Softube Solid State Logic XL 9000 K-Series  From Softube

Exclusive to Softube Console 1 users, get the classic, rich sonic signature of the SSL XL 9000 K-Series console for your intuitive DAW controller. Don't miss out on that secret sauce!

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Manufacturer's Description from Softube

If you're looking to complement the legendary rock 'n' roll sound of the SSL 4000 E included with Console 1, then check out the super clean sound of the equally revered XL 9000 K.

Developed in close collaboration with SSL engineers, the unconstrained depth and sonic possibilites makes it an indispensible tool for R&B, Hip Hop and Electronica producers, as well as for audiophile Jazz and Classical recordings.

 

Ultra clean

Released in the mid-1990s, the SSL 9000 series' represented a breakthrough in analog circuitry design. The sound path is entirely capacitor-free, in order to keep a perfect signal integrity and low distortion.

 

Ultra wide

Extreme bandwidth, minimal phase shift and super low distortion make this console perfect for getting the most out of your mixes in terms of width, depth, and all-around hugeness.

 

Ultra smooth

To bring creative use of drive and saturation back onto the menu, we modeled SSL's Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) and included it as part of this desk. Tube-ish, transistor-ish, or anything in between.

 

Hifi heritage

The 9000 is the ultimate hifi console, being almost perfectly clean. But having the option of using distortion creatively is still a benefit. So we added a model of Solid State Logic's Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit, which is part of the Duality series consoles and Alpha channel preamps.

The Drive knob on Console 1 determines the amount of distortion, and the Character knob moves the added distortion from 2nd order (more tube-like) to 3rd order (more transistor-like), or any in-between blend – just like on its analog counterpart.

 

Expanded gate & compressor options

The compressor can be switched between Peak and RMS modes, which gives a wide range of options.

Furthermore, the Shape section of the XL 9000 K for Console 1 features a fully controllable gate unit, where the Punch and Sustain knobs control Range and Hold levels. This makes it more individually controllable compared to the SL 4000 E model, where a fast workflow was prioritized.

 

Refined technology

The XL 9000 K was the last and most developed version of the 9000 series, released in 2002. It is this version that forms the backbone of Peter Gabriel's RealWorld Studios, Wyclef Jean and Jerry Wonda's Platinum Sound, while Michael Brauer uses a slightly older 9000 J in his room in Electric Lady Studios.

 

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Softube develops both hardware and software for the audio industry. A number of high-end computer recording plug-ins are available under the Softube brand and the company has done development for reputable companies such as Abbey Road Studios and TC Electronic. 2010 marked a new beginning for Softube as Marshall released the JMD:1, a guitar amplifier which contains hardware and software developed by Softube.

The company was founded in 2003 and consists of four guys with the head quarter in Linköping, Sweden. It's located about 2 hours southwest of Stockholm and 1.5 hours away from Stockholm Skavsta Airport.