Solid State Logic launches SSL CONNEX: high-end USB microphone for conferencing, live streaming and recording; professional technology for everyday digital life
The world’s leading manufacturer of professional music and audio production tools brings superior technology to the USB microphone. With four custom user modes and immersive recording capabilities, SSL CONNEX introduces a feature set never seen before in a portable device.
Oxford, England – November 10, 2022 – Solid State Logic (SSL), the world’s leading manufacturer of music and audio production tools, has drawn on its 50 years of expertise in high-level professional markets to create SSL CONNEX: a revolutionary USB microphone that establishes a new standard for practical and high performance. quality audio capture. Whether it’s a conferencing, live streaming, or portable music recording application, SSL CONNEX is an elegant, no-compromise solution that’s portable, easy to use, and features advanced DSP straight from the SSL’s premier studio and broadcast production tools. SSL CONNEX is priced RRP/MSRP $199.99 but is available now for an introductory price of $149.99.
Compatible with MAC/PC and USB equipped tablets, SSL CONNEX works with all major video conferencing platforms and is not only the perfect high quality audio companion for the office, home office and remote video conferencing, but also suitable for podcasting, live streaming or music capture. . Its USB-powered design means great sound at home or on the go. Measuring just 9cm x 9cm x 4cm, SSL CONNEX can be used on a flat surface or easily mounted on a microphone arm or camera stand.
“SSL CONNEX is the ultimate ‘portable problem solver’ for today’s fast-paced digital age,” commented Solid State Logic CTO Enrique Perez. “We’re excited to apply our decades-long expertise to bring one of the most useful, high-quality, value-based audio products to the consumer market. Whether you’re a remote worker, an international jet-setter , an inspired content creator or a musician, SSL CONNEX is a very high quality solution that will help you deliver and capture your ideas with immediacy and clarity.
Microphone and DSP SSL CONNEX modes
SSL CONNEX is a technology powerhouse, in a sleek portable format. Its high-quality, precision-engineered quad microphone array is acoustically engineered through its efficient decoupling mechanism and powered by sophisticated studio-grade sound/DSP processing. Developed using Solid State Logic’s deep understanding of music and audio production, four custom “User Modes” are available to get the best sound in any scenario. For people pushing creative boundaries, an advanced immersive mode is also available:
White: Solo mode: Optimized for a single sound source from the front of the unit, e.g. conference/WHF calls or live streaming with a single presenter. SSL CONNEX is optimized for speech coming from the front while reducing unwanted sounds from the rear and side faces. Struggling to make clear calls in a busy office, cafe or airport lounge, “White: Single-player Mode” is the answer.
Green: Group mode: Designed for multiple sound sources, such as a panel discussion or a live broadcast with multiple presenters, SSL CONNEX’s four-microphone array and automatic smart mixer means all presenters are heard clearly and unwanted background noise is eliminated .
Magenta: Voice mode: Vocal mode is for when inspiration strikes and you just need to record that performance. Utilizing legendary SSL EQ and dynamics processing algorithms to enhance your recording or live stream, Vocal mode will reject sound from the sides and rear of SSL CONNEX, making your performance absolutely singing.
Blue: Music Mode: Designed for a group of musicians positioned around SSL CONNEX, Blue:Music mode captures creativity as a group in all its collaborative glory. SSL CONNEX intelligently changes the sensitivity of the microphone array to reduce background noise and unwanted background noise. Blue: Music mode accepts louder signals commonly found on acoustic instruments. Combine that with SSL CONNEX’s sophisticated studio-grade processing and you’re on your way to an exceptional soundtrack.
Immersive: All four modes feature an advanced immersive recording setting. This lets you access each of the four individual mic sources for immersive, spatial recordings or broadcasts.
High quality headphone output, smart interface
On the front of SSL CONNEX is a powerful, high-quality 3.5mm headphone output, which delivers ultra-clear sound to your headphones during video calls, recording sessions, or just listening to your favorite music through SSL’s professional-grade audio converters. The headphone output also has a loop-through option, which is useful for ambient “room” monitoring. A smart touch interface at the top of the unit offers options to adjust headphone levels, microphone mute, push-to-talk, and the ability to cycle through the four different DSP parameters, as well as enter immersive mode. A backlit, colored SSL panel allows users to quickly identify both the microphone mute status and the currently active DSP setting.
• Advanced portable USB microphone with high quality quad condenser microphone array for conferencing, content creation and recording.
• Sleek portable design, using high quality components.
• Optimized studio quality processing using SSL EQ and dynamic algorithms from professional studio and broadcast products.
• Acoustically designed decoupled microphone capsules.
• Four predefined user modes:
– Solo (directional; e.g. individual use for conference calls, podcasting, streaming)
– Group (e.g. round tables)
– Vocal (e.g. vocal recording, narration, rap)
– Music (e.g. recording of loud sources)
• Advanced immersive mode to access individual mic signals.
• Optimized mix settings to ensure everyone is heard.
• High power 3.5mm headphone output for crystal clear sound.
• Microphone loop-through option for ambient monitoring.
• Touch controls to adjust headphone level and mute microphone.
• Cough Switch’ and ‘Push To Talk’ functions to temporarily activate/deactivate the microphone.
• RGB backlit Solid State Logic logo indicates mute status and user mode.
• 1⁄4 inch camera tripod thread in base with included mic stand thread adapter for flexible mounting options.
• 2m USB Type C to C cable and USB Type C (female) to Type A (male) adapter included.
• Powered by USB.
• Compatible with Windows and Mac OS.
• Works with a USB laptop or tablet.
For more information, please visit the SSL CONNEX product page at: https://store.solidstatelogic.com/SSLCONNEX
About Solid State Logic
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analog and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast, live and post-production professionals. For more information on our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com