This guide will explain how to route to the 500 Series units on the SSL XL desk from channels and mix busses along with how to operate the SSL 611EQ 500 Series units. For a more detailed guide on using the EQ units, follow the ‘Using the SSL 611EQ 500 Series Units’ guide.
For a more detailed guide on how to operate the Mix Busses, follow the ‘Using the Mix Busses on the SSL XL Desk’ guide.
500 Series Routing:
1. The SSL 611EQ 500 Series units above channels 1–8 link directly to the channel they are on. These can be inserted onto the channel at either the point of recording or the point of playback.
2. The 500 Series units above channels 9–16 link directly to the channel they are on. However, the Mix Busses can also be routed to these 500 Series units.
Activating the EQ Module on Channels 1–16:
1. The signal from the channel needs to be routed to the 500 Series unit, in this case, the EQ unit. To do this, press the ‘500’ button in the Trim Section of the channel that you wish to apply EQ to.
2. On the same channel, press the ‘IN’ button in the centre of the EQ unit to activate the unit.
Activating the EQ Module on the Mix Busses:
1. The Mix Busses on the desk can also be routed to 500 Series units. As the Mix Busses are stereo, they will be sent to a pair of 500 Series units for example, two EQ units.
2. To route Mix A to a 500 Series unit, press the ‘500’ button on the channel. This will direct the stereo mix to the 500 Series units above channels 9 and 10.
3. To route Mix B, C or D to 500 Series units, press the ‘500’ button for that bus in the master section. This will direct the stereo mix from Mix B to the 500 Series units above channels 11—12, Mix C will be sent to the 500 series above channels 13–14 and Mix D will be sent to the 500 series above channels 15–16.
Using The EQ:
1. The SSL 611 EQ is a 4 band semi parametric EQ module. The red dials control the High Frequency shelf with a dB dial and a frequency dial. There is also a ‘BELL’ button, which changes the response from a shelf to a bell curve.
2. The green dials control the High Mid Frequency band with dials for dB, frequency and Q.
3. The blue dials control the Low Mid Frequency band in the same way that the HMF works, with dials for dB, frequency and Q.
4. The brown dials control the Low Frequency shelf in the same way that the HF shelf works, with dials for dB and frequency along with a button to switch it from a shelf to a bell curve.