Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
SSL upgrades Duality console
Solid State Logic has announced a series of refinements and new features for Duality SE, a hybrid audio console combining analog signal path processing with DAW control within a single hardware surface. The console is used by numerous on-air broadcast production studios.
Several important improvements have been made to the way Duality controls and communicates with DAW applications. A single cable Ethernet connection now connects the console and DAW host computer. The existing MIDI ports on the console are retained and can be utilized for connection of other MIDI equipment, effectively making Duality a MIDI interface.
There is new dual layer DAW control, enabling Duality to control two DAWs simultaneously with seamless switching of hardware surface controls between manipulations of each DAW layer. The Duality Logictivity Browser has also been refreshed with new features, a streamlined user interface and new visual appearance. The Solo/Cut tiles across all of the consoles channel strips have been replaced with a new set of LCD screens providing more space for a greater level of information and improved viewing angles.
The analog has received 25 feature additions. The Talkback system sees the addition of an Autocue system that provides options to set how the talkback and listen switches and red light mode physically operate or respond to play or record transport commands. The SSL automation system adds an offline trim facility, and there’s the addition of automation for all cue, FX and EQ insert switches.
The monitor volume control is also updated with a new calibration facility, a new “fine” mode that increments in 0.4dB steps and the ability to display in three different modes: FILM (off-95db), Music (1-11) or Gain (off-0db). The TotalRecall system also receives an upgrade with the addition of an autoscan feature that significantly speeds up recall by conducting a sequential scan of the channels only stopping at those, which require attention.