Solid State Logic Nucleus² 16-Fader DAW Controller with 2-Channel Mic Preamp (Dark)

Solid State Logic Nucleus² 16-Fader DAW Controller with 2-Channel Mic Preamp (Dark)

Solid State Logic Nucleus² 16-Fader DAW Controller with 2-Channel Mic Preamp (Dark)

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Solid State Logic Nucleus˛ 16-Fader DAW Controller with 2-Channel Mic Preamp (Dark)

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  • DAW Control Based on SSL Matrix
  • 2x2 Audio Interface with Dante & S/PDIF
  • SSL SuperAnalogue Mic Preamplifiers
  • Dual Combi XLR Mic/Line/Instrument Input
  • Talkback Input Routable to Dante
  • Dual Headphone Outputs
  • Digital Scribble Strips, LEDs & Metering
  • Touch-Sensitive 100mm Motorized Faders
  • User Customizable DAW and Key Mapping
  • Includes Duende Native Essentials Bundle
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Solid State Logic Nucleus 2 overview

  • 1Description

Now offering Dante capability over Ethernet connections, the Nucleus² from Solid State Logic is a portable desktop unit which combines customizable DAW control, transparent SuperAnalog monitoring, SSL console-grade mic pres, a talkback mic, and more to give your project studio an elegant and comprehensive monitoring, recording, and mixing solution. This unit, styled in a dark finish, builds upon the previous iteration to give you a feel closely modelled on the SSL Matrix, allowing you to put your mouse aside and make your musical decisions in the console-style often favored by producers and engineers.

Able to switch among three different connected DAWs at the push of a button, the Nucleus² uses HUI and MCU protocols to ensure compatibility with applications such as Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase/Nuendo. It can also transmit MIDI CC data. The net result: dedicated, assignable hardware controls for plug-in parameters and your DAW, with 16 100mm motorized faders, user-definable soft-keys, V-Pots, and dedicated select/solo/cut buttons at your command—as well as 10-point channel level meters.

A center section provides DAW-specific controls, giving you large, heavy-duty transport buttons, a sturdy jog/shuttle wheel, additional USB keyboard emulation buttons, and more. Some metering features come in particularly handy in low-light conditions, such as bright LCD digital scribble strips, DAW audio level meters, LED status indicators, and self-illuminating buttons.

Connectivity to your computer can be achieved via Ethernet connections for Dante audio and DAW control, and in this manner, the unit can be looped into a larger Dante network. It also features a USB connection and appears to your computer as a standard keyboard, enabling key command emulation. You can also utilize S/PDIF connections to feed the AD/DA of your existing interface, and in doing so, can use a "digital to DAW" record path and a "mic/line/instrument to digital" output path. Using a wet/dry control, you can balance the incoming signal with DAW playback to achieve zero-latency monitoring whilst recording.

In addition to Dante connectivity, the Nucleus² gives you another new feature in the form of a talkback input which feeds headphones and triggers a -20 dB dimming of your monitor outputs. You can switch the feed of this talkback input to input 2 of the Dante soundcard, and in this way, control talkback remotely over a network.

The unit provides a whole host of other useful qualities, so for a comprehensive list, please continue to the features section.

Analog Compliment
The mic pres on the Nucleus² are identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles, as well as the X-Rack system, giving this unit a transparent mic recording path. The mic inputs sport 80 Hz high-pass filters, polarity reverse, and phantom power. A pair of insert send/return connections for incorporation of external analogue processing or effects default to the mic/line/instrument inputs, but they can be moved across to DAW playback for mixdown. Two combi XLR-1/4" mic/line/instrument level inputs can feed the audio interface and the monitor outputs simultaneously. An additional external stereo analogue input provides a transparent SuperAnalogue monitor path for another audio interface, or any other analogue device.
Comprehensive Monitoring
The unit's signal path provides high-quality monitor outputs to both main and alternate speaker sets, doing so via +4dBu connections. An analogue output level meter gives you an accurate reading. A stereo minijack connection makes monitoring from an iPod or any other portable audio device straightforward. Two headphone outputs complete the monitoring options.
USB Connections and SD Storage
This device features a USB connection, appearing to any host computer as a standard keyboard, and thus, enabling key-command emulation over your DAW. There are three USB ports on the back which operate as a USB hub. A standard jack footswitch connection is also included, and an SD card slot allows Profile storage.
Custom and Recallable Configuration
Configuration and mapping of Key/DAW commands is via a remote SSL Logictivity browser, which allows differing control profile sets to be stored and recalled.
Included Duende Native Essentials Bundle
Nucleus² includes the Duende Native Essentials Bundle, giving you the Duende Native versions of the SSL Channel EQ & Dynamics and Stereo Bus Compressor VST/AU/AAX plug-ins. The EQ and Dynamics Channel is the classic SSL console channel strip, with 4-band parametric EQ, compressor/expander/gate, high-pass and low-pass filters. The Duende Native Bus Compressor is the sound of the classic SSL stereo bus compressor from the 1980's G-Series analogue console delivered in plug-in form.
More Features at a Glance
  • DAW controller for professional project studios via Ethernet
  • Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo and all major DAW applications
  • Switch between three connected DAWs with a single button press
  • Two banks of 8-channel controls, plus center-section controls
  • Touch-sensitive 100mm motorized faders
  • Digital scribble strips with assignable V-Pots and soft keys
  • User-customizable DAW & key-command mapping
  • Remote Logictivity Browser for easy configuration
  • Large heavy-duty transport buttons, as well as a jog/shuttle wheel
  • Visual feedback via self-illuminating buttons, LEDs, and DAW level metering
  • Benchmark SuperAnalogue output to two stereo sets of +4 dBu monitor outputs
  • Dante audio interface (44.1 to 96 kHz / 24-bit) over Ethernet
  • Digital S/PDIF I/O to the AD/DA of the audio interface
  • Zero-latency record-monitoring with wet/dry control to balance input and DAW playback
  • Mic inputs have 80 Hz high-pass filters, polarity reverse, and phantom power
  • Additional "external" SuperAnalogue input monitor path for another audio interface
  • Talkback input path with switchable -20dB monitor DIM and adjustable gain. Can be switched to feed input 2 of the Dante soundcard for remote communication over the network
  • Two headphone outputs and one iJack monitor input
  • Standard 1/4" jack footswitch connection
  • Dual Ethernet ports for incorporating additional Dante devices into your studio
UPC: 878076001272
In the Box
Solid State Logic Nucleus² 16-Fader DAW Controller with 2-Channel Mic Preamp (Dark)
  • Power Cord
  • Duende Native Essentials Bundle Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Solid State Logic Nucleus 2 specs

    I/O External Input: 2 x balanced, 3-pin XLRF
    Preamp Input: 2 x combination balanced 3-pin XLRF-1/4" / 6.3 mm jack sockets
    Insert Input: 2 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm jack sockets
    Preamp Output: 2 x balanced, 3-pin XLRM
    Monitor Output: 2 x balanced, 3-pin XLRM
    Mini Output: 2 x balanced, 3-pin XLRM
    Headphones: 2 x stereo 1/4" / 6.3 mm jack socket
    Footswitch: 1 x stereo 1/4" / 6.3 mm jack socket (2 circuits)
    iJack: 1 x stereo 1/8" / 3.5 mm jack socket
    Network 2 x RJ45 type (100bT, Cat5)
    USB 1 x type-B chassis socket
    3 x type-A chassis sockets
    Terminal RS232, 9-pin sub-D (SSL diagnostic use only)
    Power External AC-DC adapter, 24 VDC, 5.0 A 120 W
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.1 dB
    THD+N 0.002% @ +24dBU
    Supported Bit/Sample Rates 16 to 24 bit / 44.1 to 96 kHz
    Headroom Maximum Input: 27 dBu
    Maximum Output 26 dBu
    Dynamic Range > 120 dB
    I/O Impedance External Input: > 10 kOhms
    Preamp Input: Switchable between approximately 1.2 and 10 kOhms (XLR), as well as between > 10 and 100 kOhms (1/4" / 6.3 mm)
    Insert Input: Switchable between > 10 kOhms and 100 Ohms
    iJack: Approximately 10 kOhms
    Preamp Output: Approximately 100 Ohms
    Monitor Output: Approximately 100 Ohms
    Mini Output: Approximately 100 Ohms
    Headphones: Approximately 75 Ohms
    Dimensions (D x H x W) 15.25 x 4.75 x 28.75" / 385 x 120 x 730 mm

    Depth measurement includes trim, excludes connectors
    Height measurement includes feet
    Width measurement includes trim
    Weight 16.5 lb / 7.5 kg
    System Requirements
    Mac Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz or faster macOS 10.8.5 or later
    Windows 1.2 GHz or faster
    Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
    System Requirements - General 4 GB RAM
    15 MB hard disk space
    Internet connection (for product registration and software download)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 22.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 35.0 x 19.0 x 10.0"

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