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SSL Bows AWSomation Automation Option for AWS 900

Feature set based on SSL’s G and K Series Ultimation automation systems (May 06, 2005)

Pictured (l-r) at the SSL booth are David Angress, Guitar Center Executive VP; Colin Pringle, SSL Managing Director, and Rick Plushner, SSL President North America. Photo by David Goggin.
Adding to the excitement surrounding the revolutionary AWS 900 Analogue Workstation, Solid State Logic presented the new AWSomation™ automation option at the recent NAB Convention in Las Vegas.

The new AWSomation automation package adds to the appeal of the AWS 900 by providing critical control of the console. AWSomation is a fully featured automation package developed from SSL’s renowned G and K Series Ultimation automation systems with a feature set designed specifically for the AWS 900. 

AWSomation uses a classic, G Series style, SSL look and feel, familiar to thousands of engineers worldwide. It adds dynamic fader and cut automation to the powerful AWS 900. MIDI timecode is used as the positional reference together with support for MIDI Machine control locate commands to follow non-play-speed positional changes from the DAW.



AWSomation data can be stored in the host workstation as MIDI System Exclusive data, therefore providing maximum integration and compatibility with the host platform and retaining the project and set-up data in a single file system.

Key AWSomation features are:

  • Accurate fader and cut automation data
  • Fader Links – Group fader control
  • Mix Pass history – for easy revision
  • AutoTakeover – seamless transition from write to replay
  • Variable fader glide times
  • Fader safe mode – isolate moves from updates
  • Match and Play automation updates – simplifies cut automation
  • Mixes and Fader links are saved as Sys-ex MIDI data to retain project integrity

“The initial market reactions to the AWS 900 have been fantastic,” comments Niall Feldman, Director of Product Marketing. “The vast majority of users find it ideal for their DAW-based production requirements. Following last year’s launch of a Total Recall™ package, the single most requested additional feature has been the automation for the AWS 900. To answer that request SSL’s new AWSomation package was launched at NAB 2005, with availability shortly after the show.”

Approaching 100 systems sold since its launch earlier at NAB 2004, the AWS 900 Analogue Workstation System is SSL’s fastest selling console. It combines the dual benefits of SuperAnalogue™ processing and sophisticated digital control, providing a complete solution for use with Digital Audio Workstations in professional audio applications.

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles for broadcast, post, music and film facilities. SSL’s product range includes the C100 new-generation Digital Broadcast and C200 Digital Production Consoles, the Avant Plus Digital Console for Film and Post, the XL 9000 K Series SuperAnalogue™ Consoles and the SL 4000 G+ Analogue Console.


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