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4030 Retro Comp

Compressor Plugin by McDSP
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From our friends at Sweetwater.

4030 Retro Comp by McDSP is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin and an AAX Plugin.
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The 4030 Retro Compressor is a unique dynamic range control topology. It is coupled with a wet/dry mix control to balance compressed and uncompressed signals. An active attack and release design allows aggressive compression settings with minimal artifact generation. All Retro plug-ins use a McDSP designed output stage that puts a unique transformer-like touch on the audio signal.

Retro plug-ins are a line of 'classics' that can live up to their own name without emulating something else.

Smooth Vocals

The signal dependent 'smarts' in the 4030 Retro Compressor make it an ideal choice for vocals. The Ratio control is continuous, giving you that 'just right' compression ratio.

Balanced Drums

The Mix control of the 4030 Retro Compressor really shines when used on a drum buss.

Extreme Versatility

The 4030 Retro is very capable of delivering a good sound using its internal signal dependent 'smarts'. Its utility across a diverse range of input signal should not be underestimated.

I use the Retro Compressor on almost everything and love the mix knob.

Cory Churko - Award winning multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and mix engineer


  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound.
  • Up to 36 dB of signal gain.
  • Unique Output Stage Topology.
  • Double precision processing.
  • Zero latency.
  • Collection of presets from award winning mix engineers.
  • Mono and stereo versions.

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