• Authentic recreation of SL 4000 B consoles dynamics processing
  • Design based on the SSL Bus Compressor
  • Feature Compressor/Limiter & Gate/Expander
  • Feedback design with Peak sensing for aggressive ‘grabby’ character
  • Fixed compression ratios, 2:1, 4:1 & 10:1 with an additional ‘DS’ mode
  • Fixed release times, DS, .2, .4, .8, 1.6 & renowned ‘Auto’
  • Auto make-up gain
  • Sidechain high pass filter
  • Stereo Link mode
  • New (vintage) SSL flavour for your productions

Solid State Logic B-DYN 500 Series Module

SL4000B Dynamics Module with separate Compressor and Gate/Expander

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  • Authentic recreation of SL 4000 B consoles dynamics processing
  • Design based on the SSL Bus Compressor
  • Feature Compressor/Limiter & Gate/Expander
  • Feedback design with Peak sensing for aggressive ‘grabby’ character
  • Fixed compression ratios, 2:1, 4:1 & 10:1 with an additional ‘DS’ mode
  • Fixed release times, DS, .2, .4, .8, 1.6 & renowned ‘Auto’
  • Auto make-up gain
  • Sidechain high pass filter
  • Stereo Link mode
  • New (vintage) SSL flavour for your productions

Solid State Logic B-DYN 500 Series Module

SL4000B Dynamics Module with separate Compressor and Gate/Expander

The SSL B Dynamics (B-DYN) 500 series module takes the dynamics processor found in the channel strip of the SL 4000 B console and brings it to the 500 series format.

Introduced in 1976, the SL 4000 B was Solid State Logic’s first production console and was for years the nerve center of such iconic control rooms as the “Stone Room” by Townhouse Studio (London), Le Studio (Montreal ) and Record Plant (Los Angeles). Productions such as Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” and Peter Gabriel’s “Intruder” were made with this console, both featuring characterful compression on drums and vocals.

The B-DYN lets you add the saturated, colorful compression of one of the rarest and most important studio consoles ever made to your production toolkit.

Compressor/Limiter:
RATIO – 2:1, 4:1, 10:1 and ‘ds’ step compression ratios. The ‘ds’ setting is fixed 10:1 with an additional sidechain filter. In the ‘out’ position, the compressor is in bypass.

THRESH – Whenever a signal exceeds the level set by this control, the compressor starts acting with the ratio set by the Ratio. The Threshold and Ratio controls also provide automatic gain make-up.

HPF – A 6dB/Oct high-pass filter aimed at 185Hz in the compressor’s sidechain circuit to reduce low-end “pumping”.

RELEASE – Fixed step release values vary from .2ms to 1.6ms or between the two options ‘DS’ and ‘Auto’.

DS – De-Ess mode changes the attack time from approximately 30ms to 2ms.

De-Ess Mode (DS):
By setting the Ratio and Release controls to ‘DS’ the B-DYN module is optimized to reduce sibilants (De-Essing). The ratio in De-Ess mode is 10:1 with the input to the S/C circuit filtered, so as to compress when triggered by sibilants. The release is automatically varied according to the processed signal, between the values 30 and 50 ms. This is a much faster release time than one would normally expect from an SSL dynamics processor. The attack time is also reduced to just 2ms, which is a bit faster even than the attack time in Fast mode on the classic E-Series Dynamics module.

Gates/Expanders:
The Gate/Expander section of the B-DYN can act as a 20:1 ratio Gate or as a 2:1 ratio Expander when the EXP key is pressed. Its attack time is 0.2ms.

RANGE – Controls the maximum amount of gain reduction applied by the Gate/Expander. If set to ‘out’, the gate/expander is bypassed.

THRESH – Sets the threshold above which the gate/expander is opened.

RELEASE – Sets the time the signal remains audible after the Gate/Expander closes.

EXP – Switches the gate into expander mode, with a smoother curve, for more subtle control of level below the threshold.

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