Year/Date of Issue: 08.2021
Developer: Solid State Logic
Developer site: store solidstatelogic
Format: VST, VST3, AAX
Bit depth: 64bit
Tabletka: cured (install and run) | RET
Windows 7 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), and Windows 10 (64-bit)
Intel Core 2 (or comparable) CPU running at 2.4GHz or higher
4GB of RAM minimum, 8GB preferable
VST2 (64-bit), VST3 (64-bit), AAX Native (64-bit)
Description: The software development department of the British company Solid State Logic introduced the SSL Channel Strip plugin. According to the company, the effect is a key tool in achieving the characteristic polished and rich sound of SSL studio consoles.
The SSL Channel Strip combines a virtual version of the UK manufacturer’s console parametric EQ with a dynamic module, compressor and gate/expander. The developers refused to emulate microphone preamps: SSL preamps have a very clear and neutral sound, which is why they practically do not participate in the formation of the famous console sound.
The effects chain is designed to help with corrective equalization, removal of unpleasant sound tone and light signal compression. Despite the versatility of the chain, the company notes that the plug-in works best when processing vocals. The sound takes on a more expensive tone, saturated with luxurious radiance.
SSL console channel strip features, workflow and sound
Compatible with UC1 controller
4-band EQ, two shelving sections and two parametric
Variable low-pass and high-pass filter
Switchable EQ characteristics between E Series and G Series
EQ section featuring SSL’s ‘Anti-Cramping’ technology
“Over-Easy” soft ratio compression characteristic for smooth transitions
Variable process order routing
External side-chain input
Dynamics side-chain processing with independent side chains for compressor and expander/gate