Solid State Logic Announces the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface


Building upon the success of the company’s SSL 2 and SSL 2+, Solid State Logic has announced the SSL 12, a 12-in/8-out USB bus-powered audio interface capable of being a studio centerpiece and a portable production hub to take on the road. Compact and competitively priced, this new desktop interface puts legendary SSL analog character, pristine conversion, ADAT input, and an intuitive console-style software mixer within reach for content creators, producers, and engineers on a tight budget.

SSL 12
SSL 12

Class-Leading Performance

  • The SSL 12 boasts four SSL-designed mic preamps that offer uncompromising low noise (-130.5 dBu EIN) and a huge 62 dB high-gain performance.

  • Class-leading 192 kHz/32-bit AD/DA converters with >120 dB of dynamic range and a maximum operating level of +24 dB accurately capture all the details of your performance.

  • Per-channel Legacy 4K switches add analog color enhancement for any input source, inspired by the classic 4000-Series console used on countless hit records.

  • Each input channel—arranged vertically like a large-format mixing board—also provides 5-segment LED metering and selectable 48V phantom power.

Big Studio Features, Small Desktop Footprint

  • The SSL 12 is loaded with an extraordinary amount of professional studio features normally reserved for high-end rackmount interfaces.

  • For tracking, the ADAT connectivity, together with the on-board talkback mic and an incredibly powerful cue mixer (that allows you to create up to 4 independent near-zero latency performer mixes) will handle the most demanding recording sessions.

  • For mixing, alternative monitor switching and assignable front-panel control-room functions put everything you need at your fingertips.

  • For production, USB Loopback, MIDI DIN-5pin I/O, and DC-coupled outputs for CV control of synths and FX provide you with a powerful toolkit to keep the creativity flowing.

  • Featuring the familiar Alps pots, Neutrik connectors, and an attractive brushed-aluminum front panel, SSL 12 is built to last whether you’re using it in the studio or on location.

New SSL 12 Software Mixer

The cross-platform Mac and Windows SSL 360° application hosts the powerful, yet intuitive console-style SSL 12 Mixer, where you can configure and control every aspect of SSL 12:

  • Easily set up multiple near-zero latency headphone mixes

  • Configure Headphone A and Headphone B outputs for different headphone mixes or re-purpose as additional line-level outputs

  • Customize the 3 user-assignable front panel buttons

  • Choose your Loopback source

  • Save/Load SSL 12 Mixer templates

SSL Production Pack (with more than $1,000 worth of software and sounds)

To top it all off, the SSL 12 comes bundled with the SSL Production Pack, a unique collection of SSL and 3rd-party software packed with a selection of must-have virtual instruments, plug-ins, samples, and DAWs. The SSL Production Pack includes:

  • 3-months free access to SSL Complete subscription

  • 3-months free access to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscription

  • 3-months free access to Arcade subscription by Output

  • Perpetual plug-in licenses for SSL Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins

  • IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5 SE

  • Celemony Melodyne Essential

  • Native Instruments Hybrid Keys and Komplete Start

  • Ableton Live 11 Lite

  • AAS Session Bundle plug-ins

  • 1.5 GB Samples from Loopcloud

Are you considering bringing the famed SSL sound to your productions? Let us know in the Comments section, below. If you have questions, please call us, chat with us online, or stop by the B&H New York SuperStore.