Solid State Logic 9000 J Joins Brainworx’s SSL Console-Series

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Wednesday, 8 April 2020
  • Time to read: 5 min.

Solid State Logic 9000 J now available as part of Brainworx’s SSL Console-Series

Brainworx Audio is proud to announce the availability of bx_console SSL 9000 J. Placing the big, deep, and clear sound of Solid State Logic’s legendary large-format 9000 J Series console in the hands of DAW users as an officially-approved plugin with 72 different TMT (patented Tolerance Modeling Technology) emulations. Empowering anyone to build a 72-channel analog SSL console in the box by using TMT to harness the power of the most famous British console ever produced for their mixes.

bx_console SSL 9000 J is part of the expanding line of Brainworx TMT console emulation plugins. The plugin bx_console SSL 9000 J adds many mods and new, contemporary features not present in the original analog console. Considerably increasing the plugin’s power and flexibility. bx_console SSL 9000 J is a hyper-realistic analog large-format-console sound for your DAW.

Solid State Logic 9000 J – The Sound of Hip Hop & Pop

Approved by SSL & injected with TMT (BX’s patented Tolerance Modeling Technology). With the much-enhanced bandwidth and low-end of the 9k, you can now create fuller, cleaner, deeper, stronger, and more shiny mixes than ever.

  • 72 different (!) TMT Channel emulations in one plugin, just like a real console
  • Switchable EQ modes between E and G-style filters
  • 9000 series-only dynamics features such as “peak detect” and expander/gate “hold”
  • Continuously variable THD and Virtual Gain controls to add colorful saturation and/or simulated analog noise independently or globally
  • Scalable UI to adapt to your screensize and workflow
  • Loaded with plenty of useful presets to give you a starting place for finding your sound
  • Refined with help from mixing legend Michael Brauer. Who tested the plugin against his favorite SL 9000 J console and provided feedback and notes
  • The only true CONSOLE emulation—everything else is just a channel strip.

Think Coldplay, Madonna, Jay-Z, DMX, Nas, and many more! The perfect evolution for the Brainworx SSL series – and a world’s first for your DAW.

Quick Tip from PA

Duplicate one instance of bx_console SSL 9000 J across all your tracks and then click the Random Channel/All button to randomize all the channel numbers at once and immediately produce that big-console sound!) Select Digital Mode for any channel pair to bypass TMT and match the two channels’ responses exactly – helpful when gating both sides of a stereo track in perfect synchrony.

Build based on Solid State Logic 9000 J Schematics

Brainworx’s bx_console SSL 9000 J was developed utilizing the original Solid State Logic 9000 J schematics and built by using component modeling in close collaboration with SSL engineers. Additional refinement of the exacting emulation came courtesy of GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Michael Brauer. Michael helped Brainworx by matching the plugin’s sound and behavior to the SSL 9000 J he personally used on countless Gold- and Platinum-selling records throughout his celebrated career.

Routing Options

The SSL 9000 J console has many options for routing your audio signals. Some of these would not make sense in a Digital Audio Workstation. So Brainworx made sure bx_console SSL 9000 J has all routing options you will need.

Brainworx has also added powerful plugin only features such as adjustable THD, a compressor mix parameter, and a V-Gain control for authentic control of the analog signal path. Michael Brauer and other top mixers have also helped create a rich menu of presets to help you get started using the bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin in your own mixes. This new bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin has been taken to the next level by SSL & Brainworx engineers. The bx_console SSL 9000 J:

  • Was created using the original Solid State Logic 9000 J schematics
  • Was built using Component Modeling with the assistance of SSL engineers
  • Features original EQ, Dynamics and Filter sections with plugin-only enhancements by Brainworx engineers
  • Gives you unique Brainworx features such as changing THD & V-GAIN across all plugin instances
  • Enlisted the help of mixing legend Michael Brauer to test and match against his favorite SL 9000 J console
  • Features powerful presets created by Michael Brauer


Musically, Michael Brauer and other top-tier mix engineers have helped create a rich menu of presets so users of the bx_console SSL 9000 J plugin can get going without necessarily needing to start from scratch. Speedily experience the sound of SSL at its best — in the box, with the console design used on countless major releases from artists including Aerosmith, James Bay, Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Joe Bonamassa, Coldplay, DMX, Evanescence, Yo Gotti, Jay-Z, Wyclef Jean, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Madonna, John Mayer, Nicki Minaj, Nas, Rihanna, Santana, Shakira, Britney Spears, The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kanye West, and so many more. 

SSL 9000 J Improvements

The SSL 9000 J improved upon its predecessors by offering extensive bottom end, a more clean and open top end, and additional distortion-free headroom. Quickly making it a favorite among the top producers and engineers who crafted some of the biggest pop, hip-hop, R&B, and orchestral recordings of the 1990s, 2000s, and beyond.

Experience the sound of SSL at its best, with the console design used on countless major releases from artists including The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Aerosmith, Evanescence, Britney Spears, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Shakira, Santana, Joe Bonamassa, John Mayer, Coldplay, James Bay, Wyclef Jean, Nicki Minaj, Mary J. Blige, Yo Gotti, John Legend, DMX, Mary J Blige, Nas and so many more.


A fully-functional, 14-day trial of bx_console SSL 9000 J is available to anyone registering for a free Plugin Alliance account here.

About Brainworx Audio

Brainworx Audio stands for finest audio engineering Made in Germany. Passion drives us to push audio technology forward every day. We value the work of our plugin developers and the creators of the original hardware units we emulate. Brainworx strives for sonic excellence and a perfect sound experience for every single user with the development of high-end audio software for native and DSP based systems, often based on emulations of analog hardware from international partners. Our smart solutions are the result of our analog and digital DNA, and our real-world experience in pro audio production.

Pricing and Availability

Solid State Logic 9000 J is included in Plugin Alliance’s MEGA Bundle Subscription and the Brainworx Brand Bundle at no extra cost! bx_console SSL 9000 J is available for purchase (as an AAX AudioSuite-, AAX DSP-, AAX Native-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-supporting plugin for macOS 10.9 through 10.14 and Windows 7 through 10) at an attractive introductory price of $299.99 USD until April 22, 2020 — rising thereafter to an MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) of $349.00 USD.

Owners of bx_console SSL 4000 E or bx_console SSL 4000 G can add the new bx_console SSL 9000 J to their Plugin Alliance account for only $149.99 USD by managing their plugins and various personal offers.

Owners of bx_console N, bx_console Focusrite SC, bx_digital V3, bx_townhouse, bx_XL V2, Elysia alpha compressor, Lindell Audio 80 Series, Mäag Audio EQ4, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor (any version), SPL IRON, or SPL Transient Designer Plus can add the new bx_console SSL 9000 J to their Plugin Alliance account for just $179.99 USD courtesy of the brand partners by managing their plugins and various personal offer.

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