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MDynamicsMB is an advanced multiband dynamics processor with a clear sound. It was designed originally for mastering, however, due to its high performance and zero latency, it is also suitable for any mixing purpose.
- 1-6 fully configurable independent bands built on a perfectly transparent crossover with fully adjustable limits and input gains.
- 2 independent compressor/expander units with ratios from 1:4 to 20:1 and infinity, adjustable range and knee.
- Advanced gate unit with adjustable size and knee.
- Custom processing shape - by enabling this feature MDynamicsMB immediately inherits original processing envelope and you can modify it using the MeldaProduction envelope system (MES) technology, that lets you easily create any dynamic processing shape you like. MDynamics is very fast even for complicated shapes.
- Advanced and easy-to-use user interface. You can easily change all values and gain maximal accuracy using textual editing. Smooth visualization of resulting response with almost unlimited zooming.
- Advanced dynamic detector featuring manual and 4 automatic modes with adjustable limits and speed. Besides standard attack and release parameters MDynamicsMB provides peak/RMS settings and peak hold feature.
- Unique temporary gain feature provides a way to control amount of compression while keeping output level stable.
- Actual source level indication inside the shape graph - you always know what dynamic value you can actually expect on the input and output, and what gain-reduction MDynamicsMB performs.
- Adjustable up-sampling 1x-4x to minimize aliasing and get even more clear sound.
- Signal maximization - compressors actually lower the signal above threshold. MDynamicsMB can compensate the reduction to ensure, that if the source has reached 0dB, the result will too.
- 3 signal shaping modes, dry/wet control and other supportive parameters that ease your workflow with MDynamicsMB.
- 64-bit processing and unlimited sampling rate, recommended maximum is 384kHz. MDynamicsMB has low harmonic distortion.
- Global preset management - using a title button you can save your settings, which are shared on the computer, so you can easily access them in other songs.
- Optimized for SSE and SSE2 processors.
- Full automation (except custom shapes).
Reviewed By biomekk
November 4, 2014
Originally written review in 2014 - today 2017 i increase Rating to 10 because it has saved me so much time cleaning up and "ironing out" vocal tracks. Best money I ever spent on software.
Being a happy owner MVocoder. I tried out the demo of the MultibandDynamic.
Not for masteringpurposes wich I'm sure it does well but for fix troublesome vocal recordings. I've tried lots of different vocal oriented plugins, the Waves vocal channel series and the Izoptope equivalent etc etc. There's A LOT of fancy graphics that sometimes is supposed to look like old Tube tech or Neve stuff. Sometimes I feel that they are throwing in a "cheap engine under a fancy hood" and put on a huge pricetag.
Ok, they're all nice but I found out that what I need is a multiband comp. Sometimes the recording is a bit to boomy sometimes to much highs etc etc. And even worse, differences within the track or even words itself. Or be able to control those mid frequencies without changing the lows or the highs. To have an invisible totally neutral compression.
Tried the built in in Cubase but it wasn't really "happening". Tried Waves C4, works great, but it's expensive. Tried Meldas version and i must say it works beautifully considering it's price and CPU usage. It cleans up the the vocals and irons out the peaks they way I want. And you have good control of whats happening. Coloration can be added afterwards if I want it to sound more vintage or whatever.
One thing though you can't just slam it onto a track, you need to build your own settings. There was one preset for vocals wich kind of gave me a starting point.I needed to make the settings so they fitted the vocalist and mike used at the time. After half an hours fiddling around I had finally achieved exactly what I wanted.
As I said it, didn't seem very CPU heavy - not if I compare to all the plugins I need to throw in on a vocal track just to achieve the same thing. Especially because sometimes I didn't have to use an eq or deesser at all. Alla that "tone" shaping could be done in the multibanddynamics.
Yup, keeping this one.
I give it an 8 cause I haven't tried it on mastering yet. If that works well I'll give it a 10.
Maybe I could use even use it in live situations ? (Feels a bit risky letting a mike run through a computer in live situation....others do it ..hm)Read more
Reviewed By jasperhb
March 14, 2010
The path further on to MMultiBandDynamics is twofold. First of all I’ve been ramping up on my theory by reading “Mixing Audio – Concept, Practices and Tools”, by Roey Izhaki. Maybe, a little dry reading but nevertheless interesting, educational and highly recommendable. Secondly, I’d been working on a track and had arrived to the point where I wanted to add some vocal to it. And so I did. To be honest the vocals did not turn out too good – at least not in it’s raw form. Partly because my singing abilities are… well limited. I was using a good condenser mic so I could not blame the hardware. So what could I do (except taking some song lessons)?
Theory was telling me that what I need besides maybe draining the vocals in reverb, distortion etc. was to suppress the lower freq range to make the vocals crisper and less muddy. Also I needed an expander to: a) remove some of the spill-over noise that was picked up from the headphones I was wearing when recording the vocal track (these are btw open head phones and I guess I will need to get some closed ones for vocal recording in the future) and b) raise the gain level of the good part of the vocal recording – i.e. get some more dynamics. Then I would need a compressor to work from the top to reach a better balance throughout across recording.
As you might have guessed, it turned out that MMultiBandDynamics was the surgeon’s knife I was looking for to do all this!
The GUI is intuitive and easy to use. The ability to draw the expander/compressor function makes it rather easy to control both.
(BTW: there is only one set of Release and Attack so if different values for Expansion and Compression is needed, the way to do this is by putting two MMultiBandDynamics up after each other. I would probably start with the Expander config of MMultiBandDynamics and then feed that signal on to a Compressor of MMultiBandDynamics).
The sound feels clean and transparent to my ear and the control of what I’m trying to accomplish is very good. Detailed control can be managed by using the zoom on the Processing Shape.
No too much documentation, but the GUI is so intuitive that what I think is really needed is to understand the theory of using a Multi Band Dynamics unit (see book mentioned above) rather than a more detailed documentation of the plugin.
I’m not aware of a similar plug-in with a similar broad array of features and control – then again I don’t know of all Dynamics class plug-ins “out there” so my apologies I’m mistaken here .
Only a few. Then again I’m not sure that a lot of presets for this type of plugin make too much sense.
My i7 950 was hardly affected in the set-up. Also, I was not able to detect any latency when using the MMultiBandDynamics plug-in in Ableton Live ver. 8.11 running on a Win7 x64 system, making the plugin fine for producing and mixing as well as mastering.Read more