MDW Dynamic Range Controller MDWDRC2-Native FAQ

Answers to common questions here regarding the MDWDRC2-Native

MDWDRC2-Native User Guide PDF 24MB


Does MDWDRC2-Native run natively on M1 Mac?

Yes but via Rosetta 2 due to Pro Tools compatibility.

Where can I purchase MDWDRC2-Native?

MDWDRC2-Native, that includes AAX Native, VST3 and AU, is only available at the MDW Shop.

What are the System Requirements for MDWDRC2-Native?

OS: MacOS 10.7 or later (64-bit)
Pro Tools 12.x or later

OS: 64-bit Windows 10
Pro Tools 12.x or later

Copy Protection – Requires iLok USB 2 Key (for authorization; not included) or higher

Please see the product page for more information.


What types of plugin formats are included in MDWDRC2-Native?

The installer comes with AAX-Native, AU and VST3 for both Mac and Windows

Why is this only available in AAX-Native and not in DSP?

At the time of release this particular plug-in, AAX-Native was the format best suited for cross-platforms.

Do I need an iLok2 or 3 for this?

Yes, iLok2 or iLok 3 are required to authorize MDWDRC2-Native via the latest iLok License Manager app. An original iLok will NOT work to authorize MDWDRC2-Native and iLok Cloud is currently not supported to authorize MDWDRC2-Native.

Can I activate the license on my local machine/iLok cloud?

No, the license is currently supported and can be activated via an iLok 2 or 3 usb key.

I’d like to try the plug-in first before I make my purchase. Can I demo the plug-in?

Yes. Please go to the demo request page and proceed to check out. You will receive an email with demo code and you can activate it via iLok License Management App. Once the process is completed, a 30-day demo license will be deposited. Please refer to this page for how to activate your code. iLok2 or 3 required.

I have demo’d DRC2 in the past during the development - does my license work with DRC2-Native?

No, a new set of licenses will need to be purchased to run the MDWDRC2-Native version.

Where can I find the MDWDRC2-Native guide?

This will be available soon. We will contact all users once the new User Guide is published.


I installed MDWDRC2-Native but I can't find the plug-in in Pro Tools

This is a common problem. MDWDRC2-Native comes in Mono and Multi-Mono plug-ins. Please check under the multi-mono plug-in folder on your Pro Tools system.

How do I find my Pro Tools plug-ins folder and VST3 and AU (AU are Mac only) plugins on a Mac or Windows?

Here are the locations for the plugin…

  • Mac
  • Open Finder, From the ‘Go’ menu select ‘Go to Folder’ (Command+Shift+G), Type: /Library, Hit enter. The plugins are in these folders within the Library folder…
  • MDWEQ6-AAX: /Library/Application Support/Avid/Audio/Plug-Ins folder.
    MDWEQ6 VST: Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/VST3
    MDWEQ6 AU: Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components
  • Win:
    MDWEQ6 AAX: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Avid\Audio\Plug-Ins
    MDWEQ6 VST: C:\Program Files\Common Files\VST3


Are there any presets available?

Not at the time of the release but we are working to be available in the near future.