SSL unveil the new XL-Desk

We at Miloco Gear towers are very excited about this one, incredible value for money, a brilliantly thought out product from SSL.SSL-XL-Desk-overheadSSL-XL-Desk-front-low-1

The XL-Desk is a contemporary take on the classic analogue studio console, designed for tracking or mixing engineers who require an analogue console within a DAW centric environment , but don’t require integrated DAW control or analogue level automation that other SSL console products have made the new hybrid studio standard.

In many ways a traditional 24 into 8 analogue console the XL Desk packs in an incredible collection of features boasting 20 channel strips: 16 dual input mono (switchable between main input or DAW return) and 4 stereo channels. Channels  1-8 have the renowned  VHD mic pre’s and there is an 18 slot 500 format rack built in that can be used for processing or mic pre’s from not only from SSL but any other 3rd party.  Also included is the legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor module along and the desk is powered by its own dedicated high spec’ power supply.

SSL XL-Desk Key Features

  • 20 + 1 fader, over 40 input SuperAnalogue SSL console
  • 8-built in Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamps
  • 16 dual input mono channels (switchable between main input or DAW return)
  • 4 stereo channels (switchable to mono for tracking)
  • The legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, with new high-pass filter sidechain
  • 18-slot 500 format rack built-in, accessible from channels or mix busses in addition to a 500 rack insert each mono channel also has a standard insert point
  • 4 stereo Mix Buses with their own insert points and access to the 500 rack
  • One stereo and 2 mono aux sends. Two dedicated stereo return inputs
  • Direct outputs on every channel, stereo return and mix bus for stem printing
  • Fully-featured monitoring section with bass management
  • Foldback A and B with individual talkbacks for headphone mixes
  • Built in Listen Mic input + classic compressor circuit, with its own direct output
  • AFL and Solo-In-Place solo modes, with Solo Clear and Solo Safe (Protect) modes
  • Balanced D-Sub rear panel inputs/outputs & Front panel headphones & iJack sockets
  • High quality internal PSU

The entry-level is priced at £11,750 ex VAT and a version filled with SSL E-series EQ 500-series module at £18,750. Get in touch with us to find out more.