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October 18, 2004
Designed for seamless integration with Digidesign's ICON, Channel G is comprised of four plug-ins featuring separate EQ and Dynamics sections, a Console Strip, and a 5.1 Compressor.
The equalization section boasts 2 fully sweepable notch filters (or high and low pass filters with selectable slopes of 6, 12, 18, and 24 dB/octave) and 5 bands of parametric EQ with switchable shelving EQs with a gain range 15 dB.
Channel G offers a suite of four compelling dynamic tools; an adjustable knee compressor, brick wall limiter, expander, and gate. In addition, the dynamics section provides a separate set of switchable filters (identical to those found in the EQ), which can be placed inline with the EQ filters for slopes up to 48 dB/oct. The EQ and Compressor have calibration modes specifically for music and post applications as well as modeled modes of the world's most popular analog desks.
The surround compressor consists of four separate compressors grouped by LR, C, LsRs, and LFE channel sets. Each compressor within the 5.1 configuration can key from any combination of the surround channel sets (LR, C, LsRs, and LFE). The compressors can also be linked in a variety of ways to suit any surround application.
Channel G is $995 TDM Mac OSX, shipping mid November 2004 with Win XP supportexpected by years end.
In other McDSP news, the company has Windows XP support for Pro Tools TDM, RTAS, and AudioSuite systems. McDSP's full product line will be available on Windows XP as a free downloadable cross-grade from mcdsp.com by the end of 2004. Mac OSX and Win XP versions will use the same iLok authorization for hassle-free session interchange.
Also, Massive Pack 3 users can now upgrade their FilterBank and MC2000 TDM only versions to include RTAS and AudioSuite support for $95 through mcdsp.com. Upgrade authorizations require a valid ilok.com account.
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