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Academic Discounts

All full and part time students from higher education institutions are eligible for incredible academic discounts on individual McDSP plug-ins and bundles!

  • Student/Faculty discounts
  • Plug-ins and bundles
  • Full versions

We are devoted to delivering the highest quality plug-ins and want to ensure the next generation of audio professionals have access to the best. A valid student or faculty ID or other proof of enrollment is required for all purchases.

Download Student/Teacher Order Form

Education Program

Are you a higher education institution looking to provide access to award-winning plug-ins for all your students and faculty?
Then the McDSP Education Program is just for you.

  • Easy sign up
  • Low annual fee
  • Faculty access included

Eligible schools can enroll and have access to McDSP plug-ins across every single workstation for a low annual fee. For more details on how to get McDSP plug-ins for your school, faculty and student facilities, contact us at

Inquire About McDSP Education Program


Fall 2018 East Coast College Tour

  • Oct 13, Saturday: IMSTA FESTA at Ryerson University RTA in Toronto, ON (Free to public, click to register here)
  • Oct 15, Monday: Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct 16, Tuesday: Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY
  • Oct 18 or 19, Thursday or Friday: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY
  • Oct 23, Tuesday: Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA


Education Program Partners

Over 150 schools across globe have become partners in our McDSP Education Program and continue to spread the word about the value of McDSP plug-ins. Here are only a few examples:

More than 80 films per year are completed at AFI and each one depends on McDSP plug-ins to finish the sound. – Mark Henry - Sound Design Instructor at American Film Institute


  • Pyramind 208 208


    “At Pyramind, all our classroom and studio computers are equipped with the latest McDSP plug-ins. Having access to these awesome sounding, easy to use plugs is great for students and teachers. Students can grasp audio processing techniques, simply, while teachers can be assured that students …

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    Itec Audio Studios

    Wilkis ‘Ideology’ Figuereo, CEO and Founder of Itec Audio Studios, says that “McDSP products are essential tools used for teaching our students in-the-box signal processing. We use the McDSP line in our Mixing and Mastering course and what makes this product so amazing is the …

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  • Hills Road 208 208

    Hills Road Sixth Form College

    Alexander Hough, Music Technician at Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, England says, “The McDSP plug-ins have been a stalwart of our studios for quite some time now and the level of professionalism that the students are able to obtain using the McDSP suite …

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  • Foothillcollege 208 208

    Foothill College

    Mark Anderson, Instructor at Foothill College in California says McDSP has the best sounding plug-ins they’ve tested. “Both Native and TDM are consistently outperforming plug-ins costing two to ten times more. When you’re dealing with hundreds of student recording and editing projects per quarter, as …

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  • Guilford Tech Comcollege

    Guilford Technical Community College

    “Having McDSP as a partner has given our students an opportunity to experience high-end professional tools. In this budget challenged economy, our program may not have been able to purchase McDSP software to the extent that our present partnership allows. Also, the ability students have …

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  • Artinst Seattle 208 208

    The Art Institute of Seattle

    Academic Director of The Art Institute of Seattle, Steve Barsotti says, “The Emerald Pack has been an integral portion of our signal processing curriculum. In the second term students take a course that covers most of the fundamental essential components of audio production including signal …

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  • American Film Inst 208 208

    American Film Institute

    Along with sound mixing and engineering curriculum, McDSP products have also made their way into the post-production arena. Sound Design instructor Mark Henry from the American Film Institute says, “McDSP plug-ins are utilized for all our post-production audio processes. More than 80 films per year …

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  • RMIT Copy

    RMIT University

    “McDSP has greatly assisted us to teach on a professional level, with students thereby understanding that using pro-level gear does make a significant sonic difference. The difference it has made to our graduates is nothing short of excellence,” says Anthony Norris, Sound Production Teacher at …

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