At NAMM 2017, Solid State Logic has announced a significant V2.1 update to Sigma, SSL's Remote Controlled Analogue Summing Mixer.
In early 2016, the V2.0 software release brought SSL δelta-Control technology to Sigma. δelta-Control is SSL's automation system that allows the writing, editing and playback of analogue automation data via DAW plug-ins. The 2.1 software update introduces Eucon control and three new AAX, AU and VST3/VST format plug-ins; a new 16 channel plug-in brings Logic compatibility for the first time and new Mix Bus and Monitoring plug-ins streamline session control and recall.
The new 16-fader 'Sigma δelta16' plug-in brings compatibility to Logic users, as well as offering an alternative workflow to 'Sigma δelta Single Fader' plug-in users. The new Sigma δelta16 plug-in allows users to write automation for Sigma's 16 analogue faders from one plug-in window, solving Logic's inherent limitation of only being able to write data to one plug-in at a time. In addition to this, Sigma δelta16 can control pans, Solo, Cut, mono/stereo selection and mix bus assignments. A second new plug-in, the 'Sigma δelta Mix Bus', allows users to automate Sigma's two stereo mix busses and their insert points. Finally, the 'Sigma δelta Monitoring' plug-in allows full control of Sigma's monitoring section, including monitor and headphone levels, monitor cut, dim and source selection. The full effect of these features delivers an analogue summing mixer that is compatible with all major DAWs and instantly recalls when moving between DAW sessions. Sigma Single Fader plug-in users can continue to enjoy their established workflow and single fader-based sessions are backwards compatible.
In addition to these new features, Sigma δelta 2.1 offers improved integration into multiple studio workflows and setups. The new Sigma δelta plug-ins provide streamlined implementation with Eucon enabled control surfaces such as Avid S3, S6 and Artist series or the Pro Tools Control app. Sigma δelta's plug-in parameters map across Eucon control surfaces via the Insert editor, meaning that users can easily move between controlling their summed Sigma mix and their DAW session from the same surface. Likewise, Nucleus users continue to be able to control Sigma directly via the Nucleus' 'Sigma δelta MCU profile, whilst being able to switch layers to control their DAW session. In Sigma δelta 2.1, Sigma's Remote application receives a maintenance update and is also now available as a dedicated Sigma Remote app, available on Apple's App Store and Google Play for Android users.
Sigma δelta 2.1 will be available for download from Feb 2017 via SSL users' web accounts.