SSL Duende PCIe $1,295.00 USD
In 2005, SSL Engineers decided to embark on a technology project to figure out how we could take the processing power of a console and squeeze it into a 1U rack, and in the process serve up the SSL sound to home and project studio owners who don’t have the budget (or the floor space!) required to install a large-format console. Drawing on our unique understanding of audio processing and years of DSP know-how, our team of engineers set about creating the SSL processing solution for your DAW environment. We knew we needed serious DSP horsepower to accommodate our powerful algorithms, and we knew it had to come in a package that could integrate seamlessly with the most popular workstations… And so Duende was born.
Since that time, Duende with the help of you our valued reseller has sold over 3000 units. Originally in a 19″ rack format, now referred to as Duende Classic, Duende PCIe delivers the complete SSL mix experience without the need for an external Firewire connected unit. Duende PCIe offers complete integration into the most popular workstation environments with one simple PCI-e connection. The different processing blocks appear as VST/AU/RTAS plug-ins – and include an authentic SSL channel strip with filters, E and G series EQ and dynamics processing, as well as the legendary SSL Bus Compressor.
As with all Duende products, Duende PCIe is compatible with all VST, AU and RTAS hosts. The new PCIe design is ideal for customers who wish to implement several outboard Firewire devices and may not have the available bandwidth for Duende Firewire. Duende PCIe is also fully compatible as a companion to Duende Classic and Duende Mini offering a maximum of 64 channels in 48k and 32 channels in 96k. A maximum of 2 Duende PCIe can be also implemented on one DAW system. Duende PCIe completes the Duende family of products. Now you have a Duende product for every customer. Duende Classic in a 1u rack design, Duende Mini for the Budget conscious customer and Duende PCIe for the customer that demands high performance and flexibility for their comprehensive DAW system.
32 Channel Plug-in processing
Includes SSL XL9000k channel strip and Buss Compressor
MAC and PC compatible PCIe card
Fully compatible with all Duende plugins
Functions as a companion to Duende Firewire
Well, that must hurt if you just got the Duende Classic with firewire.