System Requirements

McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Pro Tools | HD, Logic X, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Studio One, Sonar, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, VST and/or VST3 plug-in formats.

McDSP Native plug-ins support AAX Native, AU, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP HD plug-ins additionally support the AAX DSP plug-in format, as well as AAX Native, AU, VST, VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP plug-ins support Mac OS 10.8.x (Mountain Lion), 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan), 10.12.x (Sierra), 10.13.x (High Sierra), 10.14.X (Mojave), and Windows 7, 8, and 10.

McDSP plug-ins require an iLok2, iLok3, or iLok cloud for authorization. Latest iLok drivers are recommended. iLok Cloud support requires v6.5 or later.

McDSP AAX plug-ins support Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later, 11.1.3 or later, and Pro Tools 12.x or later.

McDSP AU plug-ins require Mac OS 10.8.x or later, and support Logic X, Digital Performer, Ableton live, and other AU compatible DAWs.

McDSP VST and VST3 plug-ins require Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.8.x or later, and support Cubase 7.x or later, Nuendo 6.5.x or later, and other VST and VST3 compatible DAWs.

McDSP HD plug-ins also support the VENUE S6L live sound systems.

Problems with my order

Set Up and Installation
I am having trouble with a McDSP Demo.
Just installed a new version of McDSP plug-ins but they are not recognized by my DAW.
Where do the various VST plug-ins get installed on Windows systems?
Where are the VST3 presets installed on Windows systems?

iLok/Authorization issues
How do I redeem and activate my McDSP iLok authorization?
What is iLok Cloud?
I purchased some plug-ins. Why can't I see any authorizations in my iLok account?
I lost my iLok/My iLok was stolen. What can be done to restore my plug-ins?

More FAQ's
How do I know what version my McDSP plug-ins are?
What is the difference between an HD and a Native McDSP plug-in?