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McDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor Wins Emmy® Award

Mountain View, CA – September 27, 2017

McDSP Receives Emmy® Award for SA-2 Dialog Processor

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored McDSP’s SA-2 Dialog Processor with a 2017 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development.

The Engineering Emmy is presented to an individual, company or organization for engineering developments that are so significant an improvement on existing methods or so innovative in nature that they materially affect the transmission, recording or reception of television.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor has been recognized for its role in improving the overall sound of recorded speech for some of television’s most popular shows. The SA-2 is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. Though the SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech, it’s not just for dialog. It’s also equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor.

“Receiving our first Emmy is a tremendous honor and we are very grateful for the Television Academy‘s recognition,” said McDSP Founder & CTO, Colin McDowell. “We’d like to thank our clients who continue to use our software on so many popular shows. It is their dedication to bringing the best sound to the audience that inspires us to continue developing new ways to make their needs a reality.”

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Company Statement

McDSP is an innovative and award-winning Silicon Valley audio software company founded in 1998 by Colin McDowell. McDSP technology can be found in pro audio plug-ins for popular digital audio workstations including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and Avid live sound systems. McDSP audio algorithms are also used by companies such as Audiokinetic, Bioware, and Microsoft, and in consumer products like the LouderLogic iOS audio player.

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