UF8, a studio controller designed for modern DAW-based production workflows, offers absolute control over the creative process, significantly accelerating audio production and content creation. With its expandable 8-channel advanced DAW controller, UF8 connects engineers, producers, and artists directly to their workflow, providing a tactile and efficient solution.
UF8 is a versatile and powerful studio controller that seamlessly integrates with modern workflows, providing hands-on control and accelerating the creative process for producers and engineers.
Legacy of SSL’s Studio Production:
UF8 embodies SSL’s 40+ years of legacy in mastering production workflows and studio ergonomics, delivering a premium finish tactile USB controller that distills SSL workflow and quality.
Music Creation & Production:
Effortlessly navigate through large sessions, focus on music instead of the mouse, and stay creative for longer with hi-res displays, constant visual feedback, and an intuitive layout of controls.
Content Creation & Webcasting:
Solo tracks quickly, access essential editing functions, and create engaging content more efficiently for audiences during webcasting and content creation.
Perfect for finessing dialogue automation rides, UF8 allows assigning essential session shortcuts to user keys for enhanced productivity tailored to post-production workflows.
Put feel back into mixing with 100 mm high-quality motorized faders, balancing multiple tracks simultaneously, and scaling up to 32 faders for the full SSL mix experience.
Intuitive features offer simultaneous control of multiple DAWs, a multi-purpose Master Encoder for DAW timeline navigation, track banking, and mouse wheel emulation for precision control.
Dedicated Automation Section:
Dedicated automation section and dual-purpose Selection Keys permit rapid access to select functions in Pro Tools® and Logic Pro®.
CHANNEL and PLUG-IN Control Modes:
New CHANNEL and PLUG-IN control modes provide enhanced workflows for users with Pro Tools, easily accessing sends and plug-ins without slowing down creativity.
High-Quality 100 mm Touch-Sensitive Faders:
Quality feel, engineered response, and a volume curve that keeps engineers in the sweet spot.
Hi-Resolution Colour Displays:
Clear visual feedback with key track information, including level, pan, routing, and names.
8 Endless Rotary Encoders:
V-POT technology for seamless parameter control and workflow.
Intelligent CHANNEL Encoder:
Mouse scroll emulation for precise control over plug-in parameters.
43 assignable keys for configuring essential shortcuts and custom macros.
Adjustable stands for perfect positioning and flexibility. Rack mount kits available.
Chain multiple UF8s together to create a unique mixing system, ideal for music creation or large post-production sessions.
USB 'C' type port for connection to the host computer, foot-switch connections, and daisy-chaining of multiple UF8s.
UF8 integrates with all major DAWs and includes workflow ready templates for Ableton® Live™, Cubase™/Nuendo™, Pro Tools®, Logic Pro®, Studio One®, LUNA™, Pyramix™, Mixbus™ and REAPER™. Many producers and engineers prefer to split their creative process across multiple DAWs. UF8 is uniquely flexible and promotes SSL's Open DAW Policy - Control 3 different DAWs simultaneously and keep your production and mixdown process agile.
SSL 360° software must be installed on your Mac or Windows computer in order to use SSL UF8. SSL 360° is available for FREE from the 'Documents & Downloads' tab on this page.
SSL 360° software requires the following:
Mac OS - 11 Big Sur, 12 Monterey, 13 Ventura, 14 Sonoma
Windows 10, Windows 11 (including 12th Gen Intel Machines)
Intel 3rd Gen Core i5 (or comparable AMD processor) CPU running at 2.4GHz or higher
8GB RAM or more is recommended
Internet-connection for software updates from SSL 360° application
The following DAWs are officially supported by UF8 and have dedicated profiles in SSL 360°. We only officially test with the most recent versions of each DAW software. In most cases, previous versions will also work fine.
Cubase™ / Nuendo™
It’s always recommended for you to be working with the latest major version and maintenance release of your DAW supported by your operating system.
UF8 Physical Specification
17” x 10.5” x 2.4” / 431 x 266 x 62.7 mm (Width x Depth X Height)
Unboxed - 2.9 kg / 6.4 lbs
Boxed - 5.0 kg / 11.02 lbs
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