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4040 Retro Limiter HD

Limiter by McDSP

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Note: This product is the HD version. You can purchase the Native version HERE.

The 4040 Retro Limiter combines a look-ahead brick wall limiter function with several subjective treatments to make the limiting action subtle, and yet vintage.

All Retro plug-ins use a McDSP designed output stage topology to eliminate digital clipping at any output level and produce a smoother distortion characteristic. This feature is in addition to the analogue saturation modelling that has made McDSP famous over the last decade.

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


  • Unique original algorithms with transparent yet vintage sound
  • Up to 36 dB of signal gain
  • Anti-Clip Output Stage Topology
  • Analog Saturation modelling
  • Double precision processing
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Mono and stereo versions

System Requirements


  • OSX 10.8 or higher (64-bit only)


  • Windows 7 (32/64-bit)


  • 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: This product can be activated using iLok Cloud OR an iLok USB Dongle.

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