As the latest in a long heritage of SSL studio mixing consoles, ORIGIN has traditional analogue studio workflow at its heart whilst providing the perfect partner for a modern DAW-driven hybrid production studio.
A purely analogue in-line design with 16+2 buses, E-Series EQ and the classic SSL Bus Compressor, ORIGIN breathes new life into a design classic across the whole console. The new PureDriveTM mic pre inherits the clarity and purity of previous SSL mic pre designs, with the ability to switch character to a warm, harmonically-rich and driven tone that varies with mic pre gain.
The new mix bus and mix amp architecture delivers an amazingly low noise floor along with huge headroom. The result is a mix bus that retains the classic SSL sound, whilst bringing the breadth and space to mixes that engineers and producers love from analogue summing.
Balanced insert points per channel path (both large and small fader), dedicated channel direct outputs, stem-ready 0dB fader bypass switches, plus a new configurable centre section, make ORIGIN an ideal way of adding console workflow to a modern production studio.
The adjustable centre section features 12U of rack space, allowing the modular 6U master tile to be repositioned to create space for software controllers, a computer keyboard or additional outboard processing. The meter bridge can also be lowered into the centre section, enabling a screen to be positioned so all your production software can be viewed just where you need it.
Talkback and listen mic
The top of the centre section features an XLR input for a talkback mic, with level trims and +48V switches for both the talkback and rear panel Listen Mic Input.
IGIN features sixteen ±10dB trims for the track buses, with routing assign switches for each bus.
Four Stereo Return Inputs provide the ability to route to Mix and Track Buses, with level-controlled feeds to Stereo Foldback Outputs A & B.
Monitor source, select and levels
The monitoring section features independent Trims for Alternate Monitors 1 & 2, variable DIM level, MONO plus Left & Right MUTES and øL polarity switch. You can select your monitor source from the main mix, three external stereo sources or a front panel stereo 3.5mm jack input, with a Sum switch allowing selected sources to be listened to simultaneously. The monitor speaker selector allows you to choose between the Main monitors plus two Alternate monitor sets, plus headphones with level control (under console armrest).
Bus compressor, oscillator and sleep
Classic SSL Bus Compressor with sidechain access and HP filter.
The 400Hz internal oscillator has an additional switched 3.5mm jack external input, a level trim plus To Mix and To Buses switches. The unique Auto Sleep mode enables automatic detection of prolonged inactivity to put the console in stand-by, reducing power consumption and making ORIGIN significantly more efficient than legacy SSL consoles.
Solo master and meters
Comprehensive Solo controls provide choice of Solo-In-Front with Mix Balance, Solo-In-Place for Large, Small & Group Faders and PFL options. Solo Level, Solo Clear and Red Light Switch complete the available options. Peak Hold Selection plus Peak Clear for all console LED Meters. Mix Meter Follow Monitor Source option increases main mix meter flexibility. Independent DIM controls for Channel and Monitor Inputs to reduce meter distractions in busy sessions.
Mix bus, communications and masters
The mix bus features a high-quality 100mm fader, with fully balanced switched Insert for external bus processing. There are Master Talkback and Listen controls, while a matrix of sources and outputs manage communications and foldback to studio floor and artists, with Listen To Talkback feature for simple artist-to-artist communication. Cues and Aux Masters feature output trims and AFL switches for Stereo Cue A & B buses plus mono Aux Buses 1 to 4.
Duality is firmly established as the industry standard for large-scale professional audio production worldwide.
Akin to previous generations of classic SSL consoles, Duality enables engineers and producers to work quickly and ergonomically, as well as delivering superior sonic results.
It’s innovative hybrid approach has found many fans, by combining a traditional analogue path and signal processing along with exceptional DAW control and integration, all within a single hardware surface. The introduction of δelta-Control launched the next evolutionary step in plug-in control for Duality, and now with integrated Fusion processing, it’s simple to add an almost limitless range of tonal character, weight and space to your mix, delivering superior sonic results on any style of production.
Comprehensive DAW Workstation Control
Hardware control over two DAWs simultaneously with high speed Ethernet connectivity.
Fader Control From The Sweet Spot
8 group faders and master fader focus, enable you make level adjustments and solos from the centre of the console.
Constant Visual Feedback
New look Channel TFT screens deliver complete optical feedback of channels status, processing, routing etc, and the innovative Eyeconix icons.
Multi Operator Total Recall
With channel Autoscan, utilising the welcome real estate of the TFT screens, allowing more than one operator to recall the console.
Beautiful, precise SSL SuperAnalogue™ mix buss
Near linear phase, flat frequency response, 0.005% THD, exceptionally low noise floor, ultra-wide stereo imaging
Integrated Fusion processor – Limitless sonic flavors for any production style
Dual Mic Pre’s – SuperAnalogueTM & VHD
From the purity of your microphone through to creative distortion and all the stops in between through the versatile Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit.
SSL Bus Compressor
The classic SSL master bus compressor can work in Stereo or 5.1 mode, with useful side-chain functions for complete control.
Classic SSL Processing on every channel
Each channel strip features a compressor/gate, high and low pass filters and EQ (switchable between E/G series curves).
NEW! δelta-Control Automation
Seamless integration with all the benefits of classic SSL analogue console automation and DAW based workflow.
On Board SSL Automation
The traditional SSL automation system with all of the much loved SSL modes.
Split Signal Flow Channel Architecture
Unique dual path channel architecture provides unrivalled flexibility for placing processing in the record/monitor paths.
3 stereo mix busses and 24 track busses for flexible routing. Internal busing feature allows patch-free sub groups by allowing channels inputs to be sourced from track bus outputs.
Complete 5.1 Surround Support
Full range of monitor calibration and setup options for today’s surround productions.
A range of frame sizes
Available in 24, 48, 72 & 96 fader configurations, expandable in bays of 24 (up to 96) and with producer and patch options.
Duality Pro-Station Option
A winged layout for producer/engineers who wish to conduct their DAW session editing/arrangement and audio mixing from a single central position.
Classic SSL console benefits without the overheads of a vintage console
Reduced overall power consumption demands, minimised requirement for air conditioning and controlled maintenance costs (via standard warranties and available service contracts) all contribute to reduced overall running costs.
Duality Fuse combines the analogue colouration tools
of Fusion with our industry-standard large-format Duality SuperAnalogueTM console, adding the detail, warmth
and finesse that only real analogue circuits can provide.
The console combines a traditional analogue path and signal processing along with exceptional DAW control and integration, all housed within a single hardware surface. And with integrated Fusion routing and patch layout, it’s simple to add tonal character, weight and space to your mix, delivering superior sonic results.
With an incredibly versatile set of features for tracking and mixing, Duality Fuse features six distinct colours to help users realise the perfect combination of added tonal character, weight and space to stereo stems. The discrete analogue processors include Vintage Drive, Violet EQ, HF Compressor, Stereo Image, Transformer and a full-band LMC processor.
The Fusion panel strip
Duality Fuse offers a powerful, comprehensively-equipped large format analogue console, which also integrates seamlessly into a DAW-based facility. It offers hands-on control of important recording, routing, mixing and editing functions in all major DAW applications.
The addition of Fusion to the centre section brings even more flexibility to this industry- leading console and only adds 90mm/3.5-inches to the width. There’s flexible, patch-free press-button routing with Mix Bus A and Stereo Submix inserts, plus an independent Fusion Insert on patch. The simple vertical layout of the panel is intuitive too, with high-quality rotary controllers for Vintage Drive, EQ, compression and precision stereo image control, plus four user buttons with indicators.
Creative colour control for limitless sonic flavours
The integrated Fusion processor provides producers and engineers with limitless sonic flavours, adaptable for any recording or production style. Whether it’s Fusion’s Vintage Drive adding non-linear harmonic enhancement, dialling in low-end weight with the Violet EQ or switching between the soothing HF Compressor and LMC processor, Duality Fuse offers the ultimate in tonal control within a large-format console.
The new Duality Fuse console contains many workflow-enhancing features thanks to the integrated Fusion panel in the central section. These include:
Press button routing
– Mix Bus A Insert
– Stereo Submix Insert
– Independent patch routing
Precision image adjust
– 31-step control, with ±1dB image shift – Rebalance processing image changes
Four user keys
– Opto-isolated indicators / tallies
– Relay closure outputs
– Programmable latching/momentary action
– Independent SSL automation
Duality Fuse key features
Beautiful, precise SSL SuperAnalogueTM mix bus n Dual Mic Pres per channel
– SuperAnalogueTM and VHD
Classic SSL bus compressor
Fusion mix processing
– Unlimited sonic colours from 6 discrete analogue processors: Vintage Drive, Violet EQ, HF Compressor, Stereo Image, Transformer and full-band LMC processor
Classic SSL processing on every channel
– Full SSL dynamics and switchable ‘E & G’ EQ
Integrated with the DAW
– δelta control, automation of Duality as if it were
a DAW Plug-in
– DAW automation and control from console surface
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. 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 tomorrows’ production environments. The spring 2015 release of AWS delta saw another significant step in the constant evolutionary development that has characterised its enormously successful life. delta-Control (d-Ctrl) is a completely new analogue console automation platform for SSL studio technology that unites the very best of automation in the analogue console domain with DAW based workflow. All new AWS consoles feature delta technology and console upgrades are available for all preceding models. In October 2016 SSL released an update to the AWS 948 (detailed here) that introduces new channel hardware to provide Stereo Channel Outputs and a new independednt Insert IN/OUT switching system.
Designed for mid-scale commercial recording and production facilities, the AWS is available with 16 inputs (AWS 916), 24 inputs (AWS 924) or 48 inputs (AWS 948) within a compact 24 fader frame. The AWS 916 has 16 mic pre’s, the AWS 924 and 948 have 24 mic pre’s. The AWS 916 & 924 have mono channel strips and the 948 has stereo/dual mono channel strips that offer a second line level input per channel to provide 48 summing channels. All models deliver pristine SuperAnalogue™ summing, 24 ultra-clean SSL SuperAnalogue mic pre’s, 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 on board classic SSL Automation, all models feature the new d-Ctrl system.
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.
The AWS is an SSL SuperAnalogue™ console, featuring the audio performance specifications that have established the benchmarks by which other manufacturers are measured. 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.
System T control interfaces allow extremely flexible and adaptable configurations. The fixed-format S300 consoles and modular S500/S500m large format consoles provide faders and tactile encoders, for instant channel and feature access. Any console can be combined within a single system along with additional control interfaces, providing custom solutions to fit any application or environment.
System T is a new generation of dedicated broadcast audio production systems from Solid State Logic. Designed for the unique challenges of modern broadcast production, System T provides
a fully networked and flexible platform that delivers in the studio for news and entertainment programming, or for OB covering live events and sports. For more than 40 years, SSL has been
at the forefront of innovative broadcast console design and has incorporated decades of research and customer feedback into the development of System T.
System T is a fully networked production environment. New ways to combine multiple control interfaces, processor cores and I/O devices can be specified to create previously impossible system configurations.
Dante AoIP-based routing and I/O
Dante delivers cost savings, true scalability, interoperability and discoverability. The Dante AoIP network integrates the AES67 and SMPTE 2110-30 audio transport standards. SSL is the only broadcast audio manufacturer to offer
full routing control of the Dante network from within our consoles and control interfaces.
Exceptional audio quality
Audio quality and performance is exceptional. SSL’s pristine SuperAnalogueTM foundations combine with 64-bit floating point processing and mixing to ensure unlimited audio headroom with the power to execute algorithms within
a single sample. Broadcast specific path processing is augmented by an inbuilt comprehensive FX Rack.
Highly configurable technology
System T control interfaces incorporate the latest multi-gesture touch screen technology, greatly expanding the range of controls that can be quickly accessed with reduced overall size.
System T offers fixed format and modular control surfaces which are highly configurable to suit individual preferences. This makes the production system ideal for news, entertainment, multi-purpose event spaces, theatre,
OB and live streaming applications.
Architectural flexibility enables channel signal flow suited
to the most sophisticated users that can also be presented straightforwardly to match the skill and workflow of a full range of users.
Tempest processor engines deploy SSL’s patented Optimal Core Processing (OCP) software using arrayed industrial PC hardware in a controlled operating environment. Housed in a 4RU chassis there are two different engines available, The T80 (offering 800 path capacity) and the T25 (offering 256 path capacity). Paths and processing can be dynamically allocated in real time without interrupting audio. With 3072 inputs and 3072 outputs per engine, System T can handle any large-scale production. Tempest Engines can be deployed as mirrored redundant pairs and if required each engine can be placed in separate fire zones. Near instant audio changeover happens via up to 6 Network I/O HC bridging cards, each providing 512 channels of inputs and 512 outputs.
Advanced broadcast architecture
Power meets flexibility
System T offers exceptional power and flexibility with 3072 input and 3072 output connections. The T80 Engine provides 800 active audio paths and the T25 Engine provides 256. Paths are pooled and consumed dynamically according to user configuration, with any console configuration within pool limits possible.
Channel or bus paths can be added or reconfigured at any time without rebooting and without interruption to audio. A pool of up to 192 mono mix busses with the T80 Engine or 128 with the T25 Engine can be used as desired within defined maximums for each bus type. This provides up to 16 master buses, 32 stems, 32 auxes, 48 mix minus buses and 64 track buses. Paths and buses can be freely configured in a range of formats up to 7.1.4. Path to layer configuration is via an intuitive drag and drop interface.
Dedicated path processing provides EQs (T80 x 800,
T25 x 256), Dynamics (T80 x 800, T25 x 256) and Delays (T80 x 400, T25 x 128). The primary signal path has eight process blocks that can be configured in any order using a drag and drop interface. These are preceded by the path gain trim (and input selection/conditioning on channels).
The primary path output feeds either the panning and bus routing (channels and stems) or is available as a source
in the main console signal routing (buses). Two dynamics sections can be placed in each path to enable cascaded compressor/limiter configurations, or adding dynamics to the channel direct output, mix minus or track bus send. An insert send accesses additional signal processing in the System T FX Rack or external hardware via the console routing.
System T FX rack
The System T FX Rack includes a comprehensive set
of SSL’s acclaimed studio quality signal processors and broadcast tools, with ultra low latency and with their own dedicated DSP pool. The selection includes loudness metering, additional tone and dynamic shaping, reverbs, room simulation, ambience processing, dialogue noise reduction, signal generation and analysis tools.
Effects are accessible via the Path inserts, or via the console routing using the Aux and Track buses for parallel time based effects. All settings are saved in System T showfiles and scene automation.