P455 MDN Sidecar – Pulsar Modular Plugins
Grammy-winning mixing engineer Marc Daniel Nelson (Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, Eric Burdon, NeedtoBreathe) and Pulsar Modular, led by Audio Equipment Designer & CEO Ziad Sidawi, proudly unveil the culmination of their extraordinary collaboration: the P455 MDN Sidecar and P450 MDN EQ audio plugin bundle. This landmark release marks the pinnacle of Marc's obsession with finding a unique signature all-analog signal chain that works perfectly with everything from orchestral scores to hip-hop and pairs this endless pursuit with an audio equipment designer who has challenged all the tired norms of digital signal processing and broken barrier after barrier.
The heart of Marc's analog signal chain beats within his API Sidecar Console, once housed in the Sausalito Record Plant and featured on classic albums like Fleetwood Mac's Rumours and Stevie Wonder's Songs in the Key of Life, along with countless historically significant recordings. This now legendary equipment, coupled with Marc's meticulous pairing of outboard gear including his AT-101 Fairchild compressors, his API 5500 equalizer and his two favorite Analog-to-Digital converters, has enabled him to achieve the precise sound he envisioned and pursued for years. Now, with the introduction of the P455 MDN Sidecar and P450 MDN EQ, this signature sound is accessible to all, redefining what is fundamentally possible in the digital realm.
The P455 MDN Sidecar embodies the essence of Marc's analog workflow, offering an unparalleled multichannel summing emulation, painstaking recreations of a seemingly endless array of tube and transformer stages, and the unmistakable imprint of mastering-grade Analog-to-Digital converters. The EQ refines and expands upon the legacy of the hardware that served as initial inspiration, providing a finely tuned stereo equalizer, which can only be described as next generation evolution of the design. The custom compressor is a completely original design, conceived and built to the exacting high standards represented by every other component in this extraordinary processor. The result is a remarkable sense of massive headroom, forward midrange, cohesion, spaciousness, depth, punch and a velvety chocolate fatness that is unmistakably analog, but with all the convenience of a modern digital workflow.
The P450 MDN EQ is a comprehensive, CPU efficient, mixing-focused mono/stereo equalizer, suitable for use on virtually everything. When pushed hard, this equalizer seamlessly melds with the source, offering sonic precision that is on par with top-tier hardware. It achieves this without any of the unintended side-effects and compromises typically experienced with standard digital processors.
For years, Marc Daniel Nelson has been openly and graciously sharing his techniques and expertise. He is now taking this a step further and delivering his signature sound to you, without restrictions or compromise, through the P455 MDN Sidecar and P450 MDN EQ audio plugins.
Price and Availability
The bundle retails for $225 and is available in AAX, AU and VST3 for macOS & Windows. For a limited time, customers can take advantage of a special launch price of $189 until March 31, 2024. Loyalty discounts can be applied on top of the special launch price. Try the P450/P455 bundle for a 15-day unrestricted trial period and witness the transformative audio experience that defies expectations and sets a new standard for excellence in the industry.