McDSP 6050 on sale

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jochicago
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748 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:11 pm

Currently under $50 at outlets (see Every Plugin).

For those that don't know about this thing:
- It's 25+ modules of: compressors, eqs, other dynamics (like gate), and 3 saturators
- Sounds positively great
- It doesn't use CPU, runs on magic
- Slightly superseded by 6060, but it's mostly the same thing

You are buying great-sounding modeling of things like LA2A, 1176, Fairchild 670, Neve VCA, etc, for less than $2 each. I probably sound like I work for McDSP and I don't (but I won't reject a commission to my bitcoin account, contact me). But seriously, this is the thing I recommend for those that are trying to get off stock plugins. The compressors and saturators will take you to the next level. I don't use the eqs because I'm already hooked on visual parametrics, but for the analog eq lover this is also a paradise.

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Spencer Maddox
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576 posts since 19 Oct, 2017 from a state of anxiety

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:42 pm

Slate VMR User here.
How would you compare the Two?
Very Tempting at that Price...
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plexuss
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3507 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:42 pm

Spencer Maddox wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:42 pm
Slate VMR User here.
How would you compare the Two?
Very Tempting at that Price...
Have and use both. My opinion: Slate is more subtle and within more typical limits. McDSP has more vibe and colours outside the lines. Not that McDSP is better - having more subtle sweet sounding middle-of-the-road sonics like Slate is a good thing. But when I want more the 6050 can do it without being an overt "effect". I dont mind the workflow of either - I am pretty adaptaptable. Nothing bad stands out. for under $100 for 6050 is a great deal in terms of what you get compared to other similar plugins. the 6050 has so many modules and decent enough workflow and UI that its just sometimes fun to experiment with it.

escalona
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582 posts since 16 Jan, 2018 from Portland, OR USA

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:05 pm

6050 is a wonderful tool. I also have the 6060 and it feels overkill almost. And in all honesty, for me personally anything McDsp just sounds so good... my go-to HPF/LPF is still the F202 and it's one of the oldest plugins I can remember... (was it even before the year 2000?)
The fact that you can load the 6060 with every imaginable combination of compressor, EQ, tape, saturation and more... split the signal and still hit less than 1% cpu is amazing to me (and of course, at an amazing quality the sound). :tu:

sacer
KVRian
638 posts since 8 Jan, 2012 from frankfurt, Germany

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:47 am

what are upgrade prices to 6060 ?

Raddler1
KVRist
158 posts since 17 Mar, 2012 from Montreal

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am

escalona wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:05 pm
6050 is a wonderful tool. I also have the 6060 and it feels overkill almost. And in all honesty, for me personally anything McDsp just sounds so good... my go-to HPF/LPF is still the F202 and it's one of the oldest plugins I can remember... (was it even before the year 2000?)
The fact that you can load the 6060 with every imaginable combination of compressor, EQ, tape, saturation and more... split the signal and still hit less than 1% cpu is amazing to me (and of course, at an amazing quality the sound). :tu:
Would you compare the quality to some big name? UAD, PA ??

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Vortifex
KVRAF
1539 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:04 pm

Edited

jochicago
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748 posts since 26 Feb, 2018

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:14 pm

Raddler1 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Would you compare the quality to some big name? UAD, PA ??
For me, well-designed things get to a point where they are functional, they get the job done and there's nothing wrong with them. Some people fall in love with them, some swear by them, but anyone can grab and use and find no fault.

These modules haven't been updated in ages. Even with the 6060 they didn't "update" their character, just added more features. This is because they've had them "right" all along so there's nothing to update. Keep in mind that they are not meant to be "perfect" replicas to a particular hardware unit sampled. McDSP wanted to capture the spirit of the machine in the McDSP style.

In summary: for what they are they are perfect. Is it particularly better or worse than anything? IMO No. This is McDSP's take on classic comps and some new ones. Someone may have a different take, but there's no faulting the sound of these modules. They are not noisy, or distort oddly, or squash the stereo width, or needlessly add gain, or an unexpected eq curve. They just do their thing following along the spirit of the units they try to emulate, and they do so well, and they sound good in the process without any notable funkiness, and with very minimal CPU. Perfectly good modules.

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plexuss
KVRAF
3507 posts since 8 Jul, 2009

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:11 pm

jochicago wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:14 pm
Raddler1 wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:40 am
Would you compare the quality to some big name? UAD, PA ??
For me, well-designed things get to a point where they are functional, they get the job done and there's nothing wrong with them. Some people fall in love with them, some swear by them, but anyone can grab and use and find no fault.

These modules haven't been updated in ages. Even with the 6060 they didn't "update" their character, just added more features. This is because they've had them "right" all along so there's nothing to update. Keep in mind that they are not meant to be "perfect" replicas to a particular hardware unit sampled. McDSP wanted to capture the spirit of the machine in the McDSP style.

In summary: for what they are they are perfect. Is it particularly better or worse than anything? IMO No. This is McDSP's take on classic comps and some new ones. Someone may have a different take, but there's no faulting the sound of these modules. They are not noisy, or distort oddly, or squash the stereo width, or needlessly add gain, or an unexpected eq curve. They just do their thing following along the spirit of the units they try to emulate, and they do so well, and they sound good in the process without any notable funkiness, and with very minimal CPU. Perfectly good modules.
Agreed. To me they are like an Acustica Audio Acqua - Lite. Not as overt and over the top like the AA products but not as clean and subtle as say Slate or even more PA. They are a "safe" take on an analogue modelled sound.

ralfrobert
KVRist
267 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm

Call me stupid but…

Can anyone tell me what the difference between HD and native is… except for the price tag? I am new to the McDSP world, and the descriptions do not explain.

ramseysounds
KVRian
539 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:33 pm

£38 at plugin boutique plus you get an £85 loopcloud bundle thrown in for free. Tempted...
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

woodsdenis
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1546 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:35 pm

ralfrobert wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Call me stupid but…

Can anyone tell me what the difference between HD and native is… except for the price tag? I am new to the McDSP world, and the descriptions do not explain.
Absolutely no difference in sound, one is fro PT HD and the other (cheaper one ) is for native systems (AU /VST etc)
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10.12.6 Digi 96 io
Cubase 10, Ableton Live 10.1, Bitwig 1.3

ramseysounds
KVRian
539 posts since 9 Jul, 2014 from UK

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:37 pm

ralfrobert wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Call me stupid but…

Can anyone tell me what the difference between HD and native is… except for the price tag? I am new to the McDSP world, and the descriptions do not explain.
https://www.mcdsp.com/support/plug-in-s ... -1080-1250 :tu:
I wonder what happens if I press this button...

ralfrobert
KVRist
267 posts since 24 Jul, 2017

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm

Thanks. Missed this on the site. I am able to read actually. :)

The only thing that keeps me from buying is the restrictive copy protection. No offline soft iLok.

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Vortifex
KVRAF
1539 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: McDSP 6050 on sale

Post Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:56 pm

ralfrobert wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:51 pm
Thanks. Missed this on the site. I am able to read actually. :)

The only thing that keeps me from buying is the restrictive copy protection. No offline soft iLok.
Yeah when I saw that I noped out. Also none of the compressors have a mix dial or highpass filter, things which ought to be standard these days.

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