Solid State Logic

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Expertly modelled, the Solid State Logic SSL 4K B Channel Strip plug-in is an authentic emulation of the SL 4000 B full of tone, punch and rich non-linear analogue character. It makes it a great companion to the cleaner 9K-inspired Channel Strip 2 plug-in. The 4K B integrates seamlessly into the 360° Plug-in Mixer ecosystem and is fully controllable from UC1 and UF8 hardware.

The SSL 4K B Channel Strip also features detailed circuit modelling down to the component level.

Jensen JE-115K-E transformer mic preamp
Add rich non-linear harmonics and drive to your tracks using the 4K B’s preamp section. The mic preamp stage is automatically gain-compensated, allowing you to easily dial in harmonics without destructively effecting your levels.

The original 4000-series EQ circuit
A precursor to the 02 "brown knob" EQ, the original 4000-series EQ circuit from the SL 4000 B is every bit as musical and full of character — its constant bandwidth parametric mid-bands make it great for shaping drums and bass.

Channel dynamics based on the SSL Bus Compressor
The 4K B plug-in features a channel dynamics module unlike the 4000 E and 9000-series channels. The compressor design has a circuit topology based on the legendary SSL Bus Compressor, including peak detection and a sidechain VCA in a feedback loop.

De-ess mode
The unique "ds" mode repurposes the compressor for broadband compression triggered by sibilance, just like the original hardware.

Modelled dbx 202 "black can" VCA fader
The dbx 202 "black can" VCA fader introduces subtle saturation at the output — drive the fader to introduce harmonics and then dial back the output using the output trim control.

HQ mode for enhanced processing and oversampling
Use the High Quality (HQ) mode to turn on intelligent oversampling under-the-hood — applying the minimum amount of oversampling necessary for a closer approximation of a continuous analogue signal.

Total control from the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer
Mix and match the 4K B with Channel Strip 2 and control them all from the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer — your virtual SSL console — including first-class integration with the SSL UF8 and SSL UC1 controllers for hands-on control.

The SL 4000 B was released in 1976 and was famously used in the “Stone Room” at London’s Townhouse Studios. The console was responsible for countless iconic records, including Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight,” The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” and Peter Gabriel’s “Intruder.”

Solid State Logic SSL 4K B Channel Strip
Solid State Logic SSL 4K B Channel Strip

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  • Meticulously modelled on the original hardware
  • Dynamics based on the legendary SSL Bus Compressor, including unique de-ess mode
  • Saturate with the Jensen transformer mic pre and dbx 202 “black can” VCA fader
  • Integrates with the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer, UC1 and UF8 for hands-on control
  • Original 400-series EQ: a precursor to the 02 “Brown Knob” design
  • Full support for native Apple silicon M1/ARM with Universal 2 binary

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