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The 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip has everything you need to make your mix sound great. All the modules from the award-winning 6020 Ultimate EQ and 6030 Ultimate Compressor plug-ins are included. Additional modules include gates, expanders, signal saturators, and specialized filters.

The 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip has input and output stages, wrapped around 3 module bays in which any of the 28 modules can be inserted. Easily drag and drop any module to rearrange the signal flow of your channel strip. A module selector panel allows quick auditioning of equalizers, compressors and additional effects. Like the original 6020 and 6030 plug-ins, each new module in the 6050 draws on classic and modern designs over the last four decades. Operation is simple and intuitive, and the sound quality is what professionals worldwide have come to know in McDSP plug-ins.

Artist Presets included from: Mike Dean, Bob Horn, Neal Avron, ROCAsound, John Feldmann, Aaron Harris, and Lovy Longomba.


  • Over 25 EQ, compressor, gate, expander, saturator, and filter modules
  • Easy drag and drop, on the fly module auditioning
  • Side chain support
  • 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

New Modules


S 671

Tracks needing a bit of grit will benefit from a touch up from the S671 saturation module. A Tone control is provided to taylor the ‘edge’ added by the S671 to a variety of applications.



If the analog saturation from the S671 is not the right tone tweak, then the creamy tube overdrive of the Moo-D module may be a better choice. Often a better choice for mixes than for individual tracks.



In-your-face distortion is what the D-100 module is for. When tracks need to get ‘nasty’ the D-100 is a go-to choice.



The Mid Emphasis Filter (MEF) does more than just cut out some of the low and high frequency content of a track. The Emphasis control brings out what is left between the two filter bands, helping tracks stand out without competing with each other.



A re-issue of the classic FilterBank E4 module from 1999, the E404 offers up the same high pass filter, low shelf, parametric, and high shelf EQ that made FilterBank an award-winning plug-in.



Inspired by noise gate units such as the dbx 904, 363x, and 463x, the EZ G is a great complement to the dynamics Over EZ compressor. A set of adjustable side chain high pass and low pass filters make the EZ G a versatile noise gate.



Upwards and downwards expansion is what the FRG X is all about. Up to 24 dB of signal cut or boost is available, along with a ratio control. Adjustable signal chain filtering is included.



The iX downward expander provides as much signal rejection as the EZ G, but as an expander also offers a ratio control to adjust the transition, or slope, between the unaffected and expanded signals.

Introducing the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip

6050 Ultimate Channel Strip Tutorial

McDSP QuickTips – Programmed Drums and the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip

  • 6050_GS


    We can safely say that (once again) McDSP delivered an awesome tool, with a solid execution and that is easy and fun to use all the way.

    • 6050AMI

      Audio Media

      One of my favourite features of the 6050 is the ability to keep your settings while changing modules.

      • 6050AMI

        Tape Op

        And that’s the real success of rack-style plug-ins for me — the convenience of opening one insert, and everything’s there in one place.

        • 6050SOS

          Sound on Sound

          McDSP’s modular channel strip places the focus firmly on creating a fast and enjoyable user experience and does so very effectively.

        Russ Hughes of Pro Tools Expert reviews the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip

        Eli Krantzberg reviews the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip

Read Colin’s Corner on the 6050 to learn about all of the new modules.

Justin Hergett (Jason Mraz, Beyoncé, SoMo) shows how he uses the 6050 on percussion and vocals for Micah Jasper track ‘8 Bit Waterfall’.

S671 Saturator as a Preamp Model by Groove3

Isolating a Snare Drum with EZ G by Groove3

6050 on Female Vocals with Alex Solano

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