Alpha Channel Superior SSL front end for your DAW.

All great sounding recordings have to start somewhere...

With the classic combination of mic preamp, filter, EQ, dynamics, and A/D conversion, the Alpha Channel draws upon SSL’s sonic legacy to provide an affordable analogue channel strip designed to provide the perfect front end to your DAW.

The Alpha Channel packs in a sophisticated and versatile collection of features for its size and price; a high-quality mic pre with switched impedance for instrument or line sources, phantom power and phase invert. A VHD circuit for added analogue tone, an Insert for streamlined additional processing, a three band EQ design utilising the classic SSL channel strip EQ sound and with selectable Bell curve for the LF, a High Pass Filter with 40/80/120Hz cutoff frequency selection, a switched lite limiter to prevent digital clipping, a high quality Analogue to Digital audio converter, and an S/PDIF digital output.

Key Features

    • Professional ultra-clean mic preamp with Hi Z impedance switch
    • VHD (Variable Harmonic Drive) circuit for added analogue tone
    • Front Panel Combi XLR mic/line/instrument input
    • 1/4” jack instrument auto sensing with passive DI type impedance detection and level matching
    • High Pass Filter with selectable 40Hz, 80Hz or 120Hz cutoff
    • DC Sidechain Link outputs (RCA)
    • Built-in professional quality Analogue to Digital conversion
    • 1/4” analogue out and S/PDIF I/O
    • Auto sample rate sensing and self-adjustment
    • Three band SSL parametric EQ with mid-frequency Q control and dual LF curves
    • Intelligent auto limiting that maximises recording headroom and avoids DAC clipping