We saw the news of the SSL BiG SiX but this weekend's GearFest UK at Tileyard Studios in London - the new pro audio show with Sound On Sound gave us the opportunity to see it in the flesh.
The BiG SiX expands on the original Six (which we reviewed) and adds more SuperAnalogue channels, stereo inputs and a 16 channel USB audio interface - something that was highly requested from the SiX.
Four SuperAnalogue™ 'Money Channels' with Mic / Line level input / Hi-Z / phantom power / HPF / Polarity switch / classic SSL Channel Dynamics / updated three-band EQ (based on SSL E Series) / fully balanced insert point
Four stereo inputs featuring dual mono switching and wide gain range
Built in 16-channel high quality USB AD/DA converters (96 Khz / 24-bit) with advanced routing capabilities
Three compressor flavours: Classic SSL channel dynamics, Listen Mic Compressor and Essential version of G-Comp Bus Compressor now featuring 'Auto' release
100 mm studio grade faders
Professional LED meters with fast and accurate peak response
Two independent headphone outputs
Comprehensive monitoring section
Two stereo cue feeds
Up to 18 inputs at mixdown
Mix Bus inject for cascading additional SiX/BiG SiX consoles