SSL at NAMM: 2 Desktop USB Audio Interfaces
SSL dives into the home studio market with two affordable USB-powered audio interfaces.
Solid State Logic has launched its first-ever dedicated audio interfaces as part of a new personal studio range: the SSL 2, and SSL 2+. Both are USB-powered and include SSL mic preamps, legacy 4K analogue enhancement mode inspired by classic SSL consoles, studio-quality monitoring, and an SSL Production Pack software bundle.
The 2-in/2-out SSL 2 packs in two classic analogue mic preamps together with 24-bit/192k conversion, a single high-grade headphone output, easy-to-use monitor mix control for low-latency monitoring tasks, and balanced monitor outputs. In addition, the Legacy 4K mode – inspired by the classic SSL 4000 series consoles – gives you the ability to add extra analogue character and sparkle to your input sources. The included ‘SSL Production Pack’ software bundle which includes some of SSL’s own Native plug-ins.
The SSL2+ feature set builds in a production hub for those wanting to collaborate, with an additional headphone output with independent monitor mix, MIDI I/O, and additional unbalanced outputs for DJ mixers.
Andy Jackson, SSL Studio Product Manager, enthuses “We focused on developing the best sounding and performing audio interfaces at this price point, and then raising the bar again with features and add-ons that we feel make that difference when creating. At SSL, we have a phenomenal heritage of product, technology and successful artists to draw on, so if you’re starting out in recording music, why wouldn’t you start with the best?”
The SSL 2 is available for $230USD.
The SSL 2+ is available for $280USD.