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SSL release 'Live-Recorder' at MusikMesse 2012
New SSL ‘Live-Recorder’ systems deliver up to 128 channels of Live, Location or Broadcast recording

SSL release 'Live-Recorder' at MusikMesse 2012

New SSL ‘Live-Recorder’ systems deliver up to 128 channels of Live, Location or Broadcast recording

Mar 21, 2012

SSL 'Live-Recorder', MusikMesse 2012

FRANKFURT, GERMANY – Solid State Logic is pleased to announce the introduction of Live-Recorder at MusikMesse 2012. Live-Recorder systems provide an ultra reliable, high quality, low cost solution for high channel count Live, Location or Broadcast Recording. Live Recorder is ideal for Live Music Recording from FOH console systems, Location Film Sound Recording, TV Broadcast Production Studios and Broadcast Production Trucks. The Live-Recorder system connects via standard optical MADI so can connect directly to MADI equipped Digital Mixing Consoles, venue audio distribution infrastructure (Riedel, Optocore etc) or Broadcast Routers. The system presents significant cost saving opportunities when compared to Hard Disk Recorders or other DAW recorder systems. Live-Recorder systems can record up to 128Ch@24bit/48kHz or 64Ch@24bit/96kHz.

Live-Recorder combines Soundscape V6.2 DAW Recorder/Player software, a MadiXtreme or MX4 PCIe audio interface and an industrial strength high performance 1U rack mounting PC. The Soundscape 6.2 software is a powerful audio only multi-track DAW Recorder/Player. Soundscape V6.2 has SSL’s ‘Pro-Convert’ technology built in, so can export recorded multi-track sessions in a range of formats which are native to a selection of popular DAW packages for editing and mixing. Export formats include; Pro Tools® 8 & 9 Sessions, Cubase/Nuendo Track Archives, Final Cut XML's and Samplitude/Sequoia Edit Lists. Soundscape V6.2 also offers session import from supported DAW’s so can be used as a Player for full multi-track sessions for live performance if required. The Soundscape V6.2 software offers comprehensive non linear editing capabilities if required and capacity to add extensive notes and metadata. The software also features advanced crash recovery systems which will retrieve incomplete audio recordings on reboot after a host system catastrophic failure such as sudden power loss. The Soundscape Live-Recorder system supports MTC and MMC via standard MIDI interfaces or MIDI over Ethernet for external system sync and transport control.

There are two different Live-Recorder hardware configurations available: Live-Recorder MX4 is an up to 128 channel recorder utilising an SSL MX4 2x64 channel MADI I/O interface. It provides a versatile, open architecture DSP powered software mixer which allows anything from simple individual track or stereo sum monitoring to sophisticated multi feed and 5.1 monitoring. MX4 offers high quality in the box summing and includes SSL EQ & Dynamics and Bus Compressor plug-ins, making it a highly capable mixing and editing solution. Specifying a Live-Recorder MX4 with an SSL Alpha-Link audio converter provides local headphone, analogue I/O and digital I/O connectivity. Live Recorder 128 is a stripped down system designed for environments where no confidence monitoring is required. It utilises an SSL MadiXtreme 2x64 channel MADI I/O interface for direct optical MADI connection to Consoles, Routers etc.

The 1U SSL certified PC has been specified by SSL and developed in association with key hardware partners in Europe and the US. Each machine is housed in an ultra quiet front cooling 1U chassis with 4 x drive SSD RAID array as standard. These machines are built to very high industrial standards using proven components and are extremely robust.

Live-Recorder systems are due to ship from April 2012 and will be available exclusively direct from SSL online.

Live-Recorder MX4: Up to 128ch recording. A fully configured and tested system with 1U host PC, MX4 128 dual head 2 x 64 ch MADI I/O with on board DSP, open architecture software mixer, SSL plug-ins and Soundscape V6.2 software.

Live-Recorder 128: Up to 128ch recording. A fully configured and tested system with 1U host PC, MadiXtreme 128 dual head 2 x 64 ch MADI I/O and Soundscape V6.2 software.

Key Features

  • Low cost high channel count Live, Location and Broadcast DAW Recorder / Player
  • Combination of DAW Recorder/Player software, PCIe MADI audio interface and host PC
  • Connects directly to any optical MADI equipped device; Console, Router, etc
  • 128 channel (2x64 ch I/O) optical MADI connectivity
  • 128Ch@24bit/48kHz or 64Ch@24bit/96kHz recording
  • Exports directly to ProTools® (8 & 9), Cubase/Nuendo, Final Cut and Samplitude/Sequoia
  • Supports MTC and MMC Sync/Remote via MIDI interfaces or MIDI over Ethernet
  • Unique crash recovery features
  • Ultra stable software with exemplary SSL recording quality
  • Live-Recorder MX4 includes versatile DSP powered software mixer & processing
  • Add SSL Alpha-Link converters to Live-Recorder MX4 for local I/O & confidence monitoring
  • Live-Recorder 128 option for environments where no confidence monitoring is required
  • Full network connectivity with advanced networked file management

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