The SSL Duende Native Studio Bundle is a collection of audio processing tools which bring professional audio quality and benchmark performance within reach of all DAW users.
The SSL Duende Native Plug-in Suite is a collection of audio processing tools which bring professional audio quality, sophistication and benchmark performance within reach of all DAW users. Duende plug-ins provide the superior precision, advanced feature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console products in affordable VST/AU/RTAS* plug-in form. They are quite simply the easiest way to get your hands on professional tools that will help you achieve professional mixes that sound like a record.
The SSL Native Studio Bundle includes:
EQ & Dynamics ChannelStereo Bus CompressorDrumstripVocalstripX-EQX-Comp
The foundations of the Duende Native collection are plug-in adaptations of two SSL console classics; the EQ & Dynamics Channel plug-in provides an EQ & Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channel stripÂ... the legendary Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in gives you the classic SSL stereo master bus compressor that brings power and punch to your mix without compromising clarity. Drumstrip and Vocalstrip are 'task specific' 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-Comp are both mastering grade processors that deliver superb balance of precision and tonal character.
EQ & Dynamics Channel
The Duende Native Channel plug-in is ported from the C200 console and includes separate high and low pass filters, a four band parametric equalizer, an independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander as well as an output gain adjustment knob.
Classic SSL console channel strip features and sound4-band EQ, two shelving sections and two parametricVariable low-pass and high-pass filterSwitchable EQ characteristics between E Series and G Series EQ"Over-Easy" soft ratio compression characteristic for smooth transitionsVariable process order routingDynamics side-chain processing with independent side chains for compressor and expander/gate
Stereo Bus Compressor
The center section compressor from SSL's 1980's G Series analogue console is an audio production legend. It is the secret behind countless classic recordings. It is a simple unit with a simple purpose; it makes complete mixes sound bigger, with more power, punch and drive. It brings 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 has produced hundreds of best selling recordings.
The secret to making an average drum recording sound incredible can be elusive. It takes the right combination of processors, with the perfect sonic character, in the correct configuration and tweaked in the right way. Drumstrip takes drum sounds from ordinary and average to vibrant and 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.
Carefully selected collection of five audio processing toolsTransient shaper with Transient Invert to bring the attack phase of your drums to lifeTransient Shaper Audition enables you to isolate and monitor the effect of the Transient ShaperDedicated drum Gate with range and independent open and close threshold controlsHigh Frequency Enhancer to invigorate top endLow Frequency Enhancer to improve bass frequenciesThe classic SSL Listen Mic Compressor with additional bypass function to alter the legendary band-limited compression to full range compressionAdjustable processor order-because a different processing order is required for different types of drumsInput & Output Level metering with additional RMS meters, dynamic range indicators and threshold indicators.
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 to vocal 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.
4 selected vocal processing tools with a unique SSL twistComparative analysis & dynamic envelope based De-esserComparative analysis & dynamic envelope based De-ploser3-band SSL EQ with High-Pass, 'asymmetric notch' and 'air' bandsCompander featuring compression, downwards expansion and output driveInformative visual feedback showing EQ curves and real time FFT overlay
X-EQ is an open and transparent sounding parametric EQ that provides the user with a truly comprehensive range of EQ tools within an intuitive user interface. X-EQ is exceptionally flexible with the ability to be surgically 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 a vast range of different EQ processors in one package. Bands 1 and 10 are High and Low Filters, each of which can be set to employ one of five different Filter topologies with five very different tonal characters. Bands two and nine are shelving EQ's with a Q range that extend right up to 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 a graphic equalizer.
10 band parametric EQ with individually selectable EQ type per bandIntuitive user interface with drag and move graphic control, on screen knob layout, mouse wheel (& fine mouse) control and numeric editingBands one & 10 are High & Low Cut Filters, each with five different selectable topographiesBands two & nine are Shelving EQ's with proportional Q valuesBands three to eight are Bell Filters with 20Hz-20kHz range and nine individually selectable EQ typesBands three to eight can be switched between standard series and parallel signal flow for classic graphic EQ style operationReal time FFT signal analysis displayStereo input and output metering with peak hold, separate RMS meter and dynamic range displayA/B facility for instant comparison of two different EQ set upsFull parameter automation via any compatible host
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 offered by 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 'brick wall' effects that inject raw energy and power that competes with the legendary 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.
Exceptional versatility; from mastering grade transparent compressor to incredible brick wall gain reductionAdvanced graphic knee control with 0 to 40dB range and proportional response characteristicDual symmetrical knee design allows detailed shaping of the compression characteristicMax Gain Reduction control sets the maximum reduction between 20 and 60dBAdvanced side chain architecture using 1st order filters delivers user-friendly Frequency Dependant Parallel CompressionAmplitude Histogram display provides advanced real time pre/post signal analysisIntuitive user interface with drag and move graphic, mouse wheel and numeric editingStereo input and output metering with peak hold, separate RMS meter and dynamic range displayA/B facility for instant comparison of two different Compression set upsMIDI control capability for all parametersGlobal soft latency free bypass