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SSL Live console now shipping with V2 software
New release adds more than 25 new features including new Effects, Powerful Output Matrix Processing and much more.

SSL Live console now shipping with V2 software

New release adds more than 25 new features including new Effects, Powerful Output Matrix Processing and much more.

May 28, 2014

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OXFORD, ENGLAND — Solid State Logic is proud to announce that the SSL Live console is now shipping with new V2 software. The release of V2 software for the console introduces a substantial collection of significant new features. The release demonstrates the rapid pace of ongoing development at SSL and proves the company’s well founded reputation for listening to customer feedback and developing new and exciting functionality that moves beyond industry expectations.

Within the Version 2 software release there are more than 25 new feature additions to the SSL Live console, covering enhancements to the Output Matrix, Effects Rack, User Interface, Routing, Solo System and Focus Channel. The new software is now standard on all new consoles and available for free to all existing owners. A comprehensive Offline Setup application is due for release in June 2014.

New feature highlights:
Effects
The Version 2 release brings a selection of new effects that introduce additional sonic options and ways to maximise the processing power of the Tempest platform. New effects include: four EQ types (the super flexible G-Flex EQ; which comes in 8, 16, 24 & 32 filter versions, a new, smooth Contour EQ, 1 & 2 band Dynamic EQ and a 4+2 Band Parametric), four new Delay effects (Tape Echo, Ping Pong, a new Short Delay and new Multi-Tap delays), ‘Guitar Cabinet’ and ‘Bass Cabinet’ emulations and five Reverbs (Ambient, Cathedral, Stadium, Recording Room and Tight ER). These new reverbs increase usability and makes reverb set up much easier whilst retaining the supreme audio quality of the ER Verb from Version 1 Live software. A new Phase Scope Tool has also been added - With All-Pass Filters available on all processed paths the addition of a Phase Scope to the Effects Rack allows the operator to use them more effectively and speed up their setup. Version 2 also includes a number of enhancements to the SSL Effects Rack itself to streamline effect browsing, naming and routing.

Matrix Outputs
Matrix Outputs now have EQ, All-pass filters and delay processing available. All 36 Matrix Output paths now have High and Low Pass Filters, 4 band parametric equaliser, 2 seconds of delay and our unique All Pass Filters available. This is in addition to the two inserts that can be used with both the internal Effects Rack and external processing. As with all the other path types, the processing order can also be changed by the operator to customize the signal flow for their requirements on an Output by Output basis.

New Control Surface Functions
A ‘Swap Button’ has been enabled on the consoles Fader Tiles and allows the user to assign any bank of a Fader Tile to the Swap button. Once assigned the operator uses the Swap function like a ‘Home’ button, letting them jump back to their preferred Fader Bank at any time with one button press. As with the consoles Flip Function, Swap can be used independently per tile or globally if Swap is pressed and held down. With up to 75 banks of faders available this function adds flexibility and speeds up access no matter how many banks the user has available. Enhancements have also been made to the Master Tile. Both faders on the Master Tile are now fully assignable. Additional functionality has been added to the assignable Main Fader. The channel assigned to the Main Fader can now be ‘Called’ or selected for more detailed control from either the Channel Control Tile or the main screen. In addition, the new ‘Focus Channel Lock’ function allows the user to assign a path permanently to the Focus Fader and also ‘Call’ it in a similar way to the Main Fader. Both these enhancements are perfect for those important channels that you always need to have control of.

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