SSL launches all-analogue Fusion processor

New processing tools expand the palette for hybrid studio owners
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Solid State Logic (SSL) has announced the launch of Fusion, an all-analogue 2U outboard processor created for the modern hybrid studio.

Fusion introduces five new analogue colouration tools designed to add tonal character, weight and space to mix busses or stereo stems, with the detail, warmth and finesse of real analogue circuits:

Vintage Drive - a non-linear harmonic enhancement circuit that brings cohesion and strength to a mix. Drive and Density controls interact to produce harmonic saturation and soft compression derived from overloading an analogue circuit. Can be used lightly for subtle thickening saturation or driven hard for more extreme distortion.

SSL Violet EQ - a new minimum phase-shift, two-band shelving EQ. A musical and intuitive EQ designed to quickly dial in low-end weight and high-end sheen. High and Low frequency circuits each offer four switched frequency points and +/-9dB attenuation.

A new High Frequency Compressor delivers the sound of high frequency rounding in the analogue domain. A compressor that affects high frequencies only, optimised for smooth and transparent harshness reduction and a tape-like high-frequency roll off. Meanwhile, a new Stereo Image enhancer provides a true analogue Mid-Side circuit that manipulates the Side signal, allowing for widening and spatial manipulation of the stereo field.

Finally, a switched, custom-designed SSL Transformer circuit introduces subtle low-frequency saturation, alongside a high-frequency phase-shift, resulting in a simultaneous thickening of the low-end and an added sparkle to the high-end.

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