McDSP

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Dialogue. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects and plenty more—and it becomes clear the job of dialogue mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is based on hardware originally conceived by Academy Award-winning re-recording mixer Mike Minkler and used on over 100 major motion pictures. The SA-2 is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA-2 is not just for dialogue. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser and a fine multi-frequency compressor.

The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of five bands of strategic active equalization, configured in a variety of modes to best address common issues of dialog. Each band of active equalization has a threshold control to determine at what signal level the active equalizer begins to effect the signal. There are also enable buttons for each band to quickly audition the effect of any given band. Two mode selectors—one for controlling the ballistics of the active equalization, and a second for placing the five bands at strategic locations in the frequency spectrum. Finally, there are input and output gain controls for overall adjustment.

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  • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
  • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions
  • All McDSP v7 plug-ins are optimized for Apple Silicon and the latest Intel processors
  • This v7 also comes with a generous 1,500+ additional presets, saving you time dialing in just the sound you need to get started with your mixing process

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