Solid State Logic AWS 916 16-channel Analogue Mixing Console - Price on Request
Digital Control for Analogue Souls
Launched in 2004, the AWS (Analogue Workstation System) reinvented the professional production console by combining classic SSL SuperAnalogue™ console technology with comprehensive DAW control hardware in a single work surface. Over 750 consoles and 18 years later the AWS is now used by leading international recording artists, producers and engineers and has shaped expectations for session workflow within today's and indeed tomorrow's production environments.
The Solid State Logic AWS 916 delivers pristine SuperAnalogue™ summing, 16 ultra-clean SSL SuperAnalogue microphone preamplifiers, classic SSL dual curve EQ on every channel, two assignable SSL Dynamics channels, legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, TotalRecall™ and full 5.1 monitoring. In addition to onboard classic SSL Automation, all models feature the new δelta system. The AWS 916 has exceptionally low THD, noise floor & crosstalk levels keep your audio absolutely pristine, while our legendary headroom carries every nuance of your audio and allows engineers to mix 'hotter' without distortion.
Industry Leading DAW control
As a DAW controller, the AWS also features Ethernet connectivity for streamlined hardware control over your entire Digital Audio Workstation environment. AWS delivers elegant, ergonomic physical control with dedicated heavy-duty DAW transport, V-Pot multifunction encoders with position indicating LED's, Digital Scribble Strips, DAW fader mode, global and channel routing control and built-in TFT display for advanced plug-in editing. Project Session Management is kept simple through SSL's proprietary Logictivity interface.
With the push of a button, the AWS 916 instantly becomes an ultra-smooth motorized control surface for your favourite DAW. And goes further than any other analogue console by integrating seamlessly into a DAW-based facility by incorporating hands-on control of important recording, routing, mixing, and editing functions in all major DAW applications including Pro Tools®, Logic Audio®, Nuendo®, Sonar® and many others.
Stereo Bus Compressor
The AWS master section stereo compressor is based on the legendary G Series bus comp and can be assigned to either the REC or MIX stereo busses. Activated, the AWS Stereo Bus Compressor instantly adds cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity, bringing the classic SSL "audio glue" to your mix with spectacular SuperAnalogue audio performance. Combined with improved input and output circuitry, this improved unit provides superb audio performance while retaining the dynamics characteristics that have provided numerous hit mixes for the world's best audio engineers.
Two classic SSL Channel Dynamics processing strips with separate Compressor and Gate/Expander sections can be assigned to any channel. The assignable Channel Dynamics section features SSL's standard RMS compressor, switchable to Peak sensing, with hard knee characteristics via the "PK" button. There are separate controls for the Expander/Gate section encompassing range, threshold, release and hold. Expansion is selected via the "EXP" switch. Each processing strip includes dedicated metering, fast attack buttons & dedicated key input.
The AWS features comprehensive talkback routing with dedicated independent communication buttons for independent foldback sends. A full compliment of GPIO connection, SLATE, the famous LMC input, and RED light activation are all standard on the AWS.
- Type: Analogue Mixing Console
- Channels: 16
- Computer Connectivity: 6 x MIDI, 1 x Ethernet, 2 x Serial (9-pin)
- Faders: 17 x 100mm
- Phantom Power: 16
- Aux Sends: 4 x FX
- Busses/Groups: 2 x Bus (Main Stereo)
- Headphones: 2 x 1/4"
- Talkback: Yes
- EQ Bands: 4-band (E-Series, G-Series Switch)
- Effects: Yes
- Height: 91,44 cm
- Width: 142.24 cm
- Depth: 86.36 cm
- Weight: 107,95 kg.
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