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SA-2 Dialog Processor HD

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“I was so impressed that I am now off exploring other McDSP plug-ins, which somehow I seem to have passed by in my mixing travels.”
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“I had great fun trying SA-2 on vocals—where it is an excellent and nearly transparent de-esser because of the five frequency bands are useful to “zero in” on the problem frequencies.”
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“After taking the SA-2 for a test drive, I can see myself using this quite often, and not only for dialog, but for instruments as well.”
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Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

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 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 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 SA-2 Dialog Processor is made up of 5 bands of strategic 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

System Requirements


  • OSX 10.8 (or higher)


  • Windows 7 (or higher)


  • AAX DSP/Native
  • AU
  • VST

Platform Requirements:

  • AAX versions require Pro Tools 10.3.8 or higher, or Pro Tools 11.1.3 or higher
  • S3L/S6L versions require VENUE OS 5.2 or higher
  • AU versions recommended for Logic 9, X, or higher
  • VST versions recommended for Cubase 7.x, 8.X, or higher, and Nuendo 6.5 or higher


Please note: An iLok USB Dongle OR an active internet connection is required in order to activate and use this product.

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