Solid State Logic UC1 Controller

Solid State Logic

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The Solid State Logic UC1 Controller is a hardware plug-in controller like no other - SSL hardware for your SSL software! The UC1 combines classic console ergonomics with the power of SSL plug-ins, for virtual console "in-the-box" audio production experience.

UC1 is a hardware plug-in controller like no other. It features dedicated knob-per-function controls for EQ and Dynamics, a centre 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.

360 Link: Highly Customisable for any plug-in
SSL 360 Link comes with a selection of customisable factory maps for popular SSL channel strip plug-ins from the likes of Slate Digital®, Universal Audio®, Waves® and Brainworx®. While UC1 is optimised 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 favourite 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

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 Mixer.

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 colour groupings offer professional SSL console ergonomics seamlessly integrated with our most advanced channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins to date. 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. 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 360°-enabled channel strips and Bus Compressors directly from the surface. You can also load presets, as well as alter the channel strip process order.

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 channel strips and Bus Compressors in one place. 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.

SSL 4K B, Channel Strip 2 & Bus Compressor 2 Plug-ins
UC1 provides dedicated controls of all key 4K B and Channel Strip 2 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. At the heart of UC1 are Bus Compressor controls. Its 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 1970’s, 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, sub groups and of course mix bus. Perpetual plug-in licenses for SSL 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins are included with UC1. Expertly modelled, the 4K B plug-in is an authentic emulation of the SL 4000 B channel strip – full of tone, punch and rich non-linear analogue character. Channel Strip 2 is a fully-featured channel strip, based on digital modelling 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.

Solid State Logic UC1 Controller Features

  • Legendary SSL workflow and console ergonomics meets the power of 360°-enabled plug-ins.
  • Every UC1 purchase includes perpetual licenses for SSL 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus
  • Compressor 2 plug-ins (worth $479.00)
  • Controls 3rd Party Plug-ins
  • Knob per-function control of Filters, EQ, Compressor and Gate controls.
  • Muscle-memory operation and constant visual feedback via the smart LED rings.
  • On-board display tells you which channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-in UC1 is currently
  • focused on, as well as giving you a value readout of the control currently being turned.
  • Adjustable brightness display, set via SSL 360° CONTROL SETUP page allows you to reduce controller brightness in dark studio environments.
  • Load Plug-in presets and change channel strip routing directly from UC1.
  • Authentic moving-coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter, driven from the SSL Bus Compressor 2 plug-in.
  • SSL Plug-in Mixer (hosted in SSL 360°) provides a place to view and control of your 360°-enabled channel strips and Bus Compressors, all from one screen.
  • Switch between 3 different DAWs that are connected to the Plug-in Mixer.
  • Enhanced DAW Integration via SSL 360°: UC1 controller now offers even tighter integration with VST3 DAWs like Cubase, Nuendo, Live, Studio One, REAPER, and LUNA. This integration provides control of DAW fader and pan from UC1 and the 360° Plug-in Mixer. The new integration also synchronises the DAW track colour, which is shown on the UC1 display.
  • High Quality all metal enclosure, with a brushed anodised top plate.
  • Hi-Speed USB connection to computer.
  • Powered by SSL 360° Mac and PC software.
  • 6-month Trial of SSL Complete included

Solid State Logic UC1 Controller Includes

  • Solid State Logic UC1 Controller
  • Auto-Ranging DC Power Supply
  • USB Type-C Cable (4.9')
  • USB Type-C to USB Type-A Cable (4.9')
  • 2 x Support Bracket
  • Allen Wrench
  • 4 x Hex Screw
  • Manufacturers Warranty

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  • 5
    The controller I've been waiting for.

    This is the best midi control surface on the market. I'm using 2 pieces of the three and it has made mixing so much easier. It's worth every penny.

  • 5
    UC1 controller

    Amazing controller with incredible sounding plugins. Definitely a game changer

What We Think


The SSL Native Bus Compressor and Channel Strip plugins have been available for some time. They’re now controllable with the Solid State Logic UC1 Controller! The UC1 combines classic console ergonomics with the power of SSL’s Native plugins. This allows for a hands-on and outboard experience while staying “in the box”. The plugins sound fantastic. It’s as close as you can get to that SSL sound in a plugin format - because these are made by SSL! With the UC1, you feel connected to the music with every move you make. It looks sleek and very familiar to those who have had the honor of using SSL hardware. One of our favorite features on this controller is the real VU meter for the bus compressor! You also have a beautiful input and output level meter, each with trim pots. The Bus Compressor section has a mix knob which is great for parallel processing. There are also transport controls and a scribble strip/screen that tells you what track you’re on in your DAW. Between these features, routing options, and the ability to store and switch between presets, the UC1 is so more than just a plugin controller. This is something that can literally change your entire workflow!

Wes DeLoach, Pro Audio Sales

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