New Features For SSL Sigma Delta

Software update increases automation possibilities, adds Logic compatibility and more      17/01/17

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Solid State Logic has announced a significant V2.1 update to Sigma, SSL's Remote Controlled Analogue Summing Mixer. Here's the story direct from UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd...

Sigma has re-defined project studio analogue summing with its SuperAnalogue sound, remote control functionality, clever features and streamlined workflow. In early 2016, the V2.0 software release brought SSL Delta-Control technology to Sigma. Delta-Control is SSL's innovative automation system that allows the writing, editing and playback of analogue automation data via DAW plug-ins. At NAMM 2017 SSL is pleased to announce the Sigma Delta 2.1 software update. This free update introduces Eucon control and three new AAX, AU and VST3/VST format plug-ins; a new 16 channel plug-in brings Logic compatibility for the first time and new Mix Bus and Monitoring plug-ins streamline session control and recall.

The new 16-fader 'Sigma Delta 16' plug-in brings compatibility to Logic users, as well as offering an alternative workflow to 'Sigma Delta Single Fader' plug-in users. The new Sigma Delta 16 plug-in allows users to write automation for Sigma's 16 analogue faders from one plug-in window, solving Logic's inherent limitation of only being able to write data to one plug-in at a time. In addition to this, Sigma Delta 16 can control pans, Solo, Cut, mono/stereo selection and mix bus assignments. A second new plug-in, the 'Sigma Delta Mix Bus', allows users to automate Sigma's two stereo mix busses and their insert points. Finally, the 'Sigma Delta Monitoring' plug-in allows full control of Sigma's monitoring section, including monitor and headphone levels, monitor cut, dim and source selection. The full effect of these features delivers an analogue summing mixer that is compatible with all major DAWs and instantly recalls when moving between DAW sessions. Sigma Single Fader plug-in users can continue to enjoy their established workflow and single fader-based sessions are backwards compatible.

In addition to these new features, Sigma Delta 2.1 offers improved integration into multiple studio workflows and setups. The new Sigma Delta plug-ins provide streamlined implementation with Eucon enabled control surfaces such as Avid® S3, S6 and Artist series or the Pro Tools Control app. Sigma Delta's plug-in parameters map across Eucon control surfaces via the Insert editor, meaning that users can easily move between controlling their summed Sigma mix and their DAW session from the same surface. Likewise, Nucleus users continue to be able to control Sigma directly via the Nucleus' 'Sigma Delta' MCU profile, whilst being able to switch layers to control their DAW session. In Sigma Delta 2.1, Sigma's Remote application receives a maintenance update and is also now available as a dedicated Sigma Remote app, available on Apple's App Store and Google Play for Android users.

Pricing and Availability:
Sigma Delta 2.1 will be available for download from Feb 2017 via SSL users' web account.

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