Italian pro audio manufacturer IK Multimedia has released a powerful and multi-faceted virtual channel strip plug-in, MixBox. The 500 series-style virtual rack features 70 award-winning effects and is available for Mac and PC and is designed with the goal of offering producers of all styles a one-stop solution for mixing and mastering. The brand says that MixBox can give producers and engineers “one rack to mix faster and more efficiently while enjoying professional sound quality and a convenient, lightning-fast workflow”.
MixBox is compatible with all DAWs and boasts over 600 presets to get creative with, plus the ability to save and recall customised effects chains effortlessly. Producers are able to create eight-slot racks with a drag-and-drop workflow, with controls for wet/dry mix, sidechain, individual processor gain and more. This all allows users of all levels to quickly assemble complex, professional processing chains.
The collection of 70 modules are modelled from coveted vintage analogue mixing gear and creative effects like amp distortion and tape saturation. Derived from some of the most popular AmpliTube and T-RackS models, MixBox features EQ, dynamic processors, filters, modulators, saturators, reverbs, delays, distortion and amp models, making it ideal for a variety of applications.
As aforementioned, MixBox is capable of running in any major DAW, but it can also be deployed as a stand-alone mixing tool. Eight separate tracks can each be loaded with eight processors, letting you mix audio that is fed into a computer from any source – this could be an audio interface or mixer, for example. The panel provides control over all eight racks at once and lets users load presets, manage input and output and apply sidechain all in one window.
MixBox is now available at an introductory price of $/€200, moving up to $/€300 in the near future. Existing owners of any registered IK product that retails for $/€99 or more can purchase MixBox for an introductory crossgrade price of $/€150. The regular crossgrade pricing will be $/€200. From17 September through 31 October 2020, registered owners of selected products will receive a $/€50 automatic discount off the crossgrade price when purchasing MixBox through the IK Multimedia online store.
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