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USB Audio Interface, 2-in/2-out, with 2 Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps, 4K Legacy Mode, USB Bus Power, and Bundled Software. Mac/Win
The Solid State Logic SSL 2 is a desktop USB audio interface designed for engineers who want the legendary sound of SSL gear in a project-studio form factor. This interface captures audio at sample rates and resolutions of up to 192 kHz / 24-bit.
The SSL 2 offers two combination XLR-1/4" inputs for microphones, line signals, and Hi-Z instruments such as guitars and basses. Two 1/4" outputs are provided for monitors, and a 1/4" headphone output is on hand for private listening.
The interface itself offers a simple and elegant panel setup with a prominent monitor level knob and smaller controls for your headphone out and monitor mix. The monitor mix knob can be used to counter any latency from recording at high buffer rates in your DAW. Crank it counterclockwise all the way, and you'll be monitoring the input path alone. You can introduce more of the USB signal by rotating the knob to the right. Each input section offers switches for 48V phantom power, line signal, or Hi-Z signal, as well as 5-segment metering and gain knobs. All knobs and switches are reminiscent of iconic SSL consoles.
Underneath the gain knob on both inputs you'll note the Legacy 4K button. This feature helps you bring dull, uninspiring audio to life as you record it, doing so by adding subtle harmonic distortion and a high-frequency boost. The boost and the distortion are both analog processes that take their cue from the sound of SSL 4000 consoles, hence the name 4K.
Rounding things out, the interface includes the SSL Production Pack, a software bundle offering native plug-ins, DAWs, samples, loops, and virtual instruments. Purchase the SSL 2 and you also get VocalStrip 2, DrumStrip, Pro Tools | First, Ableton Live Lite, 1.5 GB of samples from Loopcloud, Komplete Start, and more.
Bundled SSL Native and third-party software
To get you started recording right out of the box, the SSL2 ships with a comprehensive production pack, including third-party software from Avid, Ableton, and Native Instruments, and over 1.5GBs of samples from Loopcloud. In addition to this formidable software suite, the SSL2 comes bundled with two SSL Native channel strips: Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip. With Vocalstrip’s four vocal-specific processors — De-esser, De-ploser, 3-Band EQ, and Compander — you can easily achieve an articulate and impactful vocal sound. And Drumstrip provides five carefully selected processing tools — including transient shaper, drum gate, high- and low-frequency enhancers, and the classic Listen Mic compressor — to add clarity, punch, and heft to any drum recording.
Avid®Pro Tools® | First + an exclusive SSL collection of AAX plug-ins
The light version of the industry-standard Pro Tools music production software, with an additional 23 plug-ins including the Classic Compressor Bundle: BF-2A, BF-3A and Purple Audio MC77, Fairchild 660 and Fairchild 670.
The lightweight version of Ableton's acclaimed music creation software for musicians, producers and performers alike.
Native Instruments® Hybrid Keys & Komplete Start
Kick start your musical journey with 2,000 customizable sounds – drums and percussion, bass, acoustic instruments, synths, pads and atmospheres, effects, and more in Komplete Start. Hybrid Keys lets you dig deeper by blending sampled pianos, synthesizers, mallets, and more, adding creative effects to produce completely new sounds.
1.5GB Samples from Loopcloud®
SSL and Loopcloud have come together to curate a collection of ready-to-roll samples and loops for your creations, organised intuitively by genre and available through the award-winning Loopcloud app.
Which one is right for me?
The table below will help you to compare the differences between SSL 2 and SSL 2+. Both products have 2 input channels for recording and balanced monitor outputs for connecting to your monitors. The SSL 2+ gives you 'that little bit more', with an additional professional high-current headphone output, complete with independent level control, making it perfect for when you are recording with another person. Furthermore, this additional headphone output can be set up in a way that allows the other person to have a different headphone mix. SSL 2+ also features unbalanced outputs for easy connection to DJ mixers and finally, it has traditional 5-Pin DIN MIDI input and MIDI outputs, for connecting to drum modules or keyboards.
Order the new Solid State Logic SSL2 USB Audio Interface from Audiosaurus. The online Pro Audio Specialists in South Africa.