SSL NUCLEUS2 GETS DANTE AND TALKBACK
It’s been some time since SSL has released something that’s made our eyes pop. But the Nucleus2 is certainly worth the wait. The DAW controller, audio interface, and monitoring hub makes a comeback in a new shade of white, with some suitable additions under the hood.
One of these key additions is a Talkback input with adjustable gain that feeds the headphone output. A large Talk button is added near the transport controls and the talk circuit can trigger a switchable -20dB Dim in the monitor inputs if you want it to. Another response to customer feedback is the addition of a second set of speaker outputs, and a Mini monitor button for mix-checking.
Nucleus’ USB soundcard has been replaced with a new SSL Dante network I/O interface. Nucleus2 has a built-in switch with two Ethernet ports — one for your computer and another for adding other Dante devices to your setup.
All the good stuff from the original Nucleus remains — two banks of eight motorised faders, metal chassis, big weighty jog wheel, heavy duty transport buttons, the ability to control three DAWs simultaneously, and the ‘Made in UK’ badge.