SSL ‘Live’ Console Comes To The 2014 NAMM Show
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of creative tools for audio professionals, is featuring Live, the company’s first console for live sound production, at the 2014 NAMM Show (Booth 6900). This will be the first west coast presentation of the console in a trade show and thus the first opportunity for hands-on demos for the professional live audio engineer community in the region.
“The initial industry response to the SSL Live console has been phenomenal,” says Piers Plaskitt, CEO of Solid State Logic, Inc. “We have been continuously busy at each event where we have shown the console, and we expect NAMM to follow the trend. It is extremely satisfying to see the responses of engineers during product demonstrations as feature after feature exceeds their expectation, and the realization grows that this console is really rather special. It is going to be another exciting show for SSL.”
About the SSL Live console:
Live is all about power and control and is perfectly suited to touring or installation, FOH or monitor systems for venues, arenas, houses of worship and concert halls. Featuring complete flexibility and an intelligent user interface, it is especially ideal for any situation in which audio quality is important.
Based on SSL’s new Tempest processing platform, Live is deployed in a uniquely versatile way. The headline numbers are as impressive as the price, with 976 inputs and outputs and 192 full processing audio paths at 96kHz. How those paths are configured is extremely flexible with power allocated to Channels, Auxes, Stem Groups and Masters, configured to suit the needs of each show. All processing is built into the console surface as well as a collection of I/O connectivity built into the frame. A full range of Stagebox I/O connects to the console via MADI, with the potential for larger systems to make use of SSL’s own Blacklight technology that carries up to 256 channels of bi-directional audio and control via a single fibre connection.
Console power is really nothing if it can’t be controlled and Live offers a truly excellent control surface. It combines a tablet-style multi-gesture touch screen with elegant hardware ergonomics, excellent visual feedback and a collection of innovative new features. It enables engineers to work exactly how they work today, whether they prefer new touch screen or classic hardware technology, or a combination of both, and offers new and better ways of doing things that will make the operator’s life less stressful and more creative.
Being an SSL, Live has legendary audio performance as standard. Impeccable audio quality is a primary design feature from studio-grade SuperAnalogue™ mic preamps, 24bit/96kHz A/D D/A conversion, to 64bit internal processing and 96kHz operation throughout. An obsession with quality also shines through an array of Live’s channel processing tools that bear the classic SSL tone, but bring a completely new level of precision, flexibility and usability. Live features an impressive collection of 30 new effects and audio analysis tools that take SSL’s acclaimed studio-grade processing and re-crafts it for live, with the additional benefit of giving the effects and analysis tools its own dedicated processing power.
As has been the case so many times in the last few decades, SSL has taken a new approach to the way professional engineers work and created an inspired console that builds upon the way things are done today while offering the potential for a new, exciting and more creative way to work tomorrow.
Live is now shipping.
Solid State Logic is the world’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.solidstatelogic.com.