X-Desk Brings Benchmark Audio Performance to the Compact Mixer Format
FRANKFURT, GERMANYâ€”Solid State Logic, the worldâ€™s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals, proudly announced the release of X-Desk at Musikmesse 2009, April 1-4.
Over the past three decades Solid State Logic has designed and built the worldâ€™s finest audio consoles. With more than three thousand SSL consoles in use worldwide, the â€œSSL soundâ€? has become an integral part of countless hit recordings. With Duality, AWS 900+ SE, Matrix and C200 HD, SSL consoles continue to be leaders in the field of high-end music production. The same technology and sound of the SSL console legacy is now available in X-Desk.
The X-Desk is a world class, versatile, portable, extremely high quality, no audio quality compromise compact mixing desk. It combines a 16 channel SSL SuperAnalogueâ„¢ summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for your studio. Featuring 100mm faders, professionally featured artist and studio monitoring with Dim & Cut buttons, the X-Desk fulfills all of the essentials of the audio mixing process with SSL attention to detail and depth. It also boasts stereo and mono aux sends, channel and master bus inserts and accurate bar graph level metering.
X-Desk is an elegant and ergonomically refined desktop mixer that comes with rack ears for standard 19â€? rack mounting (X-Desk is 7U). It is extremely robust as it is hand built in the UK with an all metal chassis and high quality controls and components. Several X-Desks or X-Desk & X-Racks can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 150 inputs on mixdown.
â€¢SuperAnalogue â€“ analogue purity at the highest level
â€¢8x dual input Mono Line channels : 16 channel mixdown
â€¢8x Insert Send/Returns on channels
â€¢Stereo CUE and 2 Mono Auxiliary Sends
â€¢Cascade with X-Rack and other X-Desks for bigger systems
â€¢Talkback â€“ for artist communication with Dim & Cut buttons
â€¢Independent Main and Alternate stereo monitor outputs
â€¢SSL Stereo Mix Bus with External summing and Inserts
â€¢2x Stereo Returns with Level, Pan and Bus assignment
â€¢Stereo External input on XLRs
â€¢iJack front panel input for portable playback devices
â€¢High quality internal PSU
â€¢D-Sub Channel I/O connection for studio integration
â€¢RF Screened I/O connections
â€¢19â€? Rack mount ears included
X-Desk will be available from SSL resellers worldwide beginning in May 2009 with a MSRP of $2,899.
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.