Introducing the new Solid State Logic Preamps: PureDrive Quad and PureDrive Octo!! Solid State Logic has just announced two new microphone preamps, the PureDrive Quad and the PureDrive Octo! These units utilize and expand upon the new PureDrive mic preamp design for their Origin console! However, there's a new feature added! These 4 and 8 channel units introduce a new DRIVE mode and connectivity.
SSL's contemporary-classic recording console, ORIGIN, introduced the PureDrive microphone preamplifier which is an innovative preamp that retains the clarity and punch of previous SSL designs while offering the added versatility of switching it's character to a warm, harmonically rich, and driven tone that varies with gain. ORIGIN, along with the PureDrive microphone preamp, has made its mark in the world's premier studios. Whether it's capturing the delicate nuances of a piano concerto in PURE mode or imparting warm th on a drum recording when set to DRIVE, the PureDrive ™ microphone preamp has become an essential tool in some of the most prestigious studios and recording facilities due to its flexibility and superb sonic signature.
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These two PureDrive units are a testament to SSL's commitment to progressive analog circuit design. No electro-mechanical components (potentiometers, mechanical switches, relays etc.) are used in the circuit audio path of these PureDrive units. This increases product longevity and allows impeccable 'matching' between all channels - not just a stereo pair. The use of digitally controlled analog circuits, controlled by detented pots and electronic switches simplifies recall and precision of settings. The three flavors you get with these preamps are called Clean, Classic Drive, and Asymmetric Drive. Clean mode delivers the highly regarded, ultra-low noise floor, linear SSL preamp that is recognized for its ability to faithfully capture the sound of the source with exceptional clarity and detail. Classic Drive is the symmetrical mode that generates predominantly odd harmonics; the same drive sound found on the ORIGIN console. Asymmetric Drive offers up a new coloration option, specifically designed for the PURE DRIVE range, making the even harmonic content dominant and providing more pronounced thickness, coloration and softening of transients.
The PureDrive Quad and Octo's advanced connectivity opens a world of recording possibilities. Its comprehensive selection of analogue and digital I/O offers microphone preamps with exceptional performance and flexibility, whether you're tracking a band in a world - class studio or adding warmth to stems in a production scenario. It's also ideal for project studios and on - location sessions where quality cannot be compromised, thanks to its integrated USB sound card. They both also feature ADATLINK IN to add more channels and there are AES and ADAT outputs as well that can even be individually repurposed to be fed from the onboard USB soundcard as outputs from your DAW. FInally, there's an auto-ranging word clock input and output for robust digital clocking.
The Solid State Logic PureDrive Quad and PureDrive Octo are available for purchase now at Front End Audio! If you have any questions about them or any of SSL's other products, give us a call at Front End Audio! We're here to help.