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Solid State Logic (SSL) UF8 Advanced DAW Controller

  • Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced DAW Controller
  • Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced DAW Controller
  • Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced DAW Controller
  • Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced DAW Controller
  • Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced DAW Controller
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Description

The culmination of 40 years of mastering studio ergonomics experience, the new Solid State Logic UF8 controller delivers a new level of user focused design; insightful displays, intelligent fader and control access and function, multiple stand angles for user defined placement, and a production workflow enhancing control layout. The high-spec touch sensitive faders, encoders, and high-resolution colour displays, compliment the premium build quality that belie this new price point for an SSL controller.


Main Features

High-Quality 100 mm Touch Sensitive Faders
High-Resolution Colour Displays
8 Endless Rotary Encoders
Custom Workflows
5 banks of 8 user keys + 3 quick keys = 43 assignable keys per UF8
Intelligent Multi-Purpose CHANNEL Encoder
Mouse Scroll Emulation
Control of any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over
Integrates With All Major DAWs
Workflow ready templates
Switch Control Between 3 Simultaneously Connected DAWs
Powered by the SSL 360° Mac/PC Application
Expandable System
Chain 4 UF8s for a 32-channel SSL control surface

Expandable to a 32 channel control surface with integration for all major DAW platforms, UF8 is ideally suited to music creation, production and mixing, post production and webcasting. The new SSL 360° control software manages multi-controller configurations, customised user keys, and DAW switching across multiple layers, allowing for seamless switching between numerous sessions.

Advanced Workflow
UF8 offers intuitive features that are developed from a true understanding of production workflow; Simultaneous control of multiple DAWs, multi-purpose Master Encoder for DAW timeline navigation, track banking and mouse wheel emulation for precision, hands-on control.

Dedicated automation section and dual-purpose Selection Keys permit rapid access to select functions; solo and mute clearing in Pro Tools® and Logic Pro X®. New CHANNEL and PLUG-IN control modes provide enhanced workflows for those using UF8 with Pro Tools® - easily access your sends and plug-ins without slowing down your creativity.

100 mm Touch-Sensitive Faders
Quality feel, engineered response and a volume curve that keeps engineers in the sweet spot. Anyone who has driven an SSL console knows not all faders are equal.

Hi-Resolution Colour Displays
Constant, clear visual feedback that only a full colour, high resolution display can provide. Key track information including level, pan, routing and names can be found here, keeping you focused on what matters.

8 Endless Rotary Encoders
V-POT technology and workflow as found in SSL AWS and Duality consoles. Seamlessly jump between parameters whist maintaining absolute control.

Intelligent CHANNEL Encoder
Featuring mouse scroll emulation, control any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over with precision.

Custom Workflows
Configure essential shortcuts and custom macros for total session control via the 43 assignable, backlit user keys found on UF8.

Human Engineering
For perfect positioning, each UF8 includes a pair of adjustable stands allowing for six different angles of elevation for user defined placement. 19” rack mount kits are also available.

And if you don't love me now...
Chain multiple UF8's together to create your unique mixing system; build your perfect 16-24 channel music creation hub, or connect 4 UF8's within a single system to create a 32-channel controller ideal for large post production or mixing sessions.

The rear panel of UF8 features a USB 'C' type port for easy connection to the host computer ('C' to 'C' and 'C' to 'A' cables included with UF8), two jack sockets offering standard foot-switch connections and a socket for UF8's auto ranging external PSU. The USB 'A' port on UF8 can be used to daisy-chain USB communication between UF8s, or, it can be used to plug in any USB dongles you have.

SSL 360° APP
SSL 360° is the command centre and brains behind UF8. It's a cross-platform application for Mac and Windows. Installing is quick and easy. Once installed SSL 360° allows you to configure your UF8(s) for your DAW, customise the User Keys and save/load profiles. SSL 360° manages software and firmware updates for you.

SSL Native Plug-in Bundle
Full licences of Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins, SSL Native's highly regarded vocal (it's also great for speech / VO work) and percussion production tools are bundled with UF8 giving you a range of professional quality processors suited to music, audio and post-production tasks.

Open DAW Policy
UF8 integrates with all major DAWs and includes workflow ready templates for Ableton® Live™, Cubase™ / Nuendo™, Pro Tools®, Logic Pro X® and Studio One®. Many producers and engineers prefer to split their creative process across multiple DAWs. UF8 is uniquely flexible and promotes SSL's Open DAW Policy - Control 3 different DAWs simultaneously and keep your production and mixdown process agile.

System Requirements
SSL 360° software must be installed on your Mac or Windows computer in order to use SSL UF8. SSL 360° is available for FREE.

SSL 360° software requires the following:

Mac - 10.13 (High Sierra) and above
Windows - Windows 8.1 (64-bit) or Windows 10 (64-bit)
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 (or comparable AMD processor) CPU running at 2.4GHz or higher
8GB RAM or more is recommended
Internet-connection for software updates from SSL 360° application

Supported DAWs
The following DAWs are officially supported by UF8 and have dedicated profiles in SSL 360°. SSL only officially test with the most recent versions of each DAW software. In most cases, previous versions will also work fine.

Pro Tools®
Logic Pro X®
Cubase™ / Nuendo™
Ableton® Live™
Studio One®

It's always recommended for you to be working with the latest major version and maintenance release of your DAW supported by your operating system.

Don't See Your DAW in the list?
Many other DAWs have HUI & MCU controller integration. At the time of writing, SSL provide dedicated UF8 profiles for the list of DAWs above.

UF8 Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H): 17” x 10.5” x 2.4” / 431 x 266 x 62.7 mm
Weight: 2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs
Includes SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip plug-ins

Delivery

This item is normally sent to Mainland UK addresses by DPD who generally provide a one-hour window of delivery on the morning of delivery by email or text message.

FREE delivery within mainland UK

UK Non-Mainland: from £12

Rep. of Ireland and Mainland Europe: from £30 (calculated at checkout). Please see our international delivery page or contact us for details.

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Warranty Information

Standard warranty against manufacturer defects apply. Extended warranty is not available on this item.

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