Oxford, UK (April 16, 2015)—Solid State Logic has released the LMC+ Module, a new and enhanced version of the SSL Listen Mic Compressor, for the 500 format modular rack platform.
This processor from the SL 4000E console was used by many producers through the 1980s. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were suitable for use on ambient drums mics to deliver an aggressive and distinctive tone. It has been also used to process backing vocals, guitars, parallel compression feeds, and more.
This all-new version includes all of the characteristics of the original version but with a collection of new features: a pair of variable SSL high pass and low pass filters to allow targeting of a specific frequency range, a filters to compressor side chain option and a wet/dry blend control for instant parallel compression.
Two additional new tools are added to give the LMC+ a sonic twist; the Scoop button phase inverts the wet signal to give unusual sound sculpting possibilities using the Wet/Dry blend control, and the Split button engages a bandpass subtraction mode that can compress certain frequencies of the signal and leave others untouched to be blended back together at the output stage.
LMC+ Modules will be available from SSL resellers worldwide and from the SSL web store from June 2015.
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