Overview

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

Solid State Logic’s 9000 J joins Brainworx’s SSL Console-Series!

The big, deep and clear sound of the Solid State Logic 9000 series consoles is now available through the Plugin Alliance, brought to you by Brainworx. With the power of TMT, this officially-authorized bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin allows you to mix on a 72-channel analog SSL console - inside your DAW! Use it to harness the power of the most famous British console ever produced for your mixes.

The SSL 9000 J improved on its predecessors by offering extended bottom end, a more clean and open top end, and additional distortion-free headroom—quickly making it a favorite among the top producers and engineers who crafted some of the biggest pop, hip hop, R&B and orchestral recordings of the 1990s, 2000s and beyond.

The Brainworx bx_console SSL 9000 J was created using the original schematics, and in close collaboration with the SSL team. Additional refinement of the emulation came thanks to legendary mixer Michael Brauer, who helped Brainworx match the plugin’s sound and behavior to the SSL 9000 J he personally used on countless gold- and platinum-selling records throughout his career.

Experience the sound of SSL at its best, with the console design used on countless major releases from artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Evanescence, Britney Spears, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Santana, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Coldplay, James Bay, Wyclef Jean, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Yo Gotti, John Legend, DMX, Mary J Blige, Nas and so many more.

Brainworx has also added powerful plugin only features such as adjustable THD, a compressor mix parameter, and a V-Gain control for authentic control of the analog signal path. Michael Brauer and other top mixers have also helped create a rich menu of presets to help you get started using the bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin in your own mixes. This new bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin has been taken to the next level by SSL & Brainworx engineers. The bx_console SSL 9000 J:

  • Was created using the original Solid State Logic 9000 J schematics
  • Was built using Component Modeling with assistance of SSL engineers
  • Features original EQ, Dynamics and Filter sections with plugin-only enhancements by Brainworx engineers
  • Gives you unique Brainworx features such as changing THD & V-GAIN across all plugin instances
  • Enlisted the help of mixing legend Michael Brauer to test and match against his favorite SL 9000 J console
  • Features powerful presets created by Michael Brauer

Features

  • 72 different (!) TMT Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console
  • Switchable EQ modes between E and G-style filters
  • 9000 series-only dynamics features such as “peak detect” and expander/gate “hold”
  • 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
  • Refined with help from mixing legend Michael Brauer, who tested the plugin against his favorite SL 9000 J console and provided feedback and notes
  • The only true CONSOLE emulation—everything else is just a channel strip.
  • Featuring TMT (Tolerane Modeling Technology, US Patent No. 10,725,727)

Audio Examples

Industry Reviews

  • Michael Brauer

    Michael Brauer

    7 Grammy Awards (Coldplay, John Mayer, The Rolling Stones)

    The bx_console SSL 9000 J was the missing link going hybrid and in the box. I have it across all my tracks.

  • Ken

    Ken "DURO" Ifill

    6 Grammy Awards (Beastie Boys, Nas, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys)

    After mixing in the box exclusively for 15 years, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the 9000 J plugin. The SL 9000 J was my console of choice for many years and a major part of my mix sound. It… Read More

  • Jeru The Damaja

    Jeru The Damaja

    Record Producer & Rapper

    Whether it's fat drums or a clean punchy vocal, you can achieve it with the SSL 9000 J. The bx_console SSL 9000 J might just be my new best friend.

  • Maria Elisa Ayerbe

    Maria Elisa Ayerbe

    Multi-Grammy & Latin Grammy nominated Engineer

    I have been using the bx_console SSL 9000 J channel strip and I can clearly tell there are no capacitors in this emulation. It is transparent and there is lots of headroom! The low end extension… Read More

  • Eryck Bry

    Eryck Bry

    Music Producer, Mixing Engineer, Composer

    The SSL 9000 J channel strip plugin shines on all departments in my opinion. It’s the swiss knife for Hip-hop, R&B, and Pop mixes! The bottom has excellent focus, very detailed with depth and… Read More

Customer Reviews

  • In Your Face Sound

    ★★★★★
    by Alexey Soloviev
    Love bx_console SSL 9000 J a lot and use in most of my mixes it helps me to create solid and "In Your Face Sound" very punchy sound for drums and other instruments. Really awesome and must have… Read More
  • Amazing Feel

    ★★★★★
    by Ssl 9000
    I worked once on a real SSL and the feel and sound of BX console 9000 is so close! What a sound! Thanks Brainworx
  • Really nice !

    ★★★★★
    by Rauno /MixFinland
    Hi,
    I´m producer from Finland (land of ice and snow). I really like this fantastic sounding channel. I have worked with SSL 4000+ desk and this plugin always reminds me of how puncy… Read More
  • Amazing

    ★★★★★
    by Dave T
    I love this one its basically on every track
  • Top draw swiss-army knife solution for almost everything...

    ★★★★☆
    by kissysellout
    All all the PA plug-ins that have decimated my bank balance this year, this is an all-in-one work-horse style processing solution that I definitely couldn't live without now.
    Key things to… Read More

Specification

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

Supported Operating Systems
macOS 10.9 through 11
Windows 7 through 10

Mac
Intel CPU only (minimum 2 GHz recommended)

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 9000 J

bx_console SSL 9000 J - Changelog

Version 1.2 (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 1.1
- skipped

Version 1.0.1 (Dec 11, 2020)
- fixed crashing issues during sessionload in Pro Tools on macOS

Version 1.0 (Apr 7, 2020)
- Release version