"Refined, beautifully made and designed with attention to every last detail, this is the Rolls Royce of MIDI control surfaces."
The Solid State Logic UF8 controller delivers a new level of user focused design; insightful displays, intelligent fader and control access and function, multiple stand angles for user defined placement, and a production workflow enhancing control layout. Sound On Sound magazine have the exclusive first review.
"Physically, the UF8 is an impressive unit that lives up to the high standards of build quality we expect from SSL. It can be used flat on a desktop or tilted to a comfortable angle using supplied legs, and can also be rackmounted if you purchase the optional rack kit."
"The UF8 abounds with nice design touches, one of which is that all its buttons have multiple illumination states. If a button is brightly lit, that means it’s active. If it’s completely unlit, it means that pressing it will do nothing in the UF8’s current state, while a dimly lit button indicates that its function is available if needed."
"Speaking of automation, the UF8’s faders proved to be excellent tools for writing volume data. They are fast, reliably touch‑sensitive and offer exactly the right amount of resistance."
"It’s clear that SSL have put a huge amount of experience and thought into its design, and although you can buy moving‑fader control surfaces for much less from the likes of PreSonus and Behringer, no‑one who compares them side‑by‑side will think the UF8 poor value for money."
"SSL’s new control surface is very much the SSL of control surfaces — at an affordable price!"
The full review can be found in the March 2021 issue of Sound On Sound magazine on sale now or by clicking here. The SSL UF8 is also available now priced at £999.60 RRP inc VAT.
Solid State Logic is distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit www.soundtech.co.uk/ssl