Issue 87

New SSL Fusion Plug-ins

Launch of Fusion emulations marks beginning of SSL’s new plug-in release schedule focused on music creation, mixing and mastering


29 September 2021

Solid State Logic its new premium plug-in offering, a dual release featuring the SSL Fusion Vintage Drive and the SSL Fusion Stereo Image. Both plug-ins, available independently or as part of a subscription pack, are modelled on the Fusion analogue hardware processor. They will be joined in the coming months by additional Fusion processing favourites; Violet EQ, HF Compressor and Transformer.

All Fusion standalone perpetual licenses will be priced at $199 / €159 / £139 ex local taxes and will be available with an early adopters 25% discount for the first 30 days from their launch.

Alternatively, they will be available as part of the SSL Complete Subscription Bundle, currently only $14.99 per/month.

SSL Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in

The SSL Fusion Vintage Drive plug-in is modelled 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.’

SSL Fusion Stereo Image plug-in

The SSL Fusion Stereo Image plug-in, also modelled 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.

These and all forthcoming plug-ins are compatible with all major DAWs and computer operating systems, and support VST2, VST3, AAX and AU plug-in formats.


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