Console Grade Processing for Audio Workstations is now available for all as SSL Duende V1.5 PC is released.
Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, is proud to announce the much anticipated release of Duende V1.5. The new release makes Duende available to the huge community of PC based producers.
Based on the powerful DSP technology behind SSL’s C-Series digital consoles, Duende is a sleek, 19” rack-mount unit that seamlessly integrates console-grade SSL Channel and Dynamics processing with a digital audio workstation. On-board DSP runs SSL processing, relieving the burden on the host computer’s CPU.
“Response to Duende has been extremely positive with sales of the initial Mac only version exceeding our expectation.” says Niall Feldman, Director of Product Marketing. “Response from Mac users who have the product has been fantastic and demand from PC users for a PC compatible release has grown steadily since its release.”
Duende allows for up to 32 channels of processing at sample rates up to 96khz. The EQ and Dynamics Channel provides a single plug-in slot EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power and processing flexibility of an SSL console channel.
Key features include:
• 4-band EQ, two shelving sections and two parametric
• Variable low-pass and high-pass filter
• Switchable EQ characteristics between E Series and G Series EQ
• “Over-Easy” soft ratio compression characteristic for smooth transitions
• Variable process order routing
• Dynamics side-chain processing with independent side chains for compressor and expander/gate
The Duende Bus Compressor delivers the punch and drive of the classic SSL Master Bus Compressor, a key element of many legendary recordings. Widely regarded as ‘audio glue’ for a mix, its sound is an essential component in creating a great mix.