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v6.4 McDSP SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor

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McDSP SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor
McDSP SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor

Powerful Multi-Stage Compression

The SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor takes the power and flexibility of the now classic CompressorBank plug-in by McDSP, and offers two, three, and four stage configurations with serial and parallel routing combinations unlike any dynamic processor. Couple this routing capability with the ability to emulate any other compressor, and it’s clear the SPC2000 is a serious audio tool.


Highlights

SPC2000 is 3 plug-ins:

  • SPC202 – two-band configuration
  • SPC303 – three-band configuration
  • SPC404 – four-band configuration

Each compression in the SPC2000 uses the award winning McDSP CompressorBank algorithms and controls giving the user complete control of dynamic compression. Common controls such as Output (make-up gain), Threshold, Compression (Ratio), Attack, and Release are provided as well as non-standard Knee and Bite controls which allow the articulation of compression characteristics in unique and exciting ways. Multiple peak detection circuit types provide flexibility previously achieved only by owning different compression units.

Features:

  • Multiple parallel and serial compression combinations
  • Compression curve modeling
  • Multiple peak detection circuits
  • Multi-compressor control linking
  • Analog Saturation Modeling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra Low Latency

Formats:

  • HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST
  • Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST

Updates

What’s new in version 6.0?

  • VST Support
  • Faster Loading Times
  • New Algorithm Optimizations
  • Avid Control Surface Support
  • Artist Presets

HD v6 provides support for:

  • AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST

Native v6 provides support for:

  • AAX Native, AU, VST

System Requirements

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.

Authorization

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.

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