The exemplary sound quality of the SSL Live console is only one of the features appreciated by its users, according to Blasi. “All our engineers spotted straight way the sound linearity and the high headroom. The microphone preamps are probably the best we’ve ever heard, and once the correct gain is set, most of the job is done. The EQs and dynamics sound like the SSL analogue console with every effective controls — turning the knobs or touch controls gives you what you expect and not just a nice picture to look at.”
Several of the SSL Live’s features enable the engineer to work quickly, especially when used as a monitor console, he continues. “The most popular feature is the unique way of using the Query function. It’s very flexible and users love to configure it for the way that they like to work, depending on the application. Another unique function they like to use is the All Pass Filter on every channel, which makes the drums sound more defined and eliminates all phase cancellation.
Meanwhile, the multichannel Automix helps to better isolate vocals mics. The Switcher, with its autodetect function, and Event Manager help to get around of lot of little requests. Of course, there are a lot of other features that engineers love and lead production companies to rent SSL Live consoles from us. Agorà is one of the most important production sound rental company in Italy and now also internationally, and gets hired to handle the most important shows.”