Solid State Logic has announced two new modules for the X-Rack system: the Four Channel Input ($925), a four mono line input module; and the Master Bus ($1,110), a summing, metering, and control room module.
The X-Rack is a modular rack system that allows you to configure your own combination of processing modules within the X-Rack framework. The Four Channel Input module and the Master Bus module turn this system into an independent modular mixing environment.
The Four Channel Input module takes four line-level mono signals, each with their own solo, volume, and pan controls, and lets you route them into either the X-Rack Master Bus or the Record Bus. Each input also has its own insert point to integrate other X-Rack modules (or outboard units) that can be switched into the signal path. By combining multiple Four Channel Input modules, you can create a 28-input, dual stereo SuperAnalogue mix bus in a single X-Rack chassis.
The Master Bus module lets you control the X-Rack''s internal stereo Master and Record buses and provides studio control room monitoring. It has mix insert and insert sum points, mono compatibility check, and metering of the master out. In addition, it can be connected to two pairs of speakers and provides controls for level, dim, and cut.