The Duality is large-scale hybrid console, firmly established as the industry standard for professional audio production worldwide. Akin to previous generations of classic SSL consoles, Duality achieves success by enabling engineers and producers to work quickly and ergonomically, as well as delivering superior sonic results.
In late 2006, SSL launched the Duality, a large format console that is similar to an XL9000K, with the control surface features of the AWS 900. Duality’s innovative hybrid approach has found many fans, by combining a traditional analogue path and signal processing along with exceptional DAW control and integration, all within a single hardware surface. In Spring 2015 SSL released Duality δelta, the next evolutionary step for Duality. The new console marks the introduction of δelta-Control, a completely new analogue console automation platform for SSL studio technology that unites the very best of automation in the analogue console domain with DAW based workflow.
Comprehensive DAW Workstation Control: Hardware control over two DAWs simultaneously with high speed Ethernet connectivity.
Fader Control From The Sweet Spot: 8 group faders and master fader focus, enable you make level adjustments and solos from the centre of the console.
Constant Visual Feedback: New look Channel TFT screens deliver complete optical feedback of channels status, processing, routing etc, and the innovative Eyeconix icons.
Multi Operator Total Recall: With channel Autoscan, utilizing the welcome real estate of the TFT screens, allowing more than one operator to recall the console.
Logictivity Session Management: Elegant console project management via a standard computer using the java based SSL Logicitivity Duality Remote Browser.
Beautiful, precise SSL SuperAnalogue™ mix bus: Near linear phase, flat frequency response, 0.005% THD, exceptionally low noise floor, ultra-wide stereo imaging
Dual Mic Pre’s - SuperAnalogueTM & VHD: From the purity of your microphone through to creative distortion and all the stops in between through the versatile Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) circuit.
SSL Bus Compressor: The classic SSL master bus compressor can work in Stereo or 5.1 mode, with useful side-chain functions for complete control.
Classic SSL Processing on every channel: Each channel strip features a compressor/gate, high and low pass filters and EQ (switchable between E/G series curves).
Delta-Control Automation: Seamless integration with all the benefits of classic SSL analogue console automation and DAW based workflow.
On Board SSL Automation: The traditional SSL automation system with all of the much loved SSL modes.
Split Signal Flow Channel Architecture: Unique dual path channel architecture provides unrivaled flexibility for placing processing in the record/monitor paths.
Flexible Bussing: 3 stereo mix busses and 24 track busses for flexible routing. Internal busing feature allows patch-free sub groups by allowing channels inputs to be sourced from track bus outputs.
Complete 5.1 Surround Support: Full range of monitor calibration and setup options for today’s surround productions.
A range of frame sizes: Available in 24, 48, 72 & 96 fader configurations, expandable in bays of 24 (up to 96) and with producer and patch options.
Duality Pro-Station Option: A winged layout for producer/engineers who wish to conduct their DAW session editing/arrangement and audio mixing from a single central position.
Currently, there are three generations of Duality console; the original Duality was launched in 2006, Duality SE was launched in 2009, Duality SE V3 was released in 2012 and the current version, Duality δelta was released in 2015.
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