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SSL Nucleus 2 Dark | Control Surface & Audio Interface
SSL Nucleus 2 Dark | Control Surface & Audio Interface

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Solid State Logic Nucleus 2 Dark - Control Surface and Audio Interface

  • Ethernet connected DAW Controller for professional project studios
  • 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
  • Remote Logictivity Browser for effortless configuration
  • SD card for non volatile project storage
  • Large heavy duty transport buttons and high quality jog/shuttle wheel
  • Excellent visual feedback via self illuminating buttons, LED's and DAW Level Metering
  • A unique audio nerve centre for your project studio
  • Benchmark SuperAnalogue quality output to 2 stereo sets of +4dBu monitor outputs
  • High quality Dante audio interface (44.1kHz 96kHz, 24 Bit) over ethernet
  • 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
  • Talkback input path with switchable -20dB monitor DIM and adjustable gain
  • Two headphone outputs and one iJack monitor input
  • Standard 1/4" Jack footswitch connection
  • Three USB sockets for use as a 3 port USB hub
  • Dual Ethernet ports for incorporating additional Dante devices into your studio

Nucleus 2 has a perfect blend of advanced DAW control, transparent SuperAnalogueTM
with talkback, SSL console grade mic pres, pro quality dante audio interface and bundled SSL Duende Native plug-ins. There is no other product available which offers the professional producer all of these elements, with benchmark audio performance and elegant ergonomics. It is also outstanding value; these elements bought separately would cost more and deliver a less elegant solution.

Nucleus 2 is a compact, portable desktop unit that creates a comfortable, efficient, hands
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 2 streamlines your workflow and helps
you focus on your sound, not your screen.

Nucleus 2 offers a unique combination of audio capabilities. Its foundation is a SSL SuperAnalogue signal path providing benchmark audio quality monitor output to "main" and "alternate" speaker sets via +4dBu connections. A high quality 2+2 Ch Dante audio interface provides a record and playback path for your DAW or connectivity to a wider Dante IP audio network. Two Combi XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs can feed the audio interface and the monitor outputs simultaneously. Digital I/O via S/PDIF feeds the AD/DA of the audio interface (pre insert) enabling both a "digital to DAW" record path and a "mic/line/instrument to digital" output path. The digital input can use Ch 3&4 of the audio interface so that you can record to separate channels in your DAW in parallel to the incoming analog mic/line/instrument inputs. A wet/dry control enables balancing of analogue (and digital) inputs and DAW playback for zero latency record monitoring. A talkback input has been added that feeds the headphones, and triggers a switchable -20dB DIM in the monitor outputs. This input has an adjustable gain, and can be switched to feed input 2 of the Dante soundcard for remote communication over the network. The Nucleus 2 mic pre's are SSL SuperAnalogue Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles and our X-Rack system giving Nucleus 2 a professional standard transparent mic record path. The mic inputs have 80Hz High Pass Filters, Polarity Reverse and Phantom Power. A pair of insert send/return connections for incorporation of external analogue processing or effects default to the mic/line/instrument inputs but can be moved across to DAW playback for mixdown. An additional "external" stereo analogue input provides a transparent SuperAnalogue monitor path for another audio interface, or any other analogue device. There is an accurate analogue output level meter. A stereo minijack connection makes monitoring from an iPod or any other portable audio device straightforward. Two headphone outputs complete the monitoring options.

Nucleus 2 DAW Control is based on the concepts developed for the SSL Matrix. Up to 3 different DAWs can be connected simultaneously and you can switch between them with a single button push. Nucleus 2 uses either HUI or MCU protocols ensuring compatibility with all leading DAW applications including Pro Tools, Logic, and Cubase/Nuendo and can transmit MIDI CC data. Nucleus 2 provides a complete set of dedicated and assignable hardware controls that is easily customized to suit individual user preferences, for all major DAW and plug-in parameters. Two banks of eight channels each provided; 100mm motorized Faders, fully user definable soft keys and V-Pots, dedicatedSelect/Solo/Cut buttons and 10 point channel level meters. The Nucleus 2 center section DAW controls provide; large heavy duty transport buttons, a high quality jog/shuttle wheel, bank/channel/layer selection & navigation/global DAW parameter selection, and additional USB keyboard emulation buttons. Bright LCD Digital Scribble Strips, DAW audio level meters, self illuminating buttons and LED status indicators ensure excellent visual feedback even in low light conditions. System configuration is via a remote "SSL Logictivity" browser, which allows different control profile sets to be stored and recalled.

Nucleus 2 connects to your computer via high speed Ethernet for DAW control and Dante Audio. It also features a USB connection and appears to your host computer as a standard keyboard enabling key command emulation. There are three USB ports on the back which operate as a USB hub. A standard jack footswitch connection is also included and there is a SD card slot for Profile storage. Configuration and mapping of Key commands and DAW commands is via a remote "SSl Logictivity" browser.

We could have stopped there but because we can, we chose to endow Nucleus 2 with one final killer feature; it includes the Duende Native Essentials Bundle. This includes the new Duende Native versions of the SSL Channel EQ & Dynamics and Stereo Bus Compressor VST/AU/AAX plug-ins. The EQ & Dynamics Channel is the classic SSL Console Channel Strip with 4 band parametric EQ, Compressor/Expander/Gate, High Pass and Low Pass filters. The Duende Native Bus Compressor is the sound of the classic SSL Stereo Bus Compressor from the 1980's G Series analogue console delivered in plug-in form.

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