McDSP Announces Emerald Pack 4.0, Retro Pack, Channel G Plug-Ins

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Video: McDSP Retro Pack Plug-Ins

McDSP announces the Emerald Pack 4.0 plug-in bundle, which includes the new Channel G Compact plug-in along with Analog Channel, Channel G, Chrome Tone, CompressorBank, DE555, FilterBank, FutzBox, MC2000, ML4000, NF575, Revolver and Synthesizer One.

McDSP Channel G Compact

Channel G Compact promises the same sonic characteristics as Channel G with a smaller DSP footprint. All Channel G configurations feature calibration modes for music, post-production, and models of the world’s most popular analog mixing desks. The user interface integrates with the Digidesign D-Control and D-Command control surfaces, as well as the VENUE D-Show and Profile live sound consoles.

Emerald Pack HD 4.0 is available for $2,995 and Emerald Pack Native 4.0 for $1,595. Existing Emerald Pack 3.0 customers can upgrade to Emerald Pack 4.0—which adds Channel G Compact—for $195 for HD customers and $95 for Native customers. The McDSP HD line supports TDM, RTAS and Audio Suite formats, while the Native line supports RTAS and Audio Suite formats.

Channel G Compact HD is available individually (sold only as an electronic purchase) and as an upgrade to Emerald Pack 4.0. Channel G Compact HD is available for $495, and Channel G Compact Native is priced at $295.

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McDSP Channel G Surround

McDSP is also shipping Channel G Surround ($495), a compressor/limiter plug-in optimized for 5.1 channels using four compressor sets: L/R, C, Ls/Rs, and LFE. The Channel G Surround compressor sets can key from any combination of the L/R, C, Ls/Rs, and LFE channels. Individual compressor controls can be linked across various surround channels, and the LFE channel includes an optional lowpass filter. Channel G Surround integrates with the Digidesign D-Control and D-Command control surfaces.

Channel G Surround will not be included in the Emerald Pack bundle. Emerald Pack HD 4.0 customers will be eligible to purchase Channel G Surround for $295. Channel G Surround supports TDM, RTAS and Audio Suite, and will only be sold electronically.

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McDSP 4020 Retro EQ

McDSP's new vintage Retro Pack bundle includes the 4020 Retro EQ, the 4030 Retro Compressor and the 4040 Retro Limiter. The 4020 Retro EQ is a four-band EQ and complimentary filter set. The HF and LF bands are shelving EQ, with two additional parametric EQs at the HMF and LMF bands. The 4030 Retro Compressor is a new dynamic range control topology coupled with a wet/dry mix control to balance compressed and uncompressed signals. An active attack and release design allows aggressive compression settings with minimal artifact generation. The 4040 Retro Limiter combines a look-ahead brick wall limiter function with several subjective treatments to make the limiting action subtle, and yet vintage.

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McDSP 4040 Retro Limiter

Retro Pack HD is available for $995, and Retro Pack Native for $495. Retro Pack plug-ins will not be included in the Emerald Pack bundle. Emerald Pack HD 4.0 customers will be eligible to purchase Retro Pack HD for $695 and Emerald Pack Native 4.0 customers will be eligible to purchase Retro Pack Native for $295.

Watch Mix's exclusive video preview of McDSP's Retro Pack plug-ins, presented by McDSP founder Colin McDowell.

For more information, visit www.mcdsp.com.