Solid State Logic is now shipping Duende, a new addition to its growing family of products for digital audio workstation users. Based on the powerful DSP technology behind SSL’s C-Series digital consoles, Duende is a 19-inch rackmount unit that integrates console-grade SSL channel and dynamics processing with a digital audio workstation. Its onboard DSP runs SSL processing, relieving the burden on the host computer’s CPU. Duende is shipping initially as a Mac-compatible product, with a PC version to follow later in 2006.
Duende allows for up to 32 channels of processing at sample rates up to 96 kHz. The EQ and Dynamics Channel (pictured) provides a single plug-in slot EQ and dynamics processing solution with the power and processing flexibility of an SSL console channel.
Key features include 4-band EQ comprising two shelving sections and two parametric; variable lowpass and highpass filter; switchable EQ characteristics between E Series and G Series EQ; “Over-Easy” soft ratio compression characteristic for smooth transitions; variable process-order routing; and dynamics sidechain processing with independent sidechains for compressor and expander/gate.
The Duende bus compressor delivers the punch and drive of the classic SSL Master Bus Compressor, a key element of many legendary recordings.
More information is available at www.solid-state-logic.com/music/duende_home.html.