Solid State Logic is proud to announce a significant V2.1 update to Sigma, SSL’s Remote Controlled Analogue Summing Mixer. Sigma has re-defined project studio analogue summing with its SuperAnalogueTM sound, remote control functionality, clever features and streamlined workflow. In early 2016, the V2.0 software release brought SSL Delta-Control technology to Sigma. Delta-Control is SSL’s innovative automation system that allows the writing, editing and playback of analogue automation data via DAW plug-ins. At NAMM 2017 SSL is pleased to announce the Sigma Delta 2.1 software update. This free update introduces Eucon control and three new AAX, AU and VST3/VST format plug-ins; a new 16 channel plug-in brings Logic compatibility for the first time and new Mix Bus and Monitoring plug-ins streamline session control and recall.
The new 16-fader ‘Sigma Delta 16’ plug-in brings compatibility to Logic users, as well as offering an alternative workflow to ‘Sigma Delta Single Fader’ plug-in users. The new Sigma Delta 16 plug-in allows users to write automation for Sigma’s 16 analogue faders from one plug-in window, solving Logic’s inherent limitation of only being able to write data to one plug-in at a time. In addition to this, Sigma Delta 16 can control pans, Solo, Cut, mono/stereo selection and mix bus assignments. A second new plug-in, the ‘Sigma Delta Mix Bus’, allows users to automate Sigma’s two stereo mix busses and their insert points. Finally, the ‘Sigma Delta Monitoring’ plug-in allows full control of Sigma’s monitoring section, including monitor and headphone levels, monitor cut, dim and source selection. The full effect of these features delivers an analogue summing mixer that is compatible with all major DAWs and instantly recalls when moving between DAW sessions. Sigma Single Fader plug-in users can continue to enjoy their established workflow and single fader-based sessions are backwards compatible.
In addition to these new features, Sigma Delta 2.1 offers improved integration into multiple studio workflows and setups. The new Sigma Delta plug-ins provide streamlined implementation with Eucon enabled control surfaces such as Avid® S3, S6 and Artist series or the Pro Tools Control app. Sigma Delta’s plug-in parameters map across Eucon control surfaces via the Insert editor, meaning that users can easily move between controlling their summed Sigma mix and their DAW session from the same surface. Likewise, Nucleus users continue to be able to control Sigma directly via the Nucleus’ ‘Sigma Delta’ MCU profile, whilst being able to switch layers to control their DAW session. In Sigma Delta 2.1, Sigma’s Remote application receives a maintenance update and is also now available as a dedicated Sigma Remote app, available on Apple’s App Store and Google Play for Android users.
Sigma Delta 2.1 will be available for download from Feb 2017 via SSL users’ web account.
About The Solid State Logic Sigma Summing Engine
Solid State Logic Sigma seamlessly brings the analogue joy of mixing on an SSL console into your DAW dominated workflow. Using MDAC technology unique to SSL, Solid State Logic Sigma takes the SuperAnalogue mix buss from SSL's Duality and AWS consoles and delivers it in a 2U rack design, with complete remote control of the analogue signal path, using a hardware control surface and/or volume automation written inside your DAW. Now anyone who can drive a DAW can mix on an SSL.
Consistent feedback from the world's leading producers demonstrates that analogue summing still brings a record together in a special way that no emulation plug-in can match. Solid State Logic Sigma and SSL's no-compromise approach to designing audio circuits, delivers summing with an extended low-end frequency response, wide stereo imaging, clarity, depth and detail. When it comes to sonic tone and character many leading engineers state that a significant part of their 'sound' is the magic that happens when you drive the analogue mix buss of a console a little too hard...that delicate cohesive distortion only a pushed analogue mix buss brings their mixes. This is exactly the case with Solid State Logic Sigma. It is at its best when pushed to that "sweet spot", to the point where it yields that extra sonic dimension which has always been part of the legendary SSL sound.
Solid State Logic Sigma combines its true analogue tone and depth with complete integration into a DAW dominated workflow. In today's commercial environment, fast turnaround of productions, with multiple mix tweaks and revisions, engineers and producers depend upon instant recall of all their settings. Solid State Logic Sigma meets this demand. As Solid State Logic Sigma's levels are driven from your DAW, the mix recalls instantly upon session load. Furthermore, every setting on Solid State Logic Sigma itself (Mix Buss routing, monitoring section and settings) can be saved and recalled at the click of a button.
Solid State Logic Sigma also features a dual output monitor and headphone switcher and talkback system which is completely remote controllable. Sigma is set up using a cross platform, tablet ready html 5 software browser that offers comprehensive configuration controls. Running on an iPad or other tablet the browser also performs as a superb remote control for the monitor switcher/talkback.