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[Musikmesse] SSL MX4

At Musikmesse, Solid State Logic has announced the forthcoming release of MX4.

It combines three central system elements; a high channel count/high quality audio interface, a versatile Software Mixer and DSP powered plug-ins that provide console grade precision processing with legendary SSL audio characteristics.

The Audio Interface:
  • 128 channels of digital audio I/O over fibre optic MADI.
  • Mac or PC compatible SSL 'PCIe-Core Audio Pipeline’ drivers.
  • Multi client divers – multiple audio applications appear in the mixer and access the I/O simultaneously.
  • Very high channel count, high sample rate recording & playback.
  • 2 × 64 channel optical MADI ports on half-length PCIe card.
  • 1x Wordclock Connector (Software controlled as Input or Output).
  • Near Zero (4 samples) latency delivers ideal monitoring environment.
  • Full Automatic Delay Compensation (ADC) for VST Plug-Ins, I/Os and external Processing/Conversion Delays.
  • Combine with SSL Alpha-Link audio format converters to create complete audio I/O solutions.

The Software Mixer:
  • Open architecture mixing environment; build your own mixer with mono, stereo or 5.1 channels and create routing and buss architecture.
  • Flexible routing architecture facilitates multiple headphone/artist monitor mixes, duplicated output feeds for multi DAW recording or Mix Minus routing for broadcast applications.
  • On board DSP powers SSL console grade plug-ins for the SSL sound inside the box.
  • SSL Channel EQ plug-in – 4 band parametric EQ with E & G Series console characteristics.
  • SSL Channel Dynamics plug-in – the perfect transparent Compressor & Gate/Expander.
  • Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in – the legendary G Series Stereo Bus Compressor.
  • VST2.0 plug-in architecture supports a vast range of third party plug-ins.
  • Includes the SSL Soundscape Audio Toolbox plug-in bundle with; 4 Band Parametric EQ, Filter, Dynamics, Chorus/Flange, MS Decoder & Dither.
  • Support for SSL Soundscape DSP format plug-ins.

Pricing & Availability
MX4 will be available from SSL Resellers worldwide from May 2009 with an MSRP of £1249 (+ Tax) / €1699 (incl. Tax).
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