Scaled down Live.L300 makes no compromise on features
Further expanding its reach out into the live domain, Solid State Logic’s new Live.L300 console aims to bring the sound of the studio to audiences around the world. In-line with its release, the manufacturer has also introduced version V2.5 of its software for Live consoles, promising advanced effects and 27 new features to the platform.
Based on the Live.L500 in a more compact format, the new Live.L300 console still offers comprehensive connectivity with up to 568 inputs and outs, 128 processing paths (96 full, 32 dry) a 32x36 routing martix, 36 VCAs and 48 effects slots. Despite its smaller size, the manufacturer is keen to stress that no hidden compromises have been made in terms of quality or features. Just as with the Live.L500, the console is also compatible with SSL’s Remote I/O and both consoles can in fact share the same Remote I/O unit.
The majority of the new functionality built into the desk is the result of the latest v2.5 software, which focuses on providing effects optimisation, reportedly resulting in significantly high numbers of effects being run simultaneously.
A raft of new features are present in the latest version. These include Follow Mode, a feature that allows select, solo and unique query function buttons on the consoles fader tiles to be linked together in any configuration. Users can also link and control the tap tempo and of any delay effects loaded into the desk’s effects racks, allowing up to six separate tap tempo functions to be controlled via the user buttons and multitouch screen.
The master tile user buttons have now been activated and, in addition to the tap tempo function listed above, provides users with direct access to four of the console’s most used menus. Both sets of functions are accessible via the home menu. Other parameters accessible in the home menu include mute groups and user buttons from the tiles in addition to an automation view that provides access to the console’s scene list, scene notes and other automation functions. Lastly, we have the new Mix Bus Copy feature which allows the contributions of entire mix busses to be copied across console’s bus structure, including copying between mono, stereo and L-C-R mix busses.
A new version of the manufacturer’s Offline Setup Application will also be released to provide compatibility with the Live.L300