Solid State Logic has introduced the new UC1 channel strip and bus compressor controller, designed to provide simultaneous multi-function control of the included SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plugins within DAW sessions.
At the heart of the UC1 is the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer, allowing users to access and control all of their Channel Strips and Bus Compressors in one virtual console overview,. The UC1 combines encoders, switches and feedback LEDS with an authentic moving coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter in offering a console “center section” experience. With knob per-function control of the SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plugins, the UC1 provides a continual onboard display of which plugin is currently in use and a value readout of the control currently engaged.
The SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer application allows users to create their own virtual SSL console to work in unison with the UC1 hardware. Designed to provide instant access to current and future SSL designed Channel Strip and Bus Compressor plugins within a single window environment, mix sessions can be managed with high efficiency.
SSL Managing Director Nigel Beaumonth states, “With the addition of UC1, we now provide a series of studio-quality, affordable production hardware controllers with our signature SSL design approach. From music production recording and mixing, to exacting audio finessing for post-production, the UC1 adds a level of detailed control and response for classic SSL EQ’s and compression, traditionally only found on a full-blown SSL console. With plans to expand our plug-in offerings in the future, we will bring more of our heritage and modern processing tools to these exciting products.”
Full licenses for SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plugins are included with UC1. Channel Strip 2 is a fully featured Channel Strip based on digital modelling of the EQ and Dynamics curves from the XL 9000 K SuperAnalogue console. V2 adds SSL’s proprietary anti-cramping algorithms and the ability to trigger the dynamics sidechain externally. Bus Compressor 2 expands its feature set with additional Ratio, Attack and Release options, the ability to trigger the sidechain externally, as well as x2 and x4 oversampling.
The UC1 is available priced: £499 plus VAT, $849 plus tax, €619 plus tax. Go here for more specifics.