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The Options can be found in MENU > Setup > Options.

The following pages detail the settings in each Options tab:
SYSTEM Options (this page)
USER Options
REMOTE Options

System Options

These relate to system-wide settings such as meter ballistics, clock source etc.

System Options are found in MENU > Setup > Options > SYSTEM tab.

Meter Ballistics

The following timings can be adjusted:
  • Peak Hold Duration: The amount of time the highest signal level indication stays visible (0s to 10s);
  • Overload Hold: The amount of time overload lights stay lit after an overload takes place (0s to 60s);
  • Attack Ratio: The speed at which the meters respond to an increase in level, measured against the change in level (1 to 100ms/20dB);
  • Release Ratio: The speed at which the meters fall back down after a peak, measured against the change in level (100 to 1000ms/20dB).
To change a value, either drag the on-screen encoder, or double-tap on the value and edit it using the standard keypad which appears.
Note: The Attack and Release Ratio settings do not apply to the Overview screen meters as these use fixed ratios.

Meter Sources

You can define the meter source point for various path types:
Input (pre Trim), Post Trim, Pre Fader and Post All options are independently available for Input Channels, Aux Buses, Stem/Master Buses and Solo Channels.

Post Trim, Pre Fader and Post All options are available for Talkback channels.

Matrix Channel metering is always set to Post All.

Defining the Clock (Sync) Source (consoles only)

To select what clock source the console is locked to, select the appropriate button in the System Clock area of the Console Options screen, also selecting the port number if clocking to MADI or Blacklight II (BLII) connections. Press & hold the Apply button to set the clock source.
The clock source will only change if the requested source can be detected.
Note: The display above the source buttons indicates which source has been requested and which source is being used. More information about clocking the system can be found in the Setup: Clocking the System pages.

Timecode Source

The source for the console's timecode receiver can be set by touching the button under the Timecode label and selecting a source from the submenus which appear.

If a timecode source is not detected, buttons will appear to manually set the frame rate, so that timecode values entered can be interpreted correctly.

Compatibility Mode

A showfile created on a larger console may be loaded onto a smaller one (e.g L500 Plus show onto an L300). The system will automatically enter 'Compatibility' mode if the showfile cannot fit within the resources available. The Compatibility Mode button will turn red to indicate that some processing has been disabled. The button will light green if no disabled processing remains, at which point Compatibility mode can be turned off.
It's possible to enter Compatibility mode manually by engaging the Compatibility Mode button. This may be used to create a showfile destined for a larger console on a smaller one that doesn't necessarily have the amount of processing that will ultimately be used.
Mode information on Compatibility mode can be found in the Setup: Show Management section.

Console Model (SOLSA only)

The SSL Off-Line Setup Application (SOLSA) can be configured to operate as an L100, L200, L300, L500 or L500 Plus console. This allows SOLSA to emulate a particular console model for showfile editing and remote access (see Remote Options below). Press & hold the L100, L200, L300, L500 or L500 Plus button to switch between models.
Important: Changing the model setting will cause the current showfile to be unloaded.


Folddown is applied when routing 4.0 and 5.1 formatted Channels and Stems to Stereo and Mono Stems, Auxes and Masters. Settings are also available for folding down Stereo to Mono routes. A choice of two global user preset folddowns can be selected with variable Centre to Left/Right, Surround Left/Right to Front Left/Right, plus overall Left/Right level trims.
Each path can be configured to use the Default or Alternative settings using the Use Alt Folddown button in the Channel Config page. Note: The Overall Output Trim parameter only applies when folding down a source with surround channels to a destination with only front channels.

Channel Direct Output

This is where the default output feed point of an Input Channel is customised. New Input Channels will be created with the default output feed point.

The options are Post Trim, Pre Fader, Post Fader and Post All.

To change the Direct Output Feed Point on a per channel basis, go to the Input/Routing page of the channel's Detail View and tap Out Feed:, located to the right.

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REMOTE Options
Clocking The System
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