The SSL Nucleus is a compact, portable desktop unit that creates a comfortable, efficient, hands on operating environment for DAW based Music and Film/TV Post production. It provides everything you need to record and monitor audio and to control your DAW quickly and efficiently without resorting to your mouse. Nucleus' DAW Control is based on the concepts developed for the SSL Matrix. Up to 3 different DAWs can be connected simultaneously and you can switch between them with a single button push. Nucleus uses either HUI or MCU protocols ensuring compatibility with all leading DAW applications including Pro Tools, Logic and Cubase/Nuendo and can transmit MIDI CC data.
Two banks of eight channels each provide 100mm motorised Faders, fully user definable soft keys and V-Pots, dedicated Select/Solo/Cut buttons and 10 point channel level meters. The centre section DAW controls provide; large transport buttons, jog/shuttle wheel, bank/channel/ layer selection & navigation/global DAW parameter selection and additional USB keyboard emulation buttons. Bright LCD Digital Scribble Strips, DAW audio level meters, self illuminating buttons and LED status indicators. An SSL SuperAnalogue signal path provides benchmark audio quality monitor output, while a high quality USB audio interface provides a stereo record and playback path for your DAW. Two SuperAnalogue Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles can feed the audio interface and the monitor outputs simultaneously. Digital I/O via S/PDIF feeds the audio interface enabling both a 'digital to DAW' record path and a 'mic/line/instrument to digital' output path. A wet/dry control enables balancing of analogue (and digital) input and DAW playback for zero latency record monitoring.
A pair of insert send/return connections for incorporation of analogue processing or effects default to the mic/line/instrument inputs but can be moved across to DAW playback for mixdown. An additional 'external' stereo analogue input provides a transparent analogue monitor path for another audio interface, or any other analogue device. There is an accurate analogue output level meter. A stereo minijack connection makes monitoring from an iPod or any other portable audio device straightforward. Two headphone outputs complete the monitoring options.