400e Swiss Army Knife!★★★★★I use this plugin on every mix. It turns my DAW into an SSL 4k Console. I have other SSL plugins and this one is hands down the best I have used. Very true in sound and response to the real console! Plus it has enhanced features that anyone using a real SSL wishes it had. If you want that signature musical EQ / Compressor with punch and warmth, then you want this plugin!
This is The WINNER!★★★★★There is done!
My office has SL4000 with G of 8s + E of 48s. This plugin replaces everything they can! No need for patch and repair!
CPU attack is small,but We are very happy to correspond to softube console 1 and UAD:)
Anyway…They are the winners.
Sounds good but Critical error★☆☆☆☆I really liked the sound of SSL channel,
but there is a critical error , it literally killed my projects and never able to open it. and you're filtering my review , so I'm writing again.Plugin Alliance responseWe are not filtering you. Please let our Support know what happened. I don't know what happened here as I hear about this for the first time, but in most DAWs there is a keyboard shortcut to open sessions without the plugins, so if any plugin causes such a terrible bug you can open the session, get rid of the plugins in the sessions and save the rest of your work. Hopefully our team will be able to help here. Dirk.
Good stuff★★★★★Industry standard must have
bx_console SSL 4000 E★★★★☆I bought the plugin because of the 72 channel resolution. It sounds very open and transparent but still has the slightly rough sound SSL E.Super practically the random channel function. The performance is outstanding. The CPU is hardly loaded at 72 instances.
Highly recommended, for me better than the SSL channel of Waves.Plugin Alliance responseThanks. What's missing for a 5th star?
we all have a so-called SSL plugin but this one is a real game-changer !
I put one instance on every track of my session (around 50 !) : the CPU meter remains friendly !
And the sound ... sounds natural, real, in-life, ... This mix was the easiest one I've ever done !
And for the first time, I put only one plugin on every track because this guy does the job !! Period !
ssl4000 e★★★★★If anybody knows a better console simulation and easier way for mixing with only one plugin please let me know ...
console SSL 4000 E★★★★☆I A/B's this against the Waves NLS version of an SSL console. This emulation was a clear winner in that showdown. It has way more mojo in the upper mids. I also really like the compressor on this too, it's so musical. And the ability to do parallel compression is an important feature for me.Plugin Alliance responseWhat are you missing for a 5th star please?
bx_console SSL 4000 E★★★★★This new SSL emulation is killer -- it has quickly become my go-to channel strip. Great sound, unique analog seasoning across the channels, and great EQ and dynamics.Plugin Alliance responseThanks DM!
SSL 4000 E★☆☆☆☆The dynamics and eq all sound amazing, I love it!
But the gate is terrible!! It’s ruins my work flow for what I normally like out of an SSL channel strip.
The studio I work at has this very exact console. When you have the threshold all the way up on a gate, you shouldn’t hear anything! You dial it back so you can set your gate. It’s really difficult to set the gate in this plugin as it acts NOTHING like an SSL. It’s sound great, but terrible for workflow. I use the UAD SSL over this for that very reason.Plugin Alliance responseHey CJ, you are the first customer to review this plugin with 1 star (in fact, the first with less than 3 stars!), and for a reason I cannot verify. Sorry to hear you don't like the plugin as much as you should, but thousands of happy customers work just fine with the gate, and SSL have tested and approved it. Hope you'll get used to it eventually, so you get the most out of your purchase. Dirk.