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SSL Duende Mini

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no better or TC

By lightha, 07/01/2011

I wanted to test the plugs other than the channel strip or the compressor,

I use it with Nuendo Snow Leopard (Mac Pro Nehalem) + + uad 2 quad PowerCore 6000


2. USE

as of today everything is up to date mac osx!


not too many galleys for the install, however the manual was insufficient for the maj of firmaware I took 2.



I use it for 3 days and I am really disappointed with the plugins from the compressor channel strip and the other is of the stew.

for everything that I recommend is voice processing tony maserai waves or eddie kramer the last iZotope nectar excluding uad plugs of which are really good klita!

pfff Drumstrip the rotten tc electronic is much better with the plugs provided basic!
I have not tested the x-verb if anyone can touch me 2 words ...
Conclusion: I do not do it again this election, with all there on the market is better to look elsewhere if the grass is softer! FRO Qu'UAD


By O.p, 25/11/2010
SSL Duende


must optimize Logic (and other widgets turn spotlight) to adapt a version OS PPC (see SSL site)
L! installation and optimization of the DAW is painful but it's worth it ... Between the installation and mastering plug in strip must be quite a few hours. I use it mainly because the G4 supports bounce Maximum 8-track stereo. The upgrade
16 tracks is reserved for the G5 Intel.


No reverb and upgrade for G4 PPC


Compare to plug in is really a native différence.Mais must spend time as a real strip.

+ Sound

chougue2's review

By chougue2, 13/08/2009
I turn on imac 24 ". Intel dual core 2 2.4 Ghz ... in Software Logic Studio (Logic Pro 8, MLainstage, etc ...)
In sound card, a motu ultralite mk3, and pramps lamps.


It took me days the software version 3. The VERSION 3 Recource now uses the computer.
Reduces Latency is now almost 0, which n'tait not the case in the Previous versions.
The avantgae: use of SSL plug in REAL TIME!


Warning! when you put the firmware of the box day, be careful not connect the box on port Firmware duende and nothing more, the risk of ending up with an empty crab!


I tested the new version 3 of housing Duende Mini ...
Much better!

- Managing the effects in real time! we can now rgler effects (compressors, eq ...) and listen while recording! I'll try it ending for live config in Logic or Mainstage, imagine the sound ssl live! Genial! I have not any lag, so Grable ... For stability testing I have done for more than five hours without restarting Logic, trying a bunch of plug ... no problem!
- The reverb is simply sensational! never heard such a quality ...
- I even feel (a feeling that must be ...) that the plug (channel compressor and buses) are more effective than before, they sound better ... m'tonnerais but that did retouch the SSL algorithms ...

So I bought the verb x, x eq, the bus compressor and put the case for 128 days slots! The channel strip as original book ... It's more than enough ... Sr it is not given ... but worth it ... The comp x, drum and vocal strip strip I was not really convinced. We arrive I find a better rsultats with other plug sll ... Sound pro!

Compared UAD 2, I'd be curious to compare ... UAD simulates its own hardware but also the concurrency ... while duende uses the same algorithms as their tables numriques.

loupgarou2a's review

By loupgarou2a, 01/06/2009
The possibility of having an SSL console on my Mac lower price, the DSP processor that relieves my computer.
I use it in my home studio "amliorquot;.
Imac 20 "2.4 GHz Intel Core Duo and 3 GB RAM OS Leopard
Mainly with Cubase 5, a MOTU 828 MkII, a MOTU 8 PRE, while a fleet of studio microphones, a TC Powercore
I took the 32-channel extension and Drumstrip


I had on my old Macbook G4 some installation problem, but I must say that I had SAV SSL softphone to really count, srieux and attentive and the problem I t has rgl in 3 days. On my iMac it was installed without any problem. The configuration is childish. The manual is simple and you can download on the site of SSL complmentaires other information.


The drivers are stable, I loaded the latest by buying it for more need to change a winning team.
I use it sometimes with DP 5, but with experience for over 10 years of work on Steinberg, I confess be more comfortable on Cubase5. Any fawn, either one or the other software I exprience proves they are worth all From the time we know to use it.
Latency (thanks to MOTU) is very reasonable.
Using drumstrip in STREO I still have 30 tracks available, as all know grate. Sometimes it is enough to make a sub-group and treat it for STREO SAVE tract.


I use it since October 2008, I have two remix albums with bluffing about the results.
Pros: ergonomics, quality of sound, simplicity of use, clear manuals
Cons: well it's virtual, no buttons under the fingers
The report price is most excellent quality, when I read some people complain about the price I want them to remember, like me, the era o only a few happy few could mix in a studio with a quip SSL or Neve. For under 1000 you can have a 32 channel SSL home.
I also read that some were disgruntled that did not sound like a real one, for working cost and compared with an SSL physical, I find your exact thundering. Everything becomes prcis, clear and mix are highlighted. In short, we get a truly professional quality of rsultat.
Exprience I would do with that choice, unless NEVE not also launching a competitive product ...
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SSL Duende Mini tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:SSL
  • Model:Duende Mini
  • Series:Duende
  • Category:DSP Boards
  • Added in our database on: 02/01/2008

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