SSL Matrix Studio Integration Console Has U.S. Debut at AES
At the recent AES 2008 Convention, Solid State Logic showcased its Matrix studio integration console for the first time at a U.S. audio show. Matrix is a SuperAnalogue 16-channel, 40-input mixing console with inbuilt signal router and multi-layer digital-workstation control. It is designed to bring the soul of analog sound to the process of digital workflow by providing the tools to work effectively in both domains simultaneously.
The software-controlled integrated SuperAnalogue router manages the sends and returns of up to 16 analog outboard processor units with the assignment of the console’s channel-strip inputs and insert points. Matrix Java control-panel software allows any combination of outboard gear to be rapidly inserted into any console channel, essentially enabling the outboard to be run as an analog plug-in with the digital audio workstation.
Among workstation-control capabilities is an Ethernet connection that facilitates cabling and provides control of up to four workstations from the same surface. This enables users who use a creative suite of Rewired applications, such as Logic and Reason, to simply switch control from one to another at a single button press.
Fully equipped to partner monitors, workstations, and outboard gear, Matrix shapes the project studio around the user’s workflow, providing a complete tool set to integrate analog and digital technology. It is also portable enough to be moved to remote locations. Matrix is priced at $25,995.