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Reproduces the sonic signature of the legendary SL 4000 E console channel strip
The X-Rack XR418 E Series Dynamics Module from Solid State Logic features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return faithfully to the circuitry and key components which define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip from the immortal SSL 4000 E console. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all discrete design identical to the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit.
The audio compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.
A little SSL 4000 E Series console history
The 4000 E was the first production console to include EQ (see #180297) and dynamics processors on every channel, as well a stereo bus compressor in the console's center-section (see Stereo Bus Compressor Module (#180241). The console quickly took the lead in music production when engineers discovered that the combination of these three features enabled them to create drums track with more punch, and put vocals, guitars, and bass in your face.
Note: Requires and SSL X-Rack (182047) to function.