Solid State Logic has announced its new premium plugin offering, a dual release featuring the SSL Fusion Vintage Drive and the SSL Fusion Stereo Image.
Both plugins, available independently or as part of SSL’s complete subscription pack, are meticulously modeled on the highly successful Fusion analog hardware processor. They will be joined in the coming months by additional Fusion processing favorites: Violet EQ, HF Compressor and Transformer.
The SSL Fusion Vintage Drive plugin is modeled on the Vintage Drive section of the SSL Fusion, bringing its unique, non-linear saturation circuit characteristics directly to the DAW. The Density and Drive controls on the plug-in interact to produce harmonics, soft-clipping and natural compression, reminiscent of pushing an analog console into its tonal ‘sweet spot.’ The SSL Fusion Stereo Image plugin, also modeled on the SSL Fusion hardware unit with reference to the original analogue circuit designs. Width and Space controls allow users to access a digital version of the Fusion’s mid-side circuit directly in the DAW for detailed spatial manipulation of the stereo field.
In addition to the new Fusion series, SSL’s immediate software road-map includes professional studio quality tape echo, delay and de-esser processing plugins, all to be available before the end of March 2022. Moving forward, SSL will introduce monthly additional software releases, including premium legacy modeled hardware additions, significantly enhancing the value of the SSL subscription package.
Nigel Beaumont, SSL’s Managing Director, comments:
“This announcement demonstrates our commitment to provide SSL legacy and future production tools to a wider audience of music production and audio creatives with plug-in versions. By providing different ownership options, we are also simplifying how users can evaluate and then invest in this hugely-expanding suite of authentic SSL creative software tools.”
The new Fusion series plugins are available for Windows and Mac in VST/VST3, AU and AAX plugin formats, priced $199 USD / 159 EUR / £139 GBP each (ex. VAT where applicable). An early adopters 25% discount is available for the first 30 days from launch.
Alternatively, the plugins are available as part of the SSL Complete Subscription Bundle, currently only $14.99 USD per/month.
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