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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information, visit www.mcdsp.com.