SSL X-RACK DYNAMICS
The X-Rack is a new modular rack system that incorporates a unique Total Recall® capability. Featuring the same SuperAnalogue processing as our XL 9000 K series console, the X-Rack now boasts three optional models - Mic Amp, Channel EQ and the original Dynamics module.. This combination make it ideal as a stand alone processing solution for studio or live applications, or working with the flexible inserts of an AWS 900 to provide a complete 'SSL' channel processing solution for the console.
The X-Rack dynamics module is based on the channel dynamics unit from the XL 9000 K Series console. This incorporates compression, limiting, expansion and gating with a number of options for hard or soft knee operation and peak, or RMS sensing. All of this circuitry is designed using SSL's acclaimed SuperAnalogue design techniques to deliver fantastic sound quality with very low noise and distortion.
X-Rack Mic Amp Module
The Solid State Logic Mic Amp module for the X-Rack is designed to handle the varied input needs of the project studio. Made using the same SuperAnalogue circuitry as the XL 9000 K console, the X-Rack Mic Amp module sports a killer Mic Pre with 75db of gain, variable impedance control, phantom power and phase reverse, line input with level control, front panel instrument input and High and Low pass filters – all in one tiny box.
X-Rack Channel EQ Module
Many producers and engineers have a “lunchbox” made of old EQ modules removed from SSL consoles. Some would even say that an SSL EQ is an indispensable tool for their mix. The Channel EQ module brings the legendary SSL twin-curve E and G series EQ from our large-format consoles into an affordable package with the X-Rack. The EQ is 4-band parametric with variable “Q” on the 2 mid bands, and shelf/bell control on the High and Low bands.
All of the modules integrate fully with the X-Rack, giving Total Recall™ of all pots and switches. This can either be recalled from the X-Rack’s internal memory, 9-pin from a console such as the AWS900, or via your choice of sequencer. The X-Rack's recall capability provides the ability to store presets into Flash memory within the unit. This provides a simple way to save and recall favourite settings and it further integrates with the AWS 900's Total Recall option to provide a single store of all settings that can be archived with a workstation's project. This level of integration is right at the heart of the philosophy of workstation integration that both the XLogic and AWS 900 products set out to address.