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Solid State Logic Nucleus 2 Dark DAW Controller

Nucleus 2 Dark DAW Controller Excellent Visual Feedback, Two Banks of 8 Channel Controls, Large-Heavy Duty Transport Controls, Zero Latency Rec Monitoring, and is Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo and All Major DAW Applications.


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Nucleus 2 is a unique proposition for the professional project studio with a perfect blend of advanced DAW control, transparent Super Analog monitoring with talkback, SSL console grade mic pres, pro quality Dante audio interface, and bundled SSL Native plug-ins. There is no other product available which offers the professional producer all of these elements, with benchmark audio performance and elegant ergonomics. Not only is it unique but Nucleus 2 is also outstanding value; these elements bought separately would cost more and deliver a less elegant solution.

Portable Desktop Unit
Nucleus 2 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 2 streamlines your workflow and helps you focus on your sound, not your screen.

Unique Combination of Audio Capabilities
At its foundation is an SSL Super Analog signal path providing benchmark audio quality monitor output to "main" and "alternate" speaker sets via +4 dBu connections. A high-quality 2+2 Channel Dante audio interface provides a record and playback path for your DAW or connectivity to a wider Dante IP audio network. Two Combi XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs can feed the audio interface and the monitor outputs simultaneously. Digital I/O via S/PDIF feeds the AD/DA of the audio interface (pre insert) enabling both a "digital to DAW" record path and a "mic/line/instrument to digital" output path. A wet/dry control enables balancing of analog (and digital) input and DAW playback for zero latency record monitoring. With Nucleus 2 SSL has added a talkback input that feeds the headphones, and triggers a switchable -20dB DIM in the monitor outputs. This input has an adjustable gain, and can be switched to feed input 2 of the Dante soundcard for remote communications over the network. The Nucleus 2 mic pre's are SSL Super Analog Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles and the X-Rack system gives Nucleus 2 a professional standard transparent mic record path. The mic inputs have 80Hz High Pass Filters, Polarity Reverse, and Phantom Power. A pair of insert send/return connections for incorporation of external analog processing or effects default to the mic/line/instrument inputs but can be moved across to DAW playback for mixdown. An additional "external" stereo analog input provides a transparent Super Analog monitor path for another audio interface, or any other analog device. There is an accurate analog 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.

Connected Up to 3 DAWs
Nucleus 2 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 2 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. Nucleus 2 provides a complete set of dedicated and assignable hardware controls that is easily customized to suit individual user preferences, for all major DAW and plug-in parameters. Two banks of eight channels each provide; 100 mm motorized Faders, fully user definable soft keys and V-Pots, dedicated Select/Solo/Cut buttons and 10-point channel level meters. The Nucleus 2 center section DAW controls provide; large heavy-duty transport buttons, a high-quality 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 ensure excellent visual feedback even in low light conditions. System configuration is via a remote "SSL Logictivity" browser, which allows differing control profile sets to be stored and recalled. It is here that the user defines exactly how the Nucleus 2 behaves.

  • Excellent visual feedback via self-illuminating buttons, LED's and DAW Level Metering
  • Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo and all major DAW applications
  • Switch between 3 connected DAW's with a single button press
  • Two banks of 8 channel controls plus center section controls
  • Touch sensitive 100 mm motorized faders
  • Ethernet connected DAW Controller for professional project studios
  • Digital Scribble Strips with assignable V-Pots and soft keys
  • Completely user customizable DAW & Key Command mapping
  • Remote Logictivity Browser for effortless configuration
  • SD card for non-volatile project storage
  • Large heavy-duty transport buttons and high-quality jog/shuttle wheel
  • A unique audio nerve center for your project studio
  • Benchmark Super Analog quality output to 2 stereo sets of +4dBu monitor outputs
  • High quality Dante audio interface (44.1kHz – 96kHz, 24 Bit) over ethernet
  • Zero latency Rec monitoring with wet/dry control to balance input and DAW playback
  • Two Combi XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs to audio interface and monitor outputs
  • Insert send/return connections switched between inputs and DAW playback for mixdown
  • SSL Super Analog Mic Pre's, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles
  • Mic inputs have 80Hz High Pass Filters, Phase Reverse and Phantom Power
  • Additional "external" Super Analog input monitor path for another audio interface
  • Digital S/PDIF I/O to the AD/DA of the audio interface
  • Two headphone outputs and one iJack monitor input
  • Standard 1/4" Jack footswitch connection
  • Three USB sockets for use as a 3 port USB hub
  • Dual Ethernet ports for incorporating additional Dante devices into your studio
  • Talkback input path with switchable -20 dB monitor DIM and adjustable gain. Can be switched to feed input 2 of the Dante soundcard for remote comms over the network

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Midi Controller Type Mixer
After Touch No
Arpeggiator No
Knobs/Encoders Yes
Number of Knobs/Encoders 1
Fader Type 16 100 mm Moterized Faders
Digital Display Type No
Transport Controls Yes
Software Included No
Additional Controls/Features Gain Control
Pedal Input Stereo 1/4"
Connections 1 x USB Type-B, 1 x USB Type-A, 2 x 1 'RJ-45' Type, RS232, 9-Pin Sub-D, External In: XLR, Preamp: XLR and 1/4", Preamp Monitor, Mini Out: XLR, Inserts Stereo 1/4", iJack: Stereo 35 mm, Headphones: Stereo 1/4"
OS Compatibility PC ,  Mac
Mac OS Requirements Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2GHz or faster OS X Version 10.8.5 or higher
PC OS Requirements 1.2GHz or faster Windows 7, 8, 8.1 & 10
Power Supply Type External AC-DC Adapter, 24Vdc 5.0A 120W
Weight 16.5 lbs
Dimensions 15.25 x 4.75 x 28.75 inches (DxHxW)
Series Nucleus
Model 726488X4
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