Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer Tutorials
Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer - Multi Band Mixing Plug-in and VST/VST3/AU Host

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Tip - Hosted Plug-ins Automation

Did you know that you can use automation to control the plug-ins hosted inside Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer V3? The example below uses PatchWork in Pro Tools 12, but the same applies to the MB-7 Mixer multiband plug-in … [Read More...]

Tip - VST3 Plug-In ID Changes on Mac

Despite all our efforts, sometimes bugs are not caught before the software is released, and this one has an impact on VST3 users on Mac, so we’d like to share more information about it with you, so that you can … [Read More...]

Tip - Save Favorite Plug-Ins and Settings & Reload From Menu

Did you know that with PatchWork V2 and MB-7 Mixer V3 you can save your favorite plug-ins (and their entire configuration) to reload them directly from the plug-in menu? Here is how you can do it! Save Plug-In and its Settings … [Read More...]

Tip - MIDI Connectivity and Side Chaining

Did you know that all our plug-ins can be connected together via MIDI (or automation)? This tutorials demonstrates these capabilities to perform side chain compression on the lower part of the signal of the target track, using Blue Cat’s Dynamics and … [Read More...]

Tip - Everything You Need To Know About the MB-7 Mixer

Blue Cat’s’MB-7 Mixer is one of our most feature-rich plug-in: it combines multiband processing, third party plug-ins hosting, mid/side processing, side chain support, MIDI and automation generation, multiple instances  communication and more… That’s quite a lot of power into your … [Read More...]

Tip - Multiband Side Chain with the MB-7 Mixer Plug-In

In this video, you will learn how to use the extra side chain input of the Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer plug-in to create multiband side chain effects with sub-plug-ins.[Read More...]

Tip - Your Own (Free) Plug-Ins Browser with Icons on Mac

Did you know that you can use custom icons for your plug-ins on Mac? We have already shown in previous tutorial how to organize your plug-ins on Mac, and how to customize the organization with icons on Windows so that they … [Read More...]

Tip - Organize Your Plug-Ins on Mac

Your VST or Audio Units plug-ins folder looks like a huge mess? Having a hard time finding your plug-ins when loading them from Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer? Organize them! Originally posted on the forum by ninox_rufa, this is … [Read More...]

Tip - New in PatchWork 1.5 & MB-7 Mixer 2.4

This new release mainly brings stability and compatibility improvements with many plug-ins, but we couldn’t help adding several new features to enhance your workflow: MIDI FX Support Blue Cat’s PatchWork 1.5 can now be loaded as a MIDI FX inside … [Read More...]

Tip - Ensuring Maximum Mac/Windows Compatibility With Blue Cat’s PatchWork and MB-7 Mixer

Both Blue Cat’s PatchWork and Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer are able to host third party plug-ins. When systems are configured properly, it is possible to share presets, settings and host sessions between Mac and Windows platforms. We’ll take a few … [Read More...]

Tip - Dynamic Latency Compensation in Cubase and Nuendo

When using Blue Cat’s PatchWork or MB-7 Mixer with audio plug-ins that add latency to the signal (for example plug-ins that run on specific DSP chips), our plug-ins dynamically report latency changes to the host application. However, Cubase is not … [Read More...]

Tip - MB-7 Mixer 2.03: tempo sync and AudioSuite are here!

We have just issued a new update for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: V2.03 is here, bringing tempo sync support as well as AudioSuite for AAX. Also, this update fixes compatibility problems with a couple of plug-ins, so you may want … [Read More...]

Tip - Multiband VST Instruments Hosting? Not a Bad Idea After All!

Even though it was not designed for such purposes, Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer v2 has been heavily used to host VST virtual instruments (VSTi) in applications that do not support them (Pro Tools, Logic, …), in broadband mode (no band splitting … [Read More...]

Tip - Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Support for VST Shell Plug-Ins is Coming

Some VST plug-ins are only available as “shell” plug-ins (a special type of VST plug-in that contains multiple plug-ins in a single file). As you can see below, support for these bundled plug-ins is coming soon for Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer … [Read More...]

Tip - Eating our own Cat food: self sanity check passed!

There is nothing like eating your own dog cat food and use the tools that you sell for your own work. So we have decided to take benefit from Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer’s new ability to host VST plug-ins, in … [Read More...]

Tip - Widening Vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer

Today’s tip is once again brought to you by Dan-D: check out his tutorial showing how to spice up vocals with Blue Cat’s MB-7 Mixer: Enjoy![Read More...]

Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi

Read Tutorial - Spectral Response (EQ Curve) Matching with Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst Multi - Using Difference Curves Memory

In this tutorial you will learn how to match the frequency response of a third party piece of software or hardware with a standard EQ or spectrum manipulation plug-in. For this purpose, we will use th...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects

Read Tutorial - Connecting plug-ins together in Logic for advanced side chain effects - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the connectivity capabilities of our plugins within Logic. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin (DPMP) as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provi...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plugins connectivity in Reaper - Side Chain Dynamics Processing

This tutorial shows how to use our plugins MIDI connectivity within Reaper. We use Blue Cat's Dynamics plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output parameters, su...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools

Read Tutorial - Using Blue Cat Audio plug-ins connectivity in Pro Tools - Side Chain Filtering

This tutorial shows how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins within Pro Tools. We use Blue Cat's DP Meter Pro plugin as an example, but you can use any other audio plugin which provides output ...[Read More...]


Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website

Read Tutorial - How to Use the Free Presets Available on this Website - Download and Load Shared Plugin Presets

This tutorial shows you how to get and load free presets for your favorite Blue Cat Audio plugin. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's Dynamics for the demonstration but is applicable to all our plugins...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule)

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Connectivity in a Modular Host (Plogue Bidule) - Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows you how to use the MIDI connectivity of our plugins in a modular host such as Plogue Bidule. We are using the Mac version of Bidule in this tutorial. The scenario here is very sim...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar

Read Tutorial - Using MIDI Control in Sonar - Control Your DirectX And VST Plugins

This tutorial will help you understand how to use parameters MIDI control in Cakewalk Sonar. It is applicable to any DXi plug-in (MIDI enabled DirectX plug-in)....[Read More...]


Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas

Read Tutorial - Using DXi plug-ins in Sony Vegas - A Solution to the 'My Plugin Does not Show Up in Vegas' Issue

This tutorial will teach you how to use any DXi plug-in in Sony Vegas: Sony Vegas does not support MIDI automation, so if your plug-in supports the MIDI Dxi protocol, it is removed from the plug-ins l...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Connecting Plug-ins with Groups in Cakewalk Sonar

Read Tutorial - Connecting Plug-ins with Groups in Cakewalk Sonar - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows how to reuse the envelopes generated by our plugins with output parameters in Cakewalk Sonar using groups. Other techniques exist (using MIDI or Automation curves), but this one ha...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community

Read Tutorial - Export Plugin Presets to Share them with the Community - Save your presets in an appropriate format for sharing

This tutorial shows you how to export your presets in order to share them with the community on the Blue Cat Audio website. This tutorial uses Blue Cat's Stereo Triple EQ for the demonstration bu...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface

Read Tutorial - Getting Started with Plug-ins User Interface - The tips & tricks that will make your life easier

Get used to the user interface features of Blue Cat Audio products! They have been designed for an optimal workflow, so here are the tips and tricks to save time. All these features are explained in d...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Automation Envelopes Generation in MOTU's Digital Performer 7

Read Tutorial - Automation Envelopes Generation in MOTU's Digital Performer 7 - Create Advanced Custom Side Chain Effects

This tutorial shows how to reuse the envelopes generated by our plugins with output parameters in MOTU's Digital Performer 7 host software. As of today Digital Performer does not receive MIDI events f...[Read More...]


Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics

Read Tutorial - Real Time Side Chain Multiband Dynamics - Multiband Side Chaining Made Easy

This tutorial shows how to perform multi band side chain compression, ducking or gating with Blue Cat's MB-5 Dynamix and Blue Cat's MB-7 Mixer. "Side chaining" consists in using the si...[Read More...]


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