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SSL Unveils Live Desk V2 Software

At Prolight + Sound 2014, Solid State Logic has announced its V2 software for the SSL Live console, providing a number of new features.

Frankfurt, Germany (March 13, 2014)—At Prolight + Sound 2014, Solid State Logic has announced its V2 software for the SSL Live console, providing a number of new features.

The Version 2 software, to be released in April, will add more than 25 new features, covering enhancements to the Output Matrix, Effects Rack, User Interface, Routing, Solo System and Focus Channel as well as the introduction of an Offline Setup application. The new software will become standard on all new consoles and will be free to all existing owners.

The SSL Live PC Offline Software will let engineers create, setup and edit all aspects of a Live Showfile on their own laptop, including creation or editing of Show and Preset files. The users are presented with the same menus, screens and options as the full console software, enabling them to configure a Showfile from scratch or load one of the SSL Template files and edit it to their own requirements. All aspects of the Console Configuration can be edited, giving the user full control over the power of the Live’s Tempest processing engine. Full access to stage box setup and routing is provided, along with naming, coloring and the Eyeconix channel identification tools. The layout of Fader Tile layers and banks can also be configured and accessed from the software, as well as control over mix bus routing, pre/post feed point sourcing and all other audio related channel parameters. In addition, the Automation system is fully accessible so that scenes, automation filters and input/output actions can be created, edited and updated. This also includes Group modes, scene re-numbering, etc. Once a Show file has been created or edited, it can be saved and exported to a USB key and then imported into the Live console ready for use.

The Version 2 release brings a selection of new effects, including four EQ types (the G-Flex EQ; which comes in 8, 16, 24 and 32 filter versions, a new, smooth Contour EQ, 1 and 2 band Dynamic EQ and a 4+2 Band Parametric), four new Delay effects (Tape Echo, Ping Pong, a new Short Delay and new Multi-Tap delays), ‘Guitar Cabinet’ and ‘Bass Cabinet’ emulations and five Reverbs (Ambient, Cathedral, Stadium, Recording Room and Tight ER). A new Phase Scope Tool has also been added.

Matrix Outputs now have EQ, All-pass filters and delay processing available. All 36 Matrix Output paths now have available High and Low Pass Filters, a 4-band parametric equalizer, two seconds of delay and All Pass Filters.

Finally, a ‘Swap Button’ has been enabled on the console’s Fader Tiles and allows the user to assign any bank of a Fader Tile to the Swap button. Once assigned, the operator uses the Swap function like a ‘Home’ button, letting them jump back to their preferred Fader Bank at any time with one button press.

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