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Solid State Logic Unveils SSL 2, SSL 2+ Audio Interfaces

SSL takes its first step into the personal studio market with its new SSL2 and SSL 2+ audio interfaces, debuting this week at NAMM.

Oxford, UK (January 13, 2020)—Solid State Logic has announced a new range of personal studio products, marking the high-end recording manufacturer’s first foray into those waters. Kicking off the new line are the SSL 2 I/O and SSL 2+ audio interface for the personal studio marketplace.

Both are interfaces are USB-powered and sport mic preamps, a 4K analog enhancement mode “inspired by classic SSL consoles,” according to the company, monitoring and a SSL Production Pack software bundle.

The SSL 2 audio interface.
The SSL 2 audio interface.

The SSL 2 personal studio is intended for individual singers, songwriters, media producers and the like, while the SSL 2+ collaborative studio provides expanded I/O for musicians working and recording together.

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The 2-In/2-Out SSL 2 sports two analog mic preamps along with 24-bit/192 kHz conversion, a single high-grade headphone output, monitor mix control for low-latency monitoring tasks, and balanced monitor outputs. In addition, the “Legacy 4K mode” takes its cues from the SSL 4000 consoles of yore, allowing users to add extra analogue character to input sources.

Additionally, the SSL Production Pack software bundle includes some of SSL’s own studio-grade Native plug-ins with an eye towards helping users refine their recordings.

The SSL 2+ feature set adds to those available with the SSL 2, providing a production hub for those wanting to collaborate, with an additional headphone output with independent monitor mix, MIDI I/O, and additional un-balanced outputs for DJ mixers.

Andy Jackson, SSL studio product manager, discussed the creation of the 2 and 2+, noting “We focused on developing the best sounding and performing audio interfaces at this price point, and then raising the bar again with features and add-ons that make a significant difference when creating. Our attention to excellence even goes down to the use of Neutrik connectors and Alps pots throughout, because anything else is a compromise. We are fortunate to have a phenomenal heritage of product, technology and successful artists to draw on during development, so if you’re starting out in recording music, why wouldn’t you start with the best?”

Both the SSL 2 and 2+ are shipping, with the SSL 2 priced at $229.99 and the SSL 2+ at $279.99.

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