Solid State Logic’s new SSL 2 and SSL 2+ audio interfaces, which were launched at NAMM 2020, are now shipping in the UK.
The SSL 2 and SSL 2+ are both USB-powered audio interfaces, featuring class-leading mic preamps, legacy 4K analogue enhancement-mode inspired by classic SSL consoles, studio-quality monitoring, and an extensive SSL Production Pack software bundle.
The SSL 2 personal studio interface is designed for individual singers, songwriters, or media producers, while the SSL 2+ collaborative studio interface provides expanded I/O for musicians working and 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,” explained 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 2-In/2-Out SSL 2 features two classic analogue mic preamps together with 24-bit/192kHz conversion, a single headphone output, easy-to-use monitor mix control for critical low-latency monitoring tasks, and balanced monitor outputs. In addition, the legacy 4K mode – inspired by SSL’s 4000 series consoles – gives you the ability to add extra analogue character to your input sources.
The interfaces also come with an included ‘SSL Production Pack’ software bundle, which features some of SSL’s own native plugins.
The SSL 2+ feature set builds in 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, said: “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 audio interfaces are priced at £179 (SSL 2) and £239 (SSL 2+) SRP inc VAT. Solid State Logic is distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd.