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Video & Audio- Waves SSL E-Channel & G-Channel Compared

a screenshot of the waves ssl channel strip plugin in logic pro x

In this video, Eli Krantzberg compares the Waves SSL E-Channel and G-Channel plug-ins on drums.

Waves SSL E-Channel & G-Channel Compared

Compare and listen to some multi-tracked drums set up with the same settings on instances of Waves SSL E-Channel and G-Channel across all the tracks.

Video

Watch & listen:

Audio

Here’s an MP3 of the drums with the SSL E-Channel:

And here’s an MP3 of the drums with the SSL G-Channel:

Which one do you prefer?

SSL Modules

The Waves SSL E-Channel is modeled after the SL4000 E Series console, combining the dynamics section of the SL4000 channel strip with the “Black Knob” 242 EQ. The Waves SSL G-Channel is modeled after the SL4000 G Series console, combining the dynamics section of the SL4000 channel strip with the 383 G EQ.

E-Channel EQ Section Controls

Low and High Pass Filters (white knobs)

Low Pass: 12 dB/octave, 3 KHz – 22 KHz (-3 dB point).
High Pass: 18 dB/octave, 16 Hz – 350 Hz (-3 dB point).

High Frequency EQ Section (red knobs)

Range 1.5 kHz – 16 kHz.
Gain range is ± 18 dB for bell shape, ± 16.5 dB for shelving.
Selecting Bell changes the HF EQ from shelf to bell shape.

High Medium Frequency EQ Section (green knobs)

Range 600Hz – 7kHz
Q is continuously adjustable from 0.1 to 3.5.
Gain varies from ± 18dB when Q is set at 3.5, to ± 15dB when Q is set at 0.1.

Low Medium Frequency EQ Section (blue knobs)

Range 200Hz – 2.5kHz.
Q is continuously adjustable from 0.1 to 3.5.
Gain varies from ± 18dB when Q is set at 3.5 to ± 15dB when Q is set at 0.1.

Low Frequency EQ Section (black knobs)

Range 30Hz – 450Hz.
Gain range ± 16.5 dB shelving, ± 18 dB, bell shape.

G-Channel EQ Section Controls

Low and High Pass Filters (white knobs)

Low Pass: 12 dB/octave, 3 KHz – 22 KHz (-3 dB point).
High Pass: 18 dB/octave, 16 Hz – 350 Hz (-3 dB point).

High Frequency EQ Section (Magenta knobs)

Range 1.5 kHz – 16 kHz.
Gain range is ± 17 dB shelving.

High Medium Frequency EQ Section (green knobs)

Range 600Hz – 7kHz.
Q is continuously adjustable from 0.1 to 3.5.
Gain varies from ± 20 dB when Q is set at 3.5 to ± 15 dB when Q is set at 0.1.
HMFx3 multiplies the frequency by 3.

Low Medium Frequency EQ Section (blue knobs)

Range 200 Hz – 2.5 kHz.
Q is continuously adjustable from 0.1 to 3.5.
Gain varies from ± 20 dB when Q is set at 3.5 to ± 15 dB when Q is set at 0.1.
LMF/3 divides the frequency by 3.

Low Frequency EQ Section (black knobs)

Range 30Hz – 450Hz.
Gain range ± 17 dB, shelving.

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