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.
USB Connections and SD Storage
Custom and Recallable Configuration
Included Duende Native Essentials Bundle
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