Solid State Logic Launches SiX Desktop Mixer

March 20 2019, 11:00
Solid State Logic surprised us with the launch of SiX, a compact, desktop-friendly audio mixer that will appeal to a broad market of project studios and post-production suites. Even in its compact form, SiX is a classic SSL design, with a carefully considered feature set that the Oxford-based company says is "driven by an obsessive desire for total flexibility, to encompass every creative eventuality," and carries "the DNA of 40 years of true expertise in creative studio workflow." 

This is a product that clearly reveals how audio manufacturers are conscious of the changing landscape in the recording studio market. For its target market, we have no doubt that the SSL SiX will appeal for all those studios that would like to have the SSL big console sound, impeccable sonic performance, and features in a compact mixer.

As a condensed professional console for use in the studio, in post-production, on stage, and even for podcasting, SiX offers an impressive set of utility features in a format that is small enough to stick in a bag. It offers two recording channels with SuperAnalogue mic preamps, an essential one knob version of the classic SSL Channel Compressor, a new two-band Channel EQ, inserts and 100mm faders. There is a two-knob version of the legendary G-Series Bus Compressor on the main mix bus and the unique Listen Mic Compressor on the Talkback. In mixdown mode it is a very capable twelve channel summing system that offers analogue detail, depth and width to any mix.

“With over 30 years’ involvement in the design of SSL consoles, when developing the concept of SiX, I really thought hard on what our users appreciate about our larger consoles; what helps their workflow and delivers quality results for them,” comments Niall Feldman, SSL Director of New Products. “The big challenge then was how to deliver those values and features in a compact product. Working with a great team and focussing on audio quality, workflow and flexibility, the resultant SiX mixer is one our proudest achievements”.

“SiX is everything an SSL console should be, but at a price point that makes the SSL audio pedigree more accessible,” comments James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix. “When Fusion launched last year we hinted it was the start of a new line of studio offerings and SiX is step two of that commitment.”

The new SSL SiX is available now and priced at USD $1499+Tax or Euro 1199 +Tax.
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