By PSW Staff • October 6, 2014 The new SSL Live.L300 digital console. A larger version of this image is below. Solid State Logic has introduced the SSL Live.L300 console, as well as new version 2.5 software that brings significant developments to the SSL Live console platform. Both will be shown at the 137th AES convention later this week in Los Angeles at booth 1409. The new release means there are now two models available in the SSL Live console range, the larger L500 and the more compact L300, both offering the same sound and same operator experience and designed for applications in touring, installation, house of worship and theatre. While it’s compact in size, the L300 delivers up to 568 input/outputs, 128 processing paths (96 full, 32 dry), a 32 x 36 matrix, 36 VCA’s, and 48 FX slots. The L300 ships with new V2.5 software, which brings advanced effects optimization and 27 new features as well as updates to the SSL Live console platform. The effects optimization significantly increases the number of Effects instances, which can be deployed simultaneously for many of the onboard effect types. Highlights include: Follow Mode Allows the Select, Solo and unique Query function buttons found on the Live console Fader Tiles to be linked together in any configuration an engineer might require. Each of the three Tile buttons can be programmed to “follow” any of the other buttons on a per channel type basis. It also allows input channel, Auxiliary and Stem Group mix bus operation of the buttons to be linked in different user defined ways. A simple user interface offers fast and customizable setup of the Follow Function. Effects Rack Tempo Link Adds the ability to link and control the Tap Tempo of any Delay effects loaded into L500 and L300 Effects Racks, and allows up to siox independent Tap Tempo functions to be controlled via both the hardware User Buttons and consoles multi-gesture touch screens. If multiple Delay effects need to be controlled by the same Tap Tempo, the operator simply loads those effects into the same rack and enables the Tempo Link functions, and they’re immediately linked, with tempos linked together. User Buttons For Tap And Menu Select The Master Tile User Buttons have now been activated and offer access to the six Tap Tempo functions that are part of the new Effects Rack Tempo Link feature, and they also direct access to four of the most-used menus of the Live consoles. The User Buttons now offer direct hardware access to these key functions and can be switched between Mute Groups and User Buttons with a single button press. Both sets of functions are also available via the new Home Menu, which is also part of the V2.5 feature set. Home Menu As part of the feature expansion within the V2.5 software release, a number of new menus have been added to the Channel Control Tiles Home button, which includes its own multi-gesture touch screen. These include access to the Mute Groups and User buttons from the Tiles and also an Automation View, which gives access to and visibility of the console’s scene list, scene notes and many other automation functions. Mix Bus Copy Allows the contributions of entire mix buses to be copied across the Live console’s flexible bus structure. Copying between Mono, Stereo and LCR configured mix buses is included, and it’s also possible to copy across all mix bus types. It also allows Auxiliary bus contributions to be copied to Stem Groups, and vice versa. L300 and V2.5 will be available from November 2014. A new L300 compatible version of SOLSA, SSL’s OffLine Setup Application, will also be released alongside V2.5. Solid State Logic Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: Consoles Product Software SSL · 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.