Solid State Logic is to expand is AWS series of consoles with the launch of the AWS 916 mixer and DAW controller.

Solid State Logic AWS 916The AWS 916 has been designed to extend the reach of the AWS range, including private and commercial studios and educators.

The console offers the same functionality as the AWS 924, with a reduced channels count –16 channels instead of 24. The AWS is, however, expandable to full AWS 924 specification with the addition of an eight-channel upgrade package available separately.

‘At £35,000 (US$52,500 US), the 16-fader variant of the AWS is ideally placed to accommodate both the operational and financial requirements of the music professional,’ says SSL Group Commercial Director, Piers Plaskitt. ‘Additionally, not everyone has the processing requirements of our larger format consoles and will find that 16 channels of SSL SuperAnalogue are more than enough for their needs. When you add in the elegant DAW integration, it is hard to find anything else in the marketplace that comes close.’

Using the 24-fader footprint, the AWS 916 offers 16 SSL SuperAnalogue mic preamplifiers, SSL dual-curve EQ on every channel, two assignable SSL Dynamics processors, Stereo Bus Compressor, TotalRecall and 5.1 monitoring. In addition to onboard SSL automation, the AWS 916 also features the A-Fada system, with motorised analogue faders that follow DAW automation data.

Dedicated heavy-duty DAW transport, V-Pot multifunction encoders with position indicating LEDs and digital scribble strips are part of the package, along with a DAW fader mode, global and channel routing controls and built-in TFT display for plug-in control. Project session management is kept simple through SSL’s proprietary Logictivity interface.

The AWS 916 aso features Ethernet connectivity for hardware control of a DAW environment.

Key features
· Compact 24-fader frame for small control rooms
· SSL SuperAnalogue mix bus
· SSL SuperAnalogue mic preamplifiers
· 16 inputs, expandable to 24
· A-Fada Mode – motorised analogue faders follow DAW automation
· AWSomation SSL motorised fader mix automation based on the heritage of G and K series Ultimation automation system
· SSL Stereo Bus Compressor
· Four-band EQ design with independent E/G curve switching of HF/LF
· 5.1 surround monitoring and monitor calibration, including bass management
· Midi-over-Ethernet multi-layer DAW control
· Digital scribble strips for console and DAW data
· Project setup via SSL Logictivity Remote Browser and SD card storage
· SSL’s Total Recall system with TR Autoscan
·’Green’ manufacturing and reduced power consumption


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