AES 2016: SSL unveils Nucleus²

Solid State Logic revealed Nucleus², a new version of its professional DAW controller, audio interface and studio monitoring hub, at the AES Show which took place in LA over the last few days.

Nucleus² responds to customer demand with the introduction of talkback, main/mini monitor switching, a change to Dante connectivity and a new white look.

The Talkback input with adjustable gain that feeds the headphone output is a major new feature. A large TALK button is added near the transport controls and the talk circuit can trigger a switchable -20dB DIM in the monitor outputs if desired. Another popular request was the addition of a second set of speaker outputs and a ‘MINI’ monitor button in the centre section for comparing mixes on different systems.

Additionally, the USB soundcard in Nucleus has been replaced with a new SSL Dante ‘Network I/O’ audio interface. Nucleus² has an inbuilt network switch with two Ethernet ports – one for connecting to a computer and the other for adding other Dante devices to a setup. The Talkback signal can also be switched to feed channel 2 of the Dante interface for remote communication to other rooms over a network.

Nucleus² will ship in November 2016 priced at £4,078.80.