At AES New York 2015 on Booth 227, Solid State Logic will launch βeta, a 500 format module hardware development kit that offers ‘SSL style, quality and some SSL specific components to the community of ‘build your own’ audio electronics enthusiasts.’’
βeta features a self-illuminating perspex front panel that allows enthusiasts to devise and build creations for their racks with a window through to their electronic creations within. The panel is supplied with a collection of components that are identical to those used in SSL’s large format consoles. The kit includes five log, antilog and linear pots (including centre detent versions) with SSL’s knob caps, a selection of two and four pole switches and dual colour status LEDs.
The components mount within the front panel in a fixed configuration but are freely assignable to any function. The panel and controls attach to a blue solderable breadboard with a standard 500 format edge connector and is supplied with resettable fuses. None of the elements of the βeta HDK are pre-assembled – it is a kit of parts for users to assemble from scratch. Additional components, such as potentiometers with alternative laws and tapers, can be purchased through SSL’s online store.
SSL βeta is intended as a ‘blank canvas’ upon which users can create their own audio processing ideas, and will be available next month exclusively from the SSL online store.