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, Nucleus2 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 Nucleus2 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.
Nucleus2 will be available in November for £4079 (inc. VAT).