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Plug-In FAQ

Downloading Plug-Ins

OPTION 1: You can download all of the SSL plug-in from the installers from the Downloads page on our main website.

OPTION 2: You can download for any plug-in from its product page in the SSL Web Store by clicking on  'Documents & Downloads'



Click 'Learn more' to go the product page.



Click 'Documents & Downloads' to see the downloads for the product.



Supported Operating Systems and Silicon

Please Click Here for a comprehensive list of supported operating systems and silicon for SSL products. Some DAWs do not yet run natively on M1 processors. Visit your DAW vendor's website for more information.


Plug-ins On Native ARM DAWs

Some universal apps, such as Logic Pro, will automatically run Intel plug-ins in a separate process - this means so you can use our plug-ins in Logic Pro, even when running the DAW natively for ARM. This is dependent on what your DAW supports.


Native ARM Support

We are currently testing and validating Native ARM support. we expect to release in the Autumn 2022 


Note On Logic Pro

There is currently a bug which affects validation only when running Logic Pro natively on M1 (outside of Rosetta 2). 


Supported DAWs

SSL plug-ins have been tested on the following platforms:

  • FL Studio
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro
  • Reaper
  • Pro Tools
  • Cubase
  • Studio One

SSL Native should be compatible with any DAW that supports VST, AU, AAX or RTAS plug-ins. This includes most common DAW applications.

If you have compatibility issues with a particular DAW, please follow the DAW developer's guides before contacting SSL:

32-bit Support

SSL Native no longer support 32-bit Windows. SSL Native is 64 bit and supports AAX, VST2, VST3, and AU formats

How To Demo the SSL plug-ins

There are currently two ways to demo the SSL plug-ins:

  • 14-day free trial (new plug-ins only)
  • 30-day free subscription trial

14-Day Free Trial

The following plug-ins currently support inline demoing:

  • All SSL Fusion Plug-Ins
  • SSL X-Delay
  • SSL LMC+
  • SSL Native Bus Compressor 2
  • SSL Native Channel Strip 2

All other plug-ins are currently only available to demo via the 30-day subscription trial.

Simply download and install any of the plug-ins above. When your DAW scans the plug-in, or you insert it into your session, you will see the activation dialogue window blow.


Click 'Try', and enter your iLok account details. The activation experience will guide you through the process. If you don't yet have an iLok account, you can create one here.


30-Day Subscription Trial

If you would like to try out all of the SSL plug-ins, Gobbler offer a 30-day free trial of the SSL Complete Bundle subscription. This subscription includes every SSL plug-in.

Click here to get started.


Uninstalling SSL Plugins


On Windows, you can uninstall SSL Native using the Windows Add or Remove Programs function from the Start Menu (recommended), or by running the SSL Native uninstaller from the Program Files directory.



V6.5 and higher are bundled with an uninstaller application.

V6.4 and earlier may be manually removed directly via the folders below.

You may manually remove individual plugins from the following locations:

Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins


Macintosh HD\Library\Audio\Plug-Ins\Components 


Macintosh HD\Library\Audio\Plug-Ins\VST 


Macintosh HD\Library\Audio\Plug-Ins\VST3 


My plugins are missing in Logic

I Can Only See VST2 or VST3 Plug-Ins

The VST3 format supersedes VST2.

If you are having trouble loading VST3 plugins and wish to try standard VST (VST2), delete the VST3 files from your computer and rescan the plug-in folders from your DAW preferences.

SSL do not include original VST (VST1) format, only VST2 and VST3.

Problems With SSL Native Subscription

If you are having problems with the installation or authorization of SSL Native V6 you have bought on subscription please contact Gobbler via their support ticket system, as they manage SSL Native subscriptions.