SSL DUENDE MINI NOW SHIPPING!
Just 2 weeks after its announcement, SSL and Sound Technology plc announce shipping of the new Duende mini. All pre-orders will be fulfilled and will arrive with retailers by Tuesday 5th February.
Duende Mini is the new 1/3 rack space DSP processor featuring genuine SSL EQ and Dynamics algorithms taken straight from SSL's C-Series consoles. Bringing the universally acclaimed SSL processing to a new price point, Duende Mini retails at just £395 ex VAT.
With 16 channels of EQ and Dynamics processing as standard, Duende Mini is also upgradeable via an optional software licence to 32 channels of processing, and users can buy the optional Stereo Bus Cmpressor plug-in that ships as standard with the original Duende, together with the growing suite of Duende compatible plug-ins such as DrumStrip, X-EQ and X-Comp.
Mini also ships with fully functional trial versions of the growing portfolio of plug-ins available for the Duende platform. Other optional Plug-ins available include;
Duende Stereo Bus Compressor
The centre section compressor from SSL’s 1980’s G Series analogue console is an audio production legend. It is the secret behind countless classic recordings. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makes complete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. It brings cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity. The Duende Stereo Bus Compressor brings this classic ‘audio glue’ to you within your workstation.
The secret of how to make an average drum recording sound incredible can be elusive. It takes the right combination of processors, with the perfect sonic character, in the correct configuration and tweaked in the right way. Drumstrip does the difficult bit for you. Putting the right selection of fantastic sounding processing tools in your hands, Drumstrip can get you from an ordinary, average drum sound to a vibrant, exhilarating drum sound in a few quick, easy steps. Plug in, switch on and experiment.
X-EQ is an open and transparent sounding parametric EQ that provides the user with a truly comprehensive range of EQ tools within an intuitive user interface. X-EQ is exceptionally flexible with the ability to be surgically precise for mastering duties or to smooth and sculpt for every day audio production. It’s also particularly suited to real-time manipulation for dramatic filter sweep effects.
X-Comp is extremely versatile; it can deliver the transparent audio finesse of a mastering grade stereo compressor or be driven to inject character and raw power to rival the SSL Listen Mic Compressor. It has an innovative set of control features that are immensely powerful and sophisticated yet remain intuitive and simple to operate.
Duende Plug-ins are compatible with any VST, AudioUnit or RTAS* host application. (*RTAS supported through the use of VST-RTAS wrapper)