Smaller SSL mixers can they compare in quality to their bigger brothers ?
I wonder can any of the smaller SSL mixers inputs compare with the larger brothers in terms of quality ? the deal is I have no real use for 32 channels, but I want quality before quantity , so for the little money I have I want to spend it on quality
I am talking about SSL x-desk, SSL x-panda etc.
I hope they have similiar quality to SSL Nuclues, which is very comparable with the Matrix I have heard.
Please keep in mind I own the SSL duende vst native pack.
You ask about the inputs, first, the x-desk can only take in line level. No Mic Pres. As for the line inputs, the sound great. Tons of headroom.
The beauty for my set up is the ease of using outboard gear that I can insert in without any issue. The X-Desk also gives you 2 efx sends, for me Lexicon PCM70 on A and my old trusty Yamaha SPX90 on B. Plus you can put an insert on the master bus. It's a solid desk for the Hybrid user.
I should add, its a very clean sounding desk. Don't think its going to sound like a 4K desk.
You can do a lot with an X-Desk, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
There's a lot of info on the X-Desk out on the web, I would take sometime and research online. Maybe download the manual just to see how it would fit with your configuration.