Solid State Logic Introduce the SSL 12 a 12-in 8-out USB Audio Interface

By:   On: 28 December 2022 

Solid State Logic Introduce the SSL 12 a 12-in 8-out USB Audio Interface


Solid State Logic (SSL) has built an incredible reputation over 50 years for manufacturing quality mixing consoles and other creative tools for audio and broadcast professionals. SSL has expanded their range of audio interfaces with their new SSL 12 — a 12-in/8-out USB bus-powered audio interface for studio-quality audio into and out of your computer.

Building upon the success of SSL 2 and SSL 2+, SSL 12 gives you more. More I/O, more performance and more versatility. SSL 12 is fully integrated with SSL 360° software: Your SSL Control Room. Here you can assign monitor controls, create multiple independent headphone mixes, choose your Loopback source, customise the 3 front panel user buttons and much more. SSL 12 presents a combination of professional features and workflow never seen before in a portable desktop interface.



Key Features


  • 4 x SSL-designed microphone preamps with unrivalled EIN performance and huge gain range for a USB-powered device

  • Per-Channel Legacy 4K switches – analogue colour enhancement for any input source, inspired by the 4000-series console

  • 2 Hi-Z instrument inputs for guitars, bass or vintage instruments

  • 2 professional-grade headphone outputs, with switchable modes of operation that cater for high impedance or high sensitivity headphones. Or re-purpose each headphone output as an additional “general purpose” balanced/unbalanced line-level output instead

  • 32-bit / 192 kHz AD/DA Converters – capture and hear all the detail of your creations

  • ADAT IN – expand the input channel count with up to 8 channels of digital audio

  • Easy-to-use Headphone routing via SSL 360° for critical low-latency monitoring tasks

  • Built In Talkback Mic that can be routed to Headphones A, B and Line 3-4 outputs

  • 4 x dedicated balanced outputs and precision Monitor Level, with stunning dynamic range

  • Use Outputs 3-4 to connect an alternative monitor set to or as additional line-level outputs

  • USB Loopback with selectable source

  • DC-coupled outputs for controlling CV input instruments & FX

  • 3 user-assignable front panel switches – assign various monitoring functions and talkback open/close

  • MIDI I/O

  • SSL Production Pack Software Bundle; includes 3-month free subscription to SSL Complete, plus an exclusive collection of 3rd party DAWs, virtual instruments and plug-ins

  • USB bus-powered audio interface for Mac/Windows – power is provided by USB 3.0, audio via the USB 2.0 protocol


Software Included


  • 3 months free access to SSL Complete subscription

  • 3 months free access to Auto-Tune Unlimited subscription

  • 3 months free access to Arcade by Output subscription

  • Perpetual licenses for SSL Vocalstrip 2 and Drumstrip plug-ins

  • IK Multimedia Amplitube 5 SE

  • Celemony Melodyne Essential

  • Native Instruments Hybrid Keys & Komplete Start

  • Ableton Live 11 Lite

  • AAS Session Bundle plug-ins

  • 1.5 GB Samples from Loopcloud


System requirements and Specs:


  • Mac OS 10.15 or later | Class-Compliant, Plug-and-play

  • Windows 10, Windows 11 | Install included ASIO/WDM driver




USB 3.0 Type C Connector (Box includes Type C to C and Type C to A

Mic Preamps

4 x XLR-¼” combo (Mic/Line)

Mic Amp EIN (A-weighted): -130.5 dBu EIN

Mic Amp Gain: 62 dB




  • 2 x ¼” (Hi-Z)

  • Max Instrument Input Level: +14 dBu

  • Max Line Input Level: +24 dBu

  • *Specs (Measured to AES17 Standards)


Monitor Outputs


  • Dynamic Range: >120 dB

  • Max Output Level: +24 dBu

  • Headphone Outputs 2 x ¼”

  • Dynamic Range: 112 dB (High Impedance Mode) / 115 dB (Balanced Line Output Mode)

  • Max Output: +18 dBu (High Impedance Mode) / 24 dBu (Balanced Line Output Mode)

  • Output Impedance: <1 Ω


Digital Inputs


  • 1 x Optical (ADAT)


Sample rates


  • 44.1, 48, 88.2, 96, 176.4, 192 kHz


For more information, please visit the manufacturer's website.