Designed for fly-pack and OB audio applications, the S500m console delivers maximum control in a lightweight and reduced form factor.
The S300 is the most powerful, versatile and user-friendly audio console in its class. It offers a compelling combination of extremely powerful features, hugely versatile installation options and outstanding value.
S300 is a compact control surface that can be combined with the complete portfolio of SSL’s System T control, processing and I/O options. It can be specified as part of a larger System T installation or in stand-alone configurations for smaller broadcast facilities or OB vehicles.
S300 comes in 3 versions: 16+1 faders, 32+1 faders and 48+1 faders. It can connect to either a T25 (256 paths @ 48kHz) or a T80 (800 paths @ 48kHz) Processor Engine and runs the same software as larger System T S500 consoles.
S300 presents the extraordinary power and versatility of SSL’s System T audio production environment in a streamlined console layout that remains intuitive for operators with a wide range of skill levels. A smaller scale S300 based System T installation offers the simplicity of a console + processor + I/O configuration with the benefit of compatibility with the family of additional fully networked System T control interfaces as required.
Within larger facilities S300 is a superb additional or backup console. Complete showfile compatibility between control interfaces means production can easily move between consoles and control rooms within a facility. Where processing engines are of different sizes SSL’s unique compatibility mode allows the pre selection of channel, busses and effects resources that will be inactive on the smaller processing engine. Settings from the larger device are never lost and resources can be reassigned at any point during the show, even with audio passing.
S300 presents the extraordinary power and versatility of System T in a streamlined console layout that remains intuitive for operators with a wide range of skill levels.
At the heart of the S300 and System T is an exceptionally elegant software environment accessed and controlled using touchscreens. Channel View and Overview GUI’s present a comprehensive bigger picture view of your entire system and immediate screen tap access to a Channel Detail view. System configuration, routing and surface layout are all done using simple, intuitive screen actions. Organising even large scale showfiles is made simple and straightforward. An HDMI output and optional screen arm facilitate use of an external overview screen.
System T’s excellent screen interface combines with robust, responsive hardware. The S300 Fader Tile has fifteen layers with four banks per layer, giving rapid access to 960 paths via dedicated Layer & Bank buttons. Each fader strip has a 100mm motorised fader and a PFL Solo key plus back stop fader PFL. There are additional keys for Mute, AFL, Select, and a ‘Q’ key that accesses SSL’s unique Super Q system. Each strip also features a set of Quick Controls (a push switch encoder and three assignable keys) that work in combination with vertically correspondent aspects of the screen interface above. Colour flag LEDS visually indicate selected functions.
S300 features a powerful, condensed Master Section. In the lower right area of the console a single tile combines a Monitor Section, a Focus Fader and a set of User Keys. The Monitor Section consists of main and misc monitor encoders (with displays), accompanied by DIM, CUT, and External source selection keys. The Focus Fader is a channel strip with a fader and a full set of function keys that can be set to follow the currently selected channel or locked to a specific function.
In the upper right is a tile containing a five-inch touchscreen that provides an FX rack meterviewer. Inbuilt Loudness, True Peak and Phasescope metering removes the need for external metering. The master section includes 21 physical user keys, providing immediate control of features most relevant for each production.
Associated software and firmware downloads for this product are available here.
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