McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD v6 Plug-in

4-band Parametric EQ Plug-in with Variable Slope Filter, Anti-clip Output Stage, and Analog Saturation Modeling - Mac/PC AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
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McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD v6 Plug-in
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Vintage EQ for Your DAW

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With the McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD plug-in you get the rich sound of a vintage hardware EQ with the flexibility only software can provide. The 4020 Retro EQ features a gain-dependent variable slope/Q system on each band. That means that the Q-width of the LMF and HMF parametric bands, and the slope of the LF and HF shelving bands, is dependent on how much you cut or boost that band. This creates an incredibly smooth sound with the musical quality that hardware EQs are known for. Factor in the specially designed output stage that eliminates digital clipping and replaces it with a smooth, analog-like distortion, and you've got your new go-to EQ in the McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD plug-in.

McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Analog saturation modeling
  • Anti-clip output stage
  • Variable slope filtering
Analog saturation modeling

McDSP's 4020 Retro EQ HD plug-in features the same analog saturation modeling that made McDSP famous with engineers worldwide. No matter how extreme your settings are, the 4020 Retro EQ won't sound harsh and digital, just smooth and analog.

Anti-clip output stage

McDSP's anti-clip output stage topology means you simply can't clip the output stage of the 4020 Retro EQ. Even with heavy boosting, the 4020 Retro EQ maintains its analog vibe.

Variable slope filtering

You'll love how smooth and natural sounding the sound of the 4020 Retro EQ is, thanks to McDSP's variable slope filtering. In essence, this means that the "Q" of the parametric bands, and the slope of the shelving bands, varies with the amount of boost or cut applied. Small gain boosts have a wide "Q", which narrows as more boost is applied, creating a smooth and musical sound.

McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD Plug-in Features:
  • Vintage-sounding 4-band parametric EQ plug-in
  • Variable slope filtering uses lighter (12dB/Oct) attenuation near the cutoff frequency, then heavier (24dB/Oct) attenuation farther from the cutoff frequency, for an incredibly smooth sound
  • Variable Q/Slope is gain dependent - wider at lower boost/cut values, narrower at higher values
  • Anti-clip output stage prevents digital clipping
  • Mono and Stereo components included
  • Mac/PC: AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
Give your tracks the vintage treatment with the McDSP 4020 Retro EQ HD plug-in!

Tech Specs

Software Type EQ, Analog emulation
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit (AAX DSP/Native), 64-bit (AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3)
iLok Required Yes, iLok2
Format AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
Hardware Requirements - Mac 4GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC 4GB RAM minimum
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7.2 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number M-PI-4020

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