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I'm being offered a cheep SSL Duende (classic) Bad idea? DAW Software
Old 27th December 2010
I'm being offered a cheep SSL Duende (classic) Bad idea?

Hey fellow slutz,
Surfed a couple of hours to see if it is stupid of me to buy a Duende classic (now that there is ADC with Pro tools 9) since SSL are going native.
I'm on a Mac Book Pro (core 2 duo) and run occasionally out of power.

What are your recommendations, futurewise?

Old 28th December 2010
Old 31st December 2010
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I had a Duende classic, it worked but required me to reboot my PC a few times during any session, obviously this was not the greatest

you can read here how many problems there was with it

SSL are releasing a native version

so I guess ask yourself how powerful is your mac or PC? if you can run the native you might want to do that as synching the hardware could prove a pain

the verdict isn't out how much juice they need tho either, you might need the hardware, there really isn't any information either way as to exactly how critical the hardware actually is

If it was me I would wait for the native, hardware running plugs is sorta lame, an unecessary step in the chain
Old 31st December 2010
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Classic is the firewire rack unit, right?

The most significant issue with that would obviously be latency. There's no way around it with a firewire box.
Old 31st December 2010
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Get it now, even if you have issues, once the Duende native plugins come out you will have obtained them for cheap.
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