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SSL X-Rack VHD Input Module
SSL X-Rack VHD Input Module


 
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Solid State Logic (SSL) X-Rack VHD Input Module

The VHD Pre combines the uniquely versatile VHD Pre with the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor.

The VHD Pre is a patented SSL preamp design that can deliver ultra-clean SSL grade recordings but also features the VHD circuit which can be switched into the signal path. The Variable Harmonic Drive circuit uses a 100% analogue signal path to generate rich harmonic distortion. As you increase the input gain, the Variable Harmonic Drive circuit introduces either 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion or a blend of the two to your source material. At lower gain settings it adds gentle valve-style warmth or a touch of transistor edge. As the gain is increased the more extreme the distortion becomes until at high gain settings it delivers fierce trashy transistoresque grunge. VHD pre's give the user ultimate versatility from a studio grade preamp. Whether it's ultra-clean traditional SSL, subtle warming or totally trashy transistor distortion, VHD will change your expectations of what a preamplifier should deliver.

The SSL Listen Mic Compressor is a studio classic. This famous processor from the legendary SL4000E console was the secret weapon in many producers sonic arsenal of recording techniques. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were eminently suitable for use on ambient drum mics.

Key Features

  • Electronically balanced ultra-high bandwidth Mic input with +20dB to +70dB gain control
  • Hi-Z and Pad Switches on Mic Amp Input
  • Dedicated Additional XLR Line Input
  • Variable Harmonic Drive circuit adds a controllable blend of 2nd or 3rd Harmonic distortion
  • Dedicated Trim control after the VHD stage
  • Classic Listen Mic Compressor with fixed attack and release curves... ideal for drums
  • High and Low-Pass Filters

Who’s using SSL

If you’re not familiar with Solid State Logic (SSL) let RSPE Audio Solutions be the first to welcome you to Earth! Most of the hit records from the last 30 years were mixed on SSL. Solid State Logic’s automated large-format consoles quickly became a driving force in the music after they first arrived on the scene in 1977. To this day, mixers such as Bob Clearmountain, Michael Brauer, Chris Lord Alge, Tom Lord Alge use SSL G Series consoles as the centerpiece of their mixing tools, which means everybody who’s anybody in rock and pop music over the last 35 years has SSL all over their records.

About Solid State Logic

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become the world’s leading manufacturer of analog and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals.

With more than 3000 SSL-equipped studios and facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognized for unrivalled sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none.

The legendary sound of the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor has been gluing mixes together for 35+ years and is finally available for the 500 rack. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.


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