SSL SiX desktop mixer: finally, big console sound for the common folk

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I have wanted an SSL ever since I discovered that most of my favorite records share a common sonic footprint that I absolutely adore. That sound is down to the mixing desk and the skills of its engineer, of course. Thankfully, console emulation plug-ins offer a close approximation of the SSL sound. Also, custom gear […]

NAMM 2019: SSL Live L350 & L550 consoles available from February

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At NAMM 2019, Solid State Logic premiered its Live L350 and L550 consoles alongside the X-Light Dante interface and software version 4.8. The SB 16.12 Stagebox made an appearance, too. Replacing the L300 and L550 in SSL’s current Live console range, the L550 and L350 offer the following specs: L550: 288 processing paths, 36 Matrix […]

Hardware vs Software: SSL X-Rack Input Channel vs Universal Audio SSL E Channel Strip Plug-in

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Using top-notch input channel strips can make a huge difference to the quality of your recordings, but is this something that can only be achieved with expensive hardware? Adam Crute finds out as he puts the SSL X-Rack Input Channel and Universal Audio SSL E Channel Strip plug-in… For those who aren’t aware, Universal Audio […]

Coming soon: Overloud Comp G, a feature-loaded take on the SSL Bus Compressor

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Developer Overloud has all hands on deck working on an emulation of the fabled SSL master bus compressor. In addition to recreating the circuit to the best of its team’s abilities, Overloud has added parallel compression, mid-side processing, a low-cut filter on the sidechain circuit, and continuous time and ratio selection. That’s a lot of […]