Solid State Logic SSL 12
USB audio interface with 4x SSL-designed microphone preamps, analogue colour enhancement for any input source, 32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters
Class-leading performance, in the studio and on the road
The Solid State Logic SSL 12 is the perfect audio interface for producers and engineers who demand uncompromising performance and versatility from a desktop device. SSL 12 is capable of being both a studio centrepiece and a portable production hub to take with you on the road. Four SSL-designed mic pre-amps with uncompromising low-noise and high gain performance, Legacy 4K analogue enhancement for adding that signature SSL colour, class-leading dynamic range from premium-quality converters, comprehensive monitoring section, ADAT expandability, talkback mic, flexible headphone outputs and an intuitive console-style software mixer. SSL 12 just set a new bar for what you can expect from a unit that is entirely USB-powered.
Big studio features, small desktop footprint
SSL 12 is loaded with an extraordinary amount of professional studio features normally reserved for high-end rackmount interfaces. For tracking, the ADAT connectivity, together with the on-board talkback mic and an incredibly powerful cue mixer (that allows you to create up to 4 independent near-zero latency performer mixes) will handle the most demanding of recording sessions. For mixing, alternative monitor switching and assignable front panel control room functions puts everything you need at your fingertips. For production, USB Loopback, MIDI I/O and DC-coupled outputs for CV control of synths and FX equip you with a serious toolkit to keep the creativity flowing. To top it all off, the ever-expanding SSL Production Pack (packed with a selection of must-have virtual instruments, plug-ins, samples and DAWs) helps to bring your productions to life.
SSL Studio Quality and Know-How
For over 50 years, SSL have been designing cutting-edge mixing consoles and hardware processors, as used by the world?s most recognised artists and recording studios. Over that time, their reputation as a world-leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment has centred around a constant pursuit of audio excellence and technical innovation, accomplished through streamlining production workflows and advanced studio ergonomics. SSL 12 takes the ?traditional? desktop audio interface where it?s never been before with an incredible array of features in a compact footprint that delivers outstanding audio quality. Featuring the familiar Alps pots, Neutrik connectors and an attractive brushed aluminium front panel, SSL 12 is built to last whether you?re using it in the studio or on location.
Real Analogue Enhancement Inspired By The SSL 4000-Series (4K) Console
SSL has a history of innovation in analogue electronics and console design. Whether it be the sound of the classic '242' and '292' EQ circuits, the punch of the legendary SSL Bus Compressor or the incredible bandwidth and sonic accuracy of the ground-breaking SuperAnalogue designed mic amps and consoles, SSL are always moving forward with analogue. Legacy 4K is an all-analogue enhancement effect, inspired by the character of an SSL 4000-series console (often referred to as ?4K?). It distils two essential characteristics of the 4K sound into a single circuit. The first thing engaging the Legacy 4K circuit will do is to introduce a forward, yet musical sounding high frequency EQ boost, helping to add some excitement to your vocal or instrument. Secondly, it?ll add some subtle analogue distortion with finely tuned harmonic content, helping bolster any sound with more edge and personality.
4 x SSL-designed microphone preamps with unrivalled EIN performance and huge gain range for a USB-powered devicePer-Channel Legacy 4K switches - analogue colour enhancement for any input source, inspired by the 4000-series console2 Hi-Z instrument inputs for guitars, bass or vintage instruments2 professional-grade headphone outputs, with switchable modes of operation that cater for high impedance or high sensitivity headphones. Or re-purpose each headphone output as an additional balanced/unbalanced line-level outputs instead32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters - capture and hear all the detail of your creationsADAT IN - expand the input channel count with up to 8 channels of digital audioBuilt In Talkback Mic that can be routed to Headphone A, B and Line 3-4 outputs4 x dedicated balanced outputs and precision Monitor Level, with stunning dynamic rangeUse Outputs 3-4 to connect an alternative monitor set or as additional line-level outputs to connect to studio outboard equipment, with +24 dBu operating levels.SSL 12 mixer: Powerful digital mixer hosted in SSL 360° - Quickly create low-latency cue mixes.DC-coupled outputs for controlling CV input instruments & FX3 user-assignable front panel switches - assign various monitoring functions and talkback open/closeMIDI I/OSSL Production Pack Software Bundle; includes 3-months free subscription to SSL Complete, plus an exclusive collection of 3rd party DAWs, virtual instruments and plug-insUSB bus-powered audio interface for Mac/Windows - power is provided by USB 3.0, audio via the USB 2.0 protocol
SSL 12 Mixer
The cross-platform Mac and Windows SSL 360° application hosts the powerful, yet intuitive console-style SSL 12 Mixer, where you can configure and control every aspect of SSL 12:
Easily set up multiple near-zero latency headphone mixesConfigure HP A and HP B outputs for different headphone sensitivities or re-purpose as additional line-level outputsCustomise the 3 user-assignable front panel buttonsChoose your Loopback sourceSave/Load SSL 12 Mixer templates
SSL Production Pack (includes over $1000 worth of software and sounds)
Inspirational software from your favourite industry tools
SSL 12 comes bundled with the SSL Production Pack, a unique collection of SSL and 3rd party software packed with a selection of must-have virtual instruments, plug-ins, samples and DAWs. Let your creativity shine and bring your productions to life.
The SSL Production Pack includes:
3-months free access to SSL Complete subscription3-months free access to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscription3-months free access to Arcade subscription by OutputPerpetual plug-in licenses for SSL Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-insIK Multimedia Amplitube 5 SECelemony Melodyne EssentialNative Instruments Hybrid Keys & Komplete StartAbleton Live 11 LiteAAS Session Bundle plug-ins1.5 GB Samples from LoopcloudComputer Connectivity : USB 3.0
Simultaneous I/O : 12 x 8
Mic Preamps : 4
Phantom Power : Yes
AD / DA Resolution : 32-bit/192 kHz
Analogue Inputs : 4 x XLR-1/4" combo (Mic/Line), 2 x 1/4" (Hi-Z)
Analogue Outputs : 4 x 1/4" (Line outs)
Headphones Outputs : 2 x 1/4"
Digital Inputs : 1 x Optical (ADAT)
MIDI I/O : Yes
USB : 1 x Type USB-C
Software : SSL Production Pack
Loopback : Yes
Talkback Mic : Yes
Power : USB-Powered
OS Requirements - Mac : MacOS 10.15 or later
OS Requirements - Windows : Windows 10, Windows 11
Height : 58.65mm
Width : 286.75mm
Depth : 154.94mm
Weight : 1.4kg
Converters : 192 kHz /32-bit
Mic Amp Gain : 62 dB
Mic Amp EIN (A-weighted) : -130.5dBu
Line Inputs Max Level : +24dBu
Line Outputs Max Level : +24dBu
Instrument Input Max Level : +14dBu
Monitor/Line Outputs Dynamic Range : > 120 dB
Headphones Output Dynamic Range : 112 dB
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