The new X-Rack module delivers the same sonic signature as the channel strip processing of SSL's large-format Duality console and the mono X-Rack SuperAnalogue Dynamics module in a stereo configuration. The module is intended for stereo tracking or stem mixing and further extends the availability of SSL's sonic heritage to studios of all sizes.
Featuring compressor/limiter and expander/gate circuits, the Stereo Dynamics module provides the familiar SSL level control tools for both recording and mixing applications.
The compressor section can switch between a gentle soft knee (Over Easy) RMS compression to a more aggressive peak sensing or hard knee mode, providing a wide range of leveling control. The secondary circuit can function as either a noise gate or an expander, further enhancing the creative sound sculpting possibilities. The feature set is completed by an external key input (mono), for triggering the unit from an external sound source, and the ability for multiple adjacent units to be linked.
The Stereo Dynamics module will be available from February 2011 for $1,159. For more information, visit the SSL website.