McDSP Releases New APB Plug-ins, Driver, and Status Application Updates
Mountain View, CA – September 15, 2020

McDSP is proud to ship two new APB plug-ins, an updated APB Driver, an improved APB Status application and additional improvements to all other APB plug-ins.  
The all new MC-3 Multi-band Compressor is the world's first fully automated analog multi-band compressor, made exclusively for the APB.  Like other APB plug-ins, all MC-3 parameters are automatable and can be saved as a preset for instant session recall.  The matched and calibrated analog channels of the APB-16 and APB-8 hardware make the MC-3 one of the most precise analog multi-band compressors available.  The MC-3 supports Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and other AU/VST3 hosts.

The next addition to the APB plug-in line up is the L-18 Surround Limiter.  Surround formats from LCR to 7.1.2 are supported.  All processing functions are identical to the original L-18 Limiter, with the additions of surround channel link modes, separately enabled LFE processing and an LFE soft curve mode, and expanded VU metering.  All L-18 Surround Limiter parameters are automatable and can be saved as a preset for instant session recall.   The L-18 Surround Limiter supports only Pro Tools at this time.

The MC-3 and L-18 Surround Limiter are free to all registered APB customers. 

New updates have also been released for the APB driver (v1.1.9) and APB Status application (v1.0.23).   The new driver provides improved playback reliability for large sessions, and the improvements in the APB Status application include additional user messaging and new operational tips when hovering over APB Status application controls.  

Additional updates to all APB plug-ins include the ability to save the last used UI size selected as a user preference across AAX, AU, and VST3 plug-in formats. 

The MC-3 Multi-band Compressor, L-18 Surround Limiter, latest APB Driver and Status application, and other APB plug-in updates can all be downloaded from McDSP's website at:
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McDSP is an innovative and award-winning Silicon Valley audio software company founded in 1998 by Colin McDowell. McDSP technology can be found in pro audio plug-ins for popular digital audio workstations including Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and Avid live sound systems. McDSP audio algorithms are also used by companies such as Audiokinetic, Bioware, and Microsoft, and in consumer products like the LouderLogic iOS audio player.