UF8 is SSL’s advanced 8-fader studio controller, designed for today’s DAW-based production workflows and ultrafast turn-around times. Expandable up to 32-channels, UF8 connects engineers, producers and artists directly to the creative process, offering absolute command of their workflow and significantly accelerating the speed of audio production and content creation.
Not all controllers are equal
UF8 is the culmination of SSL’s 40+ year legacy of mastering production workflows and studio ergonomics built into generations of classic SSL consoles. This depth of understanding of studio production, combined with decades of engineering excellence, delivers a premium finish tactile USB controller that distills SSL workflow and quality.
UF8 offers intuitive features that are developed from a true understanding of production workflow. Take ultimate control with simultaneous access to multiple DAW sessions, and precise navigation with a multi-purpose Master Encoder for DAW timeline access, track banking and mouse wheel emulation. 'Dual-purpose Selection Keys permit rapid access to select functions as well as solo and mute clearing in Pro Tools and Logic Pro. New CHANNEL and PLUG-IN control modes provide enhanced workflows for those using UF8 with Pro Tools, with easy access to sends and plug-ins without slowing down your creativity.
Each UF8 comes equipped with 43 assignable user keys set across 5 configurable banks, allowing users to configure their essential keyboard shortcuts and macros for total session control. Add multiple controllers 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. Multiple UF8s can be chained together using the THRU port and provide a safe place for iLok storage. For perfect positioning, each UF8 includes an adjustable stand allowing for six different angles of elevation for user defined placement. 19” rack mount kits are also available for installation into an ORIGIN console center section or other 19” studio racking.
Open DAW Policy
UF8 integrates with all major DAWs and includes workflow ready templates to get you up-and-running quickly. 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.
SSL’s 360° software application provides fast configuration and admin control of your UF8. Customise workflows and define up to 3 different DAW layers for simultaneous session control, with all changes managed without getting in the way of your productivity.
6-Month Trial of SSL Complete included
SSL Complete is the easiest way to access every SSL plug-in, with new premium plug-ins being added all the time. Featuring our legendary consoles, compressors, equalisers, reverbs & delays, Fusion processors and much more. SSL Complete provides everything you need to make brilliant sounding music and create an SSL studio in your DAW.
- High-quality 100 mm touch-sensitive faders
- High-resolution colour displays
- All metal enclosure, finished with a brushed, anodised top plate
- 8 Endless Rotary Encoders
- Custom Workflows with 43 assignable keys per UF8; 5 banks of 8 User Keys + 3 Quick Keys
- Intelligent Multi-Purpose CHANNEL Encoder
- Mouse Scroll Emulation; control of any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over with absolute precision
- Adjustable brightness display, set via SSL 360° CONTROL SETUP page allows you to reduce controller brightness in dark studio environments.
- Select from 12 different colours for any of UF8’s 43 or UF1’s 46 rubber softkeys.
- Dedicated HUI and MCU DAW Profiles for: Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Studio One, Ableton Live, LUNA, Pyramix, REAPER and Harrison Mixbus.
- Hi-Speed USB connectivity
- Switch Control between 3 Simultaneously connected DAWs
- Enhanced DAW Integration via SSL 360°: UF1 controller now offers even tighter integration with VST3 DAWs like Cubase, Nuendo, Live, Studio One, REAPER, and LUNA. This integration provides control of DAW fader and pan from UF1 and the 360° Plug-in Mixer. The new integration also synchronises the DAW track colour and displays longer track names.
- MIDI CC: Control virtual instruments, sample libraries, and MIDI equipment. Map, rename, and colour CC controls across UF8 'MIDI CC' Layers.
- Bundled with SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip plug-ins
- 6-month Trial of SSL Complete included