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SSL Live consoles now shipping

SSL staff at the company's UK headquarters celebrate as the first Live consoles are shipped to production companies Britannia Row and SGroup in France.

SSL’s new Live console, launched at Prolight + Sound in April 2013, is now shipping, and ready for touring. The first three consoles shipped to UK-based global tour production company Britannia Row for use on Peter Gabriel’s forthcoming European ‘Back to Front’ tour. Another two shipped to SGroup in France for the imminent Amel Bent tour. Console manufacturing production for 2013 has been sold out since July, and details of the new commercial partner network for SSL Live are available on the company’s website. SSL’s CEO, Antony David, commented: “The on-schedule completion of the new Live console is an important milestone for SSL. This has been one of the biggest developments we have undertaken for some time and marks the first application of our new Tempest digital platform. We have been very encouraged by the response from mix engineers, rental companies and our channel partners since we presented the console in April this year. Demand has substantially outstripped our initial production plans, but we will return to reasonable lead times by early 2014.” Certified Live console training courses have also begun, with focus on Commercial Partners and initial purchasers. A training program for the wider operator community is scheduled to commence from January 2014. The SSL Live will be exhibited at next month’s 135th International AES Convention in New York and at ISE in Amsterdam in February 2014. The company will exhibit at InfoComm for the first time, in Las Vegas in June 2014.