Solid State Logic has announced the imminent release of new V2 Software for the SSL Live console, which introduces a substantial collection of significant new features. This includes enhancements to the Output Matrix, Effects Rack, User Interface, Routing, Solo System and Focus Channel, as well as a comprehensive Offline Setup application.
The company has also announced its first major update for Sigma, SSL's unique Remote Controlled Analogue Summing unit. The new software will be a free upgrade and enables all features of Sigma to be controlled from an iPad or iPhone via Open Sound Control (OSC), a protocol that allows fast, accurate and flexible communication amongst devices.
"We're providing two Touch OSC templates (courtesy of the Hexler TouchOSC app) that allow the user to take complete control of their Sigma conveniently via their iPad/iPhone," says Andy Jackson, Product Manager. "The TouchOSC templates are highly responsive and make remote control of Sigma a slick and enjoyable interaction. You can control anything from the monitor control, to channel set up and even the analogue "fader" gains of Sigma over OSC. This opens up some really interesting possibilities, not least, using Sigma as a standalone analogue mixer. As a company SSL has always supported the potential of open control standards that allow interoperability across products, something which is the very essence of OSC. As such, we're publishing our OSC message specification, so that users can customize and make their own templates if they wish".
Pricing and Availability:
The Sigma update is due for release in early April 2014 and will be a free download via the SSL website.
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