SSL Duende Mini

SSL Duende Mini

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Duende Mini, DSP Board from SSL in the Duende series.

8 user reviews

SSL Duende Mini tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: SSL
  • Model: Duende Mini
  • Series: Duende
  • Category: DSP Boards
  • Added in our database on: 02/01/2008

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SSL Duende Mini user reviews

Average Score:4.6( 4.6/5 based on 8 reviews )
 6 reviews75 %
 2 reviews25 %
Value For Money :

kazamanu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SSL Duende Mini
32-channel SSL EQ DYN + + The famous master bus compressor used to the greatest hits of rock history!
Real tool for mixing.
Runs flawless on MacPro 2.66 Quad, 5 GB of Ram. Not only solicits the processor.
My SSL in my backpack!


Plug year PLAY! It works!


SSL is real! The only problem is with ProTools LE that does not automatically compensate for latency! What all the other soft for a long time. I open a plug 32 tracks per track, 32 plug! No worries about LOGIC PRO


Two weeks!
sound exactly faithful to the version of the analog channel
the visual
a special mention for the optional plugin drumstrip brings an incredible punch.
Of course I would do this choice why not switch to channel 64?
I tried UAD (GND complementary color and grain, but give less accurate and efficient DSP) and TC PowerCore (blah). This one is a real working tool worthy of SSL but accessible to small grants.
Still I had more than my money's worth.

odena's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SSL Duende Mini
- What technical specifications motivated your choice?

DSP card showing the effects of consoles in SSL, SSL sound in a device that takes a minimum of space!

- For what purpose?

Boost my mixes on ableton or Logic

- What is your config (motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?

Mac book with RME Fireface 800 linker on the wearing of duende!

Function also under:

Logic 7.2.3 + 08.01
Cubase 4.1 and Cubase SX3.1.1
Nuendo 3.2.1 + 4
Pro Tools HD, LE and M-Powered 7.4
Ableton Live! 6.0.10
Digital Performer 5

* Digidesign Pro Tools 7 Through the use of VST-RTAS wrapper.

- Which instruments do you use or the Systmes? ...

Other rack Ensoniq etc ...



- Installation is it without problem?

Yes no problem, be careful to do well the update firmware

- Have you experienced any incompatibility?

Not on my setup

- The configuration gnrale is easy?

handling is very easy AC plug and play!

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

Yes to the instalation, APRS appointment at the site of the manual ssl plugs in, but this has nothing nasty is ca compressors or eq so it will be for the pdf ECONOMY paper will suffice!

appointment here for info


- The drivers are stable?

Yes since the last version

- Are they often put day?

We'll see in time why they trust a SSL!

- What software do you use most often?
Ableton, Logic 8

- What you get lag?

Gr by the software with no worries off!

- How many tracks you get record / playback simultanment? ...

Basic 8-track stereo Stereo upgradable to 16 249 euros


- How long have you use it?

1 week

- What is the particular feature you like best and least?

The +:

The quality of I must say that the slap! for having the DSU for a while SSL is over. Please note this is not the emulation as the UAD DSP but true.

The simplicity of the plugs are easy to handle and adaptable to such processes odre EQ FILTER FILTER EQ or compressed etc. ....

The evolution of the beast upgrade to meet his big brother finally well jou SSL products not think much brid!

The plug-in in demo

The -:

The price of Plug ins:

Drumstrip Plug-in for Duende (299.00 EUR, excl. Local)
X-EQ Plug-in for Duende (449.00 EUR, excl. Local tax)
X-Comp Plug-in for Duende (349.00 EUR, excl. Local tax)
Duende Mini DSP Upgrade (249.00 EUR, excl. Local tax)
Mini Duende Stereo Bus Compressor Upgrade (249.00 EUR, excl. Local tax)

Hope he does the marketing incentives such as the UAD with discounts.

Total in the beast could cost 1925 euros but it is really worth seen how it sounds!

What makes the Difference a certain level are not the ides but the mix and let you plug SSL rules and you ca send it immediately clear sound slap prcis

- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

A number yes especially direct competitors and the Powercore UAD, they are very good complement to grace their multi effects plug reverb chorus etc. but for the duende mix will become a classic.

- How do you report qualitprix?

Very good quality of product and scalable for 600 euros it was worth the price.

- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

Biensure Yes!

poolos91's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SSL Duende Mini
- What characteristics have motivated your choice?
Compatible for the future. (Unlike PCI, PCIe ... where to buy a machine)
Good value

- For what purpose?
Home studio during the mix. Not rec (protools latency)

- What is your config (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Hard ,...)?
PC Pentium 4 / 2.4GHz / 2GB DDRAM
digi 002R (ATTENTION: buy a second firewire card for the purpose duende!)
TL Audio preamp
Mic Neumann Gefell M7 + CVM563
Neumann KM84
dynamic mics ... + + Keyboards Korg Kaoss PAD3 ...

- Which instruments or the systems do you use? ...


- The installation is done it without problems?

The installation is a HORROR! 3 days
Cause faulty firewire cable (thank you to verify SSL)

- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
Buy a PCI firewire just for the Duende, as incompatible with the Digi002R.
We need the two machines are on a different firewire bus

- The general configuration is easy?
apparently yes

- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
It does not help in case tt


- The drivers are stable?
we'll see

- Are they often updated?
I think

- What software do you use most often?
Protools, live on my macbook


- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, but I think I will try to back this info is SSL

INSTALL very painful!

fabrice.fargues's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

SSL Duende Mini
DSP firewire

I use it on my PowerMac 2 * 2GHz, with 8 gigabytes of RAM

Mac OS X 10.4.11, mainly on Cubase 4


No installation problem on mac at least, we follow the procedure btement, restart it by using security ....


No problem of stability for my part, but we must remember that I only use software purchased, put rgulirement days ....
One thing to know is that it is advisable to export in real time because, as I also use a TC PowerCore home is the most rapid export mix. ...
I do not use that mix, and when mastrisation ....


If c'tait again, I will choose the MODEL suprieur as 32 strips instead of 16 and above, the bus compressor, monster of efficiency that comes with, then that it comes complte version of course, but with a life of 10 am ... But the era, I had no budget ... Nanmoins, in terms of more in terms of quality brings to the mix is ​​noooorme!! Finally, a legalization fine, musical, warm ... I love the fact that the level of the GUI, there did not display the curve, turn buttons, holding the ear, without any priori, one rapprend sound .. . In short it's magic! I found myself remix of old projects, to learn the matriser bte and your exact is much better, mix, mastering and especially ... For small budget, go for the mini, you can always updater on the site SSL ... You should know that the Mini is a hardware point of view exactly the same as his great ERRF (4 DSP), but a restriction limiting the computer only 2 utiliss ... Malin ... APRS, only the box that changes .... and supply plug-ins, a plug over the large ... The plugs are not donns, but the SSL, and the price or they sell their consoles, after all, knowing that it is very affordable in a console C200 (SERIES numrique home SSL), you have exactly the same DSP, but the number of 16, I think, and that the algos are exactly the same treatment .... To consume without modration .....

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