Dialog. The focal point of any movie, television show, documentary, or for that matter, any creative media production involving the spoken word. Add to the mix a sweeping musical score, dozens of foley effects, and plenty more – and it becomes clear the job of dialog mixing is a tall order. After all, if you can’t hear what the actors are saying, why watch it at all!!
The SA2 Dialog Processor is designed to improve the overall sound of recorded speech. But the SA2 is not just for dialog. It’s equally useful for vocals, and is a great tool for adjusting the timbre of any track, a reliable de-esser, and a fine multi-frequency compressor, in our completely biased opinion.
The SA2 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
McDSP customers can now choose between using an iLok dongle or using the new iLok Cloud authorization process. Version 6.5.x of McDSP plug-ins is required.
McDSP HD and Native plug-ins are compatible with Pro Tools, Pro Tools | HD, Logic X, Cubase, Nuendo, Ableton Live, MOTU Digital Performer, Studio One, Sonar, and other DAWs that support AAX, AU, VST and/or VST3 plug-in formats.
McDSP Native plug-ins support AAX Native, AU, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP HD plug-ins additionally support the AAX DSP plug-in format, as well as AAX Native, AU, VST, and VST3 plug-in formats. McDSP plug-ins support Mac OS 10.8.x (Mountain Lion), 10.9.x (Mavericks), 10.10.x (Yosemite), 10.11.x (El Capitan), 10.12.x (Sierra), 10.13.x (High Sierra), and Windows 7, 8, and 10.
McDSP plug-ins prior to Version 6.5 require an iLok2 or iLok3 USB Smart Key for authorization
McDSP AAX plug-ins require Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.8.x or later, and support Pro Tools 10.3.8 or later, 11.1.3 or later, and Pro Tools 12.x or later.
McDSP AU plug-ins require Mac OS 10.8.x or later, and support Logic X, Digital Performer, Ableton Live, and other AU compatible DAWs.
McDSP VST and VST3 plug-ins require Windows 7 or later, Mac OS 10.8.x or later, and support Cubase 7.x or later, Nuendo 6.5.x or later, and other VST and VST3 compatible DAWs.
McDSP HD plug-ins also support the VENUE S3L and S6L live sound systems.
For some Windows DAWs, 188.8.131.52 plug-ins may intermittently hang on load. To resolve this issue, quit and restart DAW. McDSP is working with PACE to resolve this issue. This is NOT an issue with ProTools or Cubase.