Mountain View, CA (October 21, 2008)–Founded by Colin McDowell in 1998, McDSP is celebrating 10 years in the pro audio industry.
As one of the “oldest” plug-in manufacturers in the industry, McDSP was started in an effort to meet the demand for better quality audio processing on the Pro Tools platform, with the added flexibility that could only exist in software.
McDSP’s products are represented in Pro Tools sessions all around the world. Beginning with FilterBank in 1998, McDSP then released CompressorBank, MC2000, Analog Channel, Synthesizer One, Chrome Tone, Channel G, Revolver and ML4000.
In 2008, McDSP released the DE555 de-esser, FutzBox lo-fi distortion effects, and NF575 noise filter to round out the McDSP plug-in product line. Platform support continues to grow with support for Pro Tools on Windows, and the new Digidesign live sound consoles.
There are also now three product lines: HD–full featured product on Pro Tools|HD and Venue systems, with TDM, RTAS and Audiosuite formats available; Native–full featured products running on the host computer for Pro Tools LE and M-Powered, with RTAS, and Audiosuite formats available; and LE–limited featured products running on the host computer for Pro Tools LE and M-Powered, with RTAS, and Audiosuite formats available.
Under McDowell’s direction, McDSP has earned several industry awards including an EQ Magazine Blue Ribbon Award (1999, for FilterBank and CompressorBank) and a Pro Audio Review PAR Excellence Award (2006, for Revolver).
“It is a great time to be in the digital audio space,” says McDowell, “and we’re glad to keep providing the products and support our professional customer base demands and deserves.”