SSL Duende Mini
SSL Duende Mini

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

odena 04/29/2008

SSL Duende Mini : odena's user review


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- 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!