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Solid State Logic unveils today its new XL-Desk tabletop analog mixing console.

The SSL XL-Desk is designed for recording and mixing engineers who work in digital environments but don’t need or want the integrated DAW control or analog level automation, features that can be found in other SSL hybrid consoles.


The SSL XL-Desk is described as “The Smart Dumb Analogue Console” and features the following:

  • 20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogueTM SSL console
  • 8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
  • 16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)
  • 4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)
  • The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain
  • 18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix busses
  • In addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point
  • 4 stereo Mix Buses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack
  • One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs
  • Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing
  • Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management
  • Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes
  • Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output
  • AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes
  • Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets
  • High quality internal PSU

XL Desk will be available from the end of October 2014 with the 500 format rack empty or fully loaded with 16 x SSL E-Series EQ modules priced from: GBP £11,750, euro €14,749, USD $19,999 excluding VAT or local taxes.

Full details of this new XL-Desk are available at

Here is the first official presentation video of the console:


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