Introducing the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface

Introducing the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface
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Introducing the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface

Solid State Logic studio tools have been at the heart of music production for over 40 years, helping world-famous artists, producers, and studios to create so many of the records you’ve come to know and love. Now, with SSL 2, SSL 2+, and SSL 12, you get all that hit-making know-how in your own personal studio.


Legacy 4K - SSL Analogue Enhancement

The SSL 12 is a USB bus-powered audio interface that enables you to get studio-quality audio into and out of your computer with minimal fuss and maximum creativity. The 'Legacy 4K' mode, inspired by classic SSL consoles, gives you the ability to add extra analogue character and sparkle to your sources when needed. To top it all off, the included 'SSL Production Pack' software bundle, which includes some of SSL's own studio-grade plug-ins and a carefully selected range of DAWs, samples, loops, and virtual instruments from industry leaders, gives you an incredible arsenal of tools for creating your next hit.

SSL has a history of innovation in analogue electronics and console design. Whether it’s the sound of our classic EQ '242' and '292' EQ circuits, the punch of the legendary SSL G-Series Bus Compressor, or the incredible bandwidth and sonic accuracy of their groundbreaking SuperAnalogueTM designed mic amps and consoles, they are always moving forward. Nothing highlights their dedication to the science more than the popular Fusion and SiX products, where they have taken our analogue obsession to another level.

Sometimes the raw sound of a microphone can sound a little 'uninspiring' or lifeless and you need something to bring it to life. This is where the Legacy 4K button comes in. Legacy 4K is an all-new analogue enhancement effect, inspired by the character of an SSL 4000 series console (often referred to as '4K'). With the Legacy 4K button, SSL has distilled 2 essential characteristics of the 4K sound into a single circuit, which you can engage when you need to breathe some life into 'boring' or 'dull' sounding input sources.

High-Frequency EQ Boost

The first thing engaging the Legacy 4K button will do is introduce a 'forward', yet musical high-frequency EQ boost, something which 4000-series EQs are known and loved for.


Subtle-Harmonic Distortion

4K consoles are synonymous with imparting a certain 'mojo' to signals passing through them. Using modern components, SSL has created a circuit that injects a controlled amount of finely-tuned, sweet-sounding harmonic distortion into the signal path.


Key Features:

  • 4 x SSL-designed microphone preamps.
  • Per-channel Legacy 4K switches.
  • 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs.
  • 2 professional-grade headphone outputs.
  • 32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters.
  • ADAT IN - expand the input channel count with up to 8 channels of digital audio.
  • Easy-to-use headphone routing via SSL360° for critical low-latency monitoring tasks.
  • Built In Talkback Mic that can be routed to Headphone A, B and Line 3-4 outputs.
  • USB Bus-powered.
  • 4 x balanced outputs and precision Monitor Level, with stunning dynamic range.
  • Use Outputs 3-4 to connect an alternative monitor set to or as additional line-level outputs.
  • 3 user-assignable front panel switches.
  • SSL Production Pack - exclusive software bundle.
  • DC coupled outputs for controlling CV input instruments & FX.
  • MIDI I/O.