Solid State Logic, manufacturer of professional analog and digitalaudio consoles for music, broadcast, post-production and film, receivedthe 2004 Technical Grammy Award at the 46th Annual Grammy Awardsceremony. The award recognizes SSL for the design and production ofindustry-defining audio mixing consoles over the years.
Pictured left to right: producer/engineer Phil Ramonepresented Rick Plushner, president of Solid State Logic, and PhilWagner, senior vice president of Solid State Logic, with SSL’sGrammy.
“We are delighted to receive this special award,” saysColin Pringle, managing director of Solid State Logic. “TheGrammy Awards recognize outstanding creative achievement in the musicindustry. This special Technical Grammy is therefore especially welcomeas an acknowledgement of SSL’s creative use of technology to aidbetter music production.”
Since the company’s founding in 1969, SSL has pioneeredadvances in console technology; in the late ’70s, SSL introduced the SL4000 console. By combining ergonomics of in-line design with integratedcomputer automation and Total Recall, the SL 4000 became the standardmusic production console for the 1980s.
The 1990s saw SSL introduce digital processing technology, with thelaunch of a range of products that incorporated totally automatedcontrol surfaces offering instant recall and complete reset. Midwaythrough the 1990s, SSL launched its next generation console, the SL9000. This introduced a revolutionary new design of audio circuitryproviding new levels of audio quality for music production.
Today, SSL’s XL 9000 K Series console provides leadinginternational studios with a SuperAnalogue console for the surroundaudio formats. Similarly, the C200 console provides a digital consolefor 5.1 surround production at 96KHz with complete automation and resetof all functions.