Frankfurt, Germany (March 13, 2008)–Solid State Logic has announced Matrix, a 16-channel, 40-input mixing console with built-in signal router and multi-layer DAW control, at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
Matrix is composed of five main elements:
• 16-channel console with dual summing inputs, aux sends and additional returns, providing more than 40 summed inputs to Mix output;
• 16+1 fader, 4-layer DAW controller using Ethernet connection, providing single-cable, high-speed workstation control for most popular DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic, Live and Reason;
• Integrated, recallable, software controlled 32x16x16 analog routing matrix, said to eliminate the need for external patchbays and bring outboard analogue processing into DAW workflow;
• Monitoring with independent main and mini monitor outputs, artist monitor output with independent EQ and source selection, three external monitor inputs with source summing and front panel iJack input;
• A Mac- and Windows-compatible application that provides platform-independent project management and routing control, including FX chains and routing setups, to simplify patching outboard units through the router.
The name “Matrix” is derived from its software-controlled integrated SuperAnalogue router. This manages the sends and returns of up to 16 analog outboard processor units together with the assignment of the console’s channel strip inputs and insert points. By using the Matrix Java control panel software, reportedly any combination of outboard gear can be rapidly inserted into any of the console channels, creating the ability to run outboard as ‘analog plug-ins’ with the DAW, according to the manufacturer.
Ethernet connection to the workstation eases the cabling process and provides control over up to four workstations from the same control surface.
Matrix will be available worldwide through SSL Resellers in May 2008 with a MSRP of $25,995.00.
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