Solid State Logic (SSL) will exhibit at InfoComm for the first time in 2014 in booth #C11329. The company will present Version 2 software for its SSL Live console, which was released in April, is now standard on all new consoles, and is available for free to all existing owners.
The V. 2 software release introduces 25 new features. Additions include enhancements to the Output Matrix, Effects Rack, User Interface, Routing, Solo System and Focus Channel, as well as the introduction of a comprehensive Offline Setup application.
The SSL Live PC Offline Software allows engineers to create, set up and edit all aspects of a Live Showfile from a laptop, for creation or editing of Show and Preset files. The user is presented with the same menus, screens and options as in the full console software to configure a Showfile from scratch or load one of the SSL Template files and edit it as needed. All aspects of the Console Configuration can be edited, giving the user full control over Live’s Tempest processing engine.
Full access to stage box setup and routing is provided. Along with naming, coloring and the Eyeconix channel identification tools, the layout of Fader Tile layers and banks can also be configured from the software. As well as control over mix bus routing, pre/post feed point sourcing and all other audio related channel parameters. In addition, the Automation system is fully accessible so that scenes, automation filters and input/output actions can be created, edited and updated. This also includes Group modes, scene re-numbering, etc. Once a Show file has been created or edited, it can be saved and exported to a USB key and then imported into the Live console ready for use.
Matrix Outputs now have EQ, all-pass filters and delay processing available. All 36 Matrix Output paths now have available High and Low Pass Filters, a 4-band parametric equalizer, two seconds of delay and SSL’s All Pass Filters, in addition to the two inserts that can be used with both the internal Effects Rack and external processing. As with all the other path types within the Tempest engine, the processing order can also be changed by the operator to customize the signal flow on a Matrix-by-Matrix basis.
The Version 2 release brings new effects, including four EQ types (G-Flex EQ in 8-, 16-, 24- and 32-filter versions; Contour EQ; 1- and 2-band Dynamic EQ; and a 4+2 Band Parametric), four new Delay effects (Tape Echo, Ping Pong, a new Short Delay and new Multi-Tap delays), Guitar Cabinet and Bass Cabinet emulations; and five Reverbs (Ambient, Cathedral, Stadium, Recording Room and Tight ER). A new Phase Scope Tool has also been added. With All-Pass Filters available on all processed paths, the addition of a Phase Scope to the Effects Rack allows the operator to use them more effectively and speed up their setup. Version 2 also includes a number of enhancements to the SSL Effects Rack itself, to streamline effect browsing, naming and routing.
A Swap Button has been enabled on the console’s Fader Tiles and allows the user to assign any bank of a Fader Tile to the Swap button. Once assigned, the operator uses the Swap function like a ‘Home’ button, to be able to jump back to a preferred Fader Bank at any time with one button press. As with the console’s Flip Function, Swap can be used independently per tile or globally if Swap is pressed and held down. With up to 75 banks of faders available, this function adds flexibility and speeds up access no matter how many banks the user has available. A new Focus Channel Lock function allows the user to assign a path permanently to the Focus Fader and the Channel Control Tile.