
UF8 offers intuitive features that are developed from a true understanding of production workflow; Simultaneous control of multiple DAWs, multi-purpose Master Encoder for DAW timeline navigation, track banking and mouse wheel emulation for precision, hands-on control.
Dedicated automation section and dual-purpose Selection Keys permit rapid access to select functions; solo and mute clearing in Pro Tools® and Logic Pro®. New CHANNEL and PLUG-IN control modes provide enhanced workflows for those using UF8 with Pro Tools - easily access your sends and plug-ins without slowing down your creativity.
• High-quality 100 mm touch sensitive faders
• High-resolution colour displays
• All metal enclosure, finished with a brushed, anodised top plate
• 8 Endless Rotary Encoders
• Custom Workflows with 43 assignable keys per UF8; 5 banks of 8 User Keys + 3 Quick Keys
• Intelligent Multi-Purpose CHANNEL Encoder
• Mouse Scroll Emulation; control of any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over with absolute precision
• Hi-Speed USB connectivity
Quality feel, engineered response and a volume curve that keeps engineers in the sweet spot. Anyone who has driven an SSL console knows not all faders are equal.
Constant, clear visual feedback that only a full colour, high resolution display can provide. Key track information including level, pan, routing and names can be found here, keeping you focused on what matters.
V-POT technology and workflow as found in SSL AWS and Duality consoles. Seamlessly jump between parameters whist maintaining absolute control.
Featuring mouse scroll emulation, control any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over with precision.
Configure essential shortcuts and custom macros for total session control via the 43 assignable, backlit user keys found on UF8.
For perfect positioning, each UF8 includes a pair of adjustable stands allowing for six different angles of elevation for user defined placement. 19” rack mount kits are also available.
Chain multiple UF8s together to create your unique mixing system; build your perfect 16-24 channel music creation hub, or connect 4 UF8s within a single system to create a 32-channel controller ideal for large post production or mixing sessions. (Image shows 3 units / 24-channel system).
The rear panel of UF8 features a USB 'C' type port for easy connection to the host computer ('C' to 'C' and 'C' to 'A' cables included with UF8), two jack sockets offering standard foot-switch connections and a socket for UF8's auto ranging external PSU. The USB 'A' port on UF8 can be used to daisy-chain USB communication between UF8s, or, it can be used to plug in any USB dongles you have.
SSL 360° is the command centre and brains behind UF8. It’s a cross-platform application for Mac and Windows. Installing is quick and easy. Once installed SSL 360° allows you to configure your UF8(s) for your DAW, customise the User Keys and save/load profiles. SSL 360° manages software and firmware updates for you. You can find SSL 360° within the 'Documents & Downloads' tab on this page or the downloads page and select ‘SSL UF8’ from the drop-down list.
Full licences of Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins, SSL Native's highly regarded vocal (it's also great for speech / VO work) and percussion production tools are bundled with UF8. Giving you a range of professional quality processors suited to music, audio and post-production tasks.
UF8 integrates with all major DAWs and includes workflow ready templates for Ableton® Live™, Cubase™/Nuendo™, Pro Tools®, Logic Pro®, Studio One®, LUNA™, Pyramix™, Mixbus™ and REAPER™. 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.
UF8 & UF1 feature a customisable MIDI CC Layer for controlling synthesisers, sample libraries and external processing units such as modular synths and reverbs.
SSL 360° software must be installed on your Mac or Windows computer in order to use SSL UF8. SSL 360° is available for FREE from the 'Documents & Downloads' tab on this page.
SSL 360° software requires the following:
The following DAWs are officially supported by UF8 and have dedicated profiles in SSL 360°. We only officially test with the most recent versions of each DAW software. In most cases, previous versions will also work fine.
It’s always recommended for you to be working with the latest major version and maintenance release of your DAW supported by your operating system.
Many other DAWs have HUI & MCU controller integration. At the time of writing, we provide dedicated UF8 profiles for the list of DAWs above. For more information on the kind of integration you can expect between UF8 and DAWs not listed above, please see this FAQ page via the button below.
17” x 10.5” x 2.4” / 431 x 266 x 62.7 mm (Width x Depth X Height)
Unboxed - 2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs
Boxed - 5.0 kg / 11.02 lbs
Step-by-step video guides on how to install and set-up UF8 with a selection of the most popular DAWs:
Previous versions of SSL 360° software can be found here.
SSL 360° Software v1.6.13 Mac
SSL 360° Software v1.6.13 Windows
UF8 User Guide
UF8 Quickstart Guide
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UF8 Quickstart Guide (クイックスタートガイド)
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