Product Description for the EastWest SSL/EW FX Global Suite - A collection of audio processing tools
There are more chart topping records made on SSL consoles than any other console. This suite provides the same tools in a software format from the original manufacturer, plus additional reverb controls, "true stereo" reverb engine and 726 additional reverb presets (including a classic reverb used on thousands of records) from EastWest, providing the best sound shaping tools available anywhere for a fraction of the price. This Global License will enable the use of these "state of the art" sound shaping tools with all PLAY products. Use the tools to create your own "custom instruments" and save them in the PLAY browser for easy recall.
The SSL/EW FX Global Suite is a collection of professional audio processing tools for use inside the PLAY 4 software. The SSL audio processing tools provide the superior precision, advanced feature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console products. They are quite simply the easiest way to get your hands on professional tools that will help you achieve professional compositions that sound like a record. The foundations of the SSL collection are adaptations of two SSL console classics; the EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-in provides an EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channel strip. The legendary Stereo Compressor gives you the classic SSL stereo compressor that brings power and punch to your music without compromising clarity. The Transient Shaper is a 'task specific' carefully selected and lovingly crafted processing tool to create outstanding Drum and Percussion sounds quickly and easily. These SSL audio processing tools are identical to those found in the SSL Duende Native Plug-in suite, for a fraction of the price, limited only to their use within the PLAY 4 software.
The EastWest Reverb in the FX Suite is an expansion of the Reverb in the Player view. It adds some features that are not part of the Player Reverb: (1) A high-pass and low pass filter set, with 2 handles on the graph for modifying the filters visually; (2) A mono button; (3) 726 additional reverb presets that are not available on the Player page Reverb; and (4) A selection of 'true stereo' reverbs that are added only when this FX Suite is installed.
The SSL/EW FX Suite is included free for use for all products in PLAY 5; to use the SSL/EW FX Suite with PLAY 4 you require an upgrade which can be purchased here. Only one upgrade is required for all PLAY releases, users do not need to purchase the upgrade for each individual PLAY product.
The SSL/EW FX Suite enables users to customize the EastWest/Quantum Leap Instruments and save custom instruments in the Browser menu for recall at any time, with the added convenience of being able to change any parameter in real time.
The image above shows the full set of plug-ins for the instrument loaded into the second instrument strip (Acapulco 115 BPM). At the bottom of the FX drawer are 2 controls: a Preset list (which is empty in the image) and a Channel list, where you can use the left and right arrow buttons to move to a different strip. Using this Channel list, you can move through the various instrument strips without having to close one drawer and open another.