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SSL reveals new audio interfaces for personal studios

The SSL 2 is aimed at individuals while the SSL2+ enables collaboration

Solid State Logic (SSL) has launched new audio interfaces, the SSL2 and SSL2+, as part of its latest personal studio range.

Both are USB-powered and include high-quality mic preamps and monitoring, a 4K analogue enhancement-mode inspired by classic SSL consoles, and an SSL Production Pack software bundle.

SSL has been creating pro audio equipment for recording studios for over four decades. Now, it’s taking that experience and providing it to the individual. The SSL 2 personal studio is ideal for individual singers, songwriters, or media producers, while the SSL 2+ collaborative studio provides expanded I/O for musicians recording together.

“When SSL’s founder, Colin Sanders set about making his first mixing console in the early ’70s, he did so because every other console at the time fell short of his expectations and needs,” commented SSL director of new products, Niall Feldman. “Fast-forward 40 years, that same philosophy has inspired the team to create the SSL 2 and SSL 2+ for the personal studio market, and share some of that amazing technology in a new format.”

The two-in/two-out SSL 2 features two classic analogue mic preamps with 24-bit/192kHz conversion, a single headphone output, monitor mix control for critical low-latency monitoring tasks, and balanced monitor outputs.

The SSL2+ builds in a production hub for those wanting to collaborate, with an additional headphone output with independent monitor mix, MIDI I/O, and additional unbalanced outputs for DJ mixers.

Andy Jackson, SSL studio product manager, added: “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?”

The SSL 2 is available priced: £149.99 + VAT, $229.99 + Tax, €179.99 + Tax

The SSL 2+ is available priced: £199.99 + VAT, $279.99 + Tax, €239.99 + Tax