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).
SSL plug-ins have been tested on the following platforms:
- FL Studio
- Ableton Live
- Logic Pro
- Pro Tools
- 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:
- Ableton VST/AU plug-in doesn't appear in Live
- Ableton scaling and size issues
- Studio One and SSL Native
- Logic and SSL Native
- Pro Tools
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
If you are having trouble finding SSL Native plug-ins in Apple Logic, please follow Apple's recommendations:
- Bypass, remove, or rescan third-party plug-ins in Logic Pro
- Rescan all plug-ins. This is done by moving all plug-ins out of their folder:
- In the Finder, press Option and choose Go > Library.
- In the Finder, go to Library / Caches / AudioUnitCache.
- Move the files from AudioUnitCache folder to the Desktop.
- Restart the computer, then open Logic.
- All installed Audio Unit plug-ins will be rescanned.
- Logic Pro does not show plugins after installation
- Where are third-party Audio Units plug-ins installed on Mac?
If your plug-in does not appear in the VST list (even after scanning the folder where the plug-in resides), it may have been blacklisted.
Please see this link to fix blacklisted plugins.
SSL plugins are compatible with Studio One.
If you are not finding your SSL Native plugins in Studio One, please see Studio One's guides and followup with PreSonus regarding their methods of utilizing folder locations, scanning, and blacklisting:
- How can I get my 3rd-party plug-ins to show up in Studio One?
- What is the difference between "skip" and "disable" in the new plug-in scan, and how do I manage plug-ins now?
- Studio One does not recognize new plugins
You may also need to simply run as administrator or reinstall Studio One.
Another way to get plugins to show up is to go to View, then Plugin Manager and clicking the "Remove Plugin Settings" button.
Additionally, the issue below was resolved in SSL Native 6.1 and is kept here for posterity:
On macOS if SSL Native VST3 plug-ins do not load correctly in Studio One, please delete the VST3 files from your computer and use Audio Unit (AU) plugins instead.
Fine Plug-In Adjustment in Cubase and Nuendo On a Mac
Why doesn't Shift+click work for fine plug-in adjustment in Cubase/Nuendo?
In order to use 'shift+click' for fine adjustment, a knob must be moved in 'linear' mode. VST plug-ins default to 'circular' mode.
If 'alt' is held whilst moving a knob then linear mode is entered and pressing shift+click will make fine adjustment is possible.
Cubase and Nuendo can be set to use linear mode by navigating to Preferences>Editing>Control and changing the knob mode. This means 'alt' will not have to be held to use shift+click.
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.
If you need to download an older version due to incompatibilities, we highly recommend that you update your operating system instead, since this means that your operating system is End-of-Life (EOL), and no longer supported by Apple or Microsoft.
However, if this is not an option for you, older installers can be downloaded here:
|SSL Native 6.5||macOS||Windows|
|SSL Native 6.4||macOS||Windows|
|SSL Native 6.3||macOS||Windows||SSL and macOS 10.11 El Capitan|
|SSL Native 6.2||macOS||Windows|
|SSL Native 6.1||macOS||Windows|
SSL Native Channel strip 2
SSL Native Bus Compressor 2