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Solid State Logic SSL 12 USB Audio Interface


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Quick Overview

12-in/8-out Audio Interface with 4 Mic/Line Instrument Preamps, 4K Legacy Mode, MIDI I/O, USB Bus Power, and Bundled Software – Mac/Win

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Solid State Logic SSL 12 Specs

Form Factor Desktop
Display None
Channels of I/O Analog:
4 Inputs / 8 Outputs at 192 kHz
8 Inputs
Built-In DSP None
Maximum Sampling Rate 192 kHz / 32-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps 4 Preamps
Built-In Microphone None
Input Level Adjustment 4 x Knob
Expansion Slots None
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim Range Combo XLR-1/4″ Mic Inputs:
62 dB (Mic Amp Gain)
High-Pass Filter None
Analog Audio I/O 4 x Combo XLR-1/4″ 3-Pin Balanced Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4″ TS Unbalanced Hi-Z Input (Front Panel)
4 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced Line Output
2 x 1/4″ TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Line/Headphone Output (Front Panel)
Phantom Power 48 V, Selectable On/Off (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/O 1 x TOSLINK Optical ADAT Input
Host Connection / USB 1 x USB-C (on Interface)
Host Connection Protocol USB 2.0
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None
MIDI I/O 1 x DIN 5-Pin Input
1 x DIN 5-Pin Output
Wireless Connectivity None
Maximum Input Level Combo XLR-1/4″ Line Inputs:
+24 dBu
1/4″ Hi-Z Inputs:
+14 dBu
Maximum Output Level 1/4″ Line Outputs:
+24 dBu
Dynamic Range 1/4″ Line/Monitor Outputs:
> 120 dB
1/4″ Headphone Outputs:
112 dB
EIN Combo XLR-1/4″ Mic Inputs:
-130.5 dBu A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates 192 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Sample Rate Conversion On ADAT I/O/All Inputs
Bit Depths 32-Bit
Latency Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Sync Sources ADAT
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot None
OS Compatibility macOS 10.15 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 11
*As of December, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included Software SSL Production Pack
Compatible Software (Not Included) Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Included Plug-Ins Tuning:
Auto-Tune Unlimited
Celemony Melodyne Essential
Special Processing:
SSL Vocalstrip 2
SSL Drumstrip
Virtual Instruments:
Native Instruments Hybrid Keys
Native Instruments Komplete Start
App Compatible Yes
*As of December, 2022: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Mobile Device Compatibility None
Required Hardware USB 2.0 Port, USB Cable
Power Requirements USB Bus Power
Anti-Theft Features Kensington Security Slot
Dimensions 11.29 x 6.1 x 2.31″ / 28.67 x 15.49 x 5.86 cm
Weight 3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.145 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13 x 7.7 x 4.1″

Product Description

Solid State Logic SSL 12 Overview

Big Studio Features, Small Desktop Footprint
Building upon the success of the Solid State Logic SSL 2 and SSL 2+, the SSL 12 USB Audio Interface is a highly portable 12-in / 8-out, bus-powered interface that delivers all of the professional, studio-grade quality and legendary analog character one would expect from SSL in a compact form factor, ideal for content creators and producers on a tight budget. With pristine 32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA conversion, you will capture every detail and nuance of your recorded sounds, while ADAT input and intuitive console-style software mixing allows the SSL 12 to be both a studio centerpiece and a portable production hub all at once.
Intuitive and Efficient
Each input channel is arranged vertically like a large-format mixing board, providing 5-segment LED metering, selectable 48V phantom power, mic and line-level operation, and a Legacy 4K switch that adds real analog color enhancement to any input source, inspired by the classic sound of 4000 Series consoles heard on countless hit records. Stunningly low noise, unrivaled EIN performance, and a huge gain range ensure optimal sound quality in any recording scenario. And with a wide range of I/O and routing options, as well as a plethora of included software, the SSL 12 can tackle just about any recording scenario you throw at it, from mobile recording setups, live performances, and podcasting applications, to serious studio work and sophisticated content creation.
Comprehensive I/O in a Small Desktop Footprint
Despite it’s compact size, the SSL 12 is loaded with a huge amount of professional studio features normally reserved for high-end rackmount interfaces. For tracking, the ADAT connectivity together with onboard talkback mic and an incredibly powerful cue mixer (that allows you to create up to 4 independent near-zero-latency performer mixes) handle the most demanding recording sessions. For mixing, alternative monitor switching and assignable front-panel control-room functions put everything you need at your fingertips. For production, USB Loopback, MIDI I/O, and DC-coupled outputs for CV control of synths and FX equip you with a serious toolkit to keep the creativity flowing.

  • Four SSL-designed microphone preamps with unrivalled EIN performance and huge gain range for a USB-powered device
  • Four Neutrik combo XLR-1/4″ mic/line inputs with +48V phantom power, selectable per input
  • Two Hi-Z instrument inputs for guitars, bass, or vintage instruments
  • Two professional-grade headphone outputs with switchable modes of operation for high-impedance or high-sensitivity headphones and up to four independent headphone mixes
  • Headphone outputs can be repurposed as additional balanced/unbalanced line-level outputs
  • Four dedicated, balanced 1/4″ line outputs
  • USB-C for 12 x 8 digital tracking and bus power
  • ADAT input expands input channel count with 8 extra channels of digital audio
  • USB loopback, MIDI 5-pin DIN in and out, and DC-coupled 1/4″ outputs for CV control of synths and FX
  • Real Analog Enhancement Inspired by The SSL 4000 Series (4K) Console
    SSL has a history of innovation in analog electronics and console design. Whether it’s the sound of the classic 242 and 292 EQ circuits, the punch of the legendary SSL Bus Compressor, or the incredible bandwidth and sonic accuracy of the groundbreaking SuperAnalogue designed mic amps and consoles, SSL is always moving forward with analog. Legacy 4K is an all-analog enhancement effect inspired by the character of an SSL 4000 Series console (often referred to as 4K). It distills two essential characteristics of the 4K sound into a single circuit. Engaging the Legacy 4K circuit introduces a forward yet musical-sounding high-frequency EQ boost, adding some excitement to your vocal or instrument. Secondly, add some subtle analog distortion with finely tuned harmonic content, to bolster any sound with more edge and personality.
  • SSL Studio Quality, Built to Last
    For over 50 years, SSL have been designing cutting-edge mixing consoles and hardware processors, as used by the world’s most recognized artists and recording studios. Over that time, their reputation as a world-leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment has centered around a constant pursuit of audio excellence and technical innovation, accomplished through streamlining production workflows and advanced studio ergonomics.

    SSL 12 takes the traditional desktop audio interface where it’s never been before with an incredible array of features in a compact footprint that delivers outstanding audio quality. Featuring familiar Alps pots, Neutrik connectors, and an attractive brushed aluminum front panel, SSL 12 is built to last whether you’re using it in the studio or on location.

    Speed Up Your Workflow with SSL 12 Mixer
    The cross-platform Mac and Windows SSL 360° application hosts the powerful yet intuitive console-style SSL 12 Mixer, where you can configure and control every aspect of SSL 12: 

    • Easily set up multiple near-zero latency headphone mixes
    • Configure HP-A and HP-B outputs for different headphone sensitivities or as additional line-level outputs
    • Customize the three user-assignable front-panel buttons
    • Choose your Loopback source
    • Save/load SSL 12 Mixer templates
    Comes with SSL Production Pack
    Providing inspirational software from your favorite industry tools, the SSL 12 comes bundled with the SSL Production Pack, a unique collection of SSL and 3rd-party software packed with a selection of must-have virtual instruments, plug-ins, samples, and DAWs. Worth over $1000, this software pack will let your creativity shine and bring your productions to life.

    • 3-months free access to SSL Complete subscription
    • 3-months free access to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscription
    • 3-months free access to Arcade subscription by Output
    • Perpetual plug-in licenses for SSL Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins
    • IK Multimedia AmpliTube 5 SE
    • Celemony Melodyne essential
    • Native Instruments Hybrid Keys and Komplete Start
    • Ableton Live 11 Lite
    • AAS Session Bundle plug-ins
    • 1.5 GB of samples from Loopcloud


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