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SSL Duende Mini vs. Waves SSL Condenser Microphones
Old 19th December 2010
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Smile SSL Duende Mini vs. Waves SSL

Dear fellows,

could buy Duende Mini cheaper than Waves SSL at the moment.

What should I buy?

Please give advice.

Greetings

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Old 19th December 2010
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Dear fellows,

could buy Duende Mini cheaper than Waves SSL at the moment.

What should I buy?

Please give advice.

Greetings

b-pole
i've been using the duende plugins lately and have been a long time user of the waves ssl... the duende versions sound much better, cleaner and have more apparent headroom than the waves emulations... if i was you, i'd go for duende native, once it comes out... i am not sure it's good to invest in a hardware device which is likely to lose support in the future.
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i am not sure it's good to invest in a hardware device which is likely to lose support in the future.
Why will it lose support?
Did I miss anything?
Old 19th December 2010
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Why will it lose support?
Did I miss anything?
ssl will be releasing duende native in a few months... even if they keep their support which they pledged to, would there really be an advantage to having a hardware dongle? especially with the new cpu's in modern computers... search gs for the duende native threads... i think it will be clearer to you...

at the same time if the price is right., and if i remember correctly what i read, if you do buy the regular duende plugins you will get a native license for the same plugins when it comes out...
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I could get Duende Mini (Standard) without additional PlugIns for $263.
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I could get Duende Mini (Standard) without additional PlugIns for $263.
go into the ssl site, look for duende native and check the crossgrade rules... i think you are buyng the plugins and getting the hardware for free at that price... and the plugins are really awesome.
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i think you are buyng the plugins and getting the hardware for free at that price.
sorry do not understand
Old 19th December 2010
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sorry do not understand
pricewise, i mean.... it's a good price for just the plugins.... and you get the hardware too...
Old 19th December 2010
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so you would advice to buy, nevertheless they will be Native soon?
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I could get Duende Mini (Standard) without additional PlugIns for $263.
That price is a STEAL for Duende. Buy it!
Old 19th December 2010
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That price is a STEAL for Duende. Buy it!
what he said..
Old 19th December 2010
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possible to daisy chain the Duende after my FW800 HD or not possible?
My iMac i7 has only one FW800 port.
Old 20th December 2010
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Daisy chaining is not a good idea, I did a search on a few forums a while ago and it generally caused problems, but that is a great price and you will be able to get a free upgrade to the native plugins when they are released.

Buy it, wait a few months and enjoy your investment.

Is this price from a shop? Could you post a link if it is?
Old 20th December 2010
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Is this price from a shop? Could you post a link if it is?
No problem, it is "unimall.de" in Germany.

On their homepage it costs EUR 249, but on their ebay-shop it costs EUR 199,00.

It is a German shop for students etc. (one of Germany's best shop for educational products), but I asked before buying, and they replied that this product can buy every person and it is "NO EDU" version.

Good luck
Old 21st December 2010
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That price is a STEAL for Duende. Buy it!
Let's take this a step or two further. How about The Duende Mini Musician's Bundle for $600?

It includes SSL's Channel Strip, G Series Bus Compressor, Drumstrip, and Vocalstrip plug-ins.

edit: Make that 10% less for $540 shipped.
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Let's take this a step or two further. How about The Duende Mini Musician's Bundle for $600?

It includes SSL's Channel Strip, G Series Bus Compressor, Drumstrip, and Vocalstrip plug-ins.

edit: Make that 10% less for $540 shipped.
Where is it available? Please send PM.
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