Blue Cat MB-5 Dynamix
Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix is an extremely powerful all-in-one multiband dynamics processor: it can be used as a multiband compressor, limiter, gate, expander, waveshaper, or all combined at once, on any part of the spectrum.
The unique dynamics processing section of the Blue Cat's Dynamics plug-in has been streamlined and integrated into this plug-in to process each one of the 5 bands separately.
The plug-in provides unique envelope detection capabilities that let one band trigger the dynamics response on others (internal side-chain). Combined with the advanced stereo features including mid/side processing and independent channels activation, it gives you full control over the dynamics of the signal for a wide range of effects.
An additional brick wall limiter/clipper protects the output for complete control over the dynamics response.
The plug-in provides comprehensive visual feedback to let you know what's exactly going on at every step of the dynamics processor: for each channel, monitor the spectrum, the in/out levels, dynamics response, compression ratio and in/out level of each band...
The user interface has been designed to streamline the workflow, and despite the wide range of functionalities offered by the plug-in, it is extremely easy to use. Inter-bands controls (copy/paste, link...) lets you create complex treatments with a few clicks.
Thanks to its advanced MIDI and automation output capabilities, Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix is capable of advanced side-chaining features: you can control other plug-ins with the output of the dynamics processing stage for simple side chain dynamics effects or more advanced signal-dependent effects. Check out our MB-5 Dynamix Tutorials for more details.
If you are looking for a broadband dynamics processor, check out the Blue Cat's Dynamics plug-in.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
Available in most plug-in formats for Mac and Windows.
Full MIDI control and automation support, MIDI Learn.
No CPU load on idle: processing shuts down when fed with silence (optimal CPU usage).
Customizable user interface with transparency & zoom.
Automation and MIDI output: record output parameters as automation curves or send MIDI CC messages to other plug-ins for powerful side chain effects.
Smooth Bypass: noiseless plug-in activation / deactivation.
Full featured integrated presets manager.
Copy/paste the state of the plug-in between instances.
Any sample rate supported.
Added Apple Silicon support for AAX Plug-in Format.
Fixed VST3 version not always loading properly in Ableton Live 11.
Improved VST parameter value display in some host applications.
Added an option in global & preset input settings to send MIDI events when MIDI-enabled parameters are modified in the plug-in (to update control surfaces accordingly).
Improved undo management and automation when using the mouse wheel to move knobs.
Fixed VST & VST3 automation not recording properly in some hosts for output parameters (Cubase 11, Ableton Live).
AAX: Fixed erratic mouse behavior in Pro Tools on Mac.
Mac: installers and plug-ins have been notarized to avoid security warnings on Mac OS Catalina and newer.