Solid State Logic UF8 Advanced Studio DAW Controller

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UF8 Advanced Studio DAW Controller

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UF8 is SSL's latest studio controller, designed for today's DAW-based production workflows and ultrafast turn-around times. An expandable 8-channel advanced DAW controller, 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

Advanced workflow
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.

Configurability
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.

SSL 360 Software for Mac & PC
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 SSL's 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.

Features
• High-quality 100 mm touch sensitive motorized 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
• Integrates with all major DAWs with workflow ready templates: Pro Tools | Logic Pro | Cubase | Ableton Live | Studio One
• Hi-Speed USB connectivity
• Switch Control between 3 simultaneously connected DAWs
• Bundled with SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip plug-ins
• 6-Month Trial of SSL Complete included

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SSL UF8 - Advanced DAW ControllerWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
UF8 Pro Tools Install & Set-upWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
UF8 Cubase Install & set-upWatch Video
Youtube video product demo
Studio One MASTERWatch Video
Youtube video product demo

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Really high quality unit. I’ve paired it with the UF1 and UC1 to make myself a little SSL console-esque hybrid setup. I use it in essentially default settings for Logic Pro X through a docking station into a MacBook Air. Everything is snappy when cycling through tracks, the faders feel super nice to work with. I particularly like the ability to customize the angle the unit sits at. The 360 software is cool, but I don’t find myself needing to use it at all. I liked it a lot more than offerings from Avid and Presonus, but it’s really just an overall layout preference thing rather than this being substantially superior. Overall, yeah it’s expensive but they absolutely nailed the tactile experience, which was super important to me. If you like mousing around to control your DAW, you probably don’t need this. If you’re like me and mousing makes you miserable, then I can’t recommend this any more strongly. It makes in-the-box audio production so much more enjoyable.
Posted by R on Jan 27, 2024
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Improved my workflow 10x 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful
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Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
This is a very high quality daw controller, the faders feel great, the body is made from brushed metal, the customizability of the buttons is fantastic...overall improved my workflow exponentially
Posted by Semyon on Mar 9, 2021
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