Vintage King Audio // SSL XL-Desk Overview

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While many recording studios revolve around DAW systems, not all engineers and mixers are concerned with mixing on a fully integrated system. Enter the XL Desk ( an analog console that works in DAW-based studios, but strays away from integrated control and level automation. The result is a simple, easy-to-use console that features 24 channels, 8 Variable Harmonic Drive mic pres, an 18-slot 500 Series rack and four mix busses. For more info:

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20 Comments

Gordon Mills Jr. · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

It's over for SSL – trying to sell a new "compact" console for 25k is total madness.

Internet Quality Police · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Cheap and nasty faders. Plastic covered in chrome.

csjaugiedog · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Never thought I'd see SSL advertising one of their consoles with a Neve 1073LB installed. So much for the rivalry.

Jesse Bhairo · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

God I want one so bad!

TheMaddazhell · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Yo, is it possible to use all G series SSL EQs dynamics 500 Series Modules ?

J-N-H-M · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

ill wait for it to go on sail at guitar center for 6,000
L A W L

Oliver Chesler · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Fadi is great… he gave me a good demo at IMSTA!

sunahura · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Amazing

Ben Orlando · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Great review. Now, if I can only talk the wife into re-financing the house…….

In Vision · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Veri nice analog console.

Brandon Mericle · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

How do you know how loud your tracks are going to be if it's not a DAW controller, and there isn't an appointed VU for every track? Not that I could ever afford this, I'm just curious since he didn't mention anything about that…

Ernie G. · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

okay  HOW MUCH?????

Ernie G. · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

give me some of that shit you are smoking  ..  stoner

Nick C · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Is this guy stoned? he muddles up and fumbles so much hahaha 🙂 Not knocking him but i find it pretty funny 🙂

FrancisJoa · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

buy the nucleus + Sigma + 2x  X-Racks and you will be better off.

CRISISBX · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

No DAW control or automation capabilities for 20,000+ is like buying a new car with no AC in 2014. smh! I don't know anybody who wants to track through an SSL… And I sure as hell don't know anybody that wants to mix on a console with no automation… Let alone an SSL with no automation. smh! If their was an automation/Daw control option this thing would be a hit.

johnbidochka · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Cool design, good idea!

netenemy · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Nice desk. I want one.

Steve Antoniazzi · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

This is desk looks great, and the price point is great. I really hope it sounds as great as it looks. There seems to be a lot more features on this desk than the api 1608, plus its $15,000 cheaper, it all comes down to how does it sound. Hopefully I can get in front of one for a demo soon! 

Great job SSL!!!!

Lee Da Hitman Beats · July 8, 2018 at 7:17 pm

wow this is nice

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