SSL SiX Desktop Mixer
The SSL SiX may look like any other compact desktop mixer, but on closer observation the SSL SiX reveals a carefully considered feature set that is driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality. The SiX may be small in footprint, but it is a classic SSL design. It carries the DNA of 40 years of true expertise in creative studio workflow, and once you listen to the SiX you’ll experience the undeniable sonic performance that is the hallmark of every SSL console.
Two Mono Money Channels
THE SSL SiX gives you a pair of recording channels that will deliver the most outstanding results in a quick and easy manner, they include transparent SuperAnalogue™ Mic' Pre's with a wide 66dB of gain range, phantom power, 75Hz high pass filter and separate line-level input which can be switched to instrument level. Each has a brand new one-knob compressor circuit based on and with the same ol’ sound as the classic SSL Channel Compressor. The SiX features a new two-band SSL EO that may be switched between shelf and bell curves, with different centre frequencies for each type. Each channel has a balanced insert point for integrating other processors, and like all SSLs the insert send is always active so it can be used as a record send to whichever DAW you are using. The SiX Desktop Mixer features 100mm faders with carefully set fader tapers that give you the most control over the most useable gain range for both studio and live production control.
Twelve Line Input at Mix
The SiX features two stereo line input channels with -10/+20dB trim, balance controls and 100mm faders. If only the Left input of a stereo channel is connected the channel will automatically switch to mono, panned centre. Using the two mono input and the two stereo input channels give the SiX its name, but it also has two stereo EXTernal inputs (with level controls) which can be sent to the mix bus. Include the ALT inputs and we have up to 12 channels that can be summed into the main mix bus.
The Mighty Bus Compressor
The SiX features a G Series Bus Compressor on the main outputs, this uses the classic console circuit design but with a fixed ratio, attack and release settings with a more modern quad-VCA chip. The simplified controls will make it incredibly easy to get that SSL glue and snap-on whatever you push through your master bus.
Professional Routing & Monitoring
The SSL SiX features two foldback buses for artist mixes. The Master Section has main and alternate monitor outputs with a proper monitor source matrix, as well as mono check, dim and cut. The SiX’s channel mute buttons route to ‘Bus B’ which can be used as a DAW record send but also routes to the monitor matrix enabling its use as a handy way to monitor a remote source before going live in a webinar scenario. The SiX also has a talkback mic input with phantom power and SSL’s classic, crunchy Listen Mic Compressor.
Benchmark SuperAnalogueTM audio performance
- Ultra-low noise: ultra-low distortion: pristine sound
Stunning Recording Path
- Two SSL console grade SuperAnalogue mic pre's
Classic SSL Channel Processing
- Essential versions of SSL Channel EQ and Dynamics
The unique Listen Mic Compressor
- Nothing slams drums quite like it!
Professional routing & Monitoring
- Ready for whatever you want to do
12 Input summing at Mixdown
- 12-line level inputs with channel and Master Bus inserts
Legendary Master Bus Compressor
- An essential version of the incredible SSL legacy
Completely balanced signal path
- Everything except the headphone jack is fully balanced.
Want more SiX? See the SSL BiG SiX for the natural evolution of this modern-day studio classic.