Solid State Logic (SSL) introduce two new modular processors as part of revitalizing their renowned, and often emulated, SSL 500 Series module range.
The classic G-Comp Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek brushed steel facelift, while a feature enhanced VHD+ module, brand new stereo ULTRAVIOLET Stereo Equalizer (UV-EQ) and SiX Channel (SiX CH) modules, complete the new-look range.
ULTRAVIOLET takes the acclaimed minimum phase-shift Violet stereo EQ section from the new studio-favorite analogue processor Fusion, and puts it into the 500 series format. Over and above Fusion’s Violet EQ, ULTRAVIOLET takes features one step further, adding two dedicated mid-bands, with precision Focus mode for ultimate EQ control. ULTRAVIOLET draws on the SSL legacy of selecting key frequencies and response curves to create a musical and intuitive EQ, designed to quickly dial in the sound of your mix, sub groups and individual instruments.
SiX Channel is a single-width 500 Series channel strip using the SuperAnalogue processing features from SSL’s successful compact SiX console, including Mic-pre, low and high frequency EQ, as well as the single knob compressor. SiX Channel is a simple way to add additional Mic/Line inputs to the line level inputs of any professional audio device, including the Stereo channels of the SiX console. It is also a flexible way to create a professional modular mixer from a ‘summing’ 500 Series rack unit.
The immensely versatile VHD+ Pre now features front and rear inputs with four different impedance selections making it an extremely versatile mic pre and DI box for a wide range of microphones and instruments. Delivering an ultra-clean SSL SuperAnalogue grade recording path, the switchable patented Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) system uses a 100% analogue signal path to generate rich harmonic distortion.
Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products, comments “For nearly 20 years we have made many of our classic console and processor-based innovations available to more producers, engineers and musicians via the 500 module series. The opportunity with our more recent product to continue this work and bring a new range of modern classic 500 modules to a broader market, was too good to resist.”
All SSL 500 modules are shipping and available worldwide.
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