Bring your mixes to life with one of the most beloved consoles of all time
The 4000 E is the console that first earned Solid State Logic’s place in pro audio history, and helped change the sound of recorded music forever. Easily one of the best selling, best sounding and most respected professional consoles of all time, the 4000 E is a favorite of world class engineers and mixers like Chris Lord Alge, Tony Maserati, Rich Chycki, and Manny Marroquin to this day.

That Legendary SSL sound character
The E-Series is world renowned for being one of the best consoles ever made for producing and mixing rock and pop music, thanks to its tight, smooth and assertive tone, its pleasant saturation when pushed hard, and one of the most musical-sounding EQs ever developed by SSL. This widely-acclaimed sound helped make the 4000 E the mixing board behind countless top 40 hits of the 80s, 90s, 2000s and beyond.

The most faithful recreation of this studio classic available
The bx_console SSL 4000 E precisely recreates the signal path, workflow and sound of the original Solid State Logic channel strip at the component level, powered by Brainworx’ patented TMT technology. No other emulation comes as close to capturing the unmistakable sound and feel of working on a real analog SSL.

A complete console channel strip in the box
The plugin version of the 4000 E includes all the features and stages that made the original consoles so easy and satisfying to work with. From the tight, clear and assertive preamp, to its flexible filter and dynamics sections, and its game-changing EQ that remains one of the most talked about in the history of analog consoles. This bx_console rendition remakes every element of the original channel strip with startling accuracy.

Enhanced with special features only possible in the digital domain
Like all bx_console plugins, the 4000 E delivers the unique character of a real analog console with its Tolerance Modeling Technology, giving each iteration of the channel strip its own subtle character, increasing depth and realism, just like on the original board. Independent V-Gain and THD controls allow you to dial in additional saturation and vibe without upsetting your mix balances or gain staging. You can even switch between the classic “black knob” and “brown knob” versions of the EQ, with the click of a mouse.

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  • 72 different (!) TMT Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console

  • TMT — Brainworx patent-registered “Tolerance Modeling Technology” (US Patent No. 10,725,727)
  • Switchable EQ modes between the “brown knob” version, for a gentler and more musical filter slope, and the “black knob” version for a more surgical filter

  • A complete dynamics section switchable between E and G modes

  • Perfect emulation of every aspect of the original 4000 E channel strip, including preamp, filters, compression, expander/gate and 4-band parametric EQ

  • Continuously variable THD and Virtual Gain controls to add colorful saturation and/or simulated analog noise independently or globally

  • Scalable UI to adapt to your screensize and workflow

  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound

  • The only true CONSOLE emulation—everything else is just a channel strip.

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Richard Chycki

    Richard Chycki

    Mixer/Engineer (Rush, Dream Theater, Skillet, Aerosmith)

    The Brainworx SSL models perfectly frame the beauty of imperfection found in analog consoles.

Customer Reviews

  • good, but missing a few things

    by dh
    sounds pretty great, and its nice to use, its a shame there is no oversample and no separate sidechain for the expander/gate... perhaps we'll get an update some day!
  • SSL 4000E

    by Macmac
    So, I've got the Fab Filters suite, a bunch of hardware emulations from Universal Audio, and a half dozen Isotope processors. Each and any combination of those certainly have their applications. … Read More
  • Meu ChannelStrip favorito

    by Kelvin Diniz
    Eu sempre gostei de emulações da SSL e esse plugin me surpreendeu. Tem uma aplicação incrível na sonoridade. As frequências baixas muito suaves e as altas muito quentes ali próximo dos 7kHz.… Read More
  • Love This Channel Strip

    by Dallin N
    Move over Waves — the programmers at Brainworx have successfully merged authentic transformer tone into a versatile EQ/compressor/HP/LP/saturator without hogging all your RAM. The SSL 4000 E is now… Read More
  • SSL Plug-in at its finest

    by Carl
    This is the one you need if you're looking for the SSL sound. The GUI and the controls are perfect. It sounds like a desk. The EQ makes wonders on every type of track. I use this all the time!


Supported Plugin Formats
AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, AAX AudioSuite, VST2, VST3

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 12 down to macOS 10.11
Windows 11 down to Windows 8

Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

x64-compatible CPU

System Requirements
Display resolution: 1440 × 900px or 1280 × 960px or higher
Memory: 2 GB RAM


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bx_console SSL 4000 E

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E - Changelog

Version 1.6.2 (Jun 28, 2022)
- General: Fixed potential blacklisting of VST2 on Windows
- General: Fixed potential crashes on Windows
- General: Fixed processing being Mono with VST2 in FL Studio
- General: Fixed value readouts not being present when clicking knob

Version 1.6.1 (Mar 21, 2022)
- Fixed incorrect metering behavior

Version 1.6 (Mar 15, 2022)
- General: added native Apple Silicon compatibility for VST3, VST2 and AU
- General: added macOS Monterey support
- General: added Windows 11 and Windows 10 21H1 support
- General: discontinued Windows 7 support
- General: discontinued macOS 10.9 and 10.11 support
- General: fixed metering behavior in block sizes of 2048 samples and higher

Version 1.5 (Mar 22, 2021)
- General: Compatibility with Logic on Apple Silicon devices via the Rosetta-2 layer
- General: Fixed possible artefacts when freezing or bouncing tracks in Pro Tools
- General: Fixed automation highlighting disappearing in Studio One
- General: Improved license dialog visibility in dark mode

Version 1.4 (May 27, 2020)
- General: Qualified for use with the Windows 10 May 2020 Update
- General: VST3: Fixed potential hangs in a DAW upon loading
- General: Fixed logical issues in undo / redo behavior
- General: Fixed UI resizing issues in Ableton Live on Windows
- General: Fixed audio processing initialization issues on amp and delay products
- Fixed possible compression misbehavior at 192k sample rate
- Improved metering behavior

Version 1.3 (Nov 06, 2019)
- General: Qualified for use with macOS 10.15 Catalina
- General: Qualified for use with Windows 10 November 2019 Update
- General: Fixed plugin validation in Logic under macOS Catalina
- General: Fixed preset name restore in Logic when reopening a session
- General: Fixed opening authorization dialog triggering automation
- General: Improved instantiation times for plugins
- General: Improved license functionality and branding for subscription
- General: Removed 32-bit support on macOS and Windows
- Added scalable UI feature

Version 1.2 (Jul 10, 2019)
- Added meter calibration functionality
- General: macOS 10.14.5 Update compatibility
- General: Windows 10 1903 Update compatibility
- General: Fixed activation issue in Windows hosts set to non-English language (e.g. Cakewalk)
- General: AU: Fixed issue with increased CPU and memory on reopening UI
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with adapting to host knob mode, and now prioritizing linear
- General: VST3: Fixed issue with VST3 preset permissions
- General: VST3: Improved synchronization between parameter states and some UI functions, e.g. toolbar reset

Version 1.1 (Nov 16, 2018)
- General: macOS Mojave compatibility
- General: Windows October 2018 update compatibility
- General: adding Windows High DPI support for VST2/3 plugins
- General: Fixed potential crashes in Cubase and other VST2 / VST3 DAWs
- General: Fixed potential CPU spikes and audio dropouts
- General: Fixed rendering in Pro Tools on the start of a session
- General: Fixed missing presets in Wavelab and other VST3 DAWs
- General: Improving keyboard control, fixing issues with catched keys preventing it from passing through to DAW
- General: Fixed parallel use of host sessions (e.g. with Live)
- Fixed THD ALL & V Gain ALL resets all Console THD ALL & V Gain ALL settings to default when loading
- Fixed Solo title remains in Mono version
- Fixed CPU spikes and UI animation issues during automation
- Fixed compressor mix knob at zero produces audible digital clicks

Version 1.0 (Jul 9, 2018)
- Release version