Solid State Logic has announced a v2.1 update to Sigma, SSL’s Remote Controlled Analogue Summing Mixer. 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.
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.
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. 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 new Sigma Delta plug-ins have been designed to provide streamlined implementation with Eucon enabled control surfaces such as Avid S3, S6 and Artist series or the free 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.
The Eucon support is to control the Sigma via the 3 plugins, because any AAX plugins can be controlled via Eucon, using the same protocols that the Avid control surfaces and Pro Tools Control app use. It doesn't enable you to use an SSL control surface to control Pro Tools, it is effectively using plug-in control to control the Sigma, but that is the limit for the Eucon support.
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.
Sigma Delta 2.1 will be available for download from Feb 2017 via SSL users’ web account.