BiG SiX is the natural evolution of the modern-day studio classic, SiX. Incorporating feedback from a wide range of artist, producers and engineers, BiG SiX increases its capacity in almost all areas with four SuperAnalogueTMmic pres, four SuperAnalogueTMstereo inputs with dual mono switching, 3 band E-Series EQ on every channel, dual independent headphone outs with source matrix and much more.
Whether you’re wanting to take your content creation or post-production to the next level with SSL analogue processing or require advanced hybrid workflow for multitrack recording or stem mixing, BiG SiX offers absolute flexibility and creative agility for any production scenario.
BiG SiX contains a class compliant USB 96 Khz / 24 bit interface to connect to a PC or MAC. The interface is paired with 16 high quality A/D and D/A converters that are connected to the SuperAnalogueTMsignal chain in BiG SiX. The first 12 channels are split across the first 12 inputs/outputs and can be switched pre/post fader. USB channels 13-16 route to/from External inputs and Master buses. Alternatively, sends 9/10 and 11/12 can be fed from the stereo cue buses. Perfect for additional ITB processing.
Fast, detailed and very, very punchy. BiG SiX’s SuperAnalogueTMpreamps are capable of comfortably handling a wide variety of microphones (including ribbon) thanks to their super wide gain range. They feature a dedicated line input with Hi-Z, 48V, high pass filter and polarity switch, and will get the absolute best out of your new and vintage instruments and line level sources.
Smooth, refine and add character with classic SSL channel compression. The compressors program dependent attack time (8ms – 30ms), release time around 300ms and the gentle 2:1 ratio allow the compressor to work across a wide variety of content and makes up one of the three compression flavours BiG SiX offers.
3 band SSL EQ
The channel EQ on BiG SiX has its roots in SSL’s classic E series, matching its EQ curves on the broadest setting. It is a broad stroke three-band design with high and low shelving filters at 3.5 kHz and 60 Hz, adjustable from +15 dB to -15 dB of gain and a fixed Mid Frequency control at 700 Hz. The HF and LF bands can be independently switched between shelving and bell curves, and can be found on every channel of BiG SiX.
Four SuperAnalogueTMMic / line / Hi-Z / 48V / HPF and polarity switch
Four SuperAnalogueTMstereo line level inputs with dual mono switching
Built in 16 channel 96 Khz / 24-bit USB interface with advanced routing
Essential version of G-Comp Bus Compressor with 'Auto' release
3 Band SSL LF/MF/HF EQ on every channel
Classic SSL channel dynamics processing
Listen Mic Compressor
Dual independent headphone outputs with source matrix
100 mm console grade faders
Comprehensive monitoring section
Two stereo cue feeds
Bus B / Mute switching
Two fully balanced stereo external inputs
Up to 18 inputs at mixdown
Mix Bus inject for cascading additional SiX/BiG SiX