Something new from SSL for you all to Chew on

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by sdevino, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. sdevino

    sdevino Active Member

    Mar 31, 2002
  2. johnwy

    johnwy Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    Smithtown, NY
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    Interesting! I wonder if Neve is considering such a move with a mini vr or r88...........

    any word on a price yet? maybe too early to tell
  3. heinz

    heinz Guest

    aye carumba!
  4. RecorderMan

    RecorderMan Distinguished Member

    Mar 28, 2001
    very smart of ssl
  5. JeffreyMajeau

    JeffreyMajeau Active Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    Steve, when's it making an appearance at Granite Rocks? Looks like a very smart move on SSL's part, as they can see the writing on the wall that DAW's are here to stay. Any idea of the price point on it?
  6. garysjo

    garysjo Active Member

    Jun 15, 2001
    Pembroke, MA
  7. sserendipity

    sserendipity Member

    Jul 3, 2001
    I like to I'd be in love, but...

    I'm a disappointed with their take on plugins, automation and 5.1 mixing.

    There's only one knob for each channel, and four on the main section. Anyone who's used a plugin knows that you need way more control than that, to use them effectively. This looks like a very fancy DAW transport, rather than a DAW controller.

    There doesn't seem to be any automation or memory - which means no instant recall. I suppose they think that anything you'll want to recall later, you'll do in the DAW? Seems a little silly - you would expect to be relying on the SSL's channel strips >more< than the plugins in your DAW. What's the point of integrating a HUI, if your most important settings aren't going to be saved with the project file?

    And, it looks like they expect you to do any surround work within the DAW, which, for 5.1 stuff turns this into a pristine set of pre-channels and a HUI.

    Still, I don't think I was ever part of their target market anyway :>


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