SSL SigmaSolid State Logic’s Sigma is an analogue mix engine, presented in a 2U-high rack unit for control from a DAW or an iDevice software interface using Midi via Ethernet.

Using proprietary MDAC control technology (used in the Duality and AWS studio consoles), Sigma’s analogue summing engine can be driven by automation data created in a DAW. Sigma features 16 flexible input channels, which can be individually switched between being mono or stereo for up to 32 channels at mixdown. There are two stereo mix buses with dedicated outputs for convenient printing of stems back to the DAW and individual stereo insert points to facilitate implementation of parallel compression. Each input channel also features an individual direct output. Mix Bus B can also be injected into Mix Bus A for final mixdown. There is also accurate front panel LED metering for all channels.

An Artist and Studio monitoring section provides monitor and headphone outputs – the main monitor output has Main and Alternative connections to accommodate two sets of monitors. A switching matrix enables selection of monitor source, while a large front-panel rotary control uses a push-select mechanism to determine whether it adjusts Mix A, Mix B, main monitor or headphone levels. There is also a talkback input with adjustable Dim level.

Control and switching of a wide range of functions including; monitor level and source, inserts, talkback, sum B>A and mono check, can be achieved using any standard Midi hardware control surface, supported by a Midi learn feature. A pair of user-assignable dual action push/hold buttons on the front panel or a foot-switch can also be assigned to the same collection of switching functions.

Sigma uses Midi over Ethernet for control and to connect to a cross platform software interface, which provides additional control and set-up capability. The software interface enables Sigma to be remote controlled using an iDevice software compatible interface.

 
Key features:
· Compatible with all major DAWs, including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo, Samplitude/Sequoia and Soundscape
·16 channels individually switchable between stereo or mono for up to 32 channels at mixdown
·Two stereo mix buses with individual stereo insert points
· Direct outputs on all channels
· Talkback facility with adjustable Dim level
· High-speed external Midi control via single Ethernet cable

 Sigma is due to ship in August 2013, costing £2799/US$4499/€3359 (exc VAT or Sales Tax).

More: www.solidstatelogic.com

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