McDSP 4020 Retro EQ
The McDSP 4020 Retro EQ is a vintage-sounding four-band parametric EQ, with variable slope filtering, Analog Saturation Modeling, double precision processing and more.
Introducing The McDSP 4020 Retro EQ
Retro plug-ins are a line of ‘classics’ that can live up to their own name without emulating something else.
The 4020 Retro EQ is a four-band EQ and complimentary filter set. The HF and LF bands are shelving EQ, with two additional parametric EQs at the HMF and LMF bands.
Watch The McDSP 4020 Retro EQ In Action
How Does The McDSP 4020 Retro EQ Work?
All EQ bands operate on a unique gain dependent variable slope/Q system for a vintage smooth sound and increased boost/cut frequency selectivity high gains. The HPF and LPF filters use a unique split-octave design giving a 12 dB/Oct slope near the selected frequency, and a maximum slope of 24 dB/Oct.
All Retro plug-ins use a McDSP designed output stage topology to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic. This feature is in addition to the analog saturation modeling that has made McDSP famous over the last decade.
Why The McDSP 4020 Retro EQ Is Such A Big Deal
- 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
“Acoustic and electric guitars got beefy; drums got bold and good sounds were obtained with minimal fuss.”
“I quickly found out that I could rely on the 4020 Retro EQ to inject a richer, smoother, and more finessed sound in the box, while working with the same speed that I typically do.”
-Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Paramore, M83, Young the Giant)