SSL have revisited the 500 Series module range. The classic Bus Compressor, E-EQ and E-Dynamics processing modules have been given a fresh, sleek new look to match SSL’s latest brushed ‘steel’ look and feel, while an enhanced VHD+ module, a new stereo ULTRAVIOLET Equaliser (UV-EQ) module and SiX Channel (SiX CH) module bring exciting new modules and features to the range.

 

SSL ULTRAVIOLET Equaliser

ULTRAVIOLET is a 4-Band SSL Stereo EQ based on Fusion but takes things a little further by adding two dedicated mid-bands, with a unique Focus control, for ultimate EQ flexibility.

ULTRAVIOLET draws careful selection of frequencies and response curves to create a musical and intuitive EQ designed to quickly dial in a radio-ready sound for your mix.

Focus Mode:

Focus mode allows the user to ‘spot’ the problem frequencies they want to accentuate or attenuate. Pressing the ‘Focus’ switch in, automatically narrows the chosen Q setting further and increases the range of gain available beyond the normal +/-9 dB operation. In true flexible SSL workflow fashion, it transforms this sweet sounding, musical SSL EQ into a more surgical tool.

Key Features:

4-Band SSL Stereo EQ
Minimum-Phase High and Low shelving bands from Fusion.
2 fully parametric SSL Mid-Bands, with ‘Focus’ mode.
5 frequency selectable High-Pass Filter and Dedicated Output Trim.
Tech Specs:
Module signal: Stereo
LF Shelf EQ: +/- 9dB Gain at 30, 50, 70, 90Hz
HF Shelf EQ: +/- 9dB Gain at 8k, 12k, 16k and 20kHz.
HMF Parametric EQ: +/- 9dB Gain 400Hz-6kHz
LMF Parametric EQ: +/- 9dB Gain 100Hz-1.1kHz
Switchable HPF: OFF, 30, 40, 50Hz
Gain Trim: +/- 12dB
Switched Bypass: Yes

 

SSL SiX CH (SiX Channel strip)


The SSL SiX Channel is a single-width 500 Series mini channel strip including the Mic-pre, low and high frequency EQ, andthe single knob compressor. The SiX Channel is a simple way to add additional Mic/Line inputs to any professional audio device. It is also a flexible way to create a professional modular mixer from a ‘summing’ 500 Series rack unit.

SuperAnalogue Pre-Amp input:

A wide gain range, ultra low noise SuperAnalogue design provides both Line and Mic facilities. The nominal Line Input impedance is 10 kΩ. This can be changed to 1 MΩ using the Hi-Z switch making this input suitable for very high impedance sources such as passive guitar pickups without the need for an external DI box.

Other Features:

· Switched 12 dB/oct, 75 Hz HPF
· Polarity Switch of the rear XLR Mic Amp rack input.
· Five segment LED meter of the output signal level in dBu

EQ:

The EQ is a gentle, broad stroke two-band design with high and low shelving filters at 3.5 kHz and 60 Hz, adjustable from +15 dB to -15 dB . Each band can be switched between shelving and bell curves. The bell curves change centre frequency to operate at 5 kHz and 200 Hz giving greater versatility from the two controls.

COMP:

A versatile ‘one knob’ compressor. LED meter indicating the amount of gain reduction being applied. The circuit has automatic make-up gain to maintain signal level for the full range of threshold settings.

Tech Specs:

Module signal: Mono
Pre-Amp Gain: Variable from +6 to +72 dB (Mic), -3 to +63dB (Line)
Mic Pre EIN: Typically 129dB

 

Microphone boom arm, pop filter, headphones, and XLR cable in an affordable bundle!

A single-purchase microphone accessory solution for podcasters, live streamers, gamers, YouTubers, and more. The sturdy PBA-1 microphone boom arm is suitable for use with most popular microphones including Revelator, PX-1, PD-70, and more, and includes a 5/8″ male to 3/8″ female thread adapter. Pop filter included for reducing plosive sounds from enthusiastic vocal performances. Lightweight HD7 headphones sound great and remain comfy over marathon streaming sessions. 3-meter XLR cable included.

  • Single-purchase microphone accessory solution
  • PBA-1 microphone boom arm with adjustable tension. Compatible with most standard microphones
  • Includes a 5/8″ male to 3/8″ female thread adapter
  • APF-1 pop filter
  • HD7 headphones
  • 3-meter XLR microphone cable included

 

 

Pre-order yours now, available early August.

For more info, contact your local Nordic Audio representative.

 

Sonarworks, the company behind precision audio software used by Grammy-Award winning music creators in over 70,000 professional recording studios around the world, announces the launch date for the all-new and improved speaker and headphone calibration software SoundID Reference (currently known as Sonarworks Reference 4).

Now SoundID Reference not only delivers an accurate studio reference sound so you can trust every mix will translate but it also comes with new features and a better UI – designed to be easier to use, and a delight to interact with!

Customers who have registered their Reference 4 after February 9th 2021 are eligible for a free update to SoundID

 

 

The culmination of 40 years of mastering studio ergonomics experience, the new Solid State Logic UF8 controller delivers a new level of user focused design; insightful displays, intelligent fader and control access and function, multiple stand angles for user defined placement, and a production workflow enhancing control layout. The high-spec touch sensitive faders, encoders, and high-resolution colour displays, compliment the premium build quality that belie this new price point for an SSL controller.

Expandable to a 32 channel control surface with integration for all major DAW platforms, UF8 is ideally suited to music creation, production and mixing, post production and webcasting. The new SSL 360° control software manages multi-controller configurations, customised user keys, and DAW switching across multiple layers, allowing for seamless switching between numerous sessions.

Andy Jackson, SSL Studio Product Manager, comments “UF8 is an obvious next step in SSL’s development in ergonomically designed studio tools for todays’ mixers, producers and creators. The layout and build quality are all about our fixation with ‘human engineering’; creating products that keep you in the creative zone with high-speed access to every fader or control, without operator fatigue or discomfort.”

Features:

  • High-Quality 100 mm Touch Sensitive Faders
  • High-Resolution Colour Displays
  • 8 Endless Rotary Encoders
  • Custom Workflows
    5 banks of 8 user keys + 3 quick keys = 43 assignable keys per UF8
  • Intelligent Multi-Purpose CHANNEL Encoder
  • Mouse Scroll Emulation
    Control of any plug-in parameter you hover the mouse over
  • Integrates With All Major DAWs
    Workflow ready templates
  • Switch Control Between 3 Simultaneously Connected DAWs
  • Powered by the SSL 360° Mac/PC Application
  • Expandable System
    Chain 4 UF8s for a 32-channel SSL control surface
  • Includes SSL Native Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip plug-ins

This compact desktop monitor controller lets you easily add Bluetooth connectivity and a subwoofer to your favorite pair of studio or media reference monitors; intuitive controls, headphone support, and a small footprint round out the affordable package.

MicroStation BT is the ultimate solution for anyone who wants to add Bluetooth connectivity to their favorite pair of studio or media reference monitors. A convenient Bluetooth receiver lets you wirelessly stream audio to any pair of studio or media reference monitors right from your phone. Balanced ¼” TRS inputs are provided to connect pro audio hardware, like your audio interface. A stereo ⅛” input is available to hardwire your phone or tablet when you don’t want to use Bluetooth. Ready to add a subwoofer? MicroStation BT is ideal for creating a simple 2.1 system. A convenient, large volume knob lets you control the overall level of your speakers and sub at the same time. The Sub Bypass button lets you switch back to simple stereo listening whenever you like. A headphone output and Main Mute let you silence your speakers without stopping the tunes. Compact, convenient, and stylish–with flexible connectivity and easy-to-use controls, MicroStation BT will make you wonder how you listened without it!

FEATURES

● Add a Subwoofer and Bluetooth connectivity to nearly any stereo listening environment
● Flexible connectivity and control in small footprint
● High-resolution, large Volume knob for surgically accurate level control
● Subwoofer Bypass and Aux/Headphones out let you dial back the boom or keep the music going without disturbing the neighbors
● ¼” and RCA mono outputs ensure compatibility with any subwoofer.
● Quick and easy Bluetooth pairing

The PreSonus DM-7 drum mic set gives you everything you need to authentically capture your drum kit. DM-7; drum microphone set for studio and live applications; 1x BD-1 cardioid dynamic microphone for kick drums and bass amps; 4x ST-4 cardioid dynamic microphone with adjustable clip holder for e.g. toms, snare or guitar amps; 2x OH-2 small-diaphragm condenser microphone with cardioid polar pattern incl. clips and foam windscreen; complete microphone set; hard-shell carrying case included.

 

StudioLive Series III… now with Dante

Onboard AVB-networking and the AVB-D16 make it possible to add Dante functionality to your StudioLive Series III mixer without the unnecessary hassle of an internal option card. Simply connect one or more AVB-D16 AVB-to-Dante bridges to your existing StudioLive Series III AVB network to add 16 channels of Dante I/O with each bridge. AVB-D16 makes the vision of plug-and-play functionality between audio networks a reality!

One endpoint, two networks

Whether you’re looking at your Dante network setup from Audinate’s Dante Control software or managing your StudioLive Series III AVB ecosystem from UC Surface or a StudioLive Series III console touchscreen, the AVB-D16 presents itself as a simple 16×16 network device. This lets you easily patch up to 16 audio sources on your StudioLive Series III mixers or NSB-series stage boxes to any available input on your Dante network and receive 16 channels of audio from your Dante network to route to your StudioLive Series III mixers, EarMix 16M personal monitor mixers, or the outputs on your NSB-series stage boxes, creating a truly cohesive networking experience between the two protocols.

One endpoint, two sample rates

With built-in Asynchronous Sample Rate Conversion, the AVB-D16 provides precision clock isolation between the AVB and Dante networks. This ensures pristine, clear audio with no dropouts or artifacts. It also allows you to run different sample rates on the AVB and Dante networks. So even if you’re operating a Dante network at 96kHz, you can still connect streams between your StudioLive Series III AVB network operating at 48kHz with total confidence that the audio will be clean and error free.

 

WHEN YOUR VOICE NEEDS TO BE HEARD

The PreSonus PD-70 is a Dynamic Microphone purpose built for many broadcasting different broadcasting situations. With top-quality performance specifications and a hard mount construction and windscreen, this microphone will stand the test of time in any studio or on the road. Capable of working with any audio interface equipped with a preamp, the PD-70 will work as a perfect tool for your broadcasting set up.

• Perfect for recording vocals for podcasts, radio and more

• Frequency response range provides phenomenal clarity throughout

• Works with any audio interface with a microphone preamp

• Top-quality performance specifications

• Integrated hard mount and windscreen

 

The Eris Sub8 is the first subwoofer to join the lauded and best-selling Eris studio monitor line. We called it Eris because it’s been designed from the ground up to be part of the family; it compliments the voicing and frequency response of the modern Eris classics. Of course, they’ll play nice with other monitors, too, but if you’ve got a pair of Eris in your home or studio already, the Eris Sub8 is the single best subwoofer you can get to put a little boom in your room.

 

Maximize your frequency response and accuracy.

The surprisingly loud 100-Watt Eris Sub8 drops down to a molar-rattling 30Hz—a full 50Hz below the Eris 3.5s. This allows you to both rock harder and produce better mixes, as you’ll be hearing an accurate representation of your work. For EDM and hip-hop producers in particular, a sub is a must-have. The Eris Sub8 lets you naturally extend the reach of your Eris E3.5 or E4.5 monitors in a manner appropriate to smaller rooms; exactly where these monitors excel.

 

Total control and connectivity.

Thanks to robust configuration and I/O, you’ll be able to tailor your Eris Sub8 configuration exactly to your mixing and listening needs. You can connect your existing monitors via ¼” TRS or RCA, set the input level to your liking, and even invert the polarity. Most importantly, you get a High Pass Filter and a Low Pass Crossover control that ensures your Eris Sub8 starts working at the precise low-frequency point where your main monitors stop working. This makes sure you avoid the flubbery, smudged, low-end mess that one hears in redundant, duplicate, redundant bass reproduction that occurs without a crossover.

 

Get that radio sound.

The secret to that “radio sound” is simple: the right talent and the right microphone with just the right amount of EQ and compression. Now, that perfect combination of sound is available in Revelator, an elegant, easy-to-use USB microphone… the only thing missing is your voice. Whether you’re looking for a microphone for vlogging, podcasting, or a simple recording solution for voice-overs or your home studio, Revelator is designed to deliver polished, professional-sounding results with ease.

Mix and match.
Let’s face it: conferencing in Zoom calls, recording gameplay, or showcasing the audio in a YouTube video while you’re adding witty commentary is a juggling act. Third-party apps are cumbersome, and figuring out external cabling? Well, that’s even worse. Revelator takes all those headaches away with two stereo loopback streams. Having two stereo streams means you can mix and record the audio from two different applications on your computer along with your voice—all at the same time. Best of all, you can manage the output level in each application independently…or if you need a little more control, open up Universal Control and mix away.

A complete broadcast studio.
Revelator comes with a complete suite of professional software to take your recordings to the next level. Studio One Artist makes it easy to polish your recordings with its lightning-fast drag-and-drop workflow and templates to make configuring your session quick and easy. Add bumpers to your podcasts, take multiple voice-over takes, and much more—all with the power and ease-of-use that has made Studio One one of the most popular recording applications in the world. With Revelator and Studio One Artist, you have everything you need to get professional results whether you’re just getting started or working on that Gold Play Button.

Get three mics in one.
Microphones are designed to pick up sound in a specific pattern. Revelator provides three different patterns in one USB microphone to provide maximum flexibility. Use the Cardioid pattern for voice-overs or performances where only one voice should be captured. This pattern rejects sound coming in from the room to record only your voice. Doing a podcast interview with two people? Change to the Figure 8 pattern and position Revelator between you. Now one side will pick up the interviewer, and the other will pick up the guest. Doing a round table discussion or recording multiple instruments? Switch to the Omnidirectional pattern to pick up sound all the way around the microphone. Whatever your application, Revelator will adapt to fit your needs.