Solid State Logics Fusion Mega Sale is on at plugin boutique with 84% OFF on five SSL Fusion Plugins.
SSL Fusion processors are all modeled after the detail, warmth, and finesse delivered by their acclaimed hardware counterpart the analogue SSL Fusion.
Price $29 (Till Nov 8th, 2023)
The SSL Fusion HF Compressor plug-in emulates the high-frequency smoothing circuit from the SSL Fusion stereo outboard hardware processor.
This compressor only affects only frequencies above the crossover and delivers the distinctive sound of high-frequency rounding. With the ratio, attack and release all optimised for maximum transparency, the smooth compression and tape-like high-frequency roll-off help tame unwanted harshness that can build up in a mix, or with individual stems.
In addition to the features of the original hardware, the SSL Fusion HF Compressor plug-in introduces MIX and AUTO GAIN controls, which allow you to dial in the perfect amount of HF smoothing and apply an automatic makeup gain to the compressed frequencies. Combined with feedback from the Gain Reduction graphs, meter and circuit activity LED from the original hardware, quickly taming harshness is a breeze.
Along with ECO mode for tracking and recording, the SSL Fusion HF Compressor plug-in also introduces a brand-new feature of the SSL Plug-in Engine – built-in help. Simply click the question mark ‘?’ symbol in the bottom right-hand corner and mouse over the GUI for context-aware guidance and information about the plug-in and its controls.
The SSL Fusion Stereo Image plug-in is modelled on the mid-side processing circuit from the SSL Fusion stereo outboard hardware processor.
This true-analogue circuit utilises a technique that separates a stereo signal into two channels: a sum (L+R) for the sounds in the center (M) and a difference signal (L-R) for the sounds on the left and right (S) allowing you to narrow or widen the stereo image using the WIDTH control. The SPACE circuit is a frequency-dependent width control based on the concept of Stereo Shuffling, allowing you to inject interesting depth effects into your mix. Now in your DAW!
SSL Fusion Stereo Image exposes a brand new SHUFFLE control for changing the frequency cut-off in the SPACE circuit, exposes insight into the stereo field of the signal using the built-in polar sample vectorscope, and lets you easily audition the stereo field of the signal using the SOLO SIDE feature – combine this with the SSL Plug-in Engine A/B-ing feature to hear just what a difference SSL Fusion Stereo Image can make to your mixes.
The SSL Fusion Transformer plug-in emulates the Fusion’s switchable SSL Transformer circuit. The 600-ohm, 1:1-wound under-damped transformer introduces low-end thickening and high-end sheen to your signals, giving it a subtle heft as a result of the LF saturation and frequency phase shift introduced by driving the circuit.
Use SHINE to augment or remove the HF phase and EQ effects, turn up the AMOUNT to amplify the harmonic distortion. Both controls can be used to amplify the effects beyond the original circuit. The MIX control allows you to blend with the original signal to dial in the perfect amount of transformer mojo.
In addition to LF EXTEND, which bypasses the dynamic LF roll-off – that is, the natural low-end roll-off that occurs as you drive the transformer circuit - for extra low-end ‘oomph’ and ECO mode for tracking and recording, the SSL Fusion Transformer plug-in also includes built-in help. Simply click the question mark ‘?’ symbol in the bottom right-hand corner and mouse over the GUI for context-aware guidance and information about the plug-in and its controls.
The SSL Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in is a digital emulation of the Vintage Drive processor from SSL’s critically acclaimed SSL Fusion stereo outboard hardware processor. Designed to produce the gentle harmonic saturation and soft compression reminiscent of driving vintage hardware into the analogue sweet spot, the SSL Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in is a must-have for adding organic analogue feel to your tracks, groups, mixes and masters.
SSL Fusion Vintage Drive offers some fantastic new options without complication; use the MIX control to dial in the perfect amount of vintage drive, use the AUTO GAIN functionality to drive the signal without destructively affecting your mix levels, and use the brand new ECO mode to drop the plug-in into zero latency, reduced-CPU operation for use during tracking and recording.
The SSL Fusion Violet EQ plug-in emulates the 2-band shelving EQ from the SSL Fusion stereo outboard hardware processor.
The Violet EQ is the first new Solid State Logic analogue EQ circuit in more than 25 years, and draws on SSL’s legacy and heritage to deliver a set of meticulously selected frequency points and response curves, forming an intuitive and musical EQ that’s incredibly easy to use – now in the DAW!
Alongside the new ‘FAT’ button - introducing a subtle bump to the low-end when the HPF is switched in - the SSL Fusion Violet EQ plug-in also has built-in help. Simply click the question mark ‘?’ symbol in the bottom right-hand corner and mouse over the GUI for context-aware guidance and information about the plug-in and its controls. It also offers an ECO mode, which drops the plug-in into a reduced latency and CPU-user mode designed for tracking and recording.