The SSL ORIGIN is the latest addition to the long heritage of SSL studio mixing consoles, designed with traditional analogue studio workflow while providing compatibility with modern DAW-driven hybrid production studios. Inspired by the classic design of in-line consoles, ORIGIN combines traditional principles with cutting-edge analogue developments, delivering a unique sonic signature that retains the unmistakable SSL sound.
The ORIGIN console is designed to provide the immediacy and well-executed ergonomics needed for a modern studio environment. With its fresh look at how an analogue console complements the latest digital tools, ORIGIN is positioned as a versatile and inspiring tool for various production scenarios.
Next Generation Analogue Studio Console:
ORIGIN is a purely analogue inline design featuring 16 buses, E-Series EQ, and the classic Bus Compressor. It breathes new life into a design classic while offering a unique sonic signature that bridges the gap between digital production and analogue console workflow.
PureDrive™ Mic Pre:
The new PureDrive™ mic preamp in ORIGIN provides clarity and purity, switching character to a warm, harmonically-rich, and driven tone based on the mic pre gain. It offers ultra-clean, low-noise performance in 'Pure' mode and introduces gain-dependent non-linear harmonic saturation in 'Drive' mode.
Mix Bus and Mix Amp Architecture:
ORIGIN features a new mix bus and mix amp architecture with an incredibly low noise floor and substantial headroom. This results in a mix bus that retains the classic SSL sound while providing the breadth and space to mixes that engineers and producers love from analogue summing.
Balanced Insert Points and Direct Outputs:
Each channel path in ORIGIN includes balanced insert points (both large and small fader) and dedicated channel direct outputs. This allows seamless integration with external processors and facilitates stem-ready 0dB fader bypass switches.
Configurable Centre Section:
The adjustable centre section of ORIGIN features 12U of rack space, allowing the modular 6U master tile to be repositioned. This creates space for software controllers, a computer keyboard, or additional outboard processing. The meter bridge can be lowered into the centre section, enabling optimal positioning of screens for viewing production software.
Master Control Section:
The Master Control section at the heart of ORIGIN is designed for fast and creative session workflow. It includes SSL Bus Compressor enhancements, bus trim masters and routing, Auto Sleep mode for power efficiency, a comprehensive solo master section, a mix bus with a high-quality 100mm fader, and monitoring features.
SSL Bus Compressor:
The classic SSL Bus Compressor is a fundamental feature of SSL Master Control tiles, offering new compression ratios, insert return, and a built-in side-chain filter. It provides the legendary mix bus glue and punch for modern productions.
ORIGIN includes a central track bus routing matrix with sixteen +/- 10dB trims for the track buses and routing assign switches for each bus. The Auto Sleep mode reduces power consumption during prolonged inactivity.
Solo Master Section:
Comprehensive Solo controls provide Solo-In-Front with Mix balance, Solo-In-Place for Large, Small, and Group faders, and PFL options. Solo Level, Solo Clear, and Red Light Switch complete the available options.
The monitoring section features independent trims for alternate monitors 1 & 2, variable DIM level, MONO plus Left & Right MUTES, and a polarity switch. Users can select the monitor source from the main mix, three external stereo sources, or a front panel stereo 3.5mm jack input, with a Sum switch allowing selected sources to be listened to simultaneously.
Four stereo return inputs enable ORIGIN to route to mix and track buses with level-controlled feeds to stereo foldback outputs A & B.
Mains Supply Requirements:
ORIGIN operates on voltages from 100V to 240V AC, with a current range of 12.0A to 6.0A.
E-Series '242' EQ:
ORIGIN features the acclaimed E-Series four-band parametric EQ on each of its 32 channels, offering variable Cut/Boost per band, HF and LF Bell/Shelf switches, independent sweepable HPF, and the unmistakable '242' style growl and deep low end.
Default test conditions (unless otherwise stated):
Source impedance of Test Set: 40 Ω
Input impedance of Test Set: 200 kΩ
Reference frequency: 1 kHz
Reference level: 0 dBu where 0 dBu = 0.775 V into any load
Unless specified, all unweighted measurements are specified as 20 Hz to 20 kHz band limited RMS and are expressed in
units of dBu
The onset of clipping (for headroom measurements) should be taken as 1% THD
All distortion measurements are specified with a 36 dB/Octave low pass filter at 20 kHz and are expressed as a percentage
All levels are intended balanced
Unless otherwise quoted all figures have a tolerance of ±0.5 dB or 5%.
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