For the first time, the legendary sound of Solid State Logic is available in software to users of DAW systems. Developed under license from Solid State Logic and with significant input from SSL engineers, the Waves SSL 4000 Collection includes emulations of technology from the console manufacturer's legendary past: the G-Master Buss Compressor, E-Channel and G-Equalizer.
To capture the SSL sound, Waves engineers worked closely with SSL's engineering team, spending over a year analyzing and modeling the distinctive sonic characteristics of SL 4000 factory reference consoles and components provided by Solid State Logic.
Chris Jenkins, SSL's director of commercial applications says: "There are numerous technical challenges in accurately emulating the subtle non-linearities of SSL analogue processor design that are an essential part of our characteristic sound and Waves has done a great job. For example, their emulation of the true r.m.s sidechain and 'overeasy' transfer function of the E-Series channel dynamics unit has faithfully captured the sound and performance of the original."
The collaboration with Waves marks a milestone for SSL as the first time the company has partnered with another organization. "This is a very exciting time, we're forging alliances to further a commitment to make our products work in a wide variety of creative environments," says SSL's Managing Director Antony David. "Just as there are those who will always prefer our analogue technology, we also want to support those who prefer to work in the box."
The SSL 4000 Collection is distributed and supported exclusively by Waves.