Solid State Logic unveils UC1 controller

British manufacturer Solid State Logic (SSL) has unveiled the UC1 controller, designed to take hardware plug-in control to the next level. 

Building on the success of its recently launched UF8 advanced DAW controller, the UC1 combines classic console ergonomics with the SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins, for virtual console ‘in-the-box’ audio production.

“With the addition of UC1, we now provide a series of studio-quality, affordable production hardware controllers with our signature SSL design approach,” said SSL Managing Director Nigel Beaumont. “From music production recording and mixing, to exacting audio finessing for post-production, the UC1 adds a level of detailed control and response for classic SSL EQ’s and compression, traditionally only found on a full-blown SSL console. 

“With plans to expand our plug-in offerings in the future, we will bring more of our heritage and modern processing tools to these exciting products.”

Sitting at the core of the UC1, the new SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer application enables users to create their own virtual SSL console to work in unison with the UC1 hardware.

Copies of SSL’s Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins are provided with the UC1.

The UC1 connects to computer via USB and like the UF8, it can switch between up to three different DAWs.

The Solid State Logic UC1 is available now with a price tag of £499+VAT/ $849+Tax/€619+Tax.

SSL recently expanded its popular SSL 500 Series with two new modules, as well as giving the rest of the range a refresh.