McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor Native v6 Plug-in

Compressor Plug-in with Wet/Dry Mix Control, Side Chain, Analog Saturation Modeling, and Anti-clip Output Stage - Mac/PC AAX DSP, AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3
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Vintage Compression Meets Modern Flexibility

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The McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor native plug-in combines the vintage sound of a hardware compressor with the modern sound provided by built-in parallel compression capability. A wet/dry mix control lets you balance your compressed signal with the original signal, perfect for managing the dynamic range while still keeping the impact of the transients. The 4030 Retro Compressor is ideal for everything from subtle vocal compression all the way to smashing drum mixes. Call Sweetwater today to get the McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor native plug-in if you want amazing dynamics control with a vintage flavor!

McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor Native Plug-in at a Glance:
  • Dry/wet mix control
  • Analog saturation modeling
  • Anti-clip output stage
Dry/wet mix control

Parallel compression has long been a secret trick of pro engineers to get a heavily-compressed sound that retains a dynamic feel, and the McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor makes it easy. A dry/wet mix control lets you blend your compressed and dry signals together for the perfect amount of compression. Try dialing in some extreme settings on a drum kit, then blend in the compressed signal just a bit with the dry signal. You'll get the snap and punch of the dry drums, enhanced by the pulverized, smashed sound that's just barely audible underneath. It's great for rock drums, but useful in a ton of other applications too.

Analog saturation modeling

McDSP's 4030 Retro Compressor native plug-in features the same analog saturation modeling that made McDSP famous with engineers worldwide. No matter how extreme your settings are the 4030 Retro Compressor won't sound harsh and digital, just smooth and analog.

Anti-clip output stage

McDSP's anti-clip output stage topology means digital clipping simply won't pass the output stage of the 4030 Retro Compressor. Even with heavy compression, the 4030 Retro Compressor maintains its analog vibe.

McDSP 4030 Retro Compressor Native Plug-in Features:
  • Vintage-flavored compressor plug-in
  • Wet/dry mix control makes it easy to use parallel compression techniques in your DAW
  • Anti-clip output stage prevents digital clipping
  • Mono and Stereo components included
  • Mac/PC: AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3

Tech Specs

Software Type Compressor
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Download
Bit Depth 32-bit (AAX Native), 64-bit (AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3)
iLok Required Yes, iLok2
Format 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-4030N

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mcdsp retro compressor

I personally think all mcdsp plugins are great. this compressor has a great sound and for the price. its even better. you can parallel compress with in the plugin. great presets to get you started. it has a nice analog sound. and most of all it does not take a lot of cpu. for those who have slow computers running the latest protools. mcdsp take hardly any cpu usage. win win situation. all the way.
Music background: producer, keyboard player, and engineer
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