The SSL Duende is a powerful DSP platform designed to serve up genuine, SSL console-grade audio processing within your audio workstation. Years of custom, in-house DSP development and recent advances in technology have allowed us to finally create a product that delivers the sonic performance of SSL signal processing with maximum workflow integration at an affordable price. Based on the superior DSP algorithms from our C-Series digital consoles, Duende is not a modeled recreation of the SSL sound - it's the genuine article. Duende offers complete integration into the most popular workstation environments with one simple FireWire cable connection. The processing blocks appear as VST/AU plug-ins (RTAS support via FXPansion wrapper) - including an authentic SSL channel strip with filters, E and G series EQ and dynamics processing, as well as the legendary SSL Stereo Bus Compressor.
The EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip plug-in is ported from the C200 console and includes separate high and low pass filters, a four band parametric equalizer, an independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander as well as an output gain adjustment knob.
The Duende Bus Compressor brings the dual benefits of spectacular audio performance with a universally acclaimed compressor characteristic. Taking its sonic cues from the bus compressor found in the Solid State Logic SL 4000 G Series console, the world's most successful studio production console, the plug-in delivers a sound quality that has produced hundreds of best selling recordings.
Duende offers up to 32 channels of SSL signal processing and supports sample rates from 44.1kHz to 96kHz.
SSL Duende Minimum System Requirements:
Apple Macintosh G4 or G5 (933MHz or higher)
512Mb of RAM
60Mb of free hard drive space
1024 X 768 screen resolution
One available FireWire 400 port
Recommended VST, AudioUnit or RTAS host application