2-Channel USB-C Audio Interface

  • 24-Bit/192 kHz AKM converters
  • Mic preamps (62 dB gain range, 130.5 dBu ON)
  • Neutrik connectors
  • Alps pots
  • Legacy "4K" switch per channel for sounds inspired by the legendary SSL 4000 series
  • +48 V Phantom power
  • 5-Stage level meter for each input
  • 2 Mic-/Line-/Instrument inputs: combo XLR/jack 6.3 mm
  • 2 Monitor outputs: 6.3 mm jack, balanced
  • Stereo headphone output: 6.3 mm jack
  • USB bus-powered
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 234 x 70 x 157 mm
  • Weight: 0.88 kg
  • Includes software licenses for SSL Native plug-ins (Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip), Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Loopcloud Samples & Hybrid Keys/Komplete Start

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 2x2
Number of Mic Inputs 2
Number of Line Inputs 2
Number of Instrument Inputs 2
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors USB
MIDI interface No
Word Clock 0
Max. sample rate (kHz) 192 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version USB C
Width in mm 234 mm
Depth in mm 157 mm
Height in mm 70 mm

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All about the blue knob!
biggee, 17.07.2020
Unit is built like a tank and looks beautiful.

Sound quality is excellent, as you would expect from a company like Solid State Logic. The legacy 4k mode is wonderful for adding a bit of "air" to your recordings as it adds a very musical HF boost which you will love. Worth noting that this a pre-recording option only not post, so you can't reverse or remove it if you record with it enabled.

The design is really well thought out and it's a decent sized chunk of metal that feels like it should be way more expensive than it is. Plus it's got that lovely big blue monitor control knob! As with all of the knobs these are similar (in look at least) to what you'd find on an SSL console costing many marriages which is a super nice touch. Also every knob and button feels like it was built to last. There is absolutely nothing "budget" about the look or feel of this thing.

Monitor mix will let you set a balance between what you hear coming back from your DAW and the direct signal into the box. This is great for a number of reasons but in particular it's very handy if you have some decks plugged in as you can monitor them without having to open up a record line in your DAW or any software at all for that matter.

You also get a 6 month free trial of the SSL Native plug-ins bundle (worth about £90 on it's own). If you haven't tried these yet you simply have to, once you do you won't be able to part with them.

Only downside for me is the lack of a mono sum button. Why? it would have been so cheap and simple. There is a stereo button on it which some youtube reviews suggest is supposed to switch between mono and stereo but this is for the input stage only (recording a stereo source), and doesn't affect the output stage. If you want to hear you mix in mono with the SSL2 / 2+ you will have to set the output to mono in your DAW.

A digital input would have been nice too but I guess that would have bumped the price up.

Goes without saying that I love this box but I also have to show mad love for Thomann who were extremely helpful when the courier delivering this went AWOL. Customer service is virtually a thing of the past these days but Thomann are a shining example of how it can and should be done.

Pros :
- Sounds fantastic
- Beautiful design and layout
- Built like a tank
- The big blue knob (it's just sooo satisfying to use and to look at)
- Free Drum & Vocal Strip plugins
- Free 6 month SSL Native trial (do it now)
- It's SSL man!

Cons :
- No mono sum button
- Input meters could have had more resolution, bit useless
- You can only access the "free" loopcloud samples if you don't already have a loopcloud account (or you set up a new one)
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Mind Blown
Ichiban lipstick for men, 21.05.2020
I needed a simple, workhorse audio interface to record voice-overs and present live product demos using OBS and boy does the SSL 2 deliver!

I was sick of seeing super-slick, anodised and knurled looking batman style interfaces. For that reason, the SSL 2 stood out to me as being no-nonsense and has a really refreshing look with those industry style knobs and spacious top panel. It fits comfortably next to my MacBook Pro and also works fine through my powered USB3 hub.

I’ve left the 4k switched on for all recording, It is super crisp and really lifts the vocal. I’ve been so happy with the audio straight out that I don’t even EQ the audio… shocking I know!

I really enjoy the simple method for the headphone monitor mix, you simply mix between ‘input’ (whatever you are recording through the SSL 2) and ‘USB’ (whatever you’ve got coming back in from your DAW/Mac).

The inputs and outputs are well made and I love the Spinal Tap reference with the Monitor level maxing out at 11 rather than 10.

I can’t see anything else for similar money matching up to the SSL 2 for my needs. It is well built, looks the business, simple interface, sounds great and finally comes from incredible heritage.
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the ID14 Killer!
napsandplants, 01.07.2020
I recently returned the Audient ID14 after being severely disappointed with it, and it was a toss-up between the SSL2 and the MOTU M2. I'm SO glad I chose this interface. Downloaded the drivers, installed smooth, plugged it and it just worked, no hassle.

Sounds great, is built great, looks great. Oh, and the feature that automatically mutes your interface when turning off and on the phantom power is awesome.
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Professional grade for home studio
Alejandro.-, 23.09.2020
I'm using the unit in my home studio, for mics/line instruments recording. I used to be a professional, and this unit exceeded my expectations. Great value for the money. Have some UAD interfaces and I couldn't tell the differences, besides it cost a fraction.

The preamps are crystal clear, and it's nice to have options for line/hi Z setups and separate phantom power for each channel. The control panel it's quite simple.

I can't tell yet the difference between the legacy 4K feature. It does change the tone, but is something I wouldn't miss.
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2-Channel USB-C Audio Interface 24-Bit/192 kHz AKM converters, Mic preamps (62 dB gain range, 130.5 dBu ON), Neutrik connectors, Alps pots, Legacy "4K" switch per channel for sounds inspired by the...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: USB
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: 0
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. power supply: No
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 234 mm
  • Depth in mm: 157 mm
  • Height in mm: 70 mm
  • Included in delivery: Licences for SSL Native PlugIns (Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip), Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Loopcloud Samples & Hybrid Keys / Komplete Start, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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2 x 4 USB-C Audio Interface 24-Bit/192 kHz AKM converters, Mic preamps (62 dB gain range, 130.5 dBu ON), Neutrik connectors, Alps pots, Legacy "4K" switch per channel for sounds inspired by the...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x4
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Number of Line Outs: 4
  • Headphone Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: USB
  • MIDI interface: Yes
  • Word Clock: 0
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. power supply: No
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 234 mm
  • Depth in mm: 157 mm
  • Height in mm: 70 mm
  • Included in delivery: Licences for SSL Native PlugIns (Vocalstrip 2 & Drumstrip), Pro Tools First, Ableton Live Lite, Loopcloud Samples & Hybrid Keys / Komplete Start, USB cable
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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DAW Controller with New High Speed Ethernet Dante Audio Interface Controls up to 3 different DAWs simultaneously, 4 In/Out (2 analogue, 2 SPDI/F), Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo and...

  • USB: Yes
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x2
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • 5-pole DIN MIDI: No
  • Number of Line Inputs: 0
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Fader: 16
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Rotary Encoders: 16
  • Audio I/O: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Transport Function: Yes
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Footswitch connection: Yes
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Foot Controller Connection: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Other Connectors: No
  • Jog: Yes
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Joystick: No
  • Additional Features: USB Audio Interface
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 730 mm
  • Depth in mm: 387 mm
  • Height in mm: 120 mm
  • Included in delivery: -
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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SSL Nucleus 2 Light

DAW Controller With new High Speed ​​Ethernet Dante Audio Interface, Controls up to 3 different DAWs simultaneously, 4 In / Out: 2 analog, 2 SPDI / F, Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase /...

  • USB: Yes
  • Recording / Playback Channels: 2x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 2
  • Bluetooth: No
  • 5-pole DIN MIDI: No
  • Number of Line Inputs: 0
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 2
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Fader: 16
  • Rotary Encoders: 16
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 1
  • Audio I/O: Yes
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Transport Function: Yes
  • Footswitch connection: Yes
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Foot Controller Connection: No
  • Bus-Powered: No
  • Jog: Yes
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Joystick: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Additional Features: USB Audio Interface
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 192 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 730 mm
  • Depth in mm: 387 mm
  • Height in mm: 120 mm
  • Included in delivery: -
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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