McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor
The McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor is ten great compressors in one easy-to-use plugin. This is the next generation of dynamic range control technology.
The Easiest Way To Add More Character And Personality To Your Mixes
Both questions are valid and extremely important since a great compressor is probably one of the most useful tools an engineer can have on hand during a mix. They are the glue that holds a mix together. So you definitely need to know which type of compressor best serves your recording.
Since their inception, engineers have heavily relied on different styles of compression for getting great sounds on vocals, guitars, bass, drums and even the entire mix. So why would anyone want to reach for vintage compressor emulation plugins over the stock DAW plugins?
The answer is simple…CHARACTER!!
Not all compressors are created equal. Your choice of compressor depends heavily on what are you trying to achieve in terms of texture. Vintage compressors give you one thing above all else…tone. Lovely, gooey, analog tone. Because they are loaded with transformers, resistors, wiring and capacitors, vintage compressors all ”color” your sound in a different way. Your choice of compressor can very easily make or break your recording, hence the importance of understanding the differences between them.
So, let’s look at the four main types of vintage compressors:
- VCA: You may use a VCA (DBX 160) compressor on a very percussive recording to control the peaks efficiently and transparently.
- Opto: Want to tighten up the mix a bit without killing the transient and leach the life out of it? An Opto compressor (like an LA-2A) will do a wonderful job.
- Variable-Mu: A Variable Mu (Fairchild, Manley), known for their very warm and rich sound, can be used to make things softer and smoother.
- FET: And everything else that needs bite, punch or “snap” a FET (1176) is the compressor of choice. Known for their rich and warm distortion, they are often used on drums, vocals, bass.
- As you can see, the characteristics of a FET compressor are much different from those of a VCA, Optical, Tube or Transformer based compressor.
One of the secrets of achieving unique textures in your mix is by having the right combination of compressors doing the right things. For example, you won’t get an LA-2A “sound” by using an 1176. That’s why engineers will often use more than one compressor for a single track.
So the next time you reach for a vintage compressor emulation to help massage a mix into shape, think about the sound you are trying to achieve and then make your selection.
And now the easiest and most affordable way to explore all of those different compression styles is with the new McDSP Ultimate Compressor. With 10 different modules in a single interface, it is the closest you’ll come to being in a room filled with vintage analog compressors,
Your one-stop compression shop...
Introducing The McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor
The 6030 Ultimate Compressor is the next generation of dynamic range control technology. Building from the entire McDSP compression algorithm code base, the 6030 adds new sonic capabilities, stunning new interfaces, and quality only McDSP could deliver.
Using the popular module format, this plug-in offers ten different compressors. All of these designs are by McDSP – some completely from the ground up, while others are emulations of existing gear with unique variations created by McDSP. Each module is easy to operate, and yet has enough sophistication for the most discerning professional.
Whatever your style, from smooth tube emulations to aggressive solid-state designs, the 6030 Ultimate Compressor has a custom-made dynamic range control module that is just right for you.
Now You Can...
Speed Up Your Workflow
Quickly and easily audition 10 of the best compressors of all time in one comprehensive plugin
Mix Without Limits
Let the 6030’s accurate analog saturation processing and ultra-low latency make your mix sound exactly the way you want!
Go Beyond Hardware
Get the sound of the best compressors of all time, with brand new added features that make their functionality even better than their analog ancestors!
Use One-of-a-Kind Plug-ins
Sample brand new original McDSP designs to help you find the perfect compressor for your mix!
Expand Your Tonal Possibilities
Browse through a full spectrum of compressor options from all-tube designs to solid-state technology!
Get That "High-End" Sound
Hear what your music sounds like through spot-on emulations of some of the greatest and most-recorded compressors of all time, without having to book time at high-end studios!
Featured Compressor Modules
How Does The McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor Work?
McDSP is proud of their products (FilterBank and CompressorBank for example) and how they can emulate a variety of analog outboard gear by offering unique controls (Peak, Slope, Dip, BITE, Knee for example).
With the 6030 Ultimate Compressor, they’ve taken some revered classics and customized them to their liking. The result is TEN awesome compressors in ONE plug-in! Now some folks might get all shook up in the jimmies when they say they’ve altered some holy grail vintage outboard gear – but being creative is about taking chances, not re-hashing what has already been done before.
Why The McDSP 6030 Ultimate Compressor Is Such A Big Deal
- 10 compressor modules in a single interface
- Side chain support
- Analog Saturation modeling
- Double precision processing
- Ultra low latency
- Mono and stereo versions
“McDSP has put together one of the most comprehensive, unique and remarkable sounding compressor plug-ins I’ve ever used. With a very affordable price tag, the 6030’s quality and quantity to price ratio is outstanding.”
“If you’re looking for an easy-to-use, wonderful-sounding, versatile-as-hell compressor plug-in, look no further than 6030 Ultimate Compressor.”