$299 and $249 (E Series Channel Strip and SSL G Series Bus Compressor, respectively)
Universal Audio | uaudio.com
UA has released its Solid State Logic-authenticated, SSL E Series Channel Strip and G Series Bus Compressor plug-ins for its UAD-2 platform. The SSL E Series Channel Strip plug-in for UAD-2 is the result of Universal Audio’s circuit emulation of the SSL 4000 console, complete with both the Type E “black knob” and “brown knob” four-band EQ. Other features include high- and low-cut filters, and independent expander/gate and compressor/limiter.
The SSL G Series Bus Compressor (pictured) emulates the center section console dynamics from the SSL 4000. This plug-in features the same simple control set and transparent compression characteristics of the hardware version, including its ability to “glue together a mix.” SSL assures that UA has captured the essence of this device accurately, right down to the Auto Fade control.