Automating adding plugins for the SSL UC1 Every track at once by using a single button!

  1. SSL UF8
  2. ELGATO STREAMDECK

The UF8 has a great keyboard macro feature that is both able to communicate directly with your DAW and also utilise DAW keyboard shortcuts. the latter is used here to add the SSL Channel Strip to each track.

The 360 software allows you to add an assortment of command types to play back from a single, named key on the controller:

The key in use from within the SSL UF8

This can be achieved by loading the 360 software ….

The softkey editor in the 360 software UI

… Selecting the key that you want to use and entering it’s name and data as follows:

An example of the keystrokes needed to enter 5 new Channel Strips onto the mixer in FL Studio 20

F8, S, S, L, return, escape, F9, F9, cursor right,
F8, S, S, L, return, escape, F9, F9, cursor right,
F8, S, S, L, return, escape, F9, F9, cursor right,
F8, S, S, L, return, escape, F9, F9, cursor right

(The keystrokes are added by selecting them with your keyboard while the above screen in 360 is open)

Similar functionality can be had from products like “Touch Portal” and “Stream Deck”:

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