By PSW Staff • April 16, 2009 The software mixer of the new SSL MX4 Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced the release of the new MX4, which combines in one package a very high channel count/high quality audio interface, a versatile software mixer, and DSP powered plug-ins that provide console grade precision processing. The MX4, which debuted at at the 2009 Prolight+Sound & Musikmesse in Frankfurt, is a solution for audio professionals working in complex recording and mixing environments. The 128-channel MADI I/O can be combined with SSL Alpha-Link audio format converters connected directly to suitably equipped consoles or integrated with broadcast routers to deliver a very high channel count with uncompromised audio quality. The MX4 flexible mixer architecture, true multi-client operation and “near zero” latency create a powerful system with the versatility to produce several multi-channel record feeds and headphone/artist monitor feeds. The MX4 can also build Mix Minus monitor feeds in broadcast applications. SSL console grade plug-ins ensure that any system can meet all processing requirements. The Audio Interface: • 128 channels of digital audio I/O over fiber 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 x 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/O’s 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 MX4 will be available from SSL resellers worldwide starting May 2009 with an MSRP of $1,999. Solid State Logic Website Comments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Tagged with: Applications Architecture Audio Broadcast Cards Compressors Connectors Consoles DAW Delay Digital Drivers DSP EQ Fiber Optics Frankfurt · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.