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SSL announces two new modules for X-Rack/Mynx modular system at AES 2008
New E Series EQ & Dynamics Modules Reproduce the Legendary Sound of the Classic SSL 4000 E Console

SSL announces two new modules for X-Rack/Mynx modular system at AES 2008

New E Series EQ & Dynamics Modules Reproduce the Legendary Sound of the Classic SSL 4000 E Console

Oct 10, 2008

New E Series modules for X-Rack/Mynx

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At AES, Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals, will announce the release of two new modules for their modular X-Rack/Mynx SuperAnalogue™ mixing and processing system. The new modules reproduce the legendary sonic signature of an early 80’s classic, the SSL 4000 E console channel strip, which was featured on countless 1980’s recordings.

The E Series EQ Module features two different EQ’s found on editions of the console produced between 1979 and 1987. Each EQ has unique response curves and tonal character. They are distinguished by the colors used on the LF knob caps so the two flavours have become known as the ‘Brown’ and ‘Black’ EQ’s. On the E Series EQ Module you can switch between these two different flavors of EQ that have been loved by generations of professional producers.

E Series EQ key features:

  • Immortal SSL 4000 E Series circuitry
  • “Black-242” and “Brown-02” twin EQ design
  • Bell curve option on HF and LF
  • Fully parametric LMF and HMF with Q
  • Based on classic 611E console channel strip

The ‘Brown’ EQ featured on the original SSL E-Signature Channel Strip is now uniquely available on the E Series EQ Module. The E Series EQ Module will be available as of November 2008 at a MSRP of $975. The E Series Dynamics Module features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return faithfully to the circuitry and key components which define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all discrete design identical to the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit. The compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.

  • Immortal SSL 4000 Series circuitry
  • Class A VCA replication
  • Expander/Gate with Key input
  • Based on classic 611E console channel strip

E Series Dynamics Module will be available as of November 2008 at a MSRP of $975.

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