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Blue Cat Audio Unleashes Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0 (2013/09/05)
Blue Cat Audio Unleashes Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0 (2013/09/05)

Blue Cat Audio Unleashes Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0 (2013/09/05)


Blue Cat Audio Unleashes Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0

Paris, France, 2013/09/05: Blue Cat Audio ( ) has released Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2.0, a complete rewrite of their multiband processing plug-in, now including multiband VST hosting capabilities.

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. In addition to the ability to host up to 4 VST plug-ins per band and thus transform any regular plug-in into a frequency-aware processor, Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer has now a brand new modular user interface, with lots of new features and enhancements: a spectrogram display, a new presets manager, multiple display sizes, new MIDI and automation mapping capabilities, and more (full list below).

The plug-in is available alone or as part of three bundles: Blue Cat's Energy Pack, Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack or Blue Cat's All Plug-ins Pack, the complete Blue Cat Audio collection bundle.

A special introduction price is offered to new customers until September 30th: 20% off the plug-in and related bundles. Customers who recently purchased the software (in the past 2 months) will receive the upgrade for free, and others can upgrade to the new version for a small fee. Other existing Blue Cat Audio customers can purchase the plug-in with 40% discount.

Demo versions are available for download on, in VST, RTAS, AAX, Audio Unit and DirectX formats, for both Mac and PC (32 and 64-bit).

New Features:
- Brand new, fully customizable user interface:
-- New look and feel.
-- Show only what you need.
-- New color or greyscale overlayed spectrogram view.
-- Multiple display sizes.
-- Customizable gain range.
-- Improved readability.
-- Animated transitions.
- Multiband VST Hosting:
-- Apply VST effects to a selected frequency range.
-- Add up to 4 VST plug-ins on each band.
-- Pre and post fader plug-ins slots.
-- Integrated latency compensation engine, with real time host reporting.
-- Optional undo/redo integration.
-- VST Presets Management.
-- Bypass inserted plug-ins individually.
- New integrated presets manager:
-- Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
-- Organize presets with folders.
-- Customize the default preset.
-- Exchange presets easily.
- Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter (in and out).
- Automation and MIDI settings (channel, MIDI learn etc.) are now accessible from the main user interface.
- New presets to get started faster.
- The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
- License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
- Improved value display in fine edit window.
- Improved parameters display on control surfaces.
Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
- Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
- More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
- Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
Bug Fixes:
- (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
- Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
- Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
- Fixed copy/paste keyboard shortcut issues in the registration panel on Mac.
Note: this new version can be installed side by side with the previous version for backward compatibility reasons. Installing this new version won't break your previous projects.

System requirements:
- Intel Mac running Mac OS 10.5 or newer.
- PC running Windows XP or newer.


Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 2: 74 EUR or $96 (instead of 99 EUR or $129), until September 30th.
Upgrade from Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer 1: 19 EUR or $25.
Blue Cat's MB Dynamix Pack: 207 EUR or $271 (instead of 259 EUR or $339), until September 30th
Blue Cat's Energy Pack: 279 EUR or $367 (instead of 349 EUR or $459), until September 30th
Blue Cat's All Plug-ins Pack: 799 EUR or $1 039 (instead of 999 EUR or $1 299), until September 30th

Included screenshots:
Overview Video: