SSL Duende X-ValveComp Plug-in

95.50 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Estimated delivery to you: 27th January 2017

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Product Ref: 46282

  • Fully Featured Mono or Stereo Channel Compressor
  • Valve Emulation Stage Adds Harmonic Saturation and Distortion
  • Switches Between Peak & RMS Mode
  • Side Chain with High and Low Pass Filters
  • Manual and Auto Gain Make Up Modes

SSL Duende X-ValveComp Plug-in


The X-ValveComp is a fully-featured mono or stereo channel compressor with a full set of classic channel compressor controls and an extra 'valve' emulation stage. The valve emulation stage sits after the compressor in the signal path and adds a variable degree of primarily 2nd order harmonic saturation and distortion that thickens and colours the sound.

Product Ref: 46282

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Intuitive Control

The SSL Duende X-ValveComp Plug-in features an advanced compressor which can be switched between Peak or RMS modes and has a full set of standard controls including; Threshold, Ratio, Knee, Attack, Release and Hold. There are Input and Output Meters with separate kick down compression amount indication and Input and Output Level controls. There is a Gain Make Up control and switched Auto Gain Make Up mode. A dedicated wet/dry mix control facilitates parallel compression. A Side Chain input high and low pass filters can be used to trigger compression. X-ValveComp can be automated by standard DAW Automation data and has A&B Preset 'slots' with an A/B switch for easy comparison of two different combinations of settings.


  • Fully featured mono or stereo channel compressor
  • Valve emulation stage adds harmonic saturation and distortion
  • Switches between Peak & RMS mode
  • Side Chain with high and low pass filters
  • Manual and Auto Gain Make Up modes
  • Threshold, Ratio, Knee, Attack, Release, hold controls
  • Wet/Dry Mix control for parallel compression
  • A&B Preset switch for settings comparison
  • Full DAW automation for all controls

System Requirements

Windows PC
  • Windows XP (SP2 or higher), Vista 32/64 Bit or Windows 7 32/64 Bit or Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core2 running at 2.0 GHz or higher (or comparable CPU)
  • 2GB of RAM (or higher)
  • VST (32/64 Bit), VST3 (32/64 Bit) or RTAS (32 Bit) compatible Host
  • OS X 10.6.8 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit kernel), OS X 10.7.1 or higher (32-bit or 64-bit kernel), OS X 10.8.5, OS X 10.9 or higher
  • Intel Dual Core MAC running at 2.0 GHz or higher
  • 2GB of Ram (or higher)
  • AU (32/64 Bit), VST (32/64 Bit), VST3 (32/64 Bit) or RTAS (32 Bit) compatible Host