McDSP has announced the release of the AE600 Active Equalizer, a greatly improved version of McDSP’s TEC Award Nominated AE400 Active Equalizer, with more bands, more EQ and filtering options, and an improved user interface.

The AE600 has 6 completely independent fixed and active EQ bands. Every fixed and active band has its own gain, frequency, Q, and EQ mode controls.

EQ mode options include parametric, proportional Q parametric, 5x Q parametric, Baxandall shelving EQ, vintage styled EQ, X-style shelving EQ, Baxandall shelving EQ plus filtering, and high and low pass filtering. All bands are completely overlapping and can use the input signal or selected side chain inputs to trigger the active EQ response. Each active band has its own threshold, attack, release, and ratio controls.

Additional features include prefiltering, a larger display, more metering options, and algorithm optimizations.

The AE600 is available at an introductory price of $149 USD Native and $249 USD HD until November 30th, 2016. AE400 users may purchase the AE600 for only $49 USD during the intro sale.

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