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The 4030 Retro Compressor is a unique dynamic range control topology coupled with a wet/dry mix control to balance compressed and uncompressed signals. An active attack and release design allows aggressive compression settings with minimal artifact generation.

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.

Retro plug-ins are a line of ‘classics’ that can live up to their own name without emulating something else.

For more information, check out the Colin’s Corner article about this product.


  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound
  • Mix control
  • Side chain support
  • Anti-Clip Output Stage Topology
  • Analog Saturation modeling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions
HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST
Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST

Jun Murakawa (Buck Cherry, Ronnie Wood, Nine Inch Nails) shows how he uses 4030 Retro Compressor on drums.

Retro Pack overview with Colin McDowell.

SoundCloud links coming soon.
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