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Solid State Logic 9000 J Joins Brainworx’s SSL Console-Series

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Solid State Logic 9000 J now available as part of Brainworx’s SSL Console-Series

Brainworx Audio is proud to announce the availability of bx_console SSL 9000 J. Placing the big, deep, and clear sound of Solid State Logic’s legendary large-format 9000 J Series console in the hands of DAW users as an officially-approved plugin with 72 different TMT (patented Tolerance Modeling Technology) emulations. Empowering anyone to build a 72-channel analog SSL console in the box by using TMT to harness the power of the most famous British console ever produced for their mixes.

bx_console SSL 9000 J is part of the expanding line of Brainworx TMT console emulation plugins. The plugin bx_console SSL 9000 J adds many mods and new, contemporary features not present in the original analog console. Considerably increasing the plugin’s power and flexibility. bx_console SSL 9000 J is a hyper-realistic analog large-format-console sound for your DAW.

Solid State Logic 9000 J – The Sound of Hip Hop & Pop

Approved by SSL & injected with TMT (BX’s patented Tolerance Modeling Technology). With the much-enhanced bandwidth and low-end of the 9k, you can now create fuller, cleaner, deeper, stronger, and more shiny mixes than ever.

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  • 72 different (!) TMT Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console
  • Switchable EQ modes between E and G-style filters
  • 9000 series-only dynamics features such as “peak detect” and expander/gate “hold”
  • Continuously variable THD and Virtual Gain controls to add colorful saturation and/or simulated analog noise independently or globally
  • Scalable UI to adapt to your screensize and workflow
  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound
  • Refined with help from mixing legend Michael Brauer. Who tested the plugin against his favorite SL 9000 J console and provided feedback and notes
  • The only true CONSOLE emulation—everything else is just a channel strip.

Think Coldplay, Madonna, Jay-Z, DMX, Nas, and many more! The perfect evolution for the Brainworx SSL series – and a world’s first for your DAW.

Quick Tip from PA

Duplicate one instance of bx_console SSL 9000 J across all your tracks and then click the Random Channel/All button to randomize all the channel numbers at once and immediately produce that big-console sound!) Select Digital Mode for any channel pair to bypass TMT and match the two channels’ responses exactly – helpful when gating both sides of a stereo track in perfect synchrony.

Build based on Solid State Logic 9000 J Schematics

Brainworx’s bx_console SSL 9000 J was developed utilizing the original Solid State Logic 9000 J schematics and built by using component modeling in close collaboration with SSL engineers. Additional refinement of the exacting emulation came courtesy of GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael helped Brainworx by matching the plugin’s sound and behavior to the SSL 9000 J he personally used on countless Gold- and Platinum-selling records throughout his celebrated career.

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Routing Options

The SSL 9000 J console has many options for routing your audio signals. Some of these would not make sense in a Digital Audio Workstation. So Brainworx made sure bx_console SSL 9000 J has all routing options you will need.

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Brainworx has also added powerful plugin only features such as adjustable THD, a compressor mix parameter, and a V-Gain control for authentic control of the analog signal path. Michael Brauer and other top mixers have also helped create a rich menu of presets to help you get started using the bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin in your own mixes. This new bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin has been taken to the next level by SSL & Brainworx engineers. The bx_console SSL 9000 J:

  • Was created using the original Solid State Logic 9000 J schematics
  • Was built using Component Modeling with the assistance of SSL engineers
  • Features original EQ, Dynamics and Filter sections with plugin-only enhancements by Brainworx engineers
  • Gives you unique Brainworx features such as changing THD & V-GAIN across all plugin instances
  • Enlisted the help of mixing legend Michael Brauer to test and match against his favorite SL 9000 J console
  • Features powerful presets created by Michael Brauer

Presets 

Musically, Michael Brauer and other top-tier mix engineers have helped create a rich menu of presets so users of the bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin can get going without necessarily needing to start from scratch. Speedily experience the sound of SSL at its best — in the box, with the console design used on countless major releases from artists including Aerosmith, James Bay, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Joe Bonamassa, Coldplay, DMX, Evanescence, Yo Gotti, Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Madonna, John Mayer, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Rihanna, Santana, Shakira, Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kanye West, and so many more. 

SSL 9000 J Improvements

The SSL 9000 J improved upon its predecessors by offering extensive bottom end, a more clean and open top end, and additional distortion-free headroom. Quickly making it a favorite among the top producers and engineers who crafted some of the biggest pop, hip-hop, R&B, and orchestral recordings of the 1990s, 2000s, and beyond.

Experience the sound of SSL at its best, with the console design used on countless major releases from artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Evanescence, Britney Spears, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Santana, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Coldplay, James Bay, Wyclef Jean, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Yo Gotti, John Legend, DMX, Mary J Blige, Nas and so many more.

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A fully-functional, 14-day trial of bx_console SSL 9000 J is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here.

About Brainworx Audio

Brainworx Audio stands for finest audio engineering Made in Germany. Passion drives us to push audio technology forward every day. We value the work of our plugin developers and the creators of the original hardware units we emulate. Brainworx strives for sonic excellence and a perfect sound experience for every single user with the development of high-end audio software for native and DSP based systems, often based on emulations of analog hardware from international partners. Our smart solutions are the result of our analog and digital DNA, and our real-world experience in pro audio production.

Pricing and Availability

Solid State Logic 9000 J is included in Plugin Alliance’s MEGA Bundle Subscription and the Brainworx Brand Bundle at no extra cost! bx_console SSL 9000 J is available for purchase (as an AAX AudioSuite-, AAX DSP-, AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plugin for macOS 10.9 through 10.14 and Windows 7 through 10) at an attractive introductory price of $299.99 USD until April 22, 2020 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $349.00 USD.

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Owners of bx_console SSL 4000 E or bx_console SSL 4000 G can add the new bx_console SSL 9000 J to their Plugin Alliance account for only $149.99 USD by managing their plugins and various personal offers.

Owners of bx_console N, bx_console Focusrite SC, bx_digital V3, bx_townhouse, bx_XL V2, Elysia alpha compressor, Lindell Audio 80 Series, Mäag Audio EQ4, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (any version), SPL IRON, or SPL Transient Designer Plus can add the new bx_console SSL 9000 J to their Plugin Alliance account for just $179.99 USD courtesy of the brand partners by managing their plugins and various personal offer.

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SSL 4000 E Analog Mixing Console IR’S by PastToFutureReverbs

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SSL 4000 E Analog Mixing Console IR’S by PastToFutureReverbs

PastToFutureReverbs sampled the input channel and the Mix-buss of this amazing sounding Analog Mixing Console! Place the channel IR’s as the first FX/Plug-in into your tracks and the Buss IR’s into your busses and stereo bus.

You will hear how your mixes instantly become bigger, wider and you will get more depth to your mixes!

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For the best results, mix with these IR’s from the beginning. It changes the way you would eq and level the tracks. If you have too many channels, PastToFutureReverbs would recommend a Cab IR loader/player instead of a Convolution reverb plug-in to save CPU Power!

Pricing and Availability

SSL 4000 E Analog Mixing Console IR’S is available now.

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Plugin Alliance goes Subscription and Releases The MEGA Bundle

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Plugin Alliance is proud to announce the availability of the new MEGA Bundle Subscription Services. The MEGA Bundle is the new gold standard for subscription-based plugin-bundles, offering an impressive collection of 100+ plugins from 28 Alliance brands including SSL, Ampeg, Brainworx, Focusrite and many more.

I use in my daily workflow several Plugin Alliances plugins, they part of my Top 5 Plugin and Effect companies. Well worth to check their product line and start using either the subscription or single plugins. See also our Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E Review – an SSL console Emulation by Plugin Alliance, bx_masterdesk Review – Mastering for All and Complete Mastering Chain by Brainworx, bx_oberhausen Review – a Famous Iconic Synthesizers Emulation by Brainworx, SpecOps Review – Spectral Effects Processing by Unfiltered Audio, and BYOME Review – Build Your Own Modular Effect by Unfiltered Audio.

MEGA Bundle

The MEGA Bundle contains an ever-growing collection, starting today with 100+ state-of-the-art plugins:

  • Best-in-class TMT console-emulations from SSL, Focusrite and more
  • Brainworx M/S Mastering tools
  • Several Virtual Instruments from DS Audio, Brainworx and more
  • 3D mixing from DearVR / Sennheiser
  • Innovative modular FX from Unfiltered Audio
  • Dozens of branded and officially endorsed analog-modeled units
    • Guitar Amps (ENGL, DIEZEL, Chandler…)
    • Bass Amps (Ampeg…)
    • EQs (Mäag, SPL, Millennia, Dangerous Music…)
    • Compressors (Shadow Hills, Purple Audio, Vertigo, ACME, elysia…)
    • Effects (ADA, Noveltech…)
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All these plugins are being offered in multi-platform versions, working on Mac and PC (VST 2/3, AAX and AU). 70+ of our plugins even work on professional AAX DSP systems. Plugin Alliance offers a simple and unified, dongle-free activation scheme, so one activation will give users access to ALL of the tools at once, and every license for the bundle is good to activate up to 3 machines!

Pricing and Availability

From Q4 on, the MEGA Bundle will be available for $24.99 per month.
But as of today, prepaid annual plans (1 Year Auto-Renewal) are being offered for $249.99 per year, which is a 17% saving over the month-to-month price. ($24.99 x 12 = $299.88 per year // Prepaid Annual plan = $249.99 per year)

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Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E Review – an SSL Console Emulation by Plugin Alliance

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Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E by Plugin Alliance Review

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is an emulation of the famous vintage Solid State Logic E Console that used countless hit records in the mixing process, buss compressor, and pro audio. The Brainworx bx console SSL 4000 E is a plug-in that can be used to process and mix signals. The SSL 4000 E is a plug-in that was designed to work with the DAW software.

Vintage gear is often considered to be the best gear out there. This is because it has a certain character and sound that modern gear just can’t replicate. While it’s true that vintage gear can be expensive, it’s worth the investment if you can find something that works for you.

The SSL series console is a line of analog audio consoles manufactured by Solid State Logic. The consoles are widely used in recording studios, and have become the de-facto standard. The SSL 4000E is a popular model and has been used on albums by artists such as U2, Michael Jackson, and Lady Gaga.

SSL is known for solid state consoles and their artificial sound, which has become a standard in recording studios worldwide, with an amazing depth of sound. The emulation of this vintage console SSL 4000 E by Brainworx bx_console delivers all the charm of this sound, but with improved clarity of the mix.

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E Review

If you are looking for an emulation of the famous vintage solid state console SSL 4000 E used in countless hit records in the mixing process, buss compressor, and pro audio studio. The Brainworx bx console SSL 4000 E is a plug-in that can be used to process and mix your signals.

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Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E Installation

The installation with the Plugin Alliance is straightforward, you select the products you own in the Plugin Alliance installer tool, and the tool download and installs all needed files.

The plugin alliance installer tool will copy the needed files to your plugins directory. The Emulation is available for VST, AU (64-bit host), and RTAS in Windows and Mac in 32/64 bit format.

After the easy installation is behind us let’s start our SSL 4000 E Review plugin alliance or brainworx bx_console E SSL 4000.

SSL 4000 E – The Console Emulator

After the installation you will find a new plugin in your VST or AU plugins list, it is called Brainworx BX Console E. The plugin will show up in your plugins list with the same look as all other Plugin Alliance Plugins, so you know it is a member of their family.

The SSL console emulation is available in three different versions: bx_console N (no automation) bx_console E (with full automation) and bx_console G (with global automation).

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SSL 4000 E – Usage

The Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is a Channel Strip Plugin. You can find it in the list of plugins for your DAW, just as you would any other channel strip plugin. The first thing you will want to do is place it on a track. It looks like a Channel Strip plugin, so it will probably go in an Insert Slot. You can change this by right-clicking on the plugin and selecting “move”.

The Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E has two channels (in/out). We should insert it on one track, for example, the drums track. Then we can decide if we want to use channel 1 for the drums or channel 2.

The plugin comes with many features like built-in EQ and compressor, but it’s SSL emulation is what you are after when using this plugin. The two main components of the SSL 4000 E Console were the EQ and compression sections. So let’s focus on them first.

SSL 4000 E – EQ

The EQ section of the Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is a 4-band parametric equalizer. It has the same frequency bands as the EQ in the SSL console. You can find these same frequency bands in most channel strip plugins.

The bandwidth (Q) can be set to three different values: 0, 1, and 2. This lets you change the width of the EQ bands. The bottom half of the plugin lets you set the gain for each band.

The Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E has an interesting feature, which is a “side-chain” section. The side-chain input lets you choose one of four different sources for the EQ band processing. These are:

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The plugin has an excellent metering section with built-in the spectrum analyzer, so it is easy to see what frequencies are affected by each EQ band. The output section shows how much gain is applied at each frequency band.

SSL 4000 E – Sound

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is an SSL console emulation. There are several in existence and available to buy as a software version.

If you want to produce a track that has the vibe of Solid State Logic analog consoles which have become the de-facto standard in studios worldwide, you may wonder which Solid State Logic (SSL) plugin to select.

More than dozens of plugin developers have released their version of an SSL emulation. Plugin Alliance’s Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is one of the best versions available to date. I own a few of the most popular (and expensive) SSL emulations.

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is based on the same technology as their acclaimed plugin, the bx_digital V3. The EQ and compression sections are taken from that plugin with some additions/adjustments.

The best way to find out how the Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E compares with other SSL emulations is to compare it with other versions available.

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Emulation of a Full SSL Console

With the bx_console SSL (solid state logic) 4000 E, you get the emulation of a full console to add that warm sound to your composition, this is what you are looking for when you work on pro audio sound and want to add some most famous british console vibe.

You have access to Filters, Compressor, Expander / Gate Section, High Frequency (HF) Band, High-Mid Frequency (HMF) Band, Low-Mid Frequency (LMF) Band, Low Frequency (LF) Band, and a Master Section.

Besides its completeness when it comes to the full feature support of a whole console you get a very unique feature that emulates the old vintage hardware.

When you look back at the old console which is hardware-based you can have to keep in mind that those are not digital computer stations. The consoles are built using so-called analog gear which means that the elements used are always unique and different from each other.

The used components do age and change over time the outcoming tone. That is not possible with digital hardware solutions, those just stop working.

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SSL Native Channel Strip

One channel strip does not fully produce the same sound and tone as the channel strip beside it. With old gear, this was one of the reasons why they always sound better and special. Tolerance Modeling Technology is the technology used in the plugin to emulate this.

With Tolerance Modeling Technology plugins from Brainworx can emulate variability of used and emulated components. The plugin developer has really found an unique way to add variant vibes of analog hardware to the digital emulation.

When you look back at the SSL 4000 E console, you know that it is one of the most successful consoles ever built and used by many famous artists. The bx_console SSL (solid state logic) 4000 E plugin is an excellent way to use this console emulation inside your DAW environment “in the box”.

You Are in Search of Ssl Sound?

If you are in search of an SSL emulation, Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E might be exactly what you are looking for. It is an excellent product that offers well-rounded functionality for mastering and mixing engineers who want to add that analog vibe to their digital tracks.

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is a fantastic plugin that accurately recreates the sound of an SSL console in your DAW. It’s easy to use and has a wealth of features, making it a great choice for any engineer looking to add some analog warmth to their mixes.

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The EQ section is especially well-done, with each band providing a wealth of controls for precise tweaking. The compressor is also very versatile and can be used to add punch or warmth to your tracks.

If you’re looking for an SSL emulation that’s accurate and easy to use, the Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is definitely worth checking out. It’s a fantastic emulation of one of the most well-respected consoles ever built, and it’s available at a great price point.

Professional Music Production

The name SSL is very well known in professional music production circles as the dominant mixing console for over 20 years. Other brands have tried to emulate this powerhouse analog console but few have done it with the success that Brainworx has achieved with the bx_console SSL 4000 E.

This plugin not only accurately emulates the sound of the original console, but it also includes a number of unique features that make it stand out from the competition. The filters, compressor, and EQ sections are all well-done and provide a wealth of controls for precise tweaking.

This is where the whole magic beside the SSL sounds of this plugin is. You can apply the plugin to all your instruments tracks and within the plugin simply randomize the Tolerance Modeling Technology setting for all applied plugins.

I would recommend trying out the random button as you get different results every time you press it.

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Now to the legendary sound of the SSL features emulated in this plugin. If you are looking to take a full blow SSL E console into your DAW at an attractive price (compare to the old console) you have found with the Brainworx SSL E console an exceptional SSL Console or Deck.

The sound is exceptional And SSL is like as expected by an SSL company endorsed plugin effect. I do recommend applying the SSL console to all your main instruments tracks (use the Tolerance Modeling Technology feature) to add some vibe and glue to your tracks without even setting up each channel rack itself.

Running sound through this plugin makes it sparkle a bit.

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If you are interested in a full feature description there is an excellent manual available. The SSL deck emulates up to 72 channels and comes with an outstanding tone and SSL vibe.

For your mixing tasks, bx_console E glows with an excellent sound and unique features.

SSL 4000 E – User Interface & Usability

The SSL E Emulation comes with a UI that reminds me of a modern SSL E console with some modern enhancements to make it look modern and fresh.

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The Plugin is also very CPU friendly and allows it to be applied to all channels on a decent Computer without a drawback.

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Ssl 4000 E Review Plugin Alliance – Conclusion

The Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is an excellent plugin that accurately recreates the sound of an SSL console. It’s easy to use and has a wealth of features, making it a great choice for any engineer looking to add some analog warmth to their mixes. The EQ section is especially well-done, with each band providing a wealth of controls for precise tweaking.

The compressor is also very versatile and can be used to add punch or warmth to your tracks. If you’re looking for an SSL emulation that’s accurate and easy to use, the Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is definitely worth checking out.

It’s a fantastic emulation of one of the most well-respected consoles ever built, and it’s available at a great price point.

I do recommend applying the SSL console to all your main instruments tracks (use the Tolerance Modeling Technology feature) to add some vibe and glue to your tracks without even setting up each channel rack itself. Running sound through this plugin makes it sparkle a bit.

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The Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is an excellent plugin that accurately recreates the sound of a famous British console SSL console. It’s easy to use and has a wealth of features, making it a great choice for any engineer looking to add some analog warmth to their mixes.

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The EQ section is especially well-done, with each band providing a wealth of controls for precise tweaking. The compressor is also very versatile and can be used to add punch or warmth to your tracks. If you’re looking for an SSL emulation that’s accurate and easy to use, the Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E is definitely worth checking out.

SSL 4000 E – Rating: Five out of five stars

Brainworx bx_console SSL 4000 E by Plugin Alliance adds the SSL tone to your tracks, with the Tolerance Modeling Technology for each plugin instance used in your mix it makes the analog experience comprehensive.

Tolerance Modeling Technology is for us in the box mixer the feature that leaves many other competing products behind. Through Tolerance Modeling Technology you get very close to the sound of a real hardware console.

bx_console SSL 4000 E sounds very much like an analog with a surprisingly low CPU load.

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