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Solid State Logic Alpha Channel Strip  From SSL

Superior SSL front end for your DAW.

Solid State Logic

Manufacturer's Description from SSL

All great sounding recordings have to start somewhere...

With the classic combination of mic preamp, filter, EQ, dynamics, and A/D conversion, the Alpha Channel draws upon SSL’s sonic legacy to provide an affordable analogue channel strip designed to provide the perfect front end to your DAW.

The Alpha Channel packs in a sophisticated and versatile collection of features for its size and price; a high-quality mic pre with switched impedance for instrument or line sources, phantom power and phase invert. A VHD circuit for added analogue tone, an Insert for streamlined additional processing, a three band EQ design utilising the classic SSL channel strip EQ sound and with selectable Bell curve for the LF, a High Pass Filter with 40/80/120Hz cutoff frequency selection, a switched lite limiter to prevent digital clipping, a high quality Analogue to Digital audio converter, and an S/PDIF digital output.

 

Key Features

  • Professional ultra-clean mic preamp with Hi Z impedance switch
  • VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuit for added analogue tone
  • Front Panel Combi XLR mic/line/instrument input
  • 1/4” jack instrument auto sensing with passive DI type impedance detection and level matching
  • High Pass Filter with selectable 40Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz cutoff
  • DC Sidechain Link outputs (RCA)
  • Built-in professional quality Analogue to Digital conversion
  • 1/4” analogue out and S/PDIF I/O
  • Auto sample rate sensing and self-adjustment
  • Three band SSL parametric EQ with mid-frequency Q control and dual LF curves
  • Intelligent auto limiting that maximises recording headroom and avoids DAC clipping
Solid State Logic

About Manufacturer

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world's leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognised for unrivalled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none. Founded in 1969, SSL has since expanded to its present 15 acre science park in Oxfordshire, England. SSL's unrivalled resources, including R&D, manufacturing, training, service and product support, operate in a unique high technology, customer oriented environment. The company invents, designs and manufactures technology for the creative manipulation of sound. Users and industry experts from all over the world visit SSL's Oxford HQ to consult with SSL audio experts and evaluate SSL equipment. There are more than 3000 SSL systems in service around the world. Internationally famous classical musicians and popular artists such as Bryan Adams, Peter Gabriel, Whitney Houston, Blur and Sting, choose SSL equipment to extend their creativity and ensure the highest possible quality of their finished product. No wonder that SSL recording consoles are the first choice of leading producers, and are found in the most prestigious recording studios around the world. Independent post production companies working for multinational advertising agencies use SSL equipment to produce global advertising campaigns for the world's leading commercial brands. Long-form video and major TV productions benefit from the unique qualities of SSL products the world over. Leading national and international broadcasters have similarly embraced the company's innovative technology to streamline operations and ensure high quality output. The client list reads like a who's who in Radio and Television. It includes BBC UK, NHK Japan, ABC USA, Fox USA, NBC USA, CBS USA, NDR Germany, Swedish Television, RAI Italy and NOB Netherlands. SSL employs over 160 people worldwide. Home to the most sophisticated and comprehensive audio demonstration facilities in the world, SSL's Oxford headquarters also house a purpose built training facility where future generations of operators are prepared to fully exploit the technological and creative advantages offered by SSL equipment. SSL is characterised both by its substantial Research and Development resource and a global commitment to customer support and service. Such assurance is extended via SSL's regional offices in Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Paris and Tokyo, with additional support provided by an international network of highly qualified distributors. The key to the company's success lies in its products; powerful and innovative proprietary technology is used to create dedicated solutions for the recording and manipulation of sound in highly demanding environments. In conditions where sonic purity cannot be compromised against the inevitable demands of high workloads, and where dauntingly inflexible deadlines are accepted as the norm, SSL equipment is synonymous with reliability and excellence.