Solid State Logic has announced the UF8, a new digital audio workstation (DAW) controller with a control layout designed to enhance production workflows.
Expandable to a 32-channel control surface with integration for all major DAW platforms, UF8 is suited for music creation, production and mixing, post production and webcasting. The new SSL 360° control software is designed to manage multi-controller configurations, customized user keys, and DAW switching across multiple layers, allowing for fast switching between numerous sessions.
Andy Jackson, SSL Studio Product Manager, states “UF8 is an obvious next step in SSL’s development in ergonomically designed studio tools for todays’ mixers, producers and creators. The layout and build quality are all about our fixation with ‘human engineering’; creating products that keep you in the creative zone with high-speed access to every fader or control, without operator fatigue or discomfort.”
— 100 mm Touch-Sensitive Faders
— High-Resolution Color Displays
— 8 Rotary Encoders
— Custom Workflows: 5 banks of 8 user keys + 3 quick keys = 43 assignable keys per UF8
— Intelligent Multi-Purpose CHANNEL Encoder
— Mouse Scroll Emulation — control of any plugin parameter the mouse hovers over
— Integrates With All Major DAWs: workflow ready templates
— Switch Control Between 3 Simultaneously Connected DAWs
— Powered By The SSL 360° Mac/PC Application
— Expandable: chain 4 UF8s for a 32-channel SSL control surface
— Includes SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip Plugins
UF8 pricing: £833 + VAT, $1,299 + Tax, €999 + Tax
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