6050 Ultimate Channel Strip
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 over 25 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.

  • Over 25 EQ, compressor, gate, expander, saturator, and filter modules

  • Easy drag and drop, on the fly module auditioning

  • Side chain support

  • Input and output control

  • Analog Saturation Modeling

  • Double precision processing

  • Ultra Low Latency

  • Mono and stereo versions
  • HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST3
The 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip EQ modules best suited for vocal and dialog applications include the E300/301, British E, Moo Q and EZ Q. The high pass filter of the EZ Q (and also the British E module) is great for removing vocal plosives, and all these modules have good frequency ranges to fine tune the typical vocal performance. The compression module offerings designed to handle vocals and dialog include the C671, MT2, and iC2 modules. For more articulated performances where significant amounts of sibilance are present, the Over EZ 2 and BC-22 modules work well.
The EQ ’76, FRG EEE and E357 modules are great for drums, like their compressor modules counterparts. These modules’ four-band configurations are flexible enough to deal with the whole drum kit, or one instrument at a time. The SST ’77, FRG 445, and D358 compression modules are great for dealing with drums tracks. Although these modules can be used to really compress the incoming audio, they have enough control and flexibility to produce well balanced dynamic range control.
Keys, Etc.
Any of the 6050 modules are good for keyboards, guitar, and other instruments, but the E300/301 modules balance the flexibility of a modern equalizer with the restrictions of a more classic design. In short, it’s hard to screw up a track with the E300/301 modules. Instruments like piano, keyboard, and guitar do well with the 6050 compression modules with more control like the FRG 445 and BC-22.
"In the studio, my favorite is the 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip. I can get any color and tone from old to new sounds it's magical."
Wilberto Madera
Wilberto Madera, FOH for Pitbull, Sebastian Yatra, and Enrique Iglesias
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The 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip is also included in the Everything Pack
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