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SSL 360° Release Notes

V1.4.21

Released December 2022

Download Mac Installer - SSL 360° V1.4.21  

Download Windows Installer - SSL 360° V1.4.21 

Plugin OS 
4K B Channel Strip V1.1.6 Mac Windows 
Channel Strip 2 V2.1.4 Mac Windows
Bus Compressor V1.1.24 Mac  Windows 

Important Note

When updating to SSL 360° v1.4.21, please also update your SSL 4K B Channel strip plug-in to v1.1.6, SSL Native Channel Strip 2 plug-in to v2.1.4 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-in to v1.1.24.

New in SSL 360° v1.4.21

  • Support for SSL 12 Mixer
  • Support for MacOS Ventura (UC1, UF8, SSL 12)

What’s Fixed?

  • Logic - Channel name displays random extra characters in track name display of 4K B, Channel Strip 2, Plug-in Mixer and on UC1 on Ventura, also causing ordering issues.
  • Cubase/Nuendo/Studio One/REAPER - 4K B Plug-in - When copy-dragging the 4K B plug-in to another channel’s insert slot, the track number is duplicated, instead of changing to the correct track number.

Known Issues

  • Bus Compressor 2 DAW track name displays lots of random characters in the Plug-in/Plug-in Mixer and on UC1.
  • Sleep mode does not always engage on UF8 when USB connection removed.
  • LUNA - Moving Channel Strip 2 or 4K B plug-in to a different insert slot when that track is selected in the Plug-in Mixer/on UC1 causes Plug-in Mixer track ordering to get messed up. To fix, you must remove the offending plug-in. To avoid, make sure if you are re-ordering tracks in LUNA, the one you are dragging to a new position isn’t the selected instance in the Plug-in Mixer/on UC1.
  • Plug-in Mixer ordering goes in reverse order when bulk inserting Channel Strip 2 (AU) Plug-ins in LUNA.
  • Plug-in type labels (e.g 4K B or CS 2) remain on screen when UF8 layer is set to plugin mixer and the DAW is closed. To fix change the Layer to a different one on UF8 and then re-select the Layer you have set up to control the Plug-in Mixer.
  • Pro Tools - Inserting mono -> stereo 4K B instance before a mono instance on a channel in Pro Tools assigns same track index in the Plug-in Mixer that the mono instance has.
  • SSL 360° triggers turbo speed on 12th Gen Intel Windows machine. To fix, turn off 'Threaded Optimization' in the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • 4K B and Channel Strip 2 Solo and Cut automation do not work in Ableton Live.
  • Ableton Live – Ableton Live’s automation lane always pulls attention back to CS 2 / 4K B’s CUT automation parameter. To workaround, open individual automation lanes in Live for any parameter you want to draw in automation for and leave the main lane alone (because it will always switch itself back to ‘CUT’).
  • SSL 360° processes on Mac might appear to show high CPU usage in Activity Monitor, even though performance is seemingly unaffected.

 

V1.4.18

Released October 2022

Download Mac Installer - SSL 360° V1.4.18

Download Windows Installer - SSL 360° V1.4.18

Plugin OS 
4K B Channel Strip V1.0.32 Mac Windows 
Channel Strip 2 V2.0.27 Mac Windows
Bus Compressor V1.1.24 Mac  Windows 

Important Note

When updating to SSL 360° v1.4.18, please also update your SSL Native Channel Strip 2 plug-in to V2.0.27 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-in to V1.1.24.

 

New in SSL 360° v1.4.18

  • SSL 360° v1.4.18 is M1 ARM Native

  • M1 ARM Native Plug-ins - 4K B v1, Channel Strip 2 v2 and Bus Comp v1.1

  • 4K B Plug-in – An authentic model of the rare SL 4000 B - the SSL desk that started it all. Full of tone, punch and rich non-linear analogue character. UC1 owners can claim their free license via their SSL account.

  • Channel Strip 2 v2 Plug-in(free update) -New Features include Pan, Width, Compressor Mix, HQ Mode (Oversampling) and updated GUI

  • Channel Strip 2 v2 now supports Pro Tools EQ Display

  • Control Channel Strip 2 v2 & 4K B Plugin from UC1 & UF8 (Plug-in Mixer Layer)

  • UC1/SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer DAW Selected Track follow, SOLO and CUT synchronisation for Studio One, Live & REAPER

  • Control the Plug-in Mixer Transport from computer keyboard

  • Plug-in Mixer GUI re-design to remove the need for 2 zoom levels.

  • LUNA and Pyramix Profiles for UF8

  • UC1 Bus Compressor Meter calibration software tool on the SSL 360° HOME page.

  • SSL 360° no longer requires restart after installing update (Mac)

  • Sleep Mode now turns off all screens on UF8/UC1 hardware instead of showing the bouncing logos on the screen(s). Sleep Settings can be found on the SSL 360° HOME page, bottom-left.

What’s Fixed in SSL 360° v1.4.18?

  • Plug-in Mixer Transport Display Bars/Beats & SMPTE readout for Studio One has no separation between digits.
  • Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 Track Names on UC1 and in the Plug-in Mixer not receiving extended ASCII characters from Pro Tools track names.
  • Calling maximised and F11’d SSL 360° to screen puts it in “quasi” maximised state.
  • SSL 360° Uninstaller lets SSL 360° uninstall while Cubase 12 or Nuendo 11 DAWs are open.

Known Issues in SSL 360° V1.4.18

  • Sleep mode does not always engage on UF8 when USB connection removed.
  • LUNA - Moving Channel Strip 2 or 4K B plug-in to a different insert slot when that track is selected in the Plug-in Mixer/on UC1 causes Plug-in Mixer track ordering to get messed up. To fix, you must remove the offending plug-in. To avoid, make sure if you are re-ordering tracks in LUNA, the one you are dragging to a new position isn’t the selected instance in the Plug-in Mixer/on UC1.
  • Plug-in Mixer ordering goes in reverse order when bulk inserting Channel Strip 2 (AU) Plug-ins in LUNA.
  • Plug-in type labels (e.g 4K B or CS 2) remain on screen when UF8 layer is set to plugin mixer and the DAW is closed. To fix change the Layer to a different one on UF8 and then re-select the Layer you have set up to control the Plug-in Mixer.
  • Pro Tools - Inserting mono -> stereo 4K B instance before a mono instance on a channel in Pro Tools assigns same track index in the Plug-in Mixer that the mono instance has.
  • SSL 360° triggers turbo speed on 12th Gen Intel Windows machine. To fix, turn off 'Threaded Optimization' in the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • 4K B and Channel Strip 2 Solo and Cut automation do not work in Ableton Live.
  • Ableton Live – Ableton Live’s automation lane always pulls attention back to CS 2 / 4K B’s CUT automation parameter. To workaround, open individual automation lanes in Live for any parameter you want to draw in automation for and leave the main lane alone (because it will always switch itself back to ‘CUT’).
  • SSL 360° processes on Mac might appear to show high CPU usage in Activity Monitor, even though performance is seemingly unaffected.
  • 4K B Plug-in + UC1/SSL 360° Plug-in Mixer - when copy-dragging the 4K B plug-in to another channel’s insert slot, the track number is duplicated, instead of changing to the correct track number. To fix, reload DAW session (Cubase). To fix in Studio One or REAPER, simply select the track with the mouse in the DAW and it should update accordingly.

V1.3

Released April 2022

Download Mac Installer - SSL 360° V1.3
Download Windows Installer - SSL 360° V1.3

 

UC1 owners - for more information on the new features, download the User Guide from:

https://www.solidstatelogic.com/products/uc1?tab=DownloadsandDocuments

UF8 owners - for more information on the new features, download the User Guide from:

https://www.solidstatelogic.com/products/uf8?tab=documents

 

New in SSL 360° v1.3 

  • Mac OS Monterey M1 (via Rosetta) and Intel compatibility for SSL 360°, UC1 and UF8. 
  • Windows 11 and 12th Gen Intel compatibility for SSL 360°, UC1 and UF8. 
  • New CONTROL SETUP page separates the SSL 360° DAW setup onto a dedicated page. 
  • New Transport Bar for SSL 360°Plug-in Mixer (powered by HUI/MCU commands). 
    • Transport can be controlled directly from the Plug-in Mixer GUI. 
    • Transport can be controlled directly from UC1 hardware (Stop, Play, Timeline Navigation). 
    • UF8 Cursor Keys can be switched into Transport mode (on a per UF8 basis). 
    • UF8 ‘Plug-in Mixer‘ Layer improvements – cursor keys control Transport functionality, CHANNEL encoder can now be put into NAV mode, for DAW Timeline Navigation. 

 

Fixed in SSL 360° v1.3

  • Buggy communication between Pro Tools and UF8 on Monterey OS. 
  • Buggy communication between Cubase and UF8 on Monterey OS. 
  • One-way communication between Pro Tools and UF8 on Windows 11. 
  • UC1/Plug-in Mixer in Nuendo (and other VST3 DAWs) - Channel Strip 2 or Bus Compressor 2 loaded on the Main output channel type don't show up in SSL 360 Plug-in Mixer or on UC1. 
  • UF8 Studio One (Windows) - Plugin Page buttons do not work; they break channel selection and banking. 
  • UF8 Studio One (Windows) - Automation OFF button requires second press to turn off, switches to Read first. 
  • UF8 Ableton layer > I/O V-Pot encoder gearing too sensitive when scrolling I/O Send names. 
  • Plugin Mixer bus comp Attack, Release and Ratio knobs aren't in sync with the plugin, can bounce to different value on mouse release. 
  • Export Report on macOS causes SSL 360° to close. 
  • Size of maximised SSL 360° window is not recalled at full size on Mac. 
  • Certain Pro Tools bulk format change operations (e.g. inserting plug-ins that cause track format to change from mono to stereo) can cause plugin mixer ordering to be lost. 
  • Plug-in Mixer now warns when a mixture of VST3 and AU Channel Strip plug-ins are being used. 
  • SSL 360° Home Page now warns when either plug-ins or SSL 360° versions are incompatible (out-of-date). 

 

Known Issues in SSL 360° v1.3

  • Plug-in Mixer Transport Display Bars/Beats & SMPTE readout for Studio One has no separation between digits. 
  • Plug-in Mixer ordering goes in reverse when bulk inserting Channel Strip 2 (AU) Plug-ins in LUNA. 
  • UC1/Plug-in Mixer/Channel Strip 2/Bus Compressor 2 Track Names are not receiving extended ASCII characters from Pro Tools track names. 
  • When 2 (or more) UF8s are connected to Cubase, using the Channel Type Visibility modes for Channel Types across faders causes Cubase to crash. 
  • Calling maximised and F11’d SSL 360 to screen puts it in “quasi” maximised state. 
  • SSL 360° Uninstaller lets SSL 360° uninstall while Cubase 12 or Nuendo 11 DAWs are open. 
  • SMPTE light doesn’t come on in the Plug-in Mixer Transport Bar with Studio One or LUNA. 

 

V1.2

Released August 2021

Mac 

SSL 360° V1.2

SSL Native Channel Strip 2 V1.0.55

SSL Native Bus Compressor 2 V1.0.55

 

Windows

SSL 360° V1.2

SSL Native Channel Strip 2 V1.0.55

SSL Native Bus Compressor 2 V1.0.55

 

Important Note

When updating to SSL 360° v1.2, please also update your SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins to v.1.0.55 

 

Main Features

  • SSL 360° v1.2 adds control of the Plug-in Mixer from the SSL UF8 control surface. 

For full details, please refer to Page 78-85 of the UF8 User Guide.

https://www.solidstatelogic.com/products/uf8?tab=documents

 

General Improvements

  •  SSL 360° Full Screen in Windows – F11 keyboard shortcut, allows full height of Plug-in Mixer to fit on 1080p screens. 
  • SSL 360° Zoomed Out View Tooltips – you now get a value readout when moving a control. 
  • SSL 360° Zoomed Out View – Output fader dB readout temporarily over-rides track name when fader is being moved. 
  • UC1 (MacOS) - 360° button now hides SSL 360° instead of minimising, so that the focus is changed back to the last application (normally the DAW). 
  • UC1 - Bus Compressor Make-up Gain LEDs all dim at default position.
  • UC1 - LPF and HPF LEDs dim at minimum position. 

 360° General Fixes 

  • FIXED - Windows key functions are blocked while SSL 360° is focused. 
  • FIXED – Noticeably slow Bus Compressor meter frame rate in the Plug-in Mixer. 
  • FIXED - Metering sometimes does not appear when opening 360° GUI. 

Pro Tools

  • [24997] FIXED - The SAVE AS DEFAULT feature is now working for Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 (fixed in version v1.0.55 of Channel Strip 2). 
  • [32277] FIXED - Alt-Drag CS2 plug-ins to a different slot in PT causes index number duplication and nothing added to 360° GUI. 
  • [32285] FIXED - Alt inserting stereo channel strips overwriting multi-mono prevents all the new channel strips from connecting to 360° 
  • [32358] FIXED - Inserting Mono>Stereo CS2 before existing Mono Stereo Fails to instantiate in 360° Plug-in Mixer. 
  • [32500] FIXED - Re-activating a multi-mono CS2 often causes both legs to show in 360°

Studio One

  •  [32665] Channel ordering in Plug-in Mixer not correct when loading Studio One sessions on macOS 

 
Reaper 

  • - [32448] FIXED - Plug-ins on Master channel in Reaper get hidden in 360 when same plug-in (Channel Strip 2 or Bus Compressor 2) is added to a track. 
     

UF8 Control Surface

  • [30931] FIXED - Bus Compressor 2 plug-in parameters contain some reversed pots. 

UC1 Control Surface 

  • [32261] FIXED - Minimum level of dynamics metering on UC1 more closely matches Channel Strip 2 dynamics metering. 

 

V1.1

Released May 2021

Mac 

SSL 360° V1.1

SSL Native Channel Strip 2 V1.0.36

SSL Native Bus Compressor 2 V1.0.36

 

Windows

SSL 360° V1.1

SSL Native Channel Strip 2 V1.0.36

SSL Native Bus Compressor 2 V1.0.36

 

New in This Release

  • UC1
    • 360° Plug-in Mixer, SSL Native Channel Strip 2 and Bus Compressor 2 plug-ins
    • Supported DAWs for UC1 & the Plug-in Mixer: Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo, Live, Studio One, REAPER.
  • UC1 & UF8
    • Sleep Mode for UC1 and UF8 hardware - On HOME page of 360° 
  • UF8
    • Big Sur Support

Bug Fixes

  • [FIXED] UF8 - Cubase (Mac) - SSL V-MIDI ports get forgotten every time Cubase is closed/reopened.
  • [FIXED] UF8 - Cubase (Windows) - Custom keyboard macros (sequences of multiple keyboard commands) not working.

 

V1.0

Released February 2021

Mac

SSL 360° V1.0

Windows

SSL 360° V1.0

 

New in This Release

  • Initial release of SSL 360° for UF8
    • DAW control support for Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Cubase/Nuendo, Live and Studio One

Known Issues

  • UF8 - Cubase (Mac) - SSL V-MIDI ports get forgotten every time Cubase is closed/reopened.
  • UF8 - Cubase (Windows) - Custom keyboard macros (sequences of multiple keyboard commands) not working.
  • UF8 - Not yet Big Sur compatible.