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The 4030 Retro Compressor is a unique dynamic range control topology. It is 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 that puts a unique transformer-like touch on the audio signal.
Retro plug-ins are a line of ‘classics’ that can live up to their own name without emulating something else.

Smooth Vocals
The signal dependent ‘smarts’ in the 4030 Retro Compressor make it an ideal choice for vocals. The Ratio control is continuous, giving you that ‘just right’ compression ratio.
Balanced Drums
The Mix control of the 4030 Retro Compressor really shines when used on a drum buss.
Extreme Versatility
The 4030 Retro is very capable of delivering a good sound using its internal signal dependent ‘smarts’. Its utility across a diverse range of input signal should not be underestimated.
"I use the Retro Compressor on almost everything and love the mix knob."
Cory Churko
Award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and mix engineer
"I use the Retro Compressor on almost everything and love the mix knob."
Cory Churko
Award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and mix engineer
Features
  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound

  • Up to 36 dB of signal gain

  • Unique Output Stage Topology
  • Double precision processing

  • Zero latency

  • Collection of presets from award winning mix engineers

  • Mono and stereo versions
Formats
  • HD: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native: AAX Native, AU, VST3
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The Art of Compressing Low End
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Analog Saturation Modeling
The 4030 uses McDSP’s famous analog saturation modeling with a highly stylized look and sound.
Automation
All 4030 Retro Compressor controls are completely automatable.
Anti-clipping
The 4030’s anit-clip output stage eliminates digital clipping using subjectively derived saturation.
Signal Dependent Adjustment
With active attack and release settings applied in real time, users are able to implement aggressive compressor settings with minimal artifact regeneration.
Side Chain
Select side chain input instead of the input signal as the compression key. The “listen” button lets you audition the signal being used to trigger the compressor.
Mix
A simple tool with incredible utility allows users to easily balance the compressed and uncompressed signals to preserve the track’s natural sound.
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