The SSL Duende Native Plug-in Suite is a collection of audio processing tools which bring professionalaudio quality, sophistication and benchmark performance within reach ofall DAW users. Duende plug-ins provide the superior precision, advancedfeature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console productsin affordable VST/AU/RTAS* plug-in form. They are quite simply theeasiest way to get your hands on professional tools that will help youachieve professional mixes that sound like a record.
The SSL Native Studio Bundle includes:
- EQ & Dynamics Channel
- Stereo Bus Compressor
The foundations of the Duende Native collection are plug-in adaptations of two SSL console classics; the EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-inprovides an EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channelstrip… the legendary Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in gives you the classic SSL stereo master bus compressor that brings power and punch to yourmix without compromising clarity. Drumstrip and Vocalstrip are ‘taskspecific’ plug-ins which each gather together a set of carefully selected and lovingly crafted processing tools to get you straight to outstanding Drum and Vocal sounds quickly and easily. X-EQ and X-Compare both mastering grade processors that deliver superb balance ofprecision and tonal character.
EQ & Dynamics Channel
The Duende Native Channel plug-in is ported from the C200 console andincludes separate high and low pass filters, a four band parametricequalizer, an independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander as wellas an output gain adjustment knob.
Stereo Bus Compressor
The center section compressor from SSL’s 1980’s G Series analogueconsole is an audio production legend. It is the secret behind countlessclassic recordings. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makescomplete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. Itbrings cohesion and strength to your mix without compromising clarity.
"Sticks your mix like audio glue." - That's how we often hear the SSL Stereo Bus Compressor described, along with - "You strap it across your mix - and it sounds like a record." We could wax lyrical about the technology - but hey, you already know how great this thing sounds -you've heard it on countless hit records from the last three decades.
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 hasproduced hundreds of best selling recordings.
The secret to making an average drum recording sound incredible can beelusive. It takes the right combination of processors, with the perfect sonic character, in the correct configuration and tweaked in the rightway. Drumstrip takes drum sounds from ordinary and average to vibrantand exhilarating in a few quick, easy steps. Plug in, switch on and experiment. Drumstrip handles the hard part; putting the right selection of fantastic sounding processing tools in your hands in an instant.
With Drumstrip, DAW users can attain increased presence, clarity and detail in their drum tracks; reduce spill in individual tracks; restore natural brightness; achieve greater perceived loudness; shorten or lengthen the attack and sustain of percussive signals; tighten up booming toms; make kicks and snares stand out in a mix; and parallel compress room mics.
Vocalstrip is an application specific plug-in that draws upon decades of SSL professional engineering expertise to combine the right four processing elements to create the simple route to professional vocal recordings. Combining EQ and dynamics sections with essential vocal processors, Vocalstrip aims to bring power, character and clarity tovocal tracks from a single interface. Vocalstrip solves the challenges of producing great vocal recordings with four processing tools carefully selected and calibrated to deliver great results every time.
X-EQ is an open and transparent sounding parametric EQ that provides theuser with a truly comprehensive range of EQ tools within an intuitiveuser interface. X-EQ is exceptionally flexible with the ability to besurgically precise for mastering duties or to smooth and sculpt for everyday audio production and is particularly suited to real time manipulation for dramatic filter sweep effects.
X-EQ is at first glance a 10 band parametric EQ, but each of the 10 EQ bands can be selected to provide a different type of EQ, making X-EQ avast range of different EQ processors in one package. Bands 1 and 10 areHigh and Low Filters, each of which can be set to employ one of fivedifferent Filter topologies with five very different tonal characters. Bands two and nine are shelving EQ’s with a Q range that extend right upto 10.3 and a degree of undershoot and overshoot at higher Q settings that give a unique tonal character. The remaining six bands are all Bell EQ’s with a choice of nine different EQ types providing a comprehensive range of response curves. All Shelving & Bell bands can operate across a full 20Hz-20kHz frequency range with a powerful gain range of+/-20dB. All of the Bell bands can also be switched from the usual serial signal flow of a parametric EQ to the parallel signal flow of agraphic equalizer.
X-Comp is a sophisticated and extremely versatile stereo compressor that cuts through the mass of freeware and bundled plug-ins available with genuinely professional features, results and interface. The audio performance, specifications, analysis tools and depth of control offeredby X-Comp are exemplary. It delivers mastering grade audio fidelity with a distinctly analogue feel and can be used for everything from‘invisible’ subtle dynamic control for mastering, to dramatic ‘brickwall’ effects that inject raw energy and power that competes with thelegendary SSL Listen Mic Compressor. Between these two extremes X-Comp can reproduce the characteristics of a wide range of modern and classic vintage compressors. In X-Comp we haven’t just modeled a particular compressor, but have provided a set of features and controls that allow the emulation of a broad range of compressor designs.