Solid State Logic Origin
The SSL Origin is an inline, 32-channel analog console with two independent signal paths per channel, 16 buses with centralized bus switching and advanced communications controls
Origin combines classic Solid State Logic components like the legendary E Series EQ circuits and Bus Compressor with innovative new features like a fully customizable center section and an all-new transistor-based PURE DRIVE preamp design to deliver unparalleled sound quality and versatility.
NEW PURE DRIVE PREAMPS
Equipped with an all-new PURE DRIVE preamp design, SSL Origin delivers pristine sound and astonishingly low noise. Inspired by the iconic E and G Series consoles, PURE DRIVE preamps utilize a fully discrete transistor-based design and modern FET components for a classic analog sound. The built-in Drive circuit is perfect for warming up sterile digital signals with musical-sounding harmonics.
E SERIES-INSPIRED EQ
Engineers all over the world still rely on their trusty E Series EQs to this day. That's why Origin is equipped with a versatile four-band EQ adapted from the original 424 "Black Knob" circuit of the E series signature channel. This renowned EQ circuit is full of growl and crunch and packs a powerful bottom-end, making it versatile enough to use in almost any situation.
The new sweepable high-pass filter offers fully variable frequency selection from 10 to 400 Hz. Those who have worked on a 4K console will instantly recognize the familiar controls. The high and low filters can be switched from bell to shelf, while the two mid bands are fully parametric. Both the high-pass filter and EQ circuit can be independently inserted into the channel and/or monitor paths as needed.
Origin offers two independent signal paths and two faders per channel strip for true old-school inline tracking. However, unlike traditional console which features a massive matrix of routing switches, Origin uses an innovative new centralized bussing technique to speed up your workflow and minimize fragile moving parts. Simply hold the route button on the channel and press the route button on one of the 16 dedicated busses for quick and easy routing.
In addition to robust routing options, Origin also offers a plethora of mix options. Two dedicated Cue Sends make it easy to create quick mixes, while four Aux Sends can be used for effects sends or additional headphone mixes.
CONFIGURABLE CENTER SECTION
Every studio is unique; that's why Origin features a fully configurable Center section. The Center panel houses everything you need to take control of your session including controls for 16 busses, four stereo returns cue mixes, external inputs, talkback and listen mics, a robust communications and output select panel-and of course, the legendary SSL bus compressor.
The two additional rack spaces in the center section can be configured to suit your specific needs. Insert your favorite external signal processors, a small control surface, or even mount a monitor directly into the console.
32-channel analogue in-line design
High quality 100mm large and 60mm small fader on every channel
4x Monitor outputs
3x Foldback outputs
Acclaimed SSL E-Series four band parametric channel EQ
Sweepable HPF on every channel
Classic SSL Bus Compressor with side-chain access, HP filter and insert point
Dedicated channel direct outputs
New PureDrive Mic pre & drive circuit
New mix bus and mix amp architecture - delivers ultra-low noise floor and huge headroom
Balanced Insert Point per Large Fader and Small Fader Channel Paths.
Stem-ready 0dB fader bypass switch
Unique power management tools deliver ultimate reliability and low running costs
Freelance engineer friendly
Adjustable centre section features 12U of rack space for:
Software controllersComputer keyboard and accessoriesAdditional hardware processingDrop down meter bridge
March 5, 2021
An absolutely great console
I upgraded the console in my studio to the SSL Origin, and I couldn't be happier. The preamps have tons of headroom, and the drive option is really great - especially on drums. The EQ is classic SSL, and it sounds phenomenal. The bus compressor is, of course, one of the highlights of the board. Read more
The routing is very simple and intuitive. Bussing has never been easier. The power consumption and sleep function make this board much more viable to mid-size studios. My power bill has not increased at all since installing the Origin. Overall, I love the all-analog features. It's the perfect board for recording and also doing hybrid mixing.
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