When we decided to produce a new series of tutorials on audio recording and production we searched the globe for the very best trainers and audio professionals ... and we found them at Modern World Studios and Singing Canary Productions!
Generation Gap! Some of us started our audio careers mixing on a real console in the analog world. However many of us, who use virtual mixers in our DAW of choice, have never touched or mixed on a real hardware-based mixing console. In this tutorial the experts at Singing Canary take you on a tour of a real SSL Duality console, explaining its signal flow from input to mix bus output!
First, you'll learn about signal flow and the legendary SSL channel strips. Audio engineer Mike Nyandoro takes you on the journey explaining the audio processing and routing from start to finish. You'll get to know the famous SSL Compressor. You'll see and hear why software manufacturers from Waves to Reason's Propellerhead have modeled the awesome SSL EQs from their musical parametric bands to their distinctive lowpass filters and gates. Channel Sends, Busses, Pans, D-Pots and Channel faders are also covered in detail.
Mike continues with a guided tour of the SSL Duality's "Center Section" where all the hi-tech SSL magic happens. you'll witness how hybrid digital/analog automation works and see how DAWs have translated that technology into the virtual world.
For a dose of reality, this tutorial concludes with a look at a smaller, more affordable mixer and explains how the SSL's multitude of high-end features translate to a small Mackie mixer. So jump aboard the SSL Express to see AND hear how a big time console works!
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If you've never seen a console like this action - this course is great. It goes over all the functions in detail and then follows up with examples. I really liked the last tutorial that tours a small project studio mixer.
Paul wrote on January 17, 2015
I really enjoyed watching this course, quite simply just for seeing such a beautiful console in use!
Dv8ter wrote on October 12, 2014
Helpful as I may be using this console at some point. I have the SSL plug in suite so this was of interest.
bracey wrote on September 27, 2013
Great course! Very helpful for understanding consoles big and small.
T2C Scott wrote on May 24, 2013
Nice Tutorial, worth watching. explains how the "SSL Duality Console" functions very well. I also liked the tutorial on "Patchbays" as well.
illakilla7707 wrote on March 23, 2013
I had always wanted to know more about the SSL and this course has granted that wish. It is both informative and easy to follow. Thank you for making this course available to your subscribers.
Dan wrote on March 4, 2013
Very thorough tutorial, I learned a hell of a lot from these videos! Will definitely get more of these
C1ph3rd wrote on February 26, 2013
I'm glad to have taken this course, not only to better understand signal flow on a console, but to better understand how the board is being used in other MPV tutorials.
illakilla7707 wrote on February 23, 2013
I knew next to nothing about the SSL prior to taking this course. Now I feel that I have a solid grasp on all of the fundamentals. This course was fantastic.
Andy wrote on August 19, 2012
Excellent overview of the Duality console that will accompany the operator's manual very well