PL+S 2012: SSL releases Live-Recorder

Solid State Logic has released its Live-Recorder at this year’s Prolight + Sound show in Messe, Frankfurt.

The Live-Recorder system is designed to provide a high-quality, low-cost solution for high-channel-count live, location or broadcast recording. It is particularly well suited to live music recording from FOH console systems, location film sound recording, TV broadcast production studios and broadcast production trucks. The system connects via standard optical MADI, so it can connect directly to MADI-equipped digital mixing consoles, venue audio distribution infrastructure or broadcast routers.

Live-Recorder combines Soundscape V6.2 DAW recorder/player software and a MadiXtreme or MX4 PCIe audio interface with a 1U rack-mounting PC. The Soundscape 6.2 software is an audio-only multi-track DAW recorder/player, which has SSL’s “Pro-Convert” technology built in, so it can export recorded multi-track sessions in a range of formats native to a selection of DAW packages for editing and mixing.

Export formats include ProTools 8 and 9 sessions, Cubase/Nuendo track archives, Final Cut XMLs and Samplitude/Sequoia edit lists. Soundscape V6.2 also offers session import from supported DAWs, so it can be used as a player for full multi-track sessions for live performance if required. sync and transport control.

There are two different Live-Recorder hardware configurations available: Live-Recorder MX4 is an up-to-128-channel recorder utilising an SSL MX4 2×64 channel MADI I/O interface. It provides an open-architecture DSP-powered software mixer, which allows anything from individual track or stereo sum monitoring to multi-feed and 5.1 monitoring. MX4 also offers in the box summing and includes SSL EQ, Dynamics and Bus Compressor plug-ins.

Live Recorder 128 is a stripped-down system designed for environments where no confidence monitoring is required. It utilises an SSL MadiXtreme 2- x 64-channel MADI I/O interface for direct optical MADI connection to consoles, routers.