Duende V3 and X-Verb reverb plug-in announced 01/04/09
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SSL have announced the release of Duende V3 and new X-Verb plug-in. Here's what they have to say...
With the release of Duende Studio Packs at NAMM '09 SSL brought the SSL Duende Plug-in collection to a new level of affordability. Duende V3 doubles the power that the Duende platform can be upgraded to with the introduction of an entirely new audio engine. Duende's new Hybrid Core Processing engine combines all of the advantages of dedicated DSP with use of your computers CPU processing power. V3 enables users to upgrade Duende Mini to 64 channels and Duende PCIe to 128 channels. Hybrid Core Processing is one of the very first professional audio engines to make full use of the latest generation of Intel processors to deliver incredible stability and performance. Duende V3 requires Intel Core 2 (or equivalent power processor for PC owners) or Intel Mac based (for Mac owners) computers to run. Customers with computers utilising older, or lower powered processors will not be able to run Duende V3 software or run the new generation of SSL plug-ins.
The power of Duende V3 enabled SSL to use MusikMesse 09 to present X-Verb, the first of a new breed of extremely sophisticated 'four slot' SSL Plug-ins.
X-Verb_High end hardware reverb performance in SSL plug-in form__X-Verb by SSL delivers the density, warmth, depth and stunning detail usually only associated with high class hardware reverb units. The power behind the true professional quality of X-Verb is simple; it is not a Convolution Reverb based on impulse responses, it is a true Reverberation Generator based on unique SSL algorithms. The algorithm based approach generates stunning sonic results, with lowest possible latencies and allows dynamic access to all of the fine detail parameters of the Early Reflection and Reverb structure. The sheer sonic might of X-Verb is wrapped in a stunning GUI that provides comprehensive editability. The new 'Morph' feature allows MIDI Controllable crossfading from one Reverb Preset to another. Key Features:
Unique SSL Reverb Algorithm Engine
4 Core Algorithms create a complete collection of processors
Quick Controls Panel to easily alter the 200 superb Presets
Stunning Graphical User Interface to access detailed parameter set
Unique automatable Morphing feature to dynamically morph from one preset to another
Uses 4 Duende slots per stereo instance
Pricing and Availability:
Duende V3 is a free software download (including X-Verb demo) but channel upgrades will be sold exclusively via the Solid State Logic web store.
V3 64 channel upgrade for Duende Mini; Â£69 + VAT
V3 128 channel upgrade for Duende PCIe; Â£129 + VAT
X-Verb will be available from May 2009 exclusively from the Solid State Logic web store priced Â£220 + Tax More information: