The brand new Solid State Logic Fusion side-steps the brand's classic transparency by offering up some unique coloring tools for engineers. The five distinct analog processors of the Fusion have been designed with hybird studios in mind and will offer warmth, depth, color and more to your digital recordings.
We were fortunate enough to have Solid State Logic's Fadi Hayek recently stop by the Vintage King studio room and give us a walkthrough of the Fusion's features. Watch our new video below to hear all five of the Fusion's coloring tools at work and gain more insight into the unit.
Now that you've heard the Solid State Logic Fusion, let's take a more in-depth look at the five coloring tools and feature set of the unit.
SSL Violet EQ
Been looking for a new EQ solution on your mix bus? Solid State Logic has created a minimum phase-shift two-band EQ, which is their first new EQ in over 25 years. Add sparkle, heft and sheen to your mixes courtesy of low and high frequency circuits with four selectable frequency points and +/-9dB attenuation.
For adding harmonic distortion with the Solid State Logic Fusion, the Vintage Drive section features two controls for Drive and Density. Utilizing these two knobs, you can dial in everything from soft-clipping to something a little harsher like when pushing the faders up on a recording console.
High Frequency Compressor
While you can get some natural compression from the Vintage Drive, you can really get some distinct compression from the High Frequency Compressor. As the name implies, this section of the Fusion is only concerned with analog-style HF roll-off, ensuring your ideal tone isn't too harsh.
If you want even more saturation when using the Fusion, there is a switchable Transformer circuit that can be utilized on the unit. When used, the Fusion will thicken your low-end and offer color and character in the way only analog gear can.
Solid State Logic has created a new Stereo Image element that allows for your stereo field to be widened and enhanced through a mid-side control.