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Solid State Logic

From groundbreaking audio consoles to innovative video production systems, Solid State Logic has evolved to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for film, audio, video and broadcast professionals. SSL´s native Duende plug-ins provide the superior precision, advanced feature set and legendary tonal characteristics of SSL console products in affordable plug-in form.

Channel Strip

The EQ and Dynamics Channel Strip plug-in is based on the EQ and compressor sections of the XL 9000 K Series console. SSL were the first mixing console manufacturer to feature dynamics and EQ on every channel on an in-line console with the SL 4000 B Series in 1977. The plug-in includes separate high and low pass filters, an independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander, a four band parametric equalizer which is assignable to the dynamics sidechain, variable processing order as well as input and output gain adjustment and phase inversion.

  • EQ based on the Channel Strips of the XL 9000 K series console
  • Separate high and low pass filters
  • Independent compressor/limiter and gate/expander
  • Intuitive user interface with drag and moveg raphic,mousewheel and numeric editing
  • Realistic SSL console sound for your DAW


Vocalstrip is a one stop solution for superior vocal processing, with all the tools you need to take your vocal sound into the major league. Vocalstrip features 4 configurable processing blocks to take care of unwanted artefacts, dynamics and equalisation and extensive metering and visual feedback give you invaluable information during your work.

  • Intelligent De-esser and De-ploser (unique feature to remove pop-noises)
  • 3 band EQ
  • Compander featuring compression, downwards expansion and output drive
  • Extensive visual feedback including a real-time FFT analyser showing the result of the EQ processing on the audio spectrum
  • Complete control over process order
  • Preset library based on settings used by some of the worlds top mixing engineers


X-Comp can deliver the transparent audio finesse of a mastering grade stereo compressor or be driven to inject character and raw power to rival the SSL Listen Mic Compressor. In X-Comp we haven’t just modelled a particular compressor, but have provided a set of features and controls that allow the emulation of many vintage and modern compression designs based on a well loved SSL feed forward compressor algorithm.

  • Dual symmetrical knee design allows detailed shaping of the compression characteristic
  • Advanced sidechain architecture using 1st order filters delivers userfriendly Frequency Dependant Parallel Compression
  • Amplitude Histogram and Gain Reduction history displays provide advanced realtime pre/post signal analysis
  • Max Gain Reduction control provides genuine vintage compressor characteristics
  • A/B facility for instant comparison of two different compression setups
  • Preset library based on settings used by some of the worlds top mixing engineers


X-EQ is a versatile and comprehensive mastering grade parametric EQ plug-in built from the ground up for Duende. It has an unprecedented clarity, smoothness, and excellent high-frequency response. A total of 10 EQ bands are provided, split into dedicated HP and LP filters, LF and HF shelves and 6 bell bands. A Parallel EQ mode is also provided which recreates the characteristic sound of an old parallel passive PEQ circuit built with inductors and capacitors.

  • 10 band fully parametric high quality digital EQ
  • A total of 16 different filtertypes: 5 different cutfilters, 9 bellshapes, shelving filters and a parallel mode
  • Extremely low noise and low non-linear distortion filter algorithms resulting in the residual THD+N significantly lower than 24-bit quantisation noise
  • Comprehensive stereo/mono peak (with clip-hold), RMS and dynamic history metering at input and output
  • Real-time FFT Analyser showing the result of the EQ processing on the audiospectrum


The Drumstrip plug-in for Duende brings a unique blend of tools to the Duende Native platform, which provides an unprecedented amount of control over the transient and spectral elements of drum and percussion tracks. Manipulation which previously may have been time-consuming or impossible with traditional EQ and dynamics processing becomes elegant and rewarding with SSL Drumstrip.

  • Transient shaper capable of drastically changing the attack characteristics of rhythmic tracks. An audition mode makes for easy setup
  • Highly controllable Gate featuring both open and close thresholds, attack, hold, release and range control
  • SSL Listen Mic Compressor with wet/dry controls to allow parallel processing
  • Separate high and low frequency enhancers provide spectral control not achievable with traditional EQ
  • Peak and RMS metering on both input and output
  • Process order control over all five sections gives complete flexibility over the serial signal chain

Stereo Bus Compressor

The Stereo Bus Compressor plug-in is a stereo version of the legendary centre section stereo bus compressor found on the XL 9000 K Series console. It provides high quality stereo compression, giving you critical control over the dynamic range of audio signals. Uses may include inserting the bus compressor over a stereo mix which has the effect of ‘gluing’ the mix together whilst still maintaining a big sound. The dynamics of drum overheads or whole drum kits can be controlled very effectively with the bus compressor. As it is available as either a stereo or mono plug-in the bus compressor can be used for practically any application that requires superior compression.One of the most legendary Bus Compressors in music history made by its creators

  • One of the most legendary Bus Compressors in music history made by its creators
  • All the parameters of the original hardware faithfully modelled
  • Intuitive user interface with drag and moveg raphic,mousewheel and numeric editing
  • Like audio glue for your mix
  • Realistic SSL console sound for your DAW


    X-Verb is a versatile and comprehensive studio grade reverberation plug-in, delivering the density, warmth, depth and stunning detail usually only associated with high class hardware reverb units. The use of innovative Diffusion Engines and innovative processing design provides superior performance that surpasses other Reverb Plug-Ins in both artistic freedom, depth and sonic quality. This plug-in may well provide all the different Reverb options you will ever need.

    • Unique and modular SSL Hi D Reverb Algorithm Engine
    • 4 Core Algorithms create a complete collection of processors
    • Quick Controls panel to easily alter the superb Presets
    • Stunning Graphical User Interface to access the detailed parameterset
    • Automatable Morphing feature to dynamically morph from one preset to another