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The ML4000 is a high-resolution limiter and multi-band dynamics processor designed for music, mastering, post, and live sound.
The ML4000 is two plug-ins: ML1 – mastering limiter and ML4 – multi-band Gate, Expander, and Compressor fed into the ML1 mastering limiter. The ML4000 provides outstanding results with an intuitive user interface, flexible design, and powerful set of algorithms.
The ML1 mastering limiter uses a flexible brick wall look-ahead design coupled with multiple stages of limiting for superior peak detection. The unique Knee and Mode controls allow the ML1 to handle any kind of material with a variety of responses ranging from transparent to aggressive.
The ML4 multi-band dynamics processor includes a 4-band Gate, Expander (upwards or downwards), and Compressor fed into the same limiter algorithm found in the ML1. Each band’s Gate, Expander, and Compressor can be configured separately or linked together. Steep 24 dB/Oct crossover filters minimize signal leakage into adjacent bands. Multiple real-time metering options in each band allow quick visualization of all signal dynamics.
The ML4 crossover page shows the overall frequency response in real-time of the input, output, or total dynamics effect, on top of the graphically adjustable crossover frequencies. Accurate output adjustment is fast and simple with output ceiling control, large meters, and meter level text readouts.
- Brick wall look-ahead limiter
- Multi-stage peak detection and limiting
- Unique limiter Knee and Mode controls
- Multi-band Gate, Expander (up/down), Compressor
- Simultaneous display of Gate, Expander, and Compressor dynamic curves in every band
- Multiple real-time metering options
- Adjustable crossover filters
- Multi-band control linking
- Analog Saturation modeling
- Double precision processing
- Ultra low latency
- Mono and stereo versions
McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Logic X, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Studio One, Sonar, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, VST and/or VST3 plug-in formats.
McDSP Native plug-ins support AAX Native, AU, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP HD plug-ins additionally support the AAX DSP plug-in format, as well as AAX Native, AU, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP plug-ins support 10.13.x (High Sierra), 10.14.x (Mojave), 10.15.x (Catalina), 11 (Big Sur), and Windows 7, 8, and 10.
Note: Earlier Mac OS versions 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan), 10.12.x (Sierra) may work but are not officially supported.
McDSP plug-ins require an iLok2 or iLok3 USB Smart Key, or an iLok License Manager account and an iLok Cloud session for authorization.
McDSP AAX plug-ins support Pro Tools 12.x, 2018.x, 2019.x, and 2020.x or later.
McDSP AU plug-ins support Logic X, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and other AU compatible DAWs.
McDSP VST and VST3 plug-ins support Cubase 8.x, 9.x, 10.x or later, Nuendo 6.5.x or later, and other VST and VST3 compatible DAWs.
McDSP HD plug-ins also support the VENUE S6L systems.
Note: McDSP is also no longer supporting the VST plug-in format. VST versions of v6 McDSP plug-ins will no longer be updated but remain installed on users’ systems. McDSP VST plug-ins will be removed in a later release.
McDSP plug-ins require an iLok2 or iLok3 USB Smart Key, or an iLok License Manager account and an iLok Cloud session for authorization. Latest iLok drivers recommended. iLok Cloud support requires v6.5 or later.
Note: Big Sur Support
McDSP is pleased to announce support for Big Sur (Mac OS 11.x) as a free update in 2021 for all v6 customers and APB hardware customers. McDSP’s latest release of AAX Native, AAX DSP, AU, and VST3 plug-ins (v6.8), and APB plug-ins (v1.3), are being qualified on Big Sur, and are available for download at mcdsp.com now.
Note both McDSP plug-in v6.8 and APB plug-in v1.3 releases still support High Sierra (Mac OS 10.13.x), Mojave (Mac OS 10.14.x), and Catalina (Mac OS 10.15.x). Earlier Mac OS versions 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan), 10.12.x (Sierra) may work but are not officially supported.
McDSP is also no longer supporting the VST plug-in format. VST versions of v6 McDSP plug-ins will no longer be updated but remain installed on users’ systems. McDSP VST plug-ins will be removed in a later release.