Manufactuer: SSL

SSL 12 USB Audio Interface

12-in, 8-out USB bus-powered audio interface with class-leading preamps, Legacy 4K, studio-quality monitoring and up to 8-channels of ADAT expansion.

Key Features:

  • 4 x SSL-Designed Analogue Preamps
  • Bus-powered pre's with huge gain range and uncompromising sound
  • SSL Production Pack
  • A unique collection of inspiring software
  • Legacy 4K
  • Add analogue colour enhancement inspired by the 4000-series console
  • SSL 360° Enabled
  • Create headphone mixes and much more via the SSL 12 Mixer
  • ADAT Input
  • Expand the input channel count with up to 8 channels of digital audio
  • Compatible with Mac/Windows
  • Plug and play on Mac, ASIO/WDM driver for Windows

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    Product Code: 100353827

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    The SSL 12 is a USB bus-powered 12-in/8-out audio interface that lets you get studio-quality audio in and out of your computer with minimal effort and maximum creativity. SSL 12 builds on the success of SSL 2 and SSL 2+ and offers even more. More I/O, more power, more versatility. SSL 12 is fully integrated with SSL 360° software. Your SSL Control Room. Here you can assign monitor controls, create multiple independent headphone mixes, select loopback sources, customize his three user buttons on the front panel, and much more. SSL 12 offers a combination of professional features and workflows never before seen in a portable desktop interface.  

    Class-Leading Mic Amps
    4 beautifully detailed mic preamps to capture every nuance of every performance, with enough gain to cope with whatever microphone you're plugging in. Our two-stage design uses a mixture of specially chosen discrete low-noise transistors in combination with ICs, resulting in exceptionally low-noise performance (-130 dBu EIN) and a superior gain range (62 dB).

    Full +24 dBu Operating Levels
    Unlike many USB-powered audio interfaces, the balanced line inputs and outputs on SSL 12 work all the way up to +24 dBu, allowing you to seamlessly integrate with your favourite analogue outboard gear and other line-level devices.

    No Compromise Conversion and Monitoring
    With 32-bit converter technology, impeccable left-right stereo tracking and balanced outputs that deliver greater than 120 dB of Dynamic Range, SSL 12 brings the kind of no compromise monitor section performance fit for a high-end studio straight to your desktop.

    SSL Production Pack FREE with SSL 12 Audio Interface
    We’ve been helping world-class artists, producers and engineers make great music and audio for decades. It's crucial to have the right tools for the job, so we’ve partnered with some of the industry's key brands to offer you the SSL Production Pack, bundled free with your SSL 12 audio interface.

    Featuring a selection of must-have virtual instruments, plug-ins, samples and DAW, let your creativity shine and bring your productions to life with the SSL Production Pack.

    Legacy 4K
    Analogue colour, inspired by the SSL 4000 console
    The Legacy 4K button injects a musical high frequency boost, alongside a controlled amount of finely tuned harmonic distortion. It's perfect for adding character and edge to your vocals and instruments.

    Ins and Outs
    Front-access jack sockets provide convenient access to 2 instrument DI inputs and 2 independent headphone outputs.

    On the rear, SSL 12 provides Neutrik® XLR Combo sockets for Mic/Line inputs, TRS jack outputs for 2 speaker sets, 5 Pin DIN MIDI I/O, 8 channels of digital audio inputs via ADAT, the USB connector and on/off power switch.

    Main features of the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface include:

    • 4 x SSL-designed microphone preamps with unrivalled EIN performance and huge gain range for a USB-powered device
    • Per-Channel Legacy 4K switches - analogue colour enhancement for any input source, inspired by the 4000-series console
    • 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs for guitars, bass or vintage instruments
    • 2 professional-grade headphone outputs, with switchable modes of operation that cater for high impedance or high sensitivity headphones. Or re-purpose each headphone output as an additional “general purpose” balanced/unbalanced line-level output instead
    • 32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters - capture and hear all the detail of your creations
    • ADAT IN - expand the input channel count with up to 8 channels of digital audio
    • Easy-to-use Headphone routing via SSL 360° for critical low-latency monitoring tasks
    • Built In Talkback Mic that can be routed to Headphone A, B and Line 3-4 outputs
    • 4 x dedicated balanced outputs and precision Monitor Level, with stunning dynamic range
    • Use Outputs 3-4 to connect an alternative monitor set to or as additional line-level outputs
    • USB Loopback with selectable source
    • DC-coupled outputs for controlling CV input instruments & FX
    • 3 user-assignable front panel switches - assign various monitoring functions and talkback open/close
    • MIDI I/OSSL Production Pack Software Bundle; includes 3-months free subscription to SSL Complete, plus an exclusive collection of 3rd party DAWs, virtual instruments and plug-ins
    • USB bus-powered audio interface for Mac/Windows - power is provided by USB 3.0, audio via the USB 2.0 protocol
    • Complete with the SSL Production Pack including:
      • - 3-months free access to SSL Complete subscription
      • - 3-months free access to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscription
      • - 3-months free access to Arcade by Output subscription
      • - Perpetual licenses for SSL Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins
      • - IK Multimedia Amplitube 5 SE
      • - Celemony Melodyne Essential
      • - Native Instruments Hybrid Keys & Komplete Start
      • - Ableton Live 11 Lite
      • - AAS Session Bundle plug-ins
      • - 1.5 GB Samples from Loopcloud

    System requirements and Specs: Mac OS 10.15 or later | Class-Compliant, Plug-and-play
    Windows 10, Windows 11 | Install included ASIO/WDM driver
    Connectivity USB 3.0 Type C Connector (Box includes Type C to C and Type C to A)
    Mic Preamps 4 x XLR-¼" combo (Mic/Line)
    Mic Amp EIN (A-weighted): -130.5 dBu EIN
    Mic Amp Gain: 62 dB
    Instrument/Line 2 x ¼" (Hi-Z)
    Max Instrument Input Level: +14 dBu
    Max Line Input Level: +24 dBu
    *Specs (Measured to AES17 Standards)
    Monitor Outputs Dynamic Range: >120 dB​
    Max Output Level: +24 dBu​
    Headphone Outputs 2 x ¼"
    Dynamic Range: 112 dB (High Impedance Mode) / 115 dB (Balanced Line Output Mode)
    Max Output: +18 dBu (High Impedance Mode) / 24 dBu (Balanced Line Output Mode)
    Output Impedance: <1 Ω
    Digital Inputs 1 x Optical (ADAT)
    Sample rates​ 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz

    For the complete list of technical specifications please refer to the user guide


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