McDSP has released SA-2 Dialog Processor plug-in as part of their version 6.1 update.
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 dialog. It's intended to be equally useful for vocals, and for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a multi-frequency compressor.
The SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of 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.
- 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.