Solid State Logic, leader in audio processing technologies, have recently announced the release of the PURE DRIVE QUAD and PURE DRIVE OCTO preamps at AES, New York. Both of these new preamps harness the renowned SuperAnalogue PureDrive™ preamp technology originally featured in Solid State Logic’s Origin Console – presented in a 2U rackmount format with USB-C and ADAT connectivity built-in.

SSL's contemporary-classic recording console, ORIGIN, introduced the PureDrive™ microphone preamplifier. This innovative preamp retains the clarity and punch of previous SSL designs while offering the added versatility of switching its character to a warm, harmonically rich, and driven tone that varies with gain. The PureDrive™ microphone preamp has become an essential tool in some of the most prestigious studios and recording facilities due to its flexibility and superb sonic signature.



PURE DRIVE QUAD & OCTO continue the legacy into rack format, delivering four or eight microphone preamps with ORIGIN’s renowned PURE and DRIVE modes, but takes it further, adding a new ‘Asymmetric’ DRIVE, advanced digital connectivity, and an onboard USB interface. PURE DRIVE QUAD offers four mic preamp input impedance options, enabling engineers to explore various tonal possibilities or match the mic pre's impedance closely to the microphone. Additionally, each mic pre includes independent +48V phantom power, polarity inversion, and High Pass Filter. PURE DRIVE Preamps are some of the most capable and feature-rich outboard microphone preamplifiers available, introducing a host of new sonic possibilities and workflows for the discerning producer and recording engineer.

Highlights include:

  • 4x (Quad) / 8x (Octo) fully featured high-performance PureDrive™ preamps.
  • Gain & Trim controls – enabling you to overdrive the preamps while controlling the output.
  • 3x Drive Modes – Clean, Classic Drive & Asymmetric Drive.
  • 4x Front Panel Hi-Z / DI Inputs with Auto-Detection.
  • 4x selectable impedance options.
  • Digital Connections - USB Soundcard Mode, ADAT I/O and AES/EBU.

Pricing & Availability

The PURE DRIVE QUAD and OCTO will be available from November / December 2023, priced at £999.60 SRP inc VAT & £1798.80 SRP inc VAT respectively.

Solid State Logic is distributed in the UK by Sound Technology Ltd. For more information please call 01462 480000 or visit