The Solid State Logic’s 4000E mixing console was first introduced in 1979, changing mixing forever and becoming an instant studio classic. The iconic console has had more platinum records made on it than any other desk. This new update includes an exacting end-to-end circuit emulation of the channel, including the line and mic amps, with its ‘famous’ Jensen transformer and the dbx “gold-can” VCA output section. The new SSL 4000 E Channel Strip plug-in gives you the hardware’s mic/line preamp impedance, gain stage “sweet spots,” and exact circuit behaviours which can now be used to record using the Unison technology available on all Apollo’s audio interfaces. The ‘classic’ sound of the SSL 4000E is now available to us all as a plugin – making it a no-brainer for Point Blank’s Plugin of The Week.
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