SSL DUALITY SE Analogue Mixing Console

The Large-Format Analogue Music Console Like No Other!


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With over 100 consoles sold, Duality has firmly established itself as the finest music console money can buy.

Akin to previous generations of classic SSL consoles, Duality achieves success by enabling engineers and producers to work quickly and ergonomically, as well as delivering superior sonic results. Duality’s innovative hybrid approach has found many fans, by combining a traditional analogue path and signal processing along with exceptional DAW control, all within a single hardware surface.

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Duality is the best of everything, an incredible powerhouse of possibilities. It combines the sonic edge of analogue audio with 'at a glance' visual feedback and total DAW control right from the heart of the console… yet all that power is comfortable, familiar and inspiring to use.

The concept is so outstanding that Duality's user base has rapidly grown to include many of the world’s most prestigious commercial recording facilities, on-air broadcast production studios, educational establishments, film & TV score specialists and a growing group of notable private owners. In short, Duality is the next generation console for those who love analogue but work digital!

  • Available in 24, 48, 72 & 96 fader configurations, expandable in bays of 24 (up to 96) and with producer and patch options.
  • Dual Mic Pre’s: SuperAnalogue & VHD. From the purity of your microphone through to creative distortion and all the stops inbetween through the versatile Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit.
  • Split Signal Flow Architecture: The new paradigm for the modern DAW based studio, providing unrivalled flexibility on routing and processing
  • Complete 5.1 Surround Support: Full range of monitor calibration and setup options for today’s surround productions
  • Comprehensive DAW Control: Dual workstation support through Ethernet connectivity, full control of your chosen platform.
  • Constant Visual Feedback: Channel TFT screens deliver complete optical feedback of channels status, processing, routing etc, and the innovative Eyeconix icons
  • Multi-Operator Total Recall: Now with channel Autoscan, utilising the welcome real estate of the TFT screens, allowing more than one operator to recall the console
  • Logictivity Session Management: Elegant console project management through a standard computer using the java based SSL Logicitivity Duality Remote Browser
  • Low Environmental Impact: SSL is proud of its ongoing commitment to modern environmental issues, and takes its responsibilities seriously thus saving on ownership running costs and contributing to saving our planet

New Duality SE Features

At the center of improvements to the way Duality controls and communicates with DAW applications is the introduction of Ethernet connection between the console and DAW host computer. This single cable approach simplifies installation. The existing MIDI ports on the console are retained and can be utilized for connection of other MIDI equipment, effectively making Duality a MIDI Interface. 

There is new dual layer DAW control, enabling Duality to control two DAW's simultaneously with seamless switching of hardware surface controls between manipulation of each DAW layer. 
 
The Duality Logictivity Browser has also been refreshed with new features, a streamlined user interface and new visual appearance. The Solo/Cut tiles across all of the consoles channel strips have been replaced with a new set of LCD screens providing more space for a greater level of information and improved viewing angles. 
 
The analogue side of Duality receives 25 individual feature additions, with a few key areas of focus. The Talkback system sees the addition of an Autocue system that provides options to set how the Talkback & Listen switches and Red Light Mode physically operate or respond to Play or Record transport commands. 
 
The SSL Automation system has been significantly enhanced with the addition of an Offline Trim facility, selection of Automation Update Status at the head of the mix and the addition of automation for all Cue, FX and EQ insert switches. The Monitor Volume control is also updated with a new Calibration facility, a new 'fine' mode that increments in 0.4dB steps and the ability to display in three different modes: FILM (off-95db), Music (1-11) or Gain (off-0db). The TotalRecall™ system also receives an upgrade with the addition of an Autoscan feature that significantly speeds up Recall by conducting a sequential scan of the channels only stopping at those which require attention.
 

NEW Constant Visual Feedback – Large TFT displays across all channels and center section deliver unprecedented visual feedback on input source, signal level, output routing, DAW status, processing order, channel routing and split channel architecture. A new Eyeconix feature offers the ability to use icons and images as track markers for simple, at a glance identification of track source.

SuperAnalogue™ & More –SSL's renowned SuperAnalogue circuit design uses revolutionary DC coupled, capacitor free circuitry to provide the holy grail of ultra-wide and flat frequency response, extremely low distortion and an exceptionally low noise floor. This bus and channel signal processing technology is coupled with the VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuitry to add colour to this wonderful 'straight wire' performance and warm up digital signals, bringing the soul of early analogue recordings to 21st century production technology.

Channel Routing Tile – Central soft switch assignment of channel processing (EQ/dynamics) is available on one, many or all channels, recallable via 'Instant Reset'. Use of central click-free electronic soft switching delivers improved operational flexibility and significantly reduces long-term maintenance.

NEW Multi Operator TR – Display of Total Recall™ settings on large TFT displays across the meter bridge for all channels and center section enables several operators to work simultaneously to recall analogue settings in a fraction of the time previously required. NEW Session Management – Studio browser session management software provides one-stop external archiving and retrieval of automation and Total Recall data. Here, users can also load custom images into the Eyeconix library.

GREEN - Power consumption has been reduced by 50%, so the power supplies can be built into the console, eliminating the need for a separate air conditioned machine room, cutting the bottom line and helping protect our environment. 

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