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Waves SSL Bundle Explained®

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    Introduction

    In this video Michael explains all of the components that make up the Waves SSL Bundle., taking you through the EQ plug-in, both the E and the G series Channel Strips, and the G Master Buss Compressor. This is an overview that will help you understand what is included in the bundle and give you a solid foundation for the following videos.

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    The SSL EQ Plug-In

    What are all the functions of this wonderful EQ? Michael not only takes you through each knob and switch, but also explain what their functions are so that you're better equipped to use it in your mixes.

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    The SSL E & G Channel Strips

    The first channel strip was the E channel strip, and about three years into the launch of the bundle the G Channel strip was added as an extra plug-in. There are some parts of the channel strips that are the same, however the consoles were different, so Michael explains what those differences are, and how best to use each plug-in to get the most out of your sound.

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    The SSL G Master Buss Compressor

    This plug-in emulates the master buss from the original 4000 series SSL Console which has a legendary sound. However, as this is a plug-in, and is not hard-wired and routed to a console, you get the benefit of using this amazing plug-in multiple times in a session. How best to use it? Michael shows you how.

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    SSL Session Workflow Pt. 1

    In this 2 part video, Michael goes through using all the four plug-ins in a recording session for a song. He shows what instruments and tracks they're used on, explains why he chose the specific plug-ins, and how they benefit the tracks in question. Although the viewer may have different opinions on the sound and how to best use these plug-ins, this video will still be very beneficial and leave you much better equipped to go into the studio knowing what this bundle is capable of.

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    SSL Session Workflow Pt. 2

    In this 2 part video, Michael goes through using all the four plug-ins in a recording session for a song. He shows what instruments and tracks they're used on, explains why he chose the specific plug-ins, and how they benefit the tracks in question. Although the viewer may have different opinions on the sound and how to best use these plug-ins, this video will still be very beneficial and leave you much better equipped to go into the studio knowing what this bundle is capable of.

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    SSL Bonus Video

    In this last short video Michael shows you a very easy trick in Pro Tools that will give you the most 'SSL Sound' and saturation without clipping or overloading your levels.

Product Overview


The Waves SSL Bundle undoubtedly brought mixing in the box to a new level. But do you really know all there is to know about these outstanding plug-ins? Enter Michael Pearson Adams, former North American product specialist for Waves Michael shows you all the features and functions and reveals some info that very few are aware of about these fantastic studio staples.

Michael starts off with an introduction that prepares you for the coming videos and then jumps right in to the first plug-in tutorial about the SSL EQ. Next up are the SSL E & G Channel Strips which Michael shows in-detail, including different routings within the plug-in and how to use in different situations. Michael then unveils the legendary G Master Buss Compressor and all that it can do for your tracks. Continuing on, Michael presents 2 videos on using all the SSL plug-ins in a session, on all the different tracks, such as drums, vocals, bass and more. Last but not least, Michael gives you a bonus video on a little known trick to really saturate the plug-in, getting that "SSL Sound" without clipping the track!

If you use these awesome plug-ins, or are wanting to know what they can do before you purchase them, this series is the one for you. Learn all about the legend, watch "Waves SSL Bundle Explained" today.


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Waves SSL Bundle Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 26 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Everything explained in detail
Date published: 2021-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Useful. Does exactly what it says it does on the tin.
Date published: 2021-02-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great vids Really cleared alot of things up!....Thanks!
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very helpfull I now have a better understanding of these plug-ins and how to use them.
Date published: 2020-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful. In addition to understanding all the buttons and signal flow, what I got out of it is that the secret sauce it’s the analog saturation.
Date published: 2020-08-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Review on a great set of Pro Plugins I'm someone that doesn't like to read the manuals, I'd rather just dive in and play with things to see how they work on items. After watching these great videos, I learned some great insight into the usage of these plugins and now I have another level of understanding. Great stuff, for sure :-)
Date published: 2020-04-08
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Useful information Certainly highlighted a number of things that I did not know about Waves SSL
Date published: 2020-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great info ! Very worthwhile. Good stuff.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Super Super
Date published: 2019-12-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great content delivery.Very helpful. I got a lot out of the training, I needed it because I do crave the SSL sound on my tracks especially vocals and guitars, this was very helpful to me.
Date published: 2019-09-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Video Series Really useful tuition video and very quickly gets to the nitty gritty of extracting the best possible performance from the Waves SSL Bundle. Great job!
Date published: 2019-04-09
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from ...below basic If you’ve never seen or used a compressor, this “tutorial” might be for you. The presenter is actually pretty good and enjoyable to listen to, however this can really only be useful for the very inexperienced beginners who have never seen or operated a compressor or eq, it really doesn’t go much beyond that. Also some of the info is plain incorrect like for example how the analog buttons work, they don’t switch all the analog modeled linearities on/off but they really work different in different plugins. In the waves api bundle for example they’re doing exactly that, switching the saturation and noise and added harmonics off, however in the SSL bundle that’s being demoed here it’s quite different, here the analog button just toggles the noise/hiss, even with analog off the plugin still adds the harmonics/overtones/saturation (I don’t know if it’s a bug/mistake in the coding that it’s different between the api and waves plugs, but that’s what it is), so the info that does how beyond the basic explanation of eq and compression is actually incorrect. So while this tutorial is well produced and the presenter is very charismatic, it can only be seen as the most basic beginners guide to eqing.
Date published: 2019-03-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very happy I found out some very important tricks that I did not know!
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative ! even if you dont own the SSL bundle, it helps you to know about it. Maybe someday you will mix in an SSL console in real life, this info is a good starting point. Check it out !!
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good. Nice Tipps i will tryout the tipps been made.
Date published: 2018-10-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant! Simplistic yet detailed. Loved it!
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! This tutorial is really good, it helped me to get a deeper into Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Overview Great explanations and some cool tricks!
Date published: 2018-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very informative. This video opened my eyes and ears to the SSL bundle.
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Instructions!! I now have a much better understanding of this bundle. I think I've even discovered one of Dr. Dre's G-Channel tricks for clean mixes . Good Stuff!!
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Explanation that led to a thorough understanding This great tutorial led me to understand this plugin series in depth
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Helpful but still many questions. Time to experiment! Great explanation of the SSL bundle functions, the quest for knowledge goes on. Thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial! Just bought the SSL bundle on sale for $249. My deciding factor was watching this tutorial before I bought it. Well explained, awesome tips, and seems quite easy to use if you take the time to tinker around with it.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great turorial! Nice work I loved the tips and tricks and the creative workflow in this well-delivered and easy to watch tutorial. It might have been worth mentioning that the G and E channel strips also differ slightly in the sidechain EQ options (according to the manual). The G only allows the filters to be in the dynamics side chain but not the EQ. Vice versa for the E channel.
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Enjoyable and Informative I love all the groove 3 tutorials including this one,it is enjoyable and informative to watch throughout.Some people enjoy and learn from just getting stuck in,I've tried that and still don't know what I'm doing months later, so this method helps me greatly.As always, the videos are put in to easy to reference categories .
Date published: 2016-08-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial The SSL tutorial did an excellent job describing every feature of the SSL bundle. I had this bundle for some time but learned new things thanks to this.
Date published: 2016-03-25
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