New Hybrid Core Processing Engine Takes Duende to V3, New X-Verb Sets Higher Standards for Plug-in Reverb
FRANKFURT, GERMANY–Solid State Logic, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional digital and analogue consoles, proudly announced the release of Duende V3 and new X-Verb plug-in at Musikmesse 2009.
With the release of Duende Studio Packs, SSL brought the Duende Plug-in collection to a new level of affordability. Duende V3 doubles the power of the Duende platform with the introduction of the new Hybrid Core Processing engine, which combines all of the advantages of dedicated DSP with the use of a computer’s 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 utilizing older, or lower powered, processors will not be able to run Duende V3 software or the new generation of SSL plug-ins. 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: $119
V3 128 channel upgrade: $229
The power of Duende V3 enabled SSL to present X-Verb, the first of a new breed of extremely sophisticated ‘four slot’ SSL plug-ins.
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, but 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 edit ability. The new ‘Morph’ feature allows MIDI Controllable cross fading from one Reverb Preset to another.
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
X-Verb will be available May 2009 exclusively through the Solid State Logic web store priced at $379.
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solid-state-logic.com.