Solid State Logic has announced the release of SSL Live L350 and L550 consoles, the most powerful SSL Live consoles to date.
Alongside the new desks comes X-Light, a next generation of touring-grade, high bandwidth Dante AoIP infrastructure technology, a new Stagebox and new V4.8 software.
The L550 features a total of 288 processing paths, 36 matrix outputs and 48 VCAs, assignable to any of the 36 + 2 faders on the control surface.
L350 features a total of 216 processing paths, 36 matrix outputs and 36 VCAs in a compact 24 + 2 fader frame.
Both consoles can be augmented with USB Remote Fader Tiles or be connected to remotely from another console, a laptop running SOLSA remote control software, or a tablet running the TaCo control app for a truly flexible and expandable work surface.
The L350 and L550 replace the L300 and L500 Plus in the current SSL Live console range and are showfile compatible with all other SSL Live consoles. All existing SSL MADI and Network I/O Dante stageboxes can be deployed with any combination of SSL Live consoles to suit the requirements of even the most complex production. Upgrade kits are also available to existing L300 and L500 Plus owners who wish to upgrade their consoles to the latest specification to benefit from the processing power increase and keep their console inventory up to date.
X-Light is a high channel count, ultra-low latency interface, carrying 256×256 channels of 96 kHz 24-bit audio plus control data between SSL Live consoles and Dante devices on stage via a single cable. The X-Light option can be fitted to any L100, L200, L350 or L550 console. Owners of L300 and L500 consoles can upgrade to L350/L550 to take advantage of X-Light.
For the touring market, a new 1U X-Light Bridge interface designed to be deployed within stage I/O racks, features a fully redundant pair of X-Light connections using Neutrik opticalCON Quad format connectors on the front panel. On the rear panel there are two redundant pairs of Neutrik etherCON format Dante connections for audio and control distribution.
SSL is also further expanding the SSL Network I/O range of Dante interfaces with the introduction of the SB16.12 Stagebox. Based on the same specifications and design as the llarger SB32.24, the new SB16.12 features 16 SuperAnalogue mic/line inputs with gain compensated digital split outputs, eight line outputs, four AES inputs with SRC and four AES outputs.