Issue 93


Ableton Live 12
What’s in. What’s out. What to expect.


Waves SSL EV2 Channel Plugin

All new emulation of the SSL 4000E console channel strip comes with black or brown knob EQ selection, new input stage


18 November 2021

Authorised by Solid State Logic, the Waves SSL EV2 Channel plugin is a brand-new recreation of the legendary SSL 4000E console channel strip. With new features, including the original SSL “O2” Brown EQ and the console’s richly saturated mic pre and line inputs, SSL EV2 Channel delivers a new level of analog depth and detail.

Recreated from the ground up using Waves’ new Precision Analog Component technology, the Waves SSL EV2 Channel has been modelled component-by-component from a meticulously maintained reference console, carefully selected by Solid State Logic.

Alongside the classic dynamics and EQ controls, the SSL EV2 Channel plugin introduces versatile new features. You can now switch between two SSL EQ flavours: the Black Knob (242), delivering the SSL’s clean punch; and the original Brown Knob (O2) – the first EQ developed for SSL E-Series consoles – which delivers a crunchy, gritty sound.

The newly modelled Line and Mic preamp input section gives you rich harmonic distortion options, from gentle saturation to an aggressive drive. You can engage THD (Total Harmonic Distortion) with the Analog switch – a key element in recreating the saturated analog console sound – or you can turn Analog off for a clean input.

The Dynamics section includes a soft-knee compressor/limiter and a gate/expander. You can place it before or after the EQ in your chain for more creativity and precision. As in the original hardware, makeup gain is applied automatically.

The Waves SSL EV2 Channel comes loaded with over 600 presets – including hundreds of presets by GRAMMY®-winning producers and mix engineers Jacquire King, Stuart White, Joe Barresi, Lu Diaz, Dave Pensado, Rich Costey, Jack Joseph Puig, and many more.

SSL EV2 Channel at a glance:

  • Brand new modelling of the classic SSL 4000E console channel strip
  • Authorised by Solid State Logic
  • New level of analog depth, richness and detail
  • New: Switch between the iconic Brown (O2) and Black (242) EQ knobs
  • New mic pre/line section for rich harmonic saturation, with Analog THD
  • Place Dynamics before or after EQ for more creativity and control
  • Over 600 presets by GRAMMY-winning producers and mixers: Jacquire King, Stuart White, Joe Barresi, Dave Pensado, Lu Diaz, many more

The Waves SSL EV2 is available separately and also as part of the Waves SSL 4000 Collection and Waves Studio Classics Collection.


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Issue 93


Ableton Live 12
What’s in. What’s out. What to expect.