Solid State Logic (SSL) is showcasing its latest ORIGIN analogue console at AES New York 2019.
With traditional analogue studio workflow in mind and a classic design, the new console moves a level up to support the modern DAW driven ‘hybrid’ production studio.
ORIGIN features a purely analogue, inline, dual-channel design, with 16 busses, E Series EQ and the classic Bus Compressor. The new PureDrive™ mic pre has inherited the clarity and purity of previous SSL mic pre designs, but it can also switch character to a warm, harmonically rich and driven tone that varies with mic pre gain. The new mix bus and mix amp architecture deliver a low noise floor along with a huge headroom for a summing bus which retains the classic SSL sound while bringing the breadth and space to mixes that analogue summing is known for. It also has balanced insert points per channel path, dedicated channel direct outputs, stem-ready 0dB fader bypass switches, and a new configurable centre section.
“This really is the culmination of everything we have put into analogue console design over the past four decades,” commented Niall Feldman, SSL director of new products. “ORIGIN is the studio console we would have created then, for the way we work today – it is quite simply a new analogue classic.”
“Music production is core to our origin at Solid State Logic,” added Nigel Beaumont, SSL managing director, “and it’s important we utilise this unique heritage to continue defining new products that are more accessible to the growing studio market. It allows us to deliver next-generation consoles such as ORIGIN, with the right features, at the right price point, and of course, with that unmistakable SSL sound.”