UC1 is a hardware plug-in controller like no other. Dedicated knob-per-function Channel EQ and Dynamics controls, centre section featuring full Bus Compressor controls and authentic moving-coil gain reduction meter combine to offer the most creative, intuitive, and ultimately effective way of controlling your 360°-enabled SSL channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins.
UC1’s layout of encoders, switches and colour groupings offer professional SSL console ergonomics seamlessly integrated with our 360°-enabled channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-ins. Multiple parameters can be controlled simultaneously and precisely, equipping you with a production tool that nurtures muscle memory, provides unmatched sonic flexibility and inspires operator confidence. To expand your hybrid workflow further, accompany with the UF8 Advanced DAW Controller.
At the heart of every UC1 system is the SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer, a place to view and control all of your Channel strips and Bus Compressors in one place. The Plug-in Mixer offers a new and exciting way of interacting with your plug-ins, allowing you to adopt a true console-like approach to mixing in-the-box. Mix and match different channel strip flavours within to create your own hybrid SSL console sound.
Every detail of UC1 has been implemented to keep you in control and informed of how your mix is reacting to processing. Dedicated front panel encoders accompanied by an on-board hi-res display allow you to move quickly between instances of SSL 360°-enabled channel strips and Bus Compressors directly from the surface. You can also load presets, as well as alter the channel strip process order. All of this feedback and control means, unlike many other controllers, you don't have to look at your DAW when driving UC1.
Legendary SSL workflow and console ergonomics meets the power of SSL 360°-enabled channel strip plug-ins and Bus Compressor 2
Every UC1 purchase includes licenses for 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins
Seamlessly control 4K B, Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins directly from UC1
Authentic moving-coil Bus Compressor gain reduction meter, driven digitally from the SSL Native Bus Compressor plug-ins
SSL Plug-in Mixer (hosted in SSL 360°) provides a place to view and control of your Channel strips and Bus Compressors, all from one screen
Muscle-memory operation and constant visual feedback via the smart LED rings
UC1 display tells you which 360°-enabled channel strip and Bus Compressor plug-in UC1 is currently focused on
UC1 display gives you a value readout of the control currently being turned
Load Plug-in Presets and change Channel Strip process ordering (routing) directly from UC1
Switch between 3 different DAWs that are connected to the Plug-in Mixer
High Quality all metal enclosure, with a brushed anodised top plate