SSL Pure Drive Quad Mic Pre and USB Interface

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  • Super Analogue Pure Drive Technology: Utilizes acclaimed SSL microphone preamp technology from the ORIGIN console for exceptional audio quality.
  • Three Drive Modes: Clean, Classic Drive, Asymmetric Drive for versatile sound shaping.
  • Advanced Connectivity: Features four XLR inputs, Hi-Z/DI instrument inputs, and D-sub connectors for flexible I/O options.
  • Integrated USB Sound Card: Provides four audio channels into your DAW at up to 32-bit/192 kHz.
  • Multiple Output Options: AES/EBU, ADAT, and cascade options for flexible routing.
  • Precision Clocking: Includes auto-ranging world clock input/output for accurate timing.
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SSL Pure Drive Quad Mic Pre and USB Interface


The SSL Pure Drive Quad Mic Pre and USB Interface utilises the acclaimed Super Analogue Pure Drive microphone preamp technology originally featured in Solid State Logic’s ORIGIN console. It introduces a new Drive mode and more connectivity and is available in an 4-channel 2U rackmount unit, providing a plethora of new possibilities and workflows for any aspiring producer and engineer. 


3 Drives in Each Powerful Mic Preamp 


The Pure Drive Quad’s microphone preamps can be independently switched between three distinctive Drive modes: Clean, Classic Drive and Asymmetric Drive. They also include independent +48V phantom power polarity inversion and a sweepable high pass filter. 

The Clean mode delivers the ultra-low noise floor, linear SSL preamp renowned for its ability to capture the sound source with unrivalled clarity and detail.  

The Classic Drive gives you the symmetrical mode that generates predominantly odd harmonics with the same drive sound found on the Origin Console. 

The Asymmetric Drive provides a new colouration option, making the even harmonic content dominant and providing more pronounced thickness, colouration and softening of transients. 


Advanced Connectivity 


The Pure Drive Quad’s versatile selection of analogue and digital I/O provides powerful and flexible microphone preamps whether you're tracking a band in a studio or adding warmth to stems during production with an integrated USB sound card perfect for project studios and on-location sessions. 

The Pure Drive Quad’s delivers four rear-mounted combo XLR inputs, four front-panel Hi-Z/DI instrument inputs with automatic input detection and three D-sub connectors for line-level inputs and insert sends and returns. The insert returns and ADC inputs operate up full +24 dBu line-level which interfaces with other professional equipment. 

Furthermore, the Quad’s varied digital connectivity features an intergrated USB soundcard delivering four audio channels into your DAW up to 32/Bit/192 kHz. Four AES/EBU output pairs and ADAT out, providing four channels at 24-bit/48 kHz or AES/EBU output pairs, and ADAT out, offering four channels at 24-bit/48 kHz, or cascade two PURE DRIVE QUADs via its ADAT LINK IN connection and access up to eight channels. The AES and ADAT outputs can even be individually. The AES and ADAT outputs can be individually repurposed and fed from the onboard USB soundcard as outputs from your DAW. There is also an auto-ranging world clock input and output for robust digital clocking. 


Key Features

  • Pure Drive Technology: Superior SSL microphone preamp tech.
  • 3 Drive Modes: Clean, Classic Drive, Asymmetric Drive for sound versatility.
  • Advanced Connectivity: Analog and digital I/O options.
  • Integrated USB Sound Card: Four audio channels up to 32-bit/192 kHz.
  • Flexible Outputs: AES/EBU, ADAT, and cascading for routing options.
  • Accurate Clocking: Features auto-ranging world clock input/output.
  • 4 channel high-performance PureDrive™ mic preamps 
  • +48V phantom power, polarity invert and sweepable 3rd order hi-pass filter
  • Stepped Gain control up to +65 dB Gain
  • 31-step Trim control, with precise 1 dB increments – overdrive the signal with the Gain control and then reduce to a suitable level using Trim.
  • 3 modes for each preamp – Clean, Classic Drive and Asymmetric Drive
  • Mic/Line Input Switching
  • Mic via XLR
  • Line via choice of TRS Jack or dedicated D-Sub connectivity
  • 4 x front panel Hi-Z/DI Instrument unbalanced inputs with automatic input detection
  • 4 mic preamp input impedance options – explore new tonal possibilities from your dynamic and ribbon microphones
  • Balanced analogue outputs/insert sends for external processing
  • +24 dBu professional line level insert returns/ADC inputs
  • Analogue to digital connectivity via ADAT, AES and USB – record to your DAW in the way that best suits you
  • Ability to switch ADAT and AES connections to source audio from DAW outputs (USB) instead of the A/D converter
  • Cascade 2 PURE DRIVE QUAD units via convenient ADAT LINK IN connection
  • USB soundcard mode
  • QUAD – 12 in / 12 out (@44.1/48 kHz)
  • 4 x analogue + 8 x ADAT in (via Link in) / 4 AES + 8 ADAT outs
  • Stepped pots and digitally controlled analogue electronics for precision, stereo matching and ease of recall
  • Up to 192 kHz and 32-bit conversion, professional I/O levels (+24 dBu = 0 dBFS).
  • Selectable Auto-Sleep mode
  • Auto-ranging Wordclock In and Out