Blue Cat MB-7 Mixer
Each band proposes controls that can be found on a mixing console, and more: bypass, mute or solo each band separately to isolate frequencies you want to work on, adjust the gain, the "stereoness" and the position in the stereo field. When manipulating the stereo image, a master mono switch also lets you check mono compatibility.
You can also apply different audio effects to each band to achieve any kind of spectral manipulation: the plug-in can operate as a multiband plug-ins host. You can process each band independently with your favorite VST, VST3 or Audio Unit plug-ins or choose from any of the 28 built-in effects! Up to four plug-ins can be loaded on each band, pre or post fader. It also include 25 built-in audio effects that can be inserted in each plug-in slot. Latency compensation, presets management, undo/redo integration, and individual plug-in bypass are included for optimal operation.
The plug-in also proposes unique linking and grouping options thanks to our multi-instances technology. You can link bands together within a single instance or between several instances of the plug-in on different tracks. This lets a simple fader control as many bands on as many tracks as you want. This is particularly useful when adjusting the placement or the balance of several competing tracks.
And as usual with Blue Cat Audio, the plug-in provides comprehensive visual feedback to let you know what's exactly going on: for each channel, monitor the spectrum, the in/out levels and the frequency response.
Thanks to its advanced MIDI and automation input capabilities, when combined with our other plug-ins, Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer is capable of advanced side-chaining features that really unveils its potential. Check out our MB-7 Mixer Tutorials for more details.
If you are looking for a simpler plug-in to host VST, VST3 and Audio Unit plug-ins, please try Blue Cat's PatchWork. If you are looking for a multiband dynamics processor that can be combined to this plug-in for side chain effects, check out the Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix plug-in. Also, any Blue Cat Audio plug-in is compatible and can be hosted by this plug-in.
Warning: presets and sessions saved with this new version will not reload properly with older versions of the MB-7 Mixer (params maps will be lost).
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.
Plug-ins oversampling: it is now possible to oversample processing for every plug-in (up to 16x).
Custom Colors: Each individual plug-in instance can now be assigned a custom color.
Updated hundreds of factory presets and all built-in plug-ins with custom colors.
MB-7 Mixer can now use its own parameters in macros, mixed together with loaded plug-ins parameters.
Macro Parameters & params assignments can now be saved and copied/pasted.
Drag and drop macro parameters to change order / insert / copy.
The "Remove" command now removes the selected macro parameter instead of the last one in the list.
Graphical user interface refresh performance improvements, especially on Mac.
Fixed custom tone maps presets not properly saved for some built-in plug-ins (Reverb, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Sweep Filter, Wave Shaper, Freq Shifter, Wah, EQ).
Fixed plug-in slot menu issues when loading plug-ins with more than 22380 parameters on Windows.
Updated parameters layout for GUI-less plug-ins to accommodate plug-ins with multiple parameters.
GUI-less plug-ins generic editor now follows the MB-7 Mixer's zoom level.
Fixed a crash when opening the editor of a VST2 GUI-less plug-in that uses non-unicode encoding in its parameters (piz-midi plug-ins).
LEARN mode is now disabled automatically when the Params Map Editor is closed.
AAX plug-in now reports the recording status to hosted plug-ins (in recent versions of Pro Tools that support it).
Ableton Live 11: Fixed MB-7 Mixer VST3 MIDI input not detected.