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10.08.2009
AES: SSL Announces Major Duality Upgrade
SSL Duality SE

SSL is introducing Duality SE, which adds new features and refinements to the current console design, at the 127th AES Convention.

At the center of improvements to the way Duality controls and communicates with DAW applications is the introduction of Ethernet connection between the console and DAW host computer. This single-cable approach reportedly simplifies installation. 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 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 side of Duality receives 25 individual feature additions, with a few key areas of focus. The Talkback system sees the addition of an Autocue system that provides options to set how the Talkback & Listen switches and Red Light Mode physically operate or respond to Play or Record transport commands.

The SSL Automation system has gained the addition of an Offline Trim facility, selection of Automation Update Status at the head of the mix and 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).

Duality SE is available now. Duality SE (software) is available as an upgrade option to existing Duality customers for $1,750.



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