Sunnyvale, CA (December 15, 2010)–McDSP v5, which includes Audio Unit (AU) support, the 6030 Ultimate Compressor and Classic Pack Next Generation, is now shipping.
The McDSP v5 release will initially support Intel-Mac systems only running Mac OS 10.5.x (Leopard) and 10.6.x (Snow Leopard). A PowerPC version will be available in late December 2010, followed by a Windows version in Q1 of 2011. The PowerPC version will not support the Audio Unit (AU) plug-in format – it will be a Pro Tools only version.
McDSP will continue to offer two main product lines – HD and Native. HD versions support TDM, RTAS, Audiosuite and Audio Unit (AU) plug-in formats. Native versions support RTAS, Audiosuite, and Audio Unit (AU) plug-in formats.
Existing McDSP customers can upgrade each McDSP plug-in (HD or Native) to v5 for $29 per plug-in for a limited time.
McDSP Audio Unit (AU) support is provided across its entire product line, excluding Chrome Tone, Synthesizer One, and Project Studio. These products will continue to be available as Pro Tools only products.
Building on the McDSP compression algorithm code base, the 6030 Ultimate Compressor adds new sonic capabilities, new user interfaces and a collection of new designs mixed with twists on vintage emulations. The 6030 Ultimate Compressor is available individually for $449 HD or $249 Native, or as an upgrade to Emerald Pack v5 for $349 HD or $299 Native for Emerald Pack v4 customers.
The McDSP Classic Pack plug-in lineup has been updated in the v5 release. The Classic Pack Next Generation plug-ins include all new user interfaces and new features. Support for the legacy versions of Classic Pack plug-ins is also included for Pro Tools customers.