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MB-7 Mixer

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Spectral Mixer Plugin by Blue Cat Audio
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MB-7 Mixer by Blue Cat Audio is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin and an Audio Plugin Host for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin, a VST 3 Plugin, a DirectX Plugin, an RTAS Plugin and an AAX Plugin. It can host VST Plugins, Audio Units Plugins and VST 3 Plugins.
Product
Version
3.4
System Requirements
Windows Vista or newer
Product
Version
3.4
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.7 or newer
Effect
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Can Host
Instruments
Can Host
Effects
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Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer is a unique plug-in that splits the signal into several frequency bands and lets you mix and process them as if they were separate tracks.

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.

The plug-in can also operate as a multiband VST Host: you can process each band independently with your favorite VST plug-ins! Up to four plug-ins can be loaded on each band, pre or post fader. 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.

Features:

  • Multiband mixing console: adjust the levels, panning and "stereoness" of each band separately.
  • Multiband VST Host: insert third party VST plug-ins and process each band independently.
  • Pre and post fader VST plug-in inserts, with full latency compensation.
  • External side chain support for sub plug-ins on each band.

  • Flexible Audio routing: connect sub plug-ins i/o to any audio channel for multi-mono effects or creative side chain.

  • Up to 7 bands, with crossover filters from 6 to 96 dB/Oct for optimal separation.
  • Multiple instances linking: group bands within a single instance or between multiple instances of the plug-in. Modify the spectrum on multiple tracks with a single slider.
  • Bypass, mute, solo on every band.
  • Mono switch on master for mono compatibility check.
  • Dual Mode: independent left and right or mid and side channels control.
  • Complete visual feedback with real time response curves, spectrogram, and levels display for each band.
  • Side chaining made easy: a unique way to perform multi-band side chain compression, ducking, gating and much more.
  • Fully customizable modular user interface, with multiple sizes.
  • No additional latency.

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Latest User Reviews

Average user rating of 5.00 from 2 reviews

MB-7 Mixer
Reviewed By GRUMP
December 14th, 2019

Blue Cat themselves say that you can Split Audio into several Bands and mix + process them as you want. OK. That sounds quiet harmless to me. But this Tool is - i. m. O. - a little bit more than that. Splitting the Audio is fine and MB-7 is the "Missing Link" anyway. It may improve your Sound like you would maybe not have expected and help you find Problems you did not hear before. But - to make it short - this aweseome Tool really multiplies the Abilities of you Environment.

By the Way: is has built in FX, loads VST FX, you can group Bands, it can be automated, it has a Spectrogram, can process the Stereo width, it has a very comfortable GUI, many Settings, ... It is a unique (!) Plugin and a big Improvement for my Workflow.

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MB-7 Mixer
Reviewed By sramsay
February 11th, 2018

All right, here's the deal. You can buy FabFilter Saturn or Audio Damage Kombinat Tri, and have a multiband distortion unit with their okay distortion algorithms. Or you can buy this bit of magic and put any kind of distortion you want on the various bands. Or, for that matter, anything else. But combining this with Thermionic Culture Vulture, Omega 458a, VSM-3, Klanghelm SDRR 2, or any tape sim is pretty much heavenly.

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Comments & Discussion for Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer

Discussion
Discussion: Active
ratox
ratox
10 September 2013 at 9:07pm

Dear developers, it seems it's just missing the transport sync function. Can you provide to pass timing information to the plug so we could use this also for trance gate, rythmic, or any LFO sync modulated plugins or to load drum machine instruments? Did you already think to that?

Alessandro Ratoci.

Blue Cat Audio
Blue Cat Audio
16 September 2013 at 7:00pm

It is not supported yet but indeed in the plans.

ratox
ratox
30 October 2013 at 6:03pm

dear Developers,.

you are absolutely the best of the market for customer feedback and ongoing developement. Do you have plans to support VST3 or AU? Steinberg products are released only on that format...

A.

Blue Cat Audio
Blue Cat Audio
30 October 2013 at 7:32pm

There are no official plans yet, but it will probably come in the future.

rjplus
rjplus
30 January 2015 at 8:27pm

Dear Developers, .

It would be nice if it was possible to insert the vst's in the stereo version on either the Mid or Side channels as well as across both channels in a band. This would make it possible, for instance, to just compress the mid part of a band. Hopefully I made myself clear enough.

Cheers, .

Roy.

rjplus
rjplus
30 January 2015 at 8:27pm

Dear Developers, .

It would be nice if it was possible to insert the vst's in the stereo version on either the Mid or Side channels as well as across both channels in a band. This would make it possible, for instance, to just compress the mid part of a band. Hopefully I made myself clear enough.

Cheers, .

Roy.

Blue Cat Audio
Blue Cat Audio
3 February 2015 at 3:34pm

Thanks for the suggestion. It is not in the plans right now. Doesn't your compressor let you choose channels it operates on?

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