Solid State Logic has announced that it is expanding its line of Audio Creation Products (ACP) with a 12-in 8-out USB bus-powered audio interface that combines truly professional features, performance, and flexibility in a portable desktop format.

Building on the success of SSL 2 and SSL 2+ interface models, SSL 12 expands in almost every way; more microphone preamplifiers, enhanced headphone performance, advanced routing and monitor controls, ADAT input as well as next-gen converters delivering superior audio performance.

SSL 12 is a 12-in/8-out USB bus-powered audio interface that enables you to get studio-quality audio into and out of your computer with minimal fuss and maximum creativity. Building upon the success of SSL 2 and SSL 2+, SSL 12 gives you more. More I/O, more performance and more versatility.

SSL 12 is fully integrated with SSL 360° software: Your SSL Control Room. Here you can assign monitor controls, create multiple independent headphone mixes, choose your Loopback source, customise the 3 front panel user-buttons and much more. SSL 12 presents a combination of professional features and workflow never seen before in a portable desktop interface.

SSL 12 features

  • USB bus-powered (with on/off switch), Mac/Windows compatible; power is provided by USB 3.0, audio via USB 2.0.
  • 4 SSL-designed microphone preamps with unrivaled -130.5dBu EIN performance and enormous 62 dB gain range for a USB-powered device.
  • Per-Channel Legacy 4K circuits, providing analogue colour enhancement for any input source (inspired by SSL 4000-series console).
  • 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs for guitars, bass or vintage instruments.
  • 2 Professional-grade headphone outputs..
  • 4 x dedicated balanced outputs and precision Monitor Level, with stunning dynamic range
  • Use Outputs 3-4 to connect an alternative monitor set to or as additional line-level outputs.
  • DC-coupled for controlling CV input instruments & FX.
  • 32-bit/192 kHz AD/DA Converters boasting >120 dB line output dynamic range.
  • ADAT IN supporting 8 additional channels of digital audio.
  • Built-In talkback mic and 3 user-assignable front panel switches to assign monitoring functions / talkback mic operation.
  • MIDI I/O.
  • SSL Production Pack Software Bundle included, providing 3-month subscription to SSL Complete, Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip, plus an exclusive collection of, virtual instruments, plug-ins and DAW.
  • The SSL 12 is priced at £333 GBP ex. VAT / 399 EUR + tax / $499 USD.

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