The new E Series Dynamics Module for 500 Series racks reproduces the legendary sonic signature of an early 80's classic, the SL 4000 E console channel strip, which was featured on countless 1980's recordings. The E Series Dynamics Module features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return faithfully to the circuitry and key components which define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all discrete design identical to the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit. The compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.
- Immortal SSL 4000 Series circuitry
- Class A VCA replication
- Based on classic 611E console channel strip
This compressor/expender/gate is magical. It can be as brutal or as gentle as you need it to be. Excellent choice to pair with the SSL 611 EQ. I'm using it on a hard rock/metal mix and processed the bass, kick and snare with fabulous results. Since I only have one, I use UAD SSL plugs for the tracks that I plan to use the real deal on for reference. I definitely want another pair of these beasts. Classic and classy sound.
And thank you Lunchbox Audio. You guys are great!