Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor

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The Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor is an all-analogue stereo outboard processor created for the hybrid studio. Fusion introduces five completely new analogue coloration tools designed to bring the perfect combination of added tonal character, clarity and depth to your mix bus or stereo stems with the detail, warmth and finesse that only real analogue circuits can provide.

The Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor is the ideal analogue processor to complement your analogue summing system. The introduction of Solid State Logic Fusion marks the arrival of new studio tools from the studio masters that will colour the records you will hear in the future. The Solid State Logic Fusion features five analogue processors that can be used discretely or combined:

  • Vintage Drive is a unique non-linear harmonic enhancement circuit that brings cohesion and strength to your mix. Drive and Density controls interact to produce harmonic saturation and soft compression derived from overloading an analogue circuit. It can be used lightly for subtle thickening saturation or driven hard for more extreme distortion.
  • The SSL Violet EQ is an all-new minimum phase-shift, two-band shelving EQ. The first new SSL analogue EQ circuit for more than 25 years draws on the SSL legacy of carefully selected frequencies and response curves to create a musical and intuitive EQ designed to quickly dial in low-end weight and high-end sheen. High and Low frequency circuits each offer four switched frequency points and +/-9dB attenuation.
  • A new High Frequency Compressor delivers the distinctive sound of high frequency rounding in the analogue domain. A compressor that effects high frequencies only, optimised for smooth and transparent harshness reduction and a tape-like high-frequency roll off – great for taming brittle high frequency fizz.
  • A new Stereo Image enhancer provides a true analogue Mid-Side circuit that manipulates the Side signal, allowing for widening and spatial manipulation of the stereo field.
  • A switched, custom-designed SSL Transformer circuit introduces subtle low-frequency saturation, alongside a high-frequency phase-shift. The result is a simultaneous thickening of the low-end and an added sparkle to the high-end.

The SSL sonic legacy is built upon a much-emulated collection of analogue audio processing tools that have featured in generations of studio consoles; pristine mic pre’s, classic Channel EQ & Dynamics, the legendary Stereo Bus Compressor, the Listen Mic Compressor, and the unique SSL summing bus. The Solid State Logic Fusion takes SSL into a new era with the introduction of a suite of new analogue processing tools that offer exceptional tonal character and versatility. Fusion expands the processing palette for hybrid studio owners and is a superb partner for the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor.

Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor Features

  • Five new SSL analogue colour circuits:
    • VINTAGE DRIVE - A unique non-linear saturation circuit designed to bring that cherished gradual analogue overload sound you get from pushing vintage equipment into the sweet spot.
    • VIOLET EQ - a 2-band, minimum phase-shift shelving EQ offering instant low-end weight and glorious high-end sheen. 4 fixed frequency points for each band with ±9dB boost/cut.
    • HF COMPRESSOR - A high-frequency compressor, optimised for smooth taming of unwanted brittle sounds or build-up of top-end fizz.
    • STEREO IMAGE - A built-in M/S circuit allows for sumptuous sculpting of the side-signal to allow for wider mixes with added depth.
    • TRANSFORMER CIRCUIT - A custom SSL design that introduces subtle low-frequency harmonics for added weight, alongside a touch of added transformer sparkle in the highs.
  • Built-In Insert Point with two modes of operation:
    • Stereo mode allows you to integrate additional outboard gear such as the SSL Bus Compressor. Switchable pre/ post the VIOLET EQ.
    • Mid/Side mode allows you to insert two different mono outboard processors across the mid and side signals of the mix. Switchable pre/post the STEREO IMAGE controls.
  • 3rd order HPF (High-Pass Filter) to clean up unwanted low-end.
  • SuperAnalogueTM ±12dB centre-indented INPUT and OUTPUT trim controls to help achieve the best possible gain-staging into and out of Fusion.
  • Individual bypass switches for each circuit to compare sounds with/without each circuit.
  • Master BYPASS switch with two modes of operation:
    • Red mode: complete bypass.
    • White mode: bypass that includes the INPUT TRIM control.
  • Master meter, with 3-second peak hold segments. Switches from output to input metering upon pressing the BYPASS switch.
  • Input clip O/L LEDs, triggered at +27dBu.
  • Balanced XLR input and outputs throughout for easy and professional studio integration.
  • Enhanced ‘dot-dash’ screening around controls to allow for easier and clearer recall.
  • Adjustable front-panel meter and switch brightness to match the vibe of your studio environment.

Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor Specifications

  • Physical Specs:
    • Depth: 303 mm / 11.9 inches (Chassis Only), 328 mm / 12.9 inches (Total Including Front Panel Controls)
    • Height: 88.9 mm / 3.5 inches (2 RU)
    • Width: 480 mm / 19 inches
    • Power: 50 Watts Maximum, 40 Watts Typical
    • Unboxed Weight: 5.86 kg / 12.9 lbs
    • Boxed Size: 550 mm x 470 mm x 225 mm (21.7" x 18.5" x 8.9")
    • Boxed Weight: 9.6 kg / 21.2 lbs
  • Analogue Specs:
    • Input Impedance: 10 kO
    • Output Impedance: 75 O
    • Max Input Level (1% THD): 27.5 dBu
    • Max Output Level (1% THD): 27.5 dBu
    • Frequency Response (All Circuits Off):
      • 20 Hz to 20 kHz: ±0.05 dB
      • -3 dB Low Rolloff: < 5 Hz
      • -3 dB High Rolloff: > 180 kHz
    • THD+Noise:
      • All Circuits Off:
        • +20 dBu, 1 kHz (Filter 22 Hz to 22 kHz): < 0.005%, 0.0025% Typical
      • Bypass:
        • +20 dBu, 1 kHz (Filter 22 Hz to 22 kHz): 0.0005% Typical
      • Vintage Drive:
        • Indicator Off: < 0.2% Typical
        • Indicator Green: 0.2% to 0.5% Typical
        • Indicator Orange: 0.5% to 2% Typical
        • Indicator Red: > 2% Typical
    • CMRR:
      • 20 Hz: > 78 dB, 85 dB Typical
      • 1 kHz: > 78 dB, 88 dB Typical
    • Noise:
      • Analyser Filters/BW (22 Hz to 20 kHz) (AES17):
        • All Circuits Off: < -86 dBu, -91 dBu Typical
        • Bypass: -94 dBu Typical
        • Vintage Drive, Mid Drive, Mid Density: -75 dBu Typical
    • Crosstalk:
      • Analyser Filters/BW (22 Hz to 20 kHz) (AES17):
        • All Circuits Off / Bypass:
          • 1 kHz: < -110 dB, -115 dB Typical
          • 20 Hz: -110 dB Typical
    • Stereo Matching:
      • All Circuits Off / Bypass: < 0.01 dB
      • Vintage Drive On: < 0.25 dB Typical

Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor Includes

  • Solid State Logic Fusion Audio Processor
  • IEC Power Cord
  • Safety Sheet
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Registration Card
  • 1 Year Warranty

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  • 5
    Just plain ridiculous
    Kelvin Swaby

    Anybody looking for an analog color box need look no further. This thing is a beast, as an hardware insert or strapped across the mix bus. The vintage drive really does what it says on the tin and the perfect paring of violet EQ and high frequency compressor are super smooth and I really have not found an inch of harshness anywhere thus far. Absolutely worth the money (even more so with Front End Audio delivering on an Easter special) and just plain ridiculous.