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Musikmesse 2015: SSL LMC+

SSL's Listen Mic Compressor with an added creative twist, for 500-series

At last week's Musikmesse, we managed to get an audio demo of the SSL LMC+, a new 500-series module based on the original Listen Mic Compressor from the revered SL4000E console. 

Here's more from SSL:

The LMC+ Module brings a new and significantly enhanced version of the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor to 500 format racks. This famous processor from the legendary SL4000E console was the secret weapon in many producers sonic arsenal of recording techniques. Originally designed to prevent overloading the return feed from a studio communications mic, its fixed attack and release curves were eminently suitable for use on ambient drums mics. This all-new version includes a pair of classic SSL High Pass and Low Pass filters to allow targeting of a specific frequency range, a filters to compressor side chain option and a wet/dry blend control. Two additional superb new tools are added to give the LMC+ a distinctive sonic twist; a 'Scoop' button that phase inverts the wet signal, as well as a unique 'Split' button that engages a bandpass subtraction mode. Used together and separately and in conjunction with the filters and sidechain, the new controls give LMC+ a distinctive tonal edge with a range of creative possibilities.

Key Features:

  • Enhanced version of the classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor
  • from the legendary SL4000E console
  • Fixed attack and release curves ideal for use on ambient drums mics
  • SSL High Pass and Low Pass filters
  • Filters to compressor side chain feature
  • Wet/dry blend control
  • 'Scoop' button that phase inverts the wet signal
  • 'Split'button engages a bandpass subtraction mode

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