The SSL VHD+ Pre Module brings the highly versatile Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) preamp technology from SSL's industry-leading large-format studio console, Duality, into a compact 500 Series format. This module provides a range of preamp characteristics, from ultra-clean SSL SuperAnalogue™ grade recordings to a switchable VHD mode, allowing for the introduction of harmonic distortion.
The SSL VHD+ Pre Module offers a wide range of sonic possibilities, allowing users to go from pristine, clean recordings to various degrees of harmonic distortion. This flexibility makes it an ideal tool for adding warmth, edge, or transformative distortion to different audio sources, expanding the creative options available in the studio.
SSL SuperAnalogue™ Grade Preamp:
Delivers high-quality, ultra-clean SSL SuperAnalogue preamplification for transparent recordings.
Variable Harmonic Drive (VHD) System:
Patented VHD system generates rich harmonic distortion through a 100% analog signal path.
VHD introduces 2nd or 3rd harmonic distortion or a blend of both to the source material.
Lower gain settings add gentle valve-style warmth or a touch of transistor edge.
Increasing gain results in more extreme distortion, from valve warmth to intense transistor-like grunge.
Harmonic Blend Control:
Provides absolute control over the blend of 2nd and 3rd order harmonics.
Allows users to dial in the desired amount of harmonic distortion for a tailored sonic character.
VHD In/Out Switch:
Enables users to engage or bypass the Variable Harmonic Drive processing.
Switchable LF Filter:
Includes a switchable low-frequency filter for added flexibility in shaping the sound.
+48V phantom power for condenser microphones.
Phase invert switch for phase adjustments.
PAD switch for handling high-input signals.
Hi-Z switch for instrument-level input.
500 Series Solid State Preamp
Number of Channels:
1 x 1/4" TRS (DI/line)
Controllable Harmonic Distortion
Module Slot Size:
Requires 500 Series power supply
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