Known for no-expense-spared mixing desks, SSL's new soundcards cost under $300.
A staple of recording studios since the '70s, SSL is synonymous with high-end studio technology, with their console, EQ and compressor designs spawning countless software emulations in the past two decades. The English company now appears to have pivoted to the opposite end of the market with two reasonably priced soundcards aimed at home studios.
The SSL 2 and SSL 2+ are both USB-powered designs with a pair of SSL mic inputs, balanced outputs and 24-bit/192kHz analogue-to-digital conversion. They also come with a suite of SSL plug-ins and a Legacy 4K mode, which colours your signal in the style of SSL's 4000 series consoles. The SSL 2+ has MIDI I/O, an extra set of unbalanced RCA outputs and an additional headphone out. The SSL 2 costs $229.99 while the SSL 2+ retails for $279.99.
Watch a promo video for the SSL 2+.