RTAS Versions of Duende Native Plug-ins are First Fruit From New SSL Avid Developer Partnership
NEW YORK – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional analogue and digital audio consoles, announces the imminent release of new RTAS versions of the acclaimed SSL Duende Native plug-in collection at AES 2011 (Booth 623).
“Although The Duende Native plug-in collection has always been available with an included RTAS wrapper, which has worked very well for most users, some users reported limitations when using the wrapped plug-ins within Pro ToolsA® DAW architecture in conjunction with DAW Controller hardware,” says Niall Feldman, Director of New Products at SSL. “These new native RTAS versions of the Duende collection completely address those concerns and make the superb sound of SSL plug-ins even more appealing to Pro ToolsA® users worldwide. The RTAS versions are the first fruit of SSL becoming an Avid Development Partner. This new relationship demonstrates a spirit of wider industry cooperation and is one we hope will continue to deliver better and more open working environments for audio professionals for many years to come.”
The new RTAS versions of Duende Native Plug-ins will be available from mid Nov 2011 through the SSL web site. Existing plug-in owners will be able to download new software installers free of charge from the SSL web site and the new installer will be supplied as standard to all new customers.
The 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 foundations of the Duende Native collection are plug-in adaptations of two SSL console classics, the EQ and Dynamics Channel plug-in, which provides an EQ and Dynamics processing solution with all the power, precision, flexibility and signature tone of an SSL console channel strip and the legendary Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in, which gives you the classic SSL stereo master bus compressor that brings power and punch to your mix without compromising clarity. In addition to these SSL classics, Duende Native includes Drumstrip and Vocalstrip, which are ‘task specific’ plug-ins that 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. X-Verb is an incredibly powerful and flexible processor, which brings beautiful hardware standard Reverb to your DAW.
All Duende Native Plug-ins are available for a free, fully functional initial 30 day demo and for ongoing periodic free demos. Duende Native plug-ins are available to purchase individually from the SSL web store. Two boxed product bundles, Duende Native Essentials (includes EQ and Dynamics Channel and Stereo Bus Compressor) and the Duende Native Studio Pack (includes EQ and Dynamics Channel, Stereo Bus Compressor, Drumstrip, Vocalstrip, X-EQ and X-Comp), are available exclusively from SSL Resellers worldwide.
Duende Native is fully 64BIT capable in suitable Mac and Windows Operating Systems.
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