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.
Changelog V2.4 (2014/10/20) New Features:
Missing VST plug-ins can now be relocated if not found.
The plug-in now saves missing plug-ins’ state so that they can be restored later.
Fixes and compatibility improvements:
Fixed issue on Mac when loading sessions created on Windows using VST plug-ins in sub-directories.
Fixing compatibility issues with several plug-ins that used to crash when unloaded (Image Line, MeldaProduction, Catanya…).
VST Plug-in name is now displayed when loaded from a missing VST shell bundle (instead of just the name of the bundle).
(Mac) Fixed randrom crashes when using keyboard shortcuts in the host application to switch between plug-ins or tracks.
(Mac) Fixed crash introduced in 2.3 when trying to load missing VST plug-ins.
(Mac) Fixed crash after closing the editor of an Audio Unit plug-in loaded with SoundRadix’s 32Lives.