All analogue, 32-channel, in-line console from Solid State Logic.
Featuring a mix of traditional large-format console workflow and clever forward-thinking tools, ORIGIN combines the legendary E-Series EQ and SSL Bus Compressor with brand new PureDrive Mic-Pre, environmentally friendly power handling and a host of hybrid workflow enhancements. ORIGIN provides the perfect partner for a modern DAW-driven production studio.
Its classic design looks back to the origin of in-line consoles for signal flow inspiration, incorporating cutting-edge analogue developments to deliver a unique sonic signature that’s still unmistakably SSL. ORIGIN is more than just the culmination of four decades of technical innovation. With our deep knowledge of workflow and studio integration, we understand that a console has to provide the immediacy and well-executed ergonomics that will inspire and engage a modern studio environment. We believe ORIGIN does this and more, leading the way with a fresh look at how an analogue console complements the latest digital tools and production techniques.
The legendary SSL consoles of the 70s and 80s helped define studio production. ORIGIN takes these principles and combines them with a modern feature-set that bridges the gap between digital production and analogue console workflow. Including ‘stem ready’ 0dB fader bypass, insert points on both small and large fader, new PureDrive mic-pre featuring a non-linear Drive circuit, ideal for ‘perfect’ digital systems and updated SSL Bus Compressor. ORIGIN master control
The master control section is the heart of the console, designed with the easily accessible features and tools needed for fast and creative session flow. ORIGIN’s master control section features 12U of rack space, allowing the modular 6U master tile to be repositioned, creating space for software controllers, a computer keyboard or additional outboard processing.
As the latest in a long heritage of SSL studio mixing consoles, ORIGIN has traditional analogue studio workflow at its heart whilst providing the perfect partner for a modern DAW-driven hybrid production studio. ORIGIN takes a fresh look at what a large format console needs to do to work in harmony with a modern DAW driven production studio.
The functional design looks back at the origin of in-line consoles for signal flow inspiration, but its circuits are at the cutting edge of SSL’s latest analogue developments. These new analogue designs deliver huge dynamic range and bandwidth yet still have the characterful, pleasing qualities of space and depth that analogue breathes on digital audio.
ORIGIN is more than just the culmination of four decades of technical innovation. With our deep knowledge of workflow and studio integration, we understand that a console has to provide the immediacy and well-executed ergonomics that will inspire and engage a modern studio environment.
ORIGIN takes these principles and combines them with a modern feature-set that bridges the gap between digital production and analogue console workflow.
Analogue Layout Hybrid Workflow
A unique and innovative modular centre section allow ORIGIN to adapt to different applications and priorities, whether being used as a purely tracking console with additional boutique analogue additions to the 19” rack centre section, or a very digital/analogue hybrid approach with screens and controllers easily reached from the centre of the console.
E-Series ‘242’ EQ
The E-Series ‘242’ EQ was probably the most popular EQ from the SL 4000 series console range, and it’s back for ORIGIN, which uses this iconic SSL design for it’s channel EQ.
ORIGIN features the acclaimed E-Series four-band parametric EQ on each of its 32-channels, with variable Cut/Boost per band, HF and LF Bell/Shelf switches, independent sweepable HPF on every channel and unmistakable ‘242’ style growl and deep low end.
ORIGIN features a completely new microphone pre-amplifier design that inherits the clarity and purity of previous SSL mic pre’s, with the added flexibility of switching character to a warm, harmonically-rich and driven tone that varies with gain. The ideal solution to ‘perfect’ digital system and hybrid workflow.
PureDrive™ is a new discrete transistor mic-pre based around modern FET components. The result is an ultra-clean, ultra-low noise pre amp, that is fast and offers stunning resolution when in ‘Pure’ mode. Hit the switch and the ‘Drive’ circuit is engaged, adding gain dependent non-linear harmonic saturation.
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 controllers
Computer keyboard and accessories
Additional hardware processing
Drop down meter bridge