Solid State Logic and UK distributor Sound Technology have announced the launch of Nucleus², a new version of SSL’s award winning, professional DAW controller, audio interface and studio monitoring hub.
Five years since the introduction of the original Nucleus, SSL has added several key new features including a Talkback input with adjustable gain that feeds the headphone output. A large TALK button is added near the transport controls and the talk circuit can trigger a switchable -20dB DIM in the monitor outputs if desired. Another popular request from users was the addition of a second set of speaker outputs and a ‘MINI’ monitor button in the centre section for comparing mixes on different systems.
The USB soundcard in Nucleus has been replaced with a new SSL Dante ‘Network I/O’ audio interface. Dante is a professional audio networking technology that uses standard Ethernet to connect devices to computers. In a personal studio where direct connectivity to a DAW computer is required, Dante is a simple ‘single Ethernet cable’ alternative to Thunderbolt or USB, with latency of only 4ms when used with the supplied Dante Virtual Soundcard software running on a DAW computer.
The SSL Nucleus² is available now priced at £3,399 RRP plus VAT.