Rout­ing to the SSL 611EQ Units

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.