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SSL Nucleus2 (Dark)
SSL-726488X4

The professional DAW & Studio Controller
Since its release in 2010, Nucleus has won TEC’s, Sound on Sound, Resolution and MIPA
awards, and we now reveal the next step – a Nucleus for the world of Audio over IP.
Nucleus2 is a unique proposition for the professional project studio with a perfect blend of
advanced DAW control, transparent SuperAnalogueTM monitoring with talkback, SSL console
grade mic pres, pro quality Dante audio interface and bundled SSL Native plug-ins. There is
no other product available which offers the professional producer all of these elements, with
benchmark audio performance and elegant ergonomics. Not only is it unique but Nucleus2 is
also outstanding value; these elements bought separately would cost more and deliver a less
elegant solution.

Nucleus2 is a compact, portable desktop unit that creates a comfortable, efficient, hands on
operating environment for DAW based Music and Film/TV Post production. It provides
everything you need to record and monitor audio and to control your DAW quickly and
efficiently without resorting to your mouse. Nucleus2 streamlines your workflow and helps
you focus on your sound, not your screen.

Nucleus2 offers a unique combination of audio capabilities. At its foundation is a SSL
SuperAnalogueTM signal path providing benchmark audio quality monitor output to “main”
and “alternate’ speaker sets via +4dBu connections. A high quality 2+2 Ch Dante audio
interface provides a record and playback path for your DAW or connectivity to a wider Dante
IP audio network. Two Combi XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs can feed the audio
interface and the monitor outputs simultaneously. Digital I/O via S/PDIF feeds the AD/DA of
the audio interface (pre insert) enabling both a "digital to DAW" record path and a

"mic/line/instrument to digital" output path. The Digital input can use Ch 3&4 of the audio
interface so can be recorded to separate channels in your DAW in parallel to the incoming
analogue mic/line/instrument inputs. A wet/dry control enables balancing of analogue (and
digital) input and DAW playback for zero latency record monitoring. With Nucleus2 we have
added a talkback input that feeds the headphones, and triggers a switchable -20dB DIM in
the monitor outputs. This input has an adjustable gain, and can be switched to feed input 2
of the Dante soundcard for remote communications over the network. The Nucleus2 mic
pre's are SSL SuperAnalogue Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS
consoles and our X-Rack system giving Nucleus2 a professional standard transparent mic
record path. The mic inputs have 80Hz High Pass Filters, Polarity Reverse and Phantom
Power. A pair of insert send/return connections for incorporation of external analogue
processing or effects default to the mic/line/instrument inputs but can be moved across to
DAW playback for mixdown. An additional "external" stereo analogue input provides a
transparent SuperAnalogue monitor path for another audio interface, or any other analogue
device. There is an accurate analogue output level meter. A stereo minijack connection

makes monitoring from an iPod or any other portable audio device straightforward. Two

headphone outputs complete the monitoring options.

Nucleus2 DAW Control is based on the concepts developed for the SSL Matrix. Up to 3

different DAWs can be connected simultaneously and you can switch between them with a

single button push. Nucleus2 uses either HUI or MCU protocols ensuring compatibility with

all leading DAW applications including Pro Tools, Logic and Cubase/Nuendo and can transmit

MIDI CC data. Nucleus2 provides a complete set of dedicated and assignable hardware

controls that is easily customised to suit individual user preferences, for all major DAW and

plug-in parameters. Two banks of eight channels each provide; 100mm motorised Faders,

fully user definable soft keys and V-Pots, dedicated Select/Solo/Cut buttons and 10 point

channel level meters. The Nucleus2 centre section DAW controls provide; large heavy duty

transport buttons, a high quality jog/shuttle wheel, bank/channel/ layer selection &

navigation/global DAW parameter selection and additional USB keyboard emulation buttons.

Bright LCD Digital Scribble Strips, DAW audio level meters, self illuminating buttons and LED

status indicators ensure excellent visual feedback even in low light conditions. System

configuration is via a remote "SSL Logictivity" browser, which allows differing control profile

sets to be stored and recalled. It is here that the user defines exactly how the Nucleus2

behaves.

Nucleus2 connects to your computer via high speed Ethernet for DAW control and Dante

Audio. It also features a USB connection and appears to your host computer as a standard

keyboard enabling key command emulation. There are three USB ports on the back which

operate as a USB hub. A standard jack footswitch connection is also included and there is

also an SD card slot for Profile storage. Configuration and mapping of Key commands and

DAW Commands is via a remote "SSL Logicitivity" browser, which allows differing control

profile sets to be stored and recalled.

We could have stopped there but because we can, we chose to endow Nucleus2 with one

final killer feature; it includes the SSL Native Essentials Bundle. This includes the new SSL

Native versions of the SSL Channel EQ & Dynamics and Stereo Bus Compressor VST/AU/AAX

plug-ins. The EQ & Dynamics Channel is the classic SSL Console Channel Strip with 4 band

parametric EQ, Compressor/Expander/Gate, High Pass and Low Pass filters. The SSL Native

Bus Compressor is the sound of the classic SSL Stereo Bus Compressor from the 1980's G

Series analogue console delivered in plug-in form.

Your Price, VAT excl.43 199.20
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SSL Matrix 5.1 monitor card
Your Price, VAT excl.8 559.20
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SSL X-Desk
SSL-729712X1

The centre of your scalable studio

Built from the same SuperAnalogue™ DNA as our AWS, Duality and Matrix consoles, we are proud to deliver the X-Desk.

X-Desk brings benchmark audio performance to the compact mixer format, meeting the demand for a world class, compact SSL mixing desk. X-Desk combines a 16 channel SSL SuperAnalogue™ summing mixer with a compact analogue monitoring hub for your studio. Small enough to be easily transported, X-Desk fulfills the essentials of the audio mixing process, with typical SSL attention to detail, including smooth 100mm faders, comprehensive artist & studio monitoring with Dim & Cut buttons, Stereo and Mono Aux sends, channel and Master Bus Inserts and accurate bar graph level metering.

For easy integration into your existing studio, X-Desk can be used as an elegant and and ergonomically refined desktop mixer with removable rack ears for standard 19" rack mounting (7U space required). Like all SSL SuperAnalogue™ products, it is extremely robust, hand-built in the UK with an all metal chassis and high quality controls and components. Up to eight X-Desks or X-Desk & X-Rack combinations can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 160 inputs on mixdown.

Key Features

SuperAnalogue™ - analogue purity at the highest level

8x dual input Mono Line channels: 16 channel mixdown8x Insert Send/Returns on channels

Stereo CUE and 2 Mono Auxiliary Sends

Cascade with X-Rack and other X-Desks for bigger systems

Talkback - for artist communication

Dim & Cut buttons

Independent Main and Alternate stereo monitor outputs

SSL Stereo Mix Buss with External summing and Inserts

2x Stereo Returns with Level, Pan and Bus assignmenti

Jack front panel input for portable playback devices

High quality internal PSUD-Sub Channel I/O connection for studio integration

19" Rack mount ears included

Your Price, VAT excl.25 999.20
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SSL XL-Desk, unloaded
SSL-729732X1

The smart dumb analogue console.

XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It's designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don't want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in an incredible collection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre's. There is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre's. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated high spec' power supply. There are four main Mix Busses (A, B, C, D) with buses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Busses and channels can access the 500 rack and each have a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Volume) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A, so there are 16 main faders + 16 Cue ST inputs + 4 Stereo channels providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert Sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs). There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes and a built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features

20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogueTM SSL console

8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps

16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)

The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain

4 stereo Mix Busses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack

18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix bussesIn addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point

Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing

One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs

4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)

Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management

Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes

Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output

AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes

High quality internal PSU

Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets

Your Price, VAT excl.159 200
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SSL XL-Desk, loaded with 16x EQ modules
SSL-729732X2

The smart dumb analogue console.

XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It's designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don't want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in an incredible collection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre's. There is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre's. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated high spec' power supply. There are four main Mix Busses (A, B, C, D) with buses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Busses and channels can access the 500 rack and each have a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Volume) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A, so there are 16 main faders + 16 Cue ST inputs + 4 Stereo channels providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert Sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs). There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes and a built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features

20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogueTM SSL console

8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps

16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)

The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain

4 stereo Mix Busses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack

18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix bussesIn addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point

Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing

One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs

4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)

Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management

Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes

Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output

AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes

High quality internal PSU

Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets

Your Price, VAT excl.244 799.20
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SSL XL-Desk, loaded with 8x EQ modules
SSL-729732X3

The smart dumb analogue console.

XL-Desk is a modern twist on the classic analogue studio console. It's designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric studio, but don't want or need the integrated DAW control and analogue level automation other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

XL-Desk is in many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console but it packs in an incredible collection of features. It has 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. The first eight channels have VHD mic pre's. There is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre's. XL-Desk ships with a legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module in slots 17 & 18 (hard wired to Mix A). The rack has its own dedicated high spec' power supply. There are four main Mix Busses (A, B, C, D) with buses B, C and D able to be summed into Mix A. The Busses and channels can access the 500 rack and each have a separate insert point for processing. There are two mono aux sends and two stereo return inputs. Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus enable convenient stem printing. Each channel has a Cue Stereo Bus section (with Pan and Volume) used to provide one of the headphone mixes while tracking. At mixdown the mono channel DAW return signals can be routed to the CUE ST bus and then summed into Mix A, so there are 16 main faders + 16 Cue ST inputs + 4 Stereo channels providing 40 summing inputs (using the stereo returns and insert Sum functions you can squeeze in over 50 summing inputs). There is also a fully-featured monitoring section with bass management (3 sets of speakers + subwoofer), Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes and a built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output.

Key Features

20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogueTM SSL console

8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps

16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)

The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain

4 stereo Mix Busses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack

18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix bussesIn addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point

Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing

One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs

4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)

Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management

Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes

Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output

AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes

High quality internal PSU

Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets

Your Price, VAT excl.249 600
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SSL SiX
SSL-729750X1

The Ultimate Desktop Mixer.
Legendary SSL studio tools redefined and streamlined.

To the casual observer SiX looks like any other compact desktop mixer. Look a little closer and like all SSL consoles, SiX reveals a carefully considered feature set that is driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality. It may be small but SiX is a classic SSL design. It carries the DNA of 40 years of true expertise in creative studio workflow. Listen to SiX and you will experience the impeccable sonic performance that is the hallmark of every SSL console. It is powerful and intuitive. Inspired and rewarding.

SiX is a condensed professional console for use in the studio, in post-production, on stage, and for podcasting. SiX offers big console sound and an impressive set of utility features in a format that is small enough to stick in a bag a go wherever you need it. SiX is stunning value; it offers two recording channels with SuperAnalogueTM mic pres, two band EQ, an essential one knob version of the classic SSL Channel Compressor, a new two-band Channel EQ, inserts and 100mm faders. There is a two-knob version of the legendary G-Series Bus Compressor on the main mix bus and the unique Listen Mic Compressor on the Talkback. In mixdown mode it is a very capable twelve channel summing system that offers analogue detail, depth and width to your mixes.

 

Key Features:

A fully professional condensed console for use in the studio, in post-production, on stage, and for podcasting.

Benchmark SuperAnalogue™ audio performance

Ultra low noise : ultra-low distortion : pristine sound

Stunning Record Path

Two SSL console grade SuperAnalogue mic pre’s

Classic SSL Channel Processing

Essential versions of SSL Channel EQ and Dynamics

The unique Listen Mic Compressor

Nothing slams drums quite like it!

Professional Routing & Monitoring

The hidden versatility of truly professional features

12 Input Summing at Mixdown

12 line level inputs with channel and Master Bus inserts

Legendary Master Bus Compressor

An essential version of the incredible SSL legacy

Completely balanced signal path

Everything except the headphone jack is fully balanced

Your Price, VAT excl.12 239.20
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SSL Matrix2 console/controller
SSL-729940X2

Give your studio a new heart

Matrix2 is the ideal console/controller for your hybrid production studio. It is the most elegant solution available today for those who wish to incorporate the sonic advantages of SSL summing and a collection of boutique analogue mic pre's & processors into their DAW centred studio workflow. The analogue side of Matrix2 combines: a 40 input SuperAnalogue™ summing mixer, fully featured Monitor Switching & Talkback and an in-built 'Insert Router' which enables individual or chains of analogue outboard processors to be inserted quickly and easily. The 16 + 1 fader hardware control surface swaps with a single button push from control over the analogue console signal path to functioning as a comprehensive multi-layer DAW control surface.

Designed to be at the heart of your everyday creative process, Matrix is built to meticulous SSL hardware standards, to withstand even the most intensive studio use. Fully equipped to partner your monitors, workstations and outboard gear, Matrix lets you shape your project studio around the way you work.

Key Features

  • NEW! δelta control automates your console within your DAW like a plug-in
  • 32 x 16 x 16 'Insert Router' for up to 16 external hardware processing devices
  • Hardware processors can be inserted via console controls or cross platform drag and drop software browser
  • Stereo or 5.1 EXT monitoring outputs with independent Main and Mini monitor control
  • Hardware processors can be inserted individually or as 'chains'
  • 40 input SuperAnalogue™ summing console:
  • Stereo Aux Send and 4 x Mono Sends per channel
  • 4 Stereo Returns with full stereo mix bus routing
  • Dual Stereo Mix Busses with summing Inserts and reassign
  • 'In Line' DAW monitoring with 'SuperCue' headphone mode
  • Stereo or 5.1 External Monitor inputs
  • 5.1 Monitor card available as an upgrade for Matrix V1 owners: here.
  • Stereo digital I/O (S/PDIF, AES/EBU) with SSL converter technology
  • iJack front panel Monitor input
  • Heavy duty external PSU
  • 16 analogue line channels with two inputs per channel
  • Artist Monitor output with independent EQ and monitor source selection
  • Single button push flips control between the analogue signal path and DAW software
  • Multi-layer control of up to four DAW's simultaneously
  • Ergonomically advanced hybrid hardware control surface:
  • Digital scribble strips for constant visual feedback
  • Fader-linking for analogue channels
  • Additional motorised 'Focus' fader for simultaneous DAW/Console control
  • 16 channel strips each with motorised fader and assignable rotary encoder
  • Total Recall for analogue console controls
  • General purpose MIDI controller mode
  • A-FADA or MIDI Fader automation
  • Ethernet MIDI connectivity
  • Simple drag and drop insert router page for configuring hardware device chains and loading inserts
  • Intuitive cross platform remote browser for system configuration and project management
  • Cross platform 'Logictivity' remote browser interface:
  • Programmable hardware buttons for sending of standard USB keyboard commands
Your Price, VAT excl.175 200
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