21st September 2011
DNR Collaborative have announced the official release MixControl Pro, the successor to their flagship mixing package. This update brings many new user-requested features, fixes and enhancements, as well as a new manual and factory presets.
MixControl Pro is a complete high-quality, professional channelstrip with a unique sound that offers flexible module processing, pristine audio quality and a combination of useful new features. It has 2 separate professionally designed interface layouts, created by Anders Hedstrom (aka LimeFlavour) to allow users of different screen sizes and workflows to benefit from. They have worked closely with Anders, their users and development team to integrate the most requested, useful and aesthetically pleasing interface features.
MixControl Pro builds on the solid foundation known in the original MixControl by adding many useful aesthetic and functional enhancements such as extremely high-quality oversampling, 2 new professional UI layouts, 3 unique analog-style saturation modes, and a much more responsive FFT analyzer. Gate mixing, sub-preset loading modules and quick mouse controls round out the new workflow enhancements to enable you to work faster and smarter to get the perfect mix for your project.
New Features and Enhancements
MixControl Pro includes various new features and enhancements, as listed below, and also addresses all previous bugs and issues.
- In/Out gain stages (+12dB).
- Solo for individual EQ bands.
- 3 Unique new saturation modes.
- Gate wet/dry mixing function.
- Enhanced metering accuracy.
- Adjustable FFT (fast/normal/slow).
- High-Quality oversampling mode.
- 2 UI Versions (Extended+Refined).
- Smooth, anti-aliased display.
- Mouse wheel EQ node control.
- Right-click Filter selection.
- User adjustable display colors.
- Various workflow enhancements.
- 64-bit OSX version (AU/VST).
Existing Features / Modules:
- 2 Compression styles (transparent/colored).
- 3 level detection modes for gate/comp modules.
- Ultra-responsive, flexible gate module.
- Internal gate/comp sidechain with various filters.
- Input/Output FFT with peak hold on EQ display.
- 6 band precision EQ utilizing filter curve measurement.
- Sub-preset loading and saving (EQ, comp, etc).
- 13 EQ filter types (HP/LP/BP/BS + various slopes).
- Brickwall limiter with release control.
- 3 band stereo enhancer with auto make-up.
- Dynamics metering (envelope follower/peak).
- 64-bit internal processing engine.
Available Layouts / UI Styles
MixControl Pro comes shipped with 2 custom interfaces, designed to give users of different workflow styles an opportunity to work in a manner that is comfortable to them:
- MixControl Pro / Refined (aka MixControl Small) is a tabbed interface style suitable for laptops, smaller screen sizes and users who are just more comfortable using a tabbed interface.
- MixControl Pro / Extended (aka MixControl Large)is a single-page layout which reveals all controls on a single page in a logical and easy to navigate layout.
Pricing & Availability
You can purchase a MixControl Pro license for the introductory price of $99.00 until Friday, September 23rd, 2011. Current product users can purchase MixControl Pro for $59.00 through their user accounts. Once the introductory price is over, the regular (permanent) price of $129.00 will go into effect.
Purchasing a license for MixControl Pro gives you access to both Macintosh (AU+VST) and PC platforms, as well as the Protools (RTAS) version, once it is available. No further licenses are necessary, and all formats are available in your user account after purchasing.
A 14-day fully functioning demonstration version is available for download.