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Solid State Logic UC1 Advanced Plug-In Controller

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Solid State Logic UC1 Advanced Plug-In Controller

DAW Plug-in Control Surface with Knob-per-function Control of Channel Strip and Bus Compressor Plug-ins and Dedicated Software App - Mac/PC VST, AU, AAX

Taking pre-orders - shipping from late June 2021. NZ stock is very limited.

Legendary SSL Workflow for Your DAW

Empower your in-the-box productions with the legendary SSL console workflow courtesy of the Solid State Logic UC1 Advanced Plug-in Controller. With its knob-per-function architecture, the UC1 gives you tactile control over SSL’s renowned Channel Strip and Bus Compressor native plug-ins (included with the purchase of the UC1), and it provides visual feedback via an army of illuminated LED rings. Instantiate Channel Strip on every track in your session — along with a Bus Compressor on your mix bus — and enjoy the experience of working on an SSL 4000 series desk in the comfort of your home or project studio. Boasting a rugged professional design with an all-metal enclosure and a brushed, anodized top plate, the UC1 is both attractive and durable. Plus, it’s simple to integrate into your recording system — it requires only a single USB connection. Interacting with the UC1 is highly intuitive as well. A high-resolution LCD display and selection encoders allow you to effortlessly navigate between instances of the plug-ins in your DAW, and you can instantly recall presets directly from the front panel. Representing the next evolution in DAW control surfaces, the SSL UC1 Advanced Plug-in Controller will surely invigorate your in-the-box workflow.

SSL Channel Strip: iconic SSL E-Series and G-Series EQ and dynamics

The SSL Channel Strip lets you select between two of SSL’s most iconic console EQ sections: the E-Series and G-Series. The E-Series EQ has an aggressive bite perfect for bringing out the crack of a snare or adding intelligibility to a lead vocal; the G-Series has a more restrained and focused character, great for carving out EQ pockets to make instruments sit more cohesively in a mix. With both the E-Series and the G-Series, you can apply liberal amounts of EQ without adding distortion to the signal, especially in the low frequencies. This means you can add a massive thump to a kick or bass while keeping things tight, clean, and focused.

Simple to use but extremely powerful, the SSL Channel Strip compressor is a Swiss Army knife dynamics processor. With its familiar Ratio, Threshold, and Release controls, dialing in the ideal compression setting is a snap. And whether you’re subtly reining in an acoustic guitar or squashing a set of overheads, the SSL Channel Strip compressor yields a flattering and musical tone.

Glue your mixes together with the SSL Bus Compressor

Few pieces of gear are as universally revered as the SSL G-Series center section bus compressor, which has been faithfully re-created in the SSL Bus Compressor native plug-in. Celebrated for its ability to glue a mix together to make it "sound like a record," the SSL Bus Compressor has a distinct musical response that retains the dynamic integrity of a mix even at higher compression ratios. 

SSL 360° software: the brains of the operation

Operationally, the UC1 works seamlessly with major DAWs — Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, Studio One, and Ableton Live — three of which can be connected concurrently. SSL’s dedicated 360° software for macOS and Windows handles configuration with your DAW(s) for both the UC1 and the SSL UF8 advanced DAW controller, allowing for multi-surface configurations, the customization of certain user keys, and a global view of all of the SSL native plug-ins on a single screen. What’s more, you’ll never lose any brilliant moves, because SSL 360° automatically saves any changes you make in the background (and of course, you can always undo). It also manages software and firmware updates automatically.

Solid Stage Logic: an unmatched industry icon

Over the last half century, SSL has established itself as an indisputable pro audio heavyweight. Renowned for their unparalleled sonic quality, SSL consoles are an artist favorite that have been used for countless recordings and found in more than 3,000 world-class recording facilities. For contemporary artists and engineers who work outside of a traditional big studio environment but refuse to compromise on sound, SSL creates exceptional hardware and software tools, including 500 series modules, SuperAnalogue desk mixers, cutting-edge plug-in technology and DAW control surfaces, and its proprietary X-Rack modular rack system. Regardless of how or where you produce, record, and mix, there is sure to be an SSL product that’s right for you.

Solid State Logic UC1 Advanced Plug-In Controller Features:

  • Legendary SSL console workflow for your DAW
  • Works with major DAWs: Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Cubase, Nuendo, Studio One, and Ableton Live
  • Knob-per-function architecture gives you tactile control over SSL’s renowned Channel Strip and Bus Compressor
  • Smart LED rings provide clear visual feedback
  • High-resolution LCD display and selection encoders let you to effortlessly navigate between instances of the plug-ins in your DAW
  • Authentic moving coil bus compressor gain reduction meter
  • Instantly recall presets directly from the front panel
  • Included stands allow for adjustable elevation angle on your desktop
  • Connects to your computer via high-speed USB
  • Comes with perpetual licenses for SSL Channel Strip and SSL Bus Compressor native plug-ins
  • Powered by SSL 360° software for macOS/Windows, offering multi-surface configurations, customization of certain user keys, and global view of all of the SSL native plug-ins
  • Rugged professional design, with an all-metal enclosure and a brushed, anodized top plate

STL Pro Audio is an authorised reseller for SSL in NZ.