Solid State Logic, the company with 50 years of experience defining the sound of the world’s top music artists, film, and TV audio, has introduced SSL CONNEX, a high-quality, portable USB microphone for use with laptops and tablets.
A technology powerhouse in a sleek, portable form factor, CONNEX combines a precision, four-microphone array with four specially defined user modes driven by sophisticated SSL EQ and dynamics algorithms (taken from professional studio and broadcast products) to enhance the sound quality of conference calls, whether you’re in an office or on your own in a coffee shop, or recording vocals and instruments wherever inspiration strikes.
Four Tailored User Modes so You Sound Your Best
Solo Mode (White): Struggling to make clear calls in a busy office, café, or airport lounge? Solo Mode is optimized for capturing speech coming directly from the front of the mic, while reducing unwanted sound from back and side faces. It's great for conference / WHF calls, or livestreaming with a single presenter.
Group Mode (Green): This mode is designed for multiple sound sources e.g., a round-table conference call or livestreaming with multiple presenters. It utilizes the quad-microphone array and automatic smart mixer to ensure that presenters are heard clearly, and unwanted background noise isn’t.
Vocal Mode (Magenta): Vocal Mode is for when inspiration hits and you must record that vocal performance. Designed for picking up a single sound source from the front of the unit, but with higher volume levels (e.g. singing) than with Solo Mode, Vocal Mode rejects sound from the sides and rear of the mic, giving you a clear and present vocal recording.
Music Mode (Blue): Designed for a group of musicians positioned around the microphone, the Music Mode allows for group creativity to be captured in all its collaborative glory. CONNEX intelligently alters the sensitivity of the microphone array to lower the noise floor and reduce unwanted background noise. Next, CONNEX automatically adds sophisticated SSL, studio-quality processing to deliver professional-sounding recordings or livestreams in no time.
Immersive Setting: For people looking to push the boundaries of creation, an advanced immersive recording setting is also available on all four modes. This allows you to access each of the four individual mic sources for the purpose of immersive and spatial recordings or broadcasts. SSL CONNEX offers a number of useful features, including a Cough Switch and Push-to-Talk button for temporarily muting/unmuting the mic. The high-power, 3.5mm headphone output provides crystal-clear monitoring of your audio, while the Automatic Smart Mixer makes sure everyone is heard.
Touch-sensitive controls let you quickly adjust the headphone level and mute the mic, while a backlit RGB Solid State Logic logo indicates mic mute state and user mode. There is even a Microphone Loopback option for ambient monitoring.
Looking forward to trying the SSL CONNEX from Solid State Logic on your next conference call or music recording? Let us know in the Comments section, below; and if you have questions, please call us, chat with us online, or stop by the B&H New York SuperStore.