Oxford, UK (May 28, 2021) — Solid State Logic has introduced its new UC1 Channel Strip and Bus Compressor Controller, designed to provide multi-function hardware control for its SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins, included with the unit.
Looking to replicate a physical console ‘center section,’ the UC1 provides encoders, switches and feedback LEDS, along with a moving coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter. With 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.
Aiming to provide a console-like approach to ITB mixing, the UC1 is based around the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer (both Mac and Windows-compatible), which allows users to access and control all Channel Strips and Bus Compressors in one virtual console overview. The overview can be created by the user for customization as needed, and SSL says it will be compatible with current and future SSL-designed Channel Strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins.
The UC1 is housed in an all-metal enclosure with brushed anodised top plate, and connects to a DAW via USB. The unit can switch between three different DAWs connected to the Plug-in Mixer.
Every UC1 purchase includes full licenses of SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins. Channel Strip 2 is a fully featured Channel Strip, based on digital modelling of the EQ and Dynamics curves from the SSL 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 shipping with an MSRP of $849.
Solid State Logic • www.solidstatelogic.com