The MC2000 is a high-end multi-band compressor plug-in designed to emulate the sounds of vintage and modern compressors.
The MC2000 is three plug-ins:
MC202 - Two-band compression
MC303 - Three-band compression
MC404 - Four-band compression
The MC2000 gives the user complete control of multi-band dynamic compression. Common controls such as output (make-up gain), threshold, compression (ratio), attack, and release are provided. Non-standard Knee and BITE controls allow unique and unprecedented articulation of compression characteristics. Multiple peak detection circuit types provide flexibility only previously achieved by owning several compression units. Steep 24 dB/Oct crossover filters minimize signal leakage into adjacent compression bands.
Compression curve modeling
Multiple peak detection circuits
Adjustable crossover filters
Multi-band control linking
Analog Saturation Modeling
Double precision processing
Mono and stereo versions
HD v6: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
Native v6: AAX Native, AU, VST3
The MC2000 crossover can be controlled from the text displays just to the right of the Crossover Display, or from the display itself. To perform the later operation, simply click on the Crossover Display at the point where two adjacent crossover bands intersect. Mouse movement to the left or right (while holding the mouse button down, as with normal slider control) updates the crossover for the adjacent compression bands. When a crossover point begins to overlap with other crossover points, those points are updated as well, preserving the 2, 3, or 4 distinct compression bands.
The Bi-directional Intelligent Transient Enhancement control gives the compressor...well...more ‘bite’. As this control is increased, fast signal changes (transients) are allowed to pass through the compressor while the overall compression amount is the same. The transients of a compressed signal will become more obvious as more ‘bite’ is applied. This control is useful in emulating the response of analog compressors.
Any of the MC2000 plug-in compression bands can act as a master band, controlling that band and the other bands slaved to it. Using the Link control, a master section can be selected (Master 1, 2, 3, 4, or Unlinked). Quick control setup, expedited edits, and new creative compression techniques are possible using the compression band Link control.