Solid State Logic (SSL) announced that its new ORIGIN analog mixing console is now shipping to approved global partners and dealers. ORIGIN is the latest in its line of SSL studio mixing consoles and falls price-range-wise under $50,000.
SSL pushes ORIGIN as the company’s first large-format analog studio mixing console in over a decade. The console is made for recording and mixing facilities, educational institutes and project studios. SSL has already announced the first U.S. based installation of ORIGIN at Blackbird Studios in Nashville.
According to SSL, ORIGIN is a choice partner for a modern DAW-driven “hybrid” production studio, while maintaining a traditional analog studio workflow style at its heart. Its design is inspired by the “origin” of in-line consoles from a signal flow perspective but blends analog developments to deliver a unique sonic signature.
A purely analog, in-line, dual-channel design, with 16 buses, E Series 242 type EQ and an updated version of the classic Bus Compressor, ORIGIN is an update of an SSL design across the whole console. The new PureDrive mic pre-inherits the clarity and purity of previous SSL Mic Pre designs that can also switch character to a warm and driven tone that varies with mic pre-gain. The new mix bus and mix amp architecture deliver a low noise floor and headroom for a summing bus that retains the SSL sound. Balanced insert points per channel path, dedicated channel direct outputs, stem-ready 0dB fader bypass switches and a new configurable center section make it an ideal way to add console workflow to a modern production studio.