Nucleus offers advanced DAW Control, USB audio interface, Mic Pre's, SuperAnalogue monitoring and Duende 26/10/10
SSL has announced Nucleus which they describe as a unique, high quality DAW Controller and SuperAnalogue audio hub for professional project studios. Here's what they have to say about it...
Nucleus is the perfect blend of workstation control and superb audio performance.
Nucleus re-defines the professional project studio with a combination of advanced DAW control, transparent SuperAnalogue™ monitoring, high class analogue mic pres, pro quality USB audio interface and bundled SSL Duende plug-ins. There is no other product available which offers the professional producer/engineer all these elements, with benchmark audio performance and elegant ergonomics. Not only is it unique but Nucleus is also outstanding value; these elements bought separately would cost more and deliver a less elegant solution.
Nucleus is a compact desktop unit that creates a comfortable, efficient, hands on operating environment for DAW based Music and Film/TV Post production. It provides everything you need to record and monitor audio and to control your DAW quickly and efficiently without resorting to your mouse. Nucleus streamlines your workflow and helps you focus on your sound, not your screen. Key Features
Advanced DAW Controller
HUI & MCU control; compatible with ProTools®, Logic®, Cubase/Nuendo® and all major DAW applications
Switch between 3 connected DAW's with a single button press
Two banks of 8 channel controls plus centre section controls
Touch sensitive 100mm motorised faders
Digital Scribble Strips with assignable V-Pots and soft keys
Completely user customisable DAW & Key Command mapping
Large heavy duty transport buttons and high quality jog/shuttle wheel
Standard 1/4" Jack footswitch connection
Excellent visual feedback via self illuminating buttons, LED's and DAW Level Metering
Remote Logictivity Browser for effortless configuration
SD card for non volatile project storage
Four USB sockets for use as a 4 port USB hub
Unique audio nerve centre for your project studio
Benchmark SuperAnalogue™ quality output to separate +4dBu & -10dBV connections
High quality USB audio interface stereo record and playback path for your DAW
Two Combi XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs to audio interface and monitor outputs
Digital S/PDIF I/O to the AD/DA of the audio interface
Zero latency Rec monitoring with wet/dry control to balance input and DAW playback
SSL SuperAnalogue™ Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles
Mic inputs have 80Hz High Pass Filters, Phase Reverse and Phantom Power
Insert send/return connections switched between inputs and DAW playback for mixdown
Additional 'external' SuperAnalogue™ input monitor path for another audio interface
Two headphone outputs and one iJack monitor input
The Duende Native Essentials Bundle
Nucleus includes the Duende Native Essentials Bundle of VST/AU/RTAS plug-ins which includes; The SSL Channel EQ & Dynamics plug-in and the Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in. Pricing and Availability:
Nucleus will be available from SSL Resellers Worldwide from Dec 2010 priced; £3000 + VAT, €3599 + VAT. $4999 + VAT.