MCDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor Native

Dialog Processor

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The Emmy Award Winning MCDSP SA-2 Dialog Processor Native

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.
Adjust all five SA-2 band frequencies up or down as much as one octave from the original Emmy Award-winning settings.
Adjust the amount of overall processing from the SA-2 without having to adjust band thresholds individually. The range can be used to increase SA-2 attenuation by up to 50% more than the original design.
The signals being removed by the SA-2 processing can be auditioned by enabling the Monitor button just beneath the Output gain control.


    • Five independent bands of strategic active equalization
    • Multiple process modes for a variety of applications
  • Unique signal reduction metering
    • Double precision processing
    • Zero latency
    • Collection of presets from award-winning mix engineers
  • Mono and stereo versions


  • HD: AAX DSP/Native, AU, VST3
  • Native: AAX Native, AU, VST3

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