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Solid State Logic UC1 Channel Strip and Bus Compressor Control Surface

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Robust plug-in controller with intuitive yet versatile interface.

UC1 is a hardware plug-in controller like no other. It features dedicated knob-per-function controls for EQ and Dynamics, a center section with full Bus Compressor controls and an authentic moving-coil gain reduction meter. This combination provides the most creative, intuitive, and effective means of controlling plug-ins within your DAW session. In addition to controlling 360°-enabled plug-ins such as Channel Strip 2, 4K E,4K B and Bus Compressor 2, UC1 also includes SSL 360 Link, a ground-breaking plug-in that allows you to control any 3rd-party plug-in from the UC1 surface.

Console Ergonomics and Workflow

SSL production tools are the benchmark for studio ergonomics and workflow. UC1 draws on decades of analogue and digital console design to develop an intelligent and deeply integrated SSL plug-in control surface that lets you focus on your production goals and not the process.

UC1’s layout of encoders, switches and color groupings offers professional SSL console ergonomics seamlessly integrated with SSL's 360°-enabled plug-ins. Multiple parameters can be controlled simultaneously and precisely, equipping you with a production tool that nurtures muscle memory, provides unmatched sonic flexibility and inspires operator confidence. To expand your hybrid workflow further, accompany with the UF8 and UF1 Advanced DAW Controllers.

360 Link Plug-in

360 Link takes your SSL hybrid workflow to the next level, allowing you to control any 3rd-party plug-in from the UC1 surface. Delivered through a streamlined user interface and designed with intuitive setup features, SSL 360 Link lets you effortlessly start dropping 3rd-party plug-ins into your session and control them with the advanced "console-style" workflow that UC1 offers. Whilst UC1 is optimized for Channel Strip layout plug-ins, SSL 360 Link can be mapped to any plug-in, from a parametric EQ to a reverb, anything can be mapped to UC1 using 360 Link.

SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer

At the heart of the UC1 system is the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer, a place to view and control all of your 360°-enabled plug-ins. The 360° Plug-in Mixer offers an efficient way of interacting with multiple plug-ins simultaneously, further bridging the gap between console and in-the-box workflow. Thanks to 360 Link, 3rd party plug-ins are also shown in the plug-in mixer alongside Channel Strip 2, 4K E, and 4K B.

Highly Customizable for Any Plug-in

SSL 360 Link comes with a selection of customizable factory maps for popular SSL channel strip plug-ins from the likes of Slate Digital, Universal Audio, Waves and Brainworx. While UC1 is optimized for a typical Channel Strip layout, any plug-in can be quickly mapped from scratch using the user-friendly mapping tool. The mapping tool is super simple to use and offers a variety of mapping methods such as drag and drop or click and turn, allowing you to map your favorite plug-ins in no time at all.

Factory shipped maps:
Universal Audio: UAD SSL E Channel Strip
Slate Digital VMR (with SSL modules)
Waves: SSL EV2 Channel, SSL E-Channel, SSL G-Channel, CLA MixHub
Brainworx: bx_console SSL 9000 J, bx_console SSL 4000 E, bx_console SSL 4000 G
Harrison FasTrack

Perpetual plug-in licenses for 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins are included with UC1. Expertly modeled, the 4K B plug-in is an authentic emulation of the SL 4000 B channel strip—full of tone, punch and rich non-linear analog character. Channel Strip 2 is a fully featured channel strip, based on digital modeling of the EQ and Dynamics curves from the legendary XL 9000 K SuperAnalogue console. Bus Compressor 2 is the ultimate SSL Bus Compressor plug-in, featuring additional Ratio, Attack and Release options and oversampling. Additionally, SSL 360 Link plug-in is included with UC1, allowing it to control any 3rd-party plug-ins.

SSL Sound and Workflow

UC1 provides dedicated controls of all key SSL 360°-enabled plug-in parameters. EQ, Filters, Compressor and Gate/Expander controls offer the same configuration and visual feedback as found on large-format SSL consoles, allowing you to quickly home in on your channel processing sweet spot. SSL plug-ins are the only plug-ins designed by the team of SSL engineers at HQ in Oxford, with exclusive access to the original data sheets and specifications from which the consoles were made.

Bus Compressor

At the heart of UC1 are the Bus Compressor controls that talk directly to SSL Native Bus Compressor 2. The authentic layout and metering feels like you’re controlling a hardware bus comp built into the centre section of an SSL console. With a classic moving-coil gain reduction meter as found on SSL consoles since the 1970s, it represents the Bus Compressors time constants and gain reduction characteristics perfectly for producers and engineers to know exactly how it’s reacting with their instruments, subgroups and of course mix bus.

Move to Your Production Groove

Over the course of a session, workflow changes depending on the task in hand. SSL understands this, and that’s why SSL made sure UC1 offers the tools, visual feedback and total synchronization between hardware and software required to allow you to work the way you want at any given time. Get hands-on with the UC1 hardware, adjust parameters with the mouse in the individual plug-ins or immerse yourself in the Plug-in Mixer—changes are always synchronised across all software and hardware.

Production Speed, Processing Control and Creative Agility

Every detail of UC1 has been implemented to keep you in control and informed of how your mix is reacting to processing. Dedicated front panel encoders accompanied by an on-board hi-res display allow you to move quickly between instances of SSL 360°-enabled plug-ins directly from the surface. You can also load presets, as well as alter the channel strip process order. All of this feedback and control means, unlike many other controllers, you don't have to look at your DAW when driving UC1.

SSL 360° App & Plug-in Mixer

SSL 360° is the command centre and brains behind UC1. It’s a cross-platform application for Mac and Windows. Installing is quick and easy. Once installed, SSL 360° allows you access to the Plug-in Mixer, a place to view and control of your 360°-enabled plug-ins from one place. You can find SSL 360° on the Downloads page—just select "SSL UC1" from the drop-down list.

DAW Integration

Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase/Nuendo, Ableton Live, Studio One, REAPER, LUNA, Bitwig and Digital Performer DAWs are officially supported by UC1 & The Plug-in Mixer6-Month Trial of Complete Access: SSL Complete + Slate

All-Access Pass

Complete Access is the new subscription platform from Solid State Logic and Slate Digital, combining SSL Complete and Slate All access Pass. Featuring more than 100 plug-ins, worth more than $13,500, as well as a host of stems, tutorials and much more, Complete Access provides you with everything you need to make your next hit.


  • Legendary SSL workflow and console ergonomics meets the power of SSL 360 Every UC1 purchase includes licenses for SSL 360 Link, 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins
  • Seamlessly control 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins directly from UC1
  • Control any 3rd-party plug-in with the UC1 surface thanks to 360 Link
  • Authentic moving-coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter, driven digitally from the SSL Native Bus Compressor plug-ins
  • SSL Plug-in Mixer (hosted in SSL 360°) provides a place to view and control your 360-enabled plug-ins, all from one screen
  • Muscle-memory operation and constant visual feedback via the smart LED rings
  • UC1 display tells you which 360°-enabled channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-in UC1 is currently focused on
  • UC1 display gives you a value readout of the control currently being turned
  • Load Plug-in Presets and change Channel Strip process ordering (routing) directly from UC1
  • Switch between three different DAWs that are connected to the Plug-in Mixer
  • High-quality all-metal enclosure, with a brushed anodized top plate.
  • Hi-Speed USB connection to computer
  • Powered by SSL 360° Mac and Windows software
  • 6-month trial of Complete Access included

Order the Channel Strip and Control Surface today.


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