Strong State Logic (SSL) has made a reasonably shocking announcement and entered the microphone area, with a brand new USB microphone design that can be utilized for conferencing, dwell streaming and even music recording. A flexible resolution for on a regular basis digital life, because the well-known British firm describes the SSL CONNEX multipurpose USB microphone, the design helps 4 tailor-made consumer modes and immersive recording capabilities, introducing additionally by no means seen earlier than options.
The brand new SSL CONNEX is just not solely a shocking announcement for a corporation that’s know for high quality studio mixing consoles, however the groundbreaking USB microphone designs guarantees to set a brand new normal for handy, top quality audio seize, exploring the complete potential of a digital audio USB interface and multicapsule microphone array. Whether or not the appliance is conferencing, dwell streaming, or moveable music recording, the SSL CONNEX was designed to be a no-compromise resolution that’s moveable, simple to make use of and options superior DSP taken immediately from SSL’s main studio and broadcast manufacturing instruments.
This should not be a whole shock for anybody that follows the latest bulletins from Strong State Logic, an organization that’s now a part of the Audiotonix group, and given the latest bulletins from the corporate within the venture studio and residential recording area. Successfully, microphones are one of many only a few classes that Audiotonix was not overlaying, save for the latest announcement of the acquisition of Slate Digital, which has made a really sturdy entry within the microphone modeling area.
Suitable with MAC/PC and USB outfitted tablets, the brand new SSL CONNEX works with all main videoconferencing platforms and was designed to be a top quality audio companion for workplace, working from dwelling and distant videoconferencing. However being SSL, the microphone can also be appropriate for podcasting, dwell streaming or music seize. Its USB powered design implies that it may be used wherever. Measuring simply 9cm x 9cm x 4cm, the SSL CONNEX can be utilized on a flat floor or simply mounted to a microphone arm or digicam stand.
“SSL CONNEX is the final word ‘moveable drawback solver’ for right now’s fast-paced digital age,” feedback Enrique Perez, Strong State Logic’s CTO. “We’re excited to use our decades-long experience to deliver one of the crucial helpful, high-quality and value-based audio merchandise to the patron market. Whether or not you’re a distant employee, a world jetsetter, an impressed content material creator or a musician, SSL CONNEX is an especially high-quality resolution that may assist ship and seize your concepts with immediacy and readability.”
The microphone’s high-quality, precision quad microphone array is acoustically designed with an environment friendly decoupling mechanism and powered by subtle studio high quality sound processing / DSP. Developed utilizing Strong State Logic’s deep understanding of music and audio manufacturing, 4 tailor-made ‘consumer modes’ can be found to attain the very best sound in any situation. For individuals pushing the boundaries of creation, a complicated immersive mode can also be out there.
Customers are in a position to choose a Solo mode, optimized for a single sound supply from the entrance of the unit, (e.g. convention / WHF calls or dwell streaming with a single presenter). On this mode, the SSL CONNEX microphone array is optimized for speech coming from the entrance whereas lowering undesirable sound from again and aspect faces. When choosing the Group mode, the microphone configuration is optimized for a number of sound sources (e.g. spherical desk convention name or dwell streaming with a number of presenters). The quad microphone array and computerized good mixer means adjusts the indicators from all presenters whereas undesirable background noise eradicated.
There’s additionally a Vocal mode for when inspiration hits and the consumer desires to file a efficiency. Using legendary SSL EQ and dynamics processing algorithms to reinforce the recording or dwell stream, this mode will reject sound from the edges and rear. In complement, the Music mode was designed for a bunch of musicians positioned round SSL CONNEX. The SSL CONNEX array intelligently alters the sensitivity of the microphones to scale back the noise ground and undesirable background noise. Music mode accepts louder indicators as generally discovered on acoustic devices.
Lastly, all 4 modes function a complicated immersive recording setting. This enables customers to entry every of the 4 particular person mic sources for the aim of immersive and spatial recordings or broadcasts.
On the entrance of the SSL CONNEX is a top quality 3.5mm headphone output, to be used throughout video calls, recording classes, or simply listening to music by way of SSL’s skilled high quality audio converters. The headphone output additionally has a loopback possibility, which is beneficial for ambient ‘room’ monitoring.
The sign from the quad condenser microphone array is all the time processed utilizing the algorithms for the totally different utilization modes, whereas the superior immersive mode permits customers to entry particular person mic indicators. An clever touch-sensitive interface on the prime of the unit offers choices to regulate headphone ranges, microphone muting, ‘push-to speak’ and the flexibility to cycle by way of the 4 totally different DSP settings, in addition to accessing immersive mode. A back-lit, coloured SSL panel permits customers to rapidly establish each the microphone muting state and which DSP setting is at the moment activated.
On the base of the microphone there’s a 1/4″ digicam tripod thread with included mic stand thread adapter for versatile mounting choices. The SSL CONNEX bundle additionally features a 2 meter USB Kind C to C cable and USB Kind C (feminine) to Kind A (male) adapter included. It is going to work powered over USB, and works with Home windows and Mac OS computer systems or USB tablets.
In response to the corporate, the SSL CONNEX is priced at a RRP/MSRP of $199.99 however is offered for now an at introductory value of $149.99 for individuals who purchase within the SSL on-line retailer.