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SSL Releases MX4, A 128 Channel MADI I/O With DSP Powered SSL Software Mixer

The MX4 flexible mixer architecture, true multi-client operation and "near zero" latency create a powerful system

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


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