SSL Releases MX4, the New 128 Channel MADI I/O with DSP Powered SSL Software Mixer
FRANKFURT, GERMANYâ€”Solid State Logic, the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, proudly announced the release of MX4 at Musikmesse 2009.
MX4 delivers outstanding performance to demanding â€˜inside the boxâ€™ users who refuse to compromise on quality. It combines three central system elements: a very high channel count/high quality audio interface, an extremely versatile Software Mixer, and DSP powered plug-ins that provide console grade precision processing with legendary SSL audio characteristics.
MX4 is the ideal solution for audio professionals working in complex recording and mixing environments. The 128-channel MADI I/O can be combined with SSL Alpha-Link audio format converters connected directly to suitably equipped consoles or integrated with broadcast routers to deliver a very high channel count with uncompromised audio quality. The MX4 flexible mixer architecture, true multi-client operation and stunning â€˜near zeroâ€™ latency create a powerful system with the versatility to produce several multi-channel record feeds and headphone/artist monitor feeds. The MX4 can also build Mix Minus monitor feeds in broadcast applications. SSL console grade plug-ins ensure that any system has the precision, power and quality to meet all processing requirements.
The Audio Interface:
â€¢128 channels of digital audio I/O over fiber optic MADI
â€¢Mac or PC compatible SSL â€˜PCIe-Core Audio Pipelineâ€™ drivers
â€¢Multi client divers â€“ multiple audio applications appear in the mixer and access the I/O simultaneously
â€¢Very high channel count, high sample rate recording & playback
â€¢2 x 64 channel optical MADI ports on half-length PCIe card
â€¢1x Wordclock Connector (Software controlled as Input or Output)
â€¢Near Zero (4 samples) latency delivers ideal monitoring environment
â€¢Full Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC) for VST Plug-Ins, I/Oâ€™s and external Processing/Conversion Delays
â€¢Combine with SSL Alpha-Link audio format converters to create complete audio I/O solutions
The Software Mixer:
â€¢Open architecture mixing environment; build your own mixer with mono, stereo or 5.1 channels and create routing and buss architecture
â€¢Flexible routing architecture facilitates multiple headphone/artist monitor mixes, duplicated output feeds for multi DAW recording or Mix Minus routing for broadcast applications
â€¢On board DSP powers SSL console grade plug-ins for the SSL sound inside the box
â€¢SSL Channel EQ plug-in â€“ 4 band parametric EQ with E & G Series console characteristics
â€¢SSL Channel Dynamics plug-in â€“ the perfect transparent Compressor & Gate/Expander
â€¢Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in â€“ the legendary G Series Stereo Bus Compressor
â€¢VST2.0 plug-in architecture supports a vast range of third party plug-ins
â€¢Includes the SSL Soundscape Audio Toolbox plug-in bundle with 4 Band Parametric EQ, Filter, Dynamics, Chorus/Flange, MS Decoder & Dither
â€¢Support for SSL Soundscape DSP format plug-ins
MX4 will be available from SSL resellers worldwide starting May 2009 with a MSRP of $1,999.
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.solid-state-logic.com.