Duende V3 doubles the power of the Duende platform with the introduction of the new Hybrid Core Processing engine, which combines all the advantages of dedicated DSP with the use of a computer''s CPU processing power. V3 lets users upgrade Duende Mini to 64 channels and Duende PCIe to 128 channels. Duende V3 requires Intel Core 2 (or equivalent power processor for PC owners) or Intel Mac–based (for Mac owners) computers to run. Duende V3 is a free software download (including X-Verb demo), but channel upgrades will be sold exclusively via the Solid State Logic Web store. Pricing: V3 64-channel upgrade, $119; V3 128-channel upgrade, $229.
The X-Verb is a reverberation generator based on SSL algorithms. The algorithm-based approach generates stunning sonic results, with lowest-possible latencies and allows dynamic access to all of the detail parameters of the early reflection and reverb structure. The new Morph feature allows MIDI Controllable cross-fading from one reverb preset to another. Other features include four Core Algorithms create a complete collection of processors; Quick Controls Panel to alter the 200 presets; and uses four Duende slots per stereo instance. X-Verb will be available May 2009 through the Solid State Logic Web store priced at $379.