SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor
The SPC2000 Compressor features multiple parallel and serial compression combinations.

It takes the power and flexibility of the now classic CompressorBank plug-in by McDSP, and offers two, three, and four stage configurations with serial and parallel routing combinations unlike any dynamic processor. Couple this routing capability with the ability to emulate any other compressor, and it’s clear the SPC2000 is a serious audio tool.

SPC2000 is three plug-ins:

SPC202 - Two-stage configuration

SPC303 - Three-stage configuration

SPC404 - Four-stage configuration
  • Multiple parallel and serial compression combinations

  • Compression curve modeling

  • Multiple peak detection circuits

  • Multi-compressor control linking

  • Analog Saturation Modeling

  • Double precision processing

  • Ultra Low Latency
  • HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST3
The Knee control has three ranges of values - undershoot range is -10 to 0, overshoot range is 0 to +10, and overshoot with compression ‘tail’ is +10 to +15. The undershoot range creates a smoothed transition from unity gain (1:1 compression ratio) to the selected compression ratio. This effect emulates the trademarked ‘over easy’ compression curves of the dbx compressors. The overshoot range allows the compressor to ‘miss’, or ‘overshoot’ the desired compression ratio and ultimately recover to a linear compression curve. This effect creates pumping/breathing effects found in such compressors as the Neve 33609CTM.
Analog Modeling
The SPC2000 plug-in uses the compression algorithms from the McDSP CompressorBank plug-in. Thus, the SPC2000 plug-in can model a wide variety of vintage and contemporary compressor implementations – in serial and parallel. Imagine a dbx 165 operating in parallel with a Neve 33609CT then followed in series by a Teletronix LA2A.
Time Constants
The SPC2000 compressors have two types of Time Constant (TC) circuit algorithms to emulate the TC circuit responses (and hence sound) of other compressors: Pure Peak Detection (Type-1) and Adaptive Release (Type-2). With Pure Peak Detection, the release response is unaffected by new signals if those signal levels are below the current release level. However, with Adaptive Release, the release response is affected by new signal regardless of the signal level relative to the current release level.
"What's not to like?"
Colin McDowell
Engineering Emmy Award winner, McDSP CEO, CTO, and company founder
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The SPC2000 Serial/Parallel Compressor is also included in the Everything Pack
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