Classic SSL Channel Dynamics Sonic Signature Now Available In Stereo
ANAHEIM, CA â€“ Solid State Logic, the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital consoles, is pleased to introduce the new X-Rack Stereo Dynamics Module at Winter NAMM 2011 (Booth 6904, Hall A).
The new X-Rack Module delivers the same sonic signature as the channel strip processing of SSLâ€™s large format Duality console and the mono X-Rack SuperAnalogueâ„¢ Dynamics Module in a stereo configuration. The module is intended for stereo tracking or stem mixing and further extends the availability of SSLâ€™s sonic heritage to studios of all sizes.
â€œWhen we first conceived of the AWS 948, we completed work on a stereo dynamics module to match the stereo input capability of the new console,â€? says Niall Feldman, director of new products for Solid State Logic. â€œBeyond the AWS 948, however, was the need for a stereo dynamics unit to round out the module offerings for X-Rack. We believe the industry will find this new module extremely valuable over a wide range of recording and mix applications.â€?
The X-Rack Stereo Dynamics Module is a stereo version of the powerful SuperAnalogueâ„¢ Dynamics Module. Featuring Compressor/Limiter and Expander/Gate circuits, the Stereo Dynamics Module provides the familiar SSL level control tools for both recording and mixing applications.
The Compressor section can switch between a gentle Soft Knee (Over Easy) RMS compression to a more aggressive Peak Sensing or Hard Knee mode, providing a wide range of leveling control. The secondary circuit can function as either a Noise Gate or an Expander further enhancing the creative sound sculpting possibilities. The feature set is completed by an External Key Input (mono), for triggering the unit from an external sound source, and the ability for multiple adjacent units to be linked.
â€¢ +4dBu Operating Level
â€¢ Balanced Stereo Line Â¼" Jack Input and Output
â€¢ RMS or Peak Sense Stereo Compressor/Limiter
â€¢ Dedicated Gain Reduction Metering
â€¢ Independently switched Gate/Expander
â€¢ External Key Input Â¼" Jack
â€¢ Link function for multiple modules
The Stereo Dynamics Module will be available from February 2011 priced: $1,159; Â£699; 839.50 â‚¬.
Based on SuperAnalogueâ„¢ electronics from SSLâ€™s XL 9000 K Series console, X-Rack is a modular rack system with Total Recallâ„¢ that delivers the classic SSL sound in a uniquely versatile form. Each X-Rack chassis holds up to eight modules in any configuration; with the introduction of the Stereo Dynamics Module, twelve different modules are offered.
A selection of EQ, Dynamics and VHD modules can be combined to form comprehensive standalone processing solutions. Two different Mic Amp modules can be added to create high quality recording solutions. Standalone mixers can be configured by adding Master Bus, Four Input and Eight Input modules. The hugely popular X-Rack delivers the very highest-quality analogue recording and summing path and is the perfect configurable solution for studio or live applications.
Solid State Logic is the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.