McDSP 4020 Retro EQ v5 - EQ and Filter Plug-In (Native)

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McDSP 4020 Retro EQ v5 - EQ and Filter Plug-In (Native)

B&H # MCPI4020N Mfr # M-PI-4020N
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This product must be downloaded from the Manufacturer's website. You should receive the license code to complete your order within 1-3 business days. Orders placed on Weekends or Holidays are processed the next business day.

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For international orders, credit cards will be charged at time you place your order.

You Pay: $89.00
Product Highlights
  • 4-Band
  • HF and LF Bands Shelving EQ
  • Parametric HMF and LMF Bands
  • Variable Slope Filtering
  • Audio Units, RTAS
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7

The 4020 Retro EQ from McDSP is a native based 4-band EQ and filter set. The high-frequency (HF) and low-frequency (LF) bands are shelving EQ, with two additional high-mid and low-mid frequency parametric EQ bands. All EQ bands operate on a gain dependent variable Q system for a vintage smooth sound.

The HF and LF filters use a split-octave design that provides a 12dB/octave slope near the selected frequency, with a maximum slope of 24dB/octave. The plug-in uses an output stage topology designed by the company to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic.

Version 5 of the plug-in now includes an Audio Units version for use with DAWs that support the format, including Logic, Digital Performer (DP) and Ableton Live. Additionally, a third party software application that supports the TDM, RTAS, or AudioSuite plug-in standard can also be used.

Note! iLok required if one is not already on the system.

4020 Retro EQ
  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound
  • Variable slope filtering
  • Variable Q/slope shelving and parametric EQ
  • Anti-Clip output stage topology
  • Analog Saturation Modeling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions
System Requirements Mac
OS 10.5.x (Leopard), 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
Compatible with Pro Tools HD, LE and M-Powered systems as well as Audio Unit compatible DAWs including Logic, Digital Performer (DP) and Ableton Live (additionally, a third party software application that supports the TDM, RTAS, or AudioSuite plug-in standard may be supported)

Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7
Third party software application that supports the TDM and RTAS plug-in standard


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