Waves SSL 4000 G User Manual

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Waves SSL 4000 Collection

SSL 4000 E-Channel SSL 4000 G-Channel

1. Introduction

The unique sound of Solid State Logic’s 4000 Series analogue mixing consoles is sought after
worldwide. Engineers of pop and rock music, broadcast transmissions and television post-
production value the SSL 4000’s flexible dynamics chain as much as the trademark SSL
“punchy” sound. Waves and SSL engineers have worked together for over a year to recreate the
sound characteristics of the classic SSL 4000 Series E and Series G consoles. Now, those who
“mix in the box” can achieve the sound they thought they’d lost when they moved to the digital

The SL4000 console was the first mixing desk to incorporate dynamics processing into every
channel, as well as a master bus compressor in the console’s center section. The ability to
'patch' into the SL4000's master bus compressor and to control its sidechain from an internal
sub-mix allowed sound engineers to discover unique, history-making applications of this console
technology. Whether used to record instruments such as piano and drums or for final mixing,
these innovative console sections - master bus compressor, EQ and dynamics - opened up a

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