At NAMM 2019, Solid State Logic premiered its Live L350 and L550 consoles alongside the X-Light Dante interface and software version 4.8. The SB 16.12 Stagebox made an appearance, too.
Replacing the L300 and L550 in SSL’s current Live console range, the L550 and L350 offer the following specs:
L550: 288 processing paths, 36 Matrix outputs and 48 VCAs, assignable to any of the 36 + 2 faders on the control surface
L350: 216 processing paths, 36 Matrix outputs and 36 VCAs in a compact 24 + 2 fader frame
Both consoles are showfile-compatible with all other SSL Live consoles. Upgrade kits are available for owners of L300 and L500 Plus owners who wish to upgrade to the latest spec.
SSL Software version 4.8 supports all the new hardware with the advantages of improved Channel View screen responsiveness, extended remote control options, new formats and functionality for the Automix effect, and more I/O setup and workflow features.
Finally, the X-Light Dante interface is worth a look on its own. X-Light carries 256 x 256 channels of 24/96 audio and control data between SSL Live consones and Dante devices over a single cable. This way, SSL claims, the new Live consoles become the first with enough Dante I/O to handle stage inputs for mid to large scale touring. X-Light can be fitted to L100, L200, L350 and L550 consoles while owners of L300 and L500 have to upgrade to the later models.
SSL’s new solutions will be available in February. Visit Solid State Logic for more information.