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SSL Nucleus 2 Dark Desktop DAW Controller – No Longer Available

Compact, portable 16 fader motorized touch-sensitive desktop controller
MFR# 726488x4

Product Description

The SSL Nucleus 2 is a compact 16-channel desktop controller that gives you total control over your favorite DAWs. Based on the award-winning Nucleus controller, Nucleus 2 combines everything engineers and producers loved about the original with brand-new features like improved monitoring, a built-in talkback section, and full Dante networking capabilities.


Nucleus 2 is a complete solution for in-the-box producers and engineers. Ditch your mouse and keyboard and mix with total hands-on control. Two banks of eight channels feature motorized 100 mm faders, user definable soft keys and V-Pots, and dedicated solo/cut buttons. The center section offers heavy-duty transport controls, a high-quality jog wheel, and programmable keyboard emulation buttons for easy access to your favorite quick commands.

Control up to three DAWs at once, including Pro Tools, Logic, Nuendo & Cubase, Reason, Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Samplitude and more. You can even toggle between sessions with the touch of a button! Spend less time tweaking parameters and more time creating with a fast, intuitive workflow. Save time and money in the studio with helpful features like total recall and tactile plug-in controls.


Nucleus 2 is much more than just a DAW controller — it’s also a fully functional zero-latency Dante over Ethernet audio interface. Record using two studio-grade SuperAnalogue preamps—the same models used in SSL Duality and AWS consoles. Mixdown Mode makes it easier than ever to print your final mix with analog signal processing by letting you re-record your DAW output through the preamp inserts.


An upgraded monitoring section offers two sets of monitor outputs for quickly A/B-ing mixes. A new talkback system offers quick and easy communication using via dedicated headphone outputs or input 2 of Dante soundcard. Monitor live performances with effects in zero latency using the wet/dry controls to blend direct input and playback signals.


  • Excellent visual feedback via self illuminating buttons, LEDs and DAW Level Metering
  • Compatible with ProTools, Logic, Cubase/Nuendo and all major DAW applications
  • Switch between 3 connected DAWs with a single button press
  • Two banks of 8 channel controls plus centre section controls
  • Touch sensitive 100 mm motorized faders
  • Ethernet connected DAW Controller for professional project studios
  • Digital Scribble Strips with assignable V-Pots and soft keys
  • Completely user customizable DAW & Key Command mapping
  • Remote Logictivity Browser for effortless configuration
  • SD card for non volatile project storage
  • Large heavy duty transport buttons and high quality jog/shuttle wheel
  • Large heavy duty transport buttons and high quality jog/shuttle wheel
  • Benchmark SuperAnalogue quality output to 2 stereo sets of +4 dBu monitor outputs
  • High quality Dante audio interface (44.1 kHz – 96 kHz, 24 Bit) over ethernet
  • Zero latency Rec monitoring with wet/dry control to balance input and DAW playback
  • Two Combo XLR mic/line/instrument level inputs to audio interface and monitor outputs
  • Insert send/return connections switched between inputs and DAW playback for mixdown
  • SSL SuperAnalogue Mic Pres, identical to those used on SSL Duality and AWS consoles
  • Mic inputs have 80 Hz High Pass Filters, Phase Reverse and Phantom Power
  • Additional "external" SuperAnalogue input monitor path for another audio interface
  • Digital S/PDIF I/O to the AD/DA of the audio interface
  • Two headphone outputs and one iJack monitor input
  • Standard 1/4" Jack footswitch connection
  • Three USB sockets for use as a 3 port USB hub
  • Dual Ethernet ports for incorporating additional Dante devices into your studio
  • Talkback input path with switchable -20 dB monitor DIM and adjustable gain, can be switched to feed input 2 of the Dante soundcard for remote comms over the network

Product Specifications

Width28.7 in
Height4.7 in
Depth15.2 in
Input Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR, Optical, XLR Combo Jack TRS
Output Connectors1/4-inch TRS, Analog XLR, Optical
Computer ConnectionEthernet, USB
Number of Aux Sends2
Number of Monitor Returns2

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