Mountain View, CA and Westlake Village, CA (June 15, 2006)–McDSP and TC Electronic have entered into an Impulse Response License Agreement. Under this agreement, McDSP will use the impulse responses of the reverbs in the TC Electronic flagship M5000 processor in their Revolver plug-in software, and potentially other future products.
Expressing his obvious pleasure with the arrangement, Colin McDowell, CEO and CTO of McDSP stated, “With this agreement, McDSP can legally provide its customers with what they have been wanting for a long time–impulse responses of accurately named presets from the legendary M5000 processor.”
Anders Fauerskov, chairman of TC Electronic, added, “We see McDSP as a vibrant and up-and-coming provider of software plug-ins, and are happy to add them to the list of companies that license our reverbs for impulse responses. We also applaud McDSP’s approach and attitude to the impulse response issue. Sadly, several companies–and in particular a couple of the bigger players–do not recognize the intellectual property and many years of research that they are taking advantage of, when making impulse responses of existing equipment. A lot of people seem to think it is a very complicated issue but in reality it is quite simple–to paraphrase: “Don’t steal Effects.
“Anyone in the music industry will recognize this analogy: if you want to use somebody’s material for playback or for sampling, surely you would want to get their approval first, and surely you would expect to pay them royalty on their intellectual property. We thus urge everyone in the audio community to consider the important aspect of ‘who is doing the right thing and obtaining the necessary rights for their products’, when making their decision on which products to buy.”
The McDSP Revolver plug-in is a flexible convolution reverb offering total impulse response control, dedicated and routable EQ, sync-able delay lines, a reverb decay crossover network, and specialized stereo imaging. Revolver provides hundreds of sounds from rare out of production reverbs and acoustic spaces.
TC Electronic, Inc. (TCUS) distributes TC Electronic, TC-Helicon, Dynaudio Acoustics, and Lab.gruppen products in the US and Canada.