McDSP v5

McDSP has announced the release of McDSP v5, including Audio Unit (AU) support and the new 6030 Ultimate Compressor plug-in. In addition to Pro Tools, McDSP v5 plug-ins now support Logic, Garage Band, Digital Performer, Ableton Live and other AU compatible DAWs.

The 6030 Ultimate Compressor is the next generation of dynamic range control technology. Building on the entire McDSP compression algorithm code base, the 6030 adds new sonic capabilities, stunning interfaces, and quality only McDSP could deliver.

Using the popular module format, the 6030 offers ten different compressors. All of these designs are by McDSP – some completely from the ground up, while others are emulations of existing gear with unique variations created by McDSP. Each 6030 module is easy to operate, and yet has enough sophistication for the most discerning professional.

The 6030 Ultimate Compressor is available individually for $449 HD or $249 Native, or as an upgrade to Emerald Pack v5 for $349 HD or $299 Native for Emerald Pack v4 customers.

The McDSP v5 release will initially support Intel-Mac systems only running Mac OS 10.5.x (Leopard) and 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). A PowerPC version will be available in late December 2010, however the PowerPC version will not support the Audio Unit (AU) plug-in format – it will be a Pro Tools only version.

The McDSP v5 release is a paid upgrade requiring new authorizations. Existing McDSP customers can upgrade each McDSP plug-in (HD or Native) to v5 for $29 per plug-in for a limited time. In addition to adding support for the Audio Unit (AU) plug-in format, several new plug-ins, features, and significant fixes are included in the v5 release. The new v5 authorizations will not be transferable between users.

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