SSL Native V6 plug-ins are completely re-written versions of SSL’s acclaimed Duende Native V5 plug-ins. The audio algorithms and tonal characteristics of the plug-ins remain unchanged but there have been a range of improvements which include new high-definition interfaces with redesigned feature layouts offering multiple workflow improvements that will speed up production. Underlying framework changes will ensure that SSL can effectively support SSL Native plug-ins for many years to come.
SSL Duende Native V5 (and earlier version) plug-ins have been withdrawn from sale and no further development work will take place on them.
SSL Native V6 is a free update for existing Duende Native V5 customers. Duende V5 iLok licenses will automatically work with SSL Native V6. Existing owners need only download the new installers.
Duende Native V5 Presets will not work with SSL Native V6 plugins, however SSL Native V6 and Duende Native V5 plug-ins should work side by side within your host DAW.
The X-Verb plug-in has been discontinued with the release of SSL Native V6. Users can continue to use their Duende V5 version of X-Verb alongside the rest of the SSL Native V6 plug-ins and the Duende Native V5 plug-in software remains available for download from the SSL web site. SSL has a new reverb plug-in in development which will be added to the SSL Native range in due course, and will be available as a free update to existing Duende Native X-Verb owners.