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Solid State Logic Matrix Reviews

5.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews

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  • Carson McClain

    This may be the ultimate controller to work with Logic Studio.

  • from Washington, DC October 27, 2013Music Background:
    Producer,, Engineer, Musician, Songwriter

    Jaw Droppingly AWESOME!!!

    I purchased thus console only because of my previous experience working in other studios either as a producer or an instrumentalist. The sound that came from the console was always unbelievably transparent. They have completely outdone themselves. I have a list of pro outboard gear that integrates with this console seamlessly. It has the circuitry of the SSL J 9000. My mixes are truly radio and worldwide ready. This console has changed my sound completely (a total 180)

  • from May 28, 2013Music Background:
    Studio Owner

    Don't think this is just a controller

    At first you may think the Matrix is just a glorified and super expensive DAW controller. Thats where you would be wrong.

    The best way to think of the Matrix is as a full blown console that doesn't have mic pres, EQ or dynamics. Everything else you would find in a large-format console is there. A myriad of routing options and an integrated 16 device electronic patchbay make it the ultimate modern studio centerpiece. If your studio is based around boutique outboard pres, ITB processing with some analog outboard this is the console to get.

    The Matrix is great sounding, similar to a K series, perhaps a little cleaner sounding. Gobs of headroom makes it very hard not to want to push it hard. Couple it with 32 i/o and you have a fullblown, automateable 32 channel SSL console on your desk.

    Finally, it is also an excellent DAW controller. Compared to Avid's C|24 it is leagues ahead of it. All faders are very high quality and will only move with human touch. Knocking faders around without using your fingers will NOT move them. The large transport buttons are very atractive and revive a bit of the old tape feel. The jog wheel is smooth and accurate. If all that wasn't enough you can also program the soft key section of the board with ANY function for ANY DAW. The only negative is the sub par plugin control, which only allows for 4 parameters to be displayed on screen per page. However, SSL has said that this is a problem inherent to the HUI protocol and theres nothing they can do.

    Theres no other product out there that can do what the Matrix can. All "similar" solutions are a compromise. Get this if you can afford it. It really is the ultimate console for outboard pre based studios.

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