San Francisco, CA (October 20, 2006)–SSL’s big news at the recent AES Convention was their new Duality, a large-format production console that combines the analog sonics of SSL E, G & K Series consoles with extended DAW integration capabilities.
Antony David with the Duality at AES earlier this month. Photo by David Goggin.Designed to closely integrate with your workstation of choice, Duality offers a wealth of creative and sonic options. The console has a unique split channel path that enables channel processing to be placed in the input or monitor path of the workstation. In addition to a SuperAnalogue mic amp, each channel features a Variable Harmonic Drive input stage designed to add analogue character to soul-less workstation outputs. A 2nd to 3rd harmonic drive control provides a range of tones, from the warmth of 50’s tubes to the ‘edge’ of 70’s transistors.
There are both E and G series equalizers and peak sensing or RMS /over-easy compression to choose from. Duality offers VCA style or moving fader automation and complete control over DAW parameters from the console channel rotaries. There are multiple stereo busses or multiple 5.1 stems to make the best use of a full set of 5.1 pan/positioning controls on each channel.
Duality features an engineer-familiar hardware control surface and adds TFT display across all channels to provide comprehensive visual feedback on signal levels, channel settings, system configuration & routing to deliver highly efficient multi operator Total Recall. Duality is the analog console for the digital age, all for a price point that’s half of its equivalent K-Series sister console.
With an order book that’s full until 2007, and consoles being delivered co-incident with this release, one could say Duality is already a commercial success. Visit SSL’s website for more information and a full list of Duality features: www.solid-state-logic.com.