Jim Motley, Head of Business, Workstation Products, spoke with RSPE Audio about design and tonal philosophy at Solid State Logic.
The Solid State Logic Sound
In this video Motley talks about the two distinct SSL sounds, with two distinctive tonal viewpoints, the “Grindy, dirty rock and R&B sound” and also what SSL calls “SuperAnalogue”, where the highest fidelity and natural sound are the supreme objective.
Going back to the original E Series, Collin Saunders philosophy was to try and get the most accurate sound possible to tape, “as if you were in the room with the musicians”. Later, he and Paul Frindle began developing the G Series, taking all of the circuits from the legendary console and “dabbled with them”. From there, the new G series “Black Knob” EQ with variable “Q”, became the next in a line of legendary tone control.
Watch The Interview
Jim Motley tells it best in this video interview with Solid State Logic shot by RSPE.
More About Solid State Logic
With more than 3000 SSL-equipped music studios and post facilities operational today, the excellence of SSL consoles is universally recognised for sonic quality, superb ergonomics, outstanding automation and an international support infrastructure second to none. British based SSL were founded in 1969, SSL has since expanded to its present 15 acre science park in Oxfordshire, England.