SSL Intros Two X-Rack/Mynx Modules at AES

Solid State Logic hits AES with two new modules for its X-Rack/Mynx Super Analog mixing and processing system. They reproduce the legendary sonic signature of an early ’80s classic, the SSL 4000 E console channel strip, which was featured on countless 1980s recordings.
The E Series EQ module features two different EQs found on editions of the console produced between 1979 and 1987. Each EQ has unique response curves and tonal character. They are distinguished by the colors used on the LF knob caps so the two flavors have become known as the “Brown” and “Black” EQs.
The Brown EQ, featured on the original SSL E-Signature Channel Strip, is now uniquely available on the E Series EQ Module. The E Series EQ module will be available in November priced at $975.
The E Series Dynamics Module features a compressor/limiter and an expander/gate, both of which return to the circuitry and key components that define the sound of the original SL 611E Series channel strip. A true RMS converter is used in the side chain while the gain element is an all-discrete design identical to that of the Class A VCA chip used in the original unit. The compressor contains additional switching options to defeat the over-easy curve and to use a linear release instead of the more usual logarithmic curve. The result is a compressor with three distinct voices, each with its own musical character.