SSL Native Plugins Version 6

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dreamvoid
KVRist
200 posts since 8 Jun, 2009

Post Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 am

Haha ... great. I'm not a big fan of these wide angle like 3D perspectives either ...

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almazmusic
KVRist
89 posts since 18 Nov, 2011 from Ukraine

Re: SSL Native Plugins Version 6

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:41 am

Is there a way to upgrade my v5 plugins to v6? Didn't find any information on their site and even through google.

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pekbro
KVRAF
1964 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Re: SSL Native Plugins Version 6

Post Fri May 18, 2018 1:44 am

almazmusic wrote:Is there a way to upgrade my v5 plugins to v6? Didn't find any information on their site and even through google.
It's a free upgrade for v5 owners. Just download and install them.

rojh
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3 posts since 25 Sep, 2017

Re: SSL Native Plugins Version 6

Post Fri May 18, 2018 5:52 am

Debutante wrote:so they basically cahnged the giu. Still got the bus for $29
You mean selling it?

LeVzi
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1845 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from Cardiff, Wales, UK

Re: SSL Native Plugins Version 6

Post Sat May 19, 2018 1:21 am

So one thing i'd like to know, how do they compare to the Waves SSL series ?

tbh the channel strip and compressor I use (Waves) are pretty decent tbh, so no real need to think about these.

Well there wasn't anyway, iLok and the price put me right off straightaway.
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Rockatansky
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228 posts since 3 Jun, 2017

Re: SSL Native Plugins Version 6

Post Sat May 19, 2018 1:58 am

rojh wrote:
Debutante wrote:so they basically cahnged the giu. Still got the bus for $29
You mean selling it?
Pretty sure he means he bought the Bus Comp when it was on offer for $29 recently.
LeVzi wrote:So one thing i'd like to know, how do they compare to the Waves SSL series ?
Demo them? I like them tons better than Waves.
LeVzi wrote:tbh the channel strip and compressor I use (Waves) are pretty decent tbh, so no real need to think about these.
Oh yes, there is. Especially for the bus and channel compressors.

It feels easier to get the Waves EQs to shape a kick and snare drum, make them tick and thump, give them pressure. But the Duende comes a lot closer to that squelchy "rattle of a can kicked down an alley" character of the hardware at more extreme settings, which makes it so desirable for snares, vocals and guitars. The Waves filters just seem to go overly narrow and saturate, which my hardware SSL EQs don't do. (Since they're a transformerless design.)

As always, you won't get "the" sound of the hardware with either, and you can do great mixes with either set. But even if there are no fancy "analog" switches on them, the behaviour of the Duendes feels more like what my hardware feels like, so they get my vote for, well, "accuracy". I just wish they'd oversample.
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