New York, NY (October 11, 2005)–At the AES Convention over this past weekend, SSL introduced the X-Rack Dynamics Package, the newest member of the XLogic. The X-Rack delivers the same SuperAnalogue sound and functionality found on the flagship XL 9000 K Series console. A unique feature of the X-Rack unit is the incorporation of SSL’s Total Recall system, both for stand-alone use and use with SSL’s popular AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System.
“The X-Rack is a new modular rack package that has been developed in response to many requests from existing XLogic and AWS 900 users,” said Niall Feldman, director of product marketing for SSL. “The X-Rack is a perfect complement to the current XLogic range of acclaimed rack mounting audio products, adding a whole new range of top-shelf signal processing to every situation from the desktop studio to the ultra-high end facility.”
Recording artist/producer/visionary and Solid State Logic co-owner Peter Gabriel was at the recent AES Convention in New York to help celebrate the launch of several new SSL products, including the C300 mater studio system for post production and film, XLogic X-Rack Dynamics Package, XLogic E Signature Channel and LMC-1 plug-in. Pictured in front of the C300 are from left, Phil Wagner, SSL U.S. president; Gabriel; David Engelke, SSL co-owner; and Piers Plaskitt, SSL group commercial director. Photo by David Goggin.The X-Rack Dynamics Package offers up to eight mono dynamics processor modules based on the XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue console in a 4U 19-inch rack mount enclosure complete with Total Recall capability. The modules replicate the performance and look and feel of the XL 9000 K through a vertical control layout. Controls feature variable Ratio, Threshold and Release compressor adjustments, with RMS/Peak operation and fast/slow attack switches, and variable Range, Threshold, Release and Hold Gate/Expander adjustments with fast/slow attack.
The unit offers fully balanced inputs and outputs, Compressor and Gate LED metering, a +4dBu/-10dBV input gain switch and an SEL switch for selecting a channel to be displayed for the optional Total Recall. The back panel features XLR balanced connectors with selectable side-chain, external triggering switch and connector. Each rack has its own internal multi-tap mains power supply and a front panel on/off switch.
The Total Recall facility offers 32 local flash memory recalls and Save/Load switches for custom setup and recall of entire settings. An external interface allows integrated connection to the AWS 900 console. A daisy chain connection of multiple X-Rack units is also available. Total Recall data is easily saved from the X-Rack into the AWS and from there onto a DAW.
“In an age where many hit songs may start their recorded life in compromised acoustic environments captured by a wide range of digital recording systems, the XLogic Series provides a uniform level of sonic excellence for every project,” commented Feldman. “The X-Rack continues this tradition by delivering pinnacle dynamics processing to the engineer, artist and producer interested in the uncompromising audio quality of advanced SSL electronics.”
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