Solid State Logic followed up its recently launched UF8 DAW controller with UC1, a controller built for the Oxford audio royalty’s Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins. Staying true to SSL’s distinguished console ergonomics and production workflows, the UC1 offers multi-function control over the included SSL plug-ins: Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2. At the heart of the UC1 is the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer which lets users access and control all of their Channel Strip and Bus Compressor instances in one virtual console overview. This gives you a console-like approach to mixing-in-the-box.
SSL UC1 – the closest it gets to a console in your home studio?
Being a genuine SSL product, the UC1 has the parts to show: studio-quality encoders, switches, feedback LEDs, and an authentic moving coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter for a true console ‘centre section’ experience. Offering knob per-function control of the SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins, the UC1 provides a continual on-board display of which plug-in is currently in use, and a value readout of the control currently engaged.
The UC1 comes with the new SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer Windows/macOS application that lets users create their very own virtual SSL console working in unison with the hardware. It provides instant access to current and future SSL designed Channel Strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins within a single window environment.
The controller is ready to go out of the box, shipping with full licenses for the SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins. Channel Strip 2 is a fully featured SSL Channel Strip, based on digital modelling of the EQ and Dynamics curves from the manufacturer’s 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 the familiar feature set with additional Ratio, Attack and Release options, the ability to trigger the sidechain externally, and x2 to x4 oversampling.
Price and availability
The UC1 is available now, priced: GBP 499 (+ VAT), USD 849 (+ Tax), EUR 619 (+ Tax).