We were discussing the Softube Console 1 in Podcast 141 and hey presto Softube announce a new SSL console software emulation for the thei Console 1 controller.
Solid State Logic XL 9000 K - A different Approach
The Solid State Logic XL 9000 K represents a completely different approach to analog circuits compared to their SL 4000 E channel, which is already included with the Softube Console 1. Since XL 9000 K has virtually no distortion of its own, the Softube channel also includes a model of SSL’s famous VHD (Variable Harmonic Distortion) circuit. This is also part of the Duality series consoles and Alpha channel preamps. The Drive knob on Console 1 determines the amount of distortion, and the Character knob moves the added distortion from 2nd order (more tube-like) to 3rd order (more transistor-like), or any in-between blend, just like on its analog counterpart.
The Shape section of the XL 9000 K for Console 1 features a fully controllable gate unit, where the Punch and Sustain knobs control Range and Hold levels. This makes it more individually controllable compared to the SSL 4000 E model, where Softube prioritized a fast workflow. The compressor can be switched between Peak and RMS modes, which gives a wide range of options.
SSL XL 9000 K-Series For Console 1 Price
$329 and also includes licenses for VST, VST3, Audio Units and AAX Native.