Mid-format feature packed SSL console.
The new SSL XL-Desk takes the classic analogue console and brings it into the modern age. A mid-range console, it is excellent for tracking or mixing, where you're looking for that analogue console sound in a DAW based environment, without all the integrated DAW control as found on higher range SSL models.
The SSL XL-Desk uses a traditional 24:8 analogue console layout with a huge number of features packed in to boot. There are 20 channel strips in total, incorporating 16 dual mono inputs and 4 stereo channels. Channels 1 through 8 use SSL's VHD preamps. Also built in to the SSL XL-Desk is a 500 series rack with 18 slots, for any extra processing, and has its own PSU. As standard the SSL XL-Desk comes with the famous Stereo Bus Compressor in slots 17-18. What SSL console would be complete without the bus comp?!
There are a total of 4 main mix buses on the SSL XL-Desk, which can access the 500 series rack, and have insert points. Aux sends come in the form of two mono, with two stereo returns. There are direct outs on each channel, along with stereo return for straight forward stemming. There's a cue stereo with volume and pan on each channel too.
There's a huge range of features on the SSL XL-Desk, this really is a powerful mid-range console with that classic SSL sound, and at a pleasantly surprising price.
This model is the basic version with just the Bus Compressor in the 500 series rack.