Overview

This plugin is included in our MEGA Bundle Subscription and the Brainworx Brand Bundle at no extra cost!


That legendary SSL sound character
The G-Series is world renowned as one of the best consoles ever made for producing and mixing rock music, thanks to its tight, punchy and assertive tone, it’s pleasantly “crunchy” sound when pushed hard. In addition to its proven track record in rock production, the 4000 G was the board behind countless top 40 hits of the 80s, 90s, 2000s and beyond.

Beloved by some of the best in the business
The 4000 G is among the best-selling, best-sounding and most respected professional consoles of its era, and a favorite of major mixers including prolific living legends like Bob Clearmountain, Andy Wallace, Alan Moulder, and so many more. With a little bit more “grit” and edge than SSL’s E series, as well as a slightly tighter and more precise EQ, the G series continues to gain new die-hard fans to this day.

The most faithful recreation of this studio classic available
The bx_console SSL 4000 G 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 console.

Like having two channel strips in one
The 4000 G plugin includes all the features that made the original consoles so great, and more. You can switch between the “pink knob” and pultec-style “orange knob” versions of the EQ with the click of a mouse, or toggle between the E and G series dynamics modules just as easily.

Enhanced with special features only possible in the digital domain
Like all bx_console plugins, the 4000 G delivers the unique character of a real analog console with startling accuracy, thanks to its Tolerance Modeling Technology, which increases depth and realism by providing 72 uniquely varied channels—just like on a real board! But it also adds controls that are only possible in the digital domain. Special features include a mix knob, along with V-Gain and THD controls that allow you to dial in additional saturation and vibe without upsetting your mix balances or gain staging.

If you own bx_console SSL 4000 G you can buy bx_console SSL 4000 E or bx_console N for just $99 each! Just make sure you are logged in and you will see the $99 price for these products.

Features

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

  • Switchable EQ modes between the “pink knob” version for punchy lows and edgier mids, or the “orange knob” version for a smoother midrange and pultec-style bottom end.

  • A complete dynamics section switchable between E and G modes

  • Perfect emulation of every aspect of the original 4000 G 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

  • Superb

    ★★★★★
    by Sebbie
    I used this on mixes for the last couple of years. Absolutely superb. I love the THD saturation and the compressor. I won't launch into silly reasoning as to why I love it since it's a highly… Read More
  • bx_console SSL 4000 G

    ★★★★★
    by Following Light
    Great console , I think this is one of the best SSL emulations on the VST market!
  • Do I need to say?

    ★★★★★
    by Paul Misty
    It's just a great model of the SSL sonic characteristics from a G channel. Less crunchy than the E channel. Less distortion. Still more distortion than the J console. It's somewhat in the middle. It… Read More
  • Good

    ★★★★☆
    by Tryggvasson
    It's got that smack that I love about SSLs, a little cleaner, with a little spikier transients than the E. I especially like the TMT. Very CPU friendly. Not crazy about the rotary knobs, though. And… Read More
  • Pure Rock Sound!

    ★★★★★
    by Mario Aguilera
    My plugin for guitars, it just sounds really great! if you want that heavy and powerful in your guitars use this amazing EQ, there is no way a guitar sounds bad with this plugin, this EQ trasform all… Read More

Specification

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

Mac
Intel, or Apple Silicon (except for AAX) architecture

PC
x64-compatible CPU

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

Downloads

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ChangeLog

bx_console SSL 4000 G

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 G - 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