Multiband dynamics processing revisited
Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix is an extremely powerful all-in-one multiband dynamics processor: it can be used as a multiband compressor, limiter, gate, expander, waveshaper, or all combined at once, on any part of the spectrum.
The unique dynamics processing section of the Blue Cat’s Dynamics plug-in has been streamlined and integrated into this plug-in to process each one of the 5 bands separately.
The plug-in provides unique envelope detection capabilities that let one band trigger the dynamics response on others (internal side-chain). Combined with the advanced stereo features including mid/side processing and independent channels activation, it gives you full control over the dynamics of the signal for a wide range of effects.
An additional brick wall limiter/clipper protects the output for complete control over the dynamics response.
The plug-in provides comprehensive visual feedback to let you know what’s exactly going on at every step of the dynamics processor: for each channel, monitor the spectrum, the in/out levels, dynamics response, compression ratio and in/out level of each band…
The user interface has been designed to streamline the workflow, and despite the wide range of functionalities offered by the plug-in, it is extremely easy to use. Inter-bands controls (copy/paste, link…) lets you create complex treatments with a few clicks.
Thanks to its advanced MIDI and automation output capabilities, Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix is capable of advanced side-chaining features: you can control other plug-ins with the output of the dynamics processing stage for simple side chain dynamics effects or more advanced signal-dependent effects. Check out our MB-5 Dynamix Tutorials for more details.
If you are looking for a broadband dynamics processor, check out the Blue Cat’s Dynamics plug-in.
Blue Cat Audio Standards:
cpu: An Intel or Apple Silicon processor.
version: Mac OS 10.9 or newer.
internet required: no
cpu: An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or newer).
version: Microsoft Windows Vista, Windows 7, 8 or 10.
internet required: no
feature: Full featured multiband dynamics processor: compressor, gate, limiter, expander, waveshaper.
Up to 5 bands, with crossover filters from 12 to 120 dB/Oct for optimal separation.
Unique envelope routing capability for cross-band dynamics effects (one band may trigger another).
Dry/wet control for parallel processing (“New York Compression”).
Stereo or mid-side processing with multiple channels linking options.
Post brickwall limiter or waveshaper.
Comprehensive Visual feedback with real time response curves and levels display.
Easy copy/paste settings between bands.
Side chaining made easy: a unique way to perform multi-band side chain compression, ducking, gating and much more.
Plug-in window transparency management.