Since its release in 2010 Nucleus has been hugely successful, even winning a Sound On Sound award. It was designed for professional in-the-box producers who require multi-DAW control, SSL console-grade mic preamps, DAW I/O and studio monitoring. Now, Nucleus 2 responds to customer requests with the addition of talkback, main/mini monitor switching, a change to Dante connectivity and a new white look.
The USB soundcard in Nucleus has been replaced with a new SSL Dante ‘Network I/O’ audio interface — using the popular Ethernet protocol for connectivity. In a personal studio where direct connectivity to a DAW computer is required, Dante is a simple ‘single Ethernet cable’ alternative to Thunderbolt or USB, with latency of only 4ms when used with the supplied Dante Virtual Soundcard software running on your DAW computer. In a larger multi-space facility Dante is a state of the art audio‑over‑IP audio networking technology that facilitates low latency audio sharing between multiple computers. Dante enables users to combine audio devices from a wide range of audio manufacturers on a network and share audio between them.
Being Dante-enabled also means that your audio network is scalable — adding additional mic preamps or extra analogue outputs is as simple as plugging another Dante device onto the network. To help your networked world Nucleus 2 has an inbuilt network switch with two Ethernet ports; one port for connection to your computer, and one port for adding other Dante devices to your setup.
Nucleus 2 will be available in November for £4079 (inc. VAT).