By PSW Staff • April 2, 2009 The new SSL X-Desk mixer The new Solid State Logic (SSL) X-Desk is a compact, “superanalogue” line mixer with eight dual-input mono channels, stereo and mono auxiliary sends and comprehensive monitoring control. It was unveiled at the 2009 ProLight+Sound/Musikmesse in Frankfurt. X-Desk was created to offer a desk with components and features mirroring its popular Duality, AWS 900+ SE, Matrix & C200 HD consoles in a compact and portable format. It features a 16-channel SSL SuperAnalogue summing mixer with a compact analogue audio hub for studio use. With, 100mm faders, professionally featured artist and studio monitoring with Dim & Cut buttons, Stereo and Mono Aux sends, channel and Master Bus Inserts and accurate bar graph level metering, SSL is boasting that X-Desk fulfills all of the essentials of the audio mixing process. X-Desk is an ergonomically refined desktop mixer that comes with rack ears for standard 19-inch rack mounting (X-Desk is 7U). It is hand-built in the UK with an all-metal chassis and high quality controls and components. Several X-Desks or X-Desk & X-Racks can be cascaded via D-Sub connection to expand up to 150 inputs on mixdown. Main Channels: – 2 inputs per channel (e.g. line inputs and DAW returns) – Insert point on each channel – Direct out on each channel (Pre- or Post-fader) – Stereo Cue send on each channel (can be used as a “small fader” second input) with volume and pan – 2 mono Aux sends per channel – 100mm Alps faders Center Section: – Main Mix Bus, with Insert and Insert Sum – External stereo input – iJack input – Talkback mic – Mono check – Main and Alt monitor selector – 2 stereo FX returns Additional Features/Specs: – Rackmountable, 7U high (rack ears included) – Cascade multiple X-Desks using the link connector. This cascades: Mix Bus, Cue Bus, Aux Sends, Solo between multiple X-Desks. We suggest as maximum of 8 desks can be chained together to give 128 inputs, although larger systems may be possible. – Cascade X-Rack summing systems into X-Desk using the Mix Bus Link The selling price of the X-Desk will be $2699 and will be available around mid-June/July (2009). SSL Website 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 Your email address will not be published.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: Audio Compact Connectors Consoles Control DAW Desktop Ears Faders Frankfurt HD Link Microphones Mix Mixers Mixing Monitors Mounting New Portable Processors Racks Recording SSL Standards Stereo Studio Systems UK Volume · 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.