Waves have extended their special offer on their SSL 4000 Collection, instead of the normal price of $749, until the end of February 2016 you can get the Waves SSL bundle for just $299. Developed under license from Solid State Logic, the Waves SSL 4000 Collection includes four carefully modeled plugins based on the legendary SSL 4000 Series: the SSL E-Channel, the SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, the SSL G-Equaliser and the G-Channel.
To help you get a sense of what the Waves SSL 4000 Collection might do for you, in this video whilst mixing a funk rock style track, James uses all 4 plug-ins in the pack to see if you can get that classic SSL sounds from software alone.
The History Of SSL
For those of you who may not have been around back in the 1970s, Solid State Logic was founded in 1969 by the late Colin Sanders CBE. The company’s first products were switching systems for pipe organs which used FET switching and multiplexed communication between the keyboard and the electro-mechanics of the pipes and Colin coined the phrase Solid State Logic as a descriptor. He also started Acorn Studios in the village of Stonesfield, Oxfordshire, where he lived, and made – and used - consoles for it.
The big breakthrough came with the introduction of the SL 4000 E Series in 1979. Possibly the earliest 4000E console was at RG Jones in London, closely followed by Eden Studios and Sarm Studios. Eden had a 48-channel console with integral patch and automation using 8" floppy drives. Sarm East had a 40-channel console with remote patchbay and automation with 8" floppy drives. Both consoles had Total Recall enabling console settings (and hence mixes) to be recalled & remade with a high degree of accuracy.
More On The Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Waves and SSL engineers have worked together for over a year to recreate the sound characteristics of the classic SSL 4000 Series E and G Series consoles. These processors faithfully recreate the same EQ and dynamics characteristics which made legendary the SL4000 consoles. Plus, the interface accurately reflects the classic SSL console.
The Waves SSL E-Channel is modeled after the SL4000 E Series console, combining the dynamics section of the SL4000 channel strip with the “Black Knob” 242 EQ.
The Waves SSL G-Channel is modeled after the SL4000 G Series console, combining the dynamics section of the SL4000 channel strip with the 383 G EQ.
The SSL G-Equaliser is modeled after the rack-mounted version of SSL’s G 292 EQ. The SSL G-Equaliser functions much like the E-Series EQ in Waves’ SSL E-Channel, so it is very easy to move back and forth between these two equalisers. This four-band equaliser offers marginally greater gain change than the E-Series EQ, and each EQ offers a slightly different equalization curve.
The SSL G-Master Bus Compressor plug-in is modeled after the renowned SSL G Series stereo bus compressor. The compressor’s gain reduction meters are fitted to the classic SSL console range and displayed in dBu rather than in dBFS. There is an external side chain source select.
Don't forget you only have until the end of February 2016 to take advantage of this offer from Waves to get the SSL 4000 Collection for $299 instead of $749.